Minnehaha Academy wins second straight title

Up 4-0 through three innings of the Class 2A baseball state championship game, Minnehaha Academy was in cruise control on its way to a second straight title.

That was a small problem.

“We looked like we fell asleep for a little bit,” senior outfielder Alex Evenson said.

And Pierz rallied, scoring one run in the fourth and three more in the fifth. Suddenly, the score was tied 4-4 with two innings to play, which was no surprise to Pierz coach Dan Saehr.

“This group has never, ever thrown in the towel,” he said. “Yeah, it wasn’t exactly a deal to be down 4-0, but the makeup of our team, the makeup of our seniors, we were confident that we were going to find a way to get back into this thing.”

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