Grand Rapids get second straight 7AAA title with 9-2 win over Chisago Lakes

Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 7:03 PM CDT
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HERMANTOWN, MN. (KBJR) - It was the Thunderhawks and Wildcats for the 7AAA title for the second straight year, and just like last year, Grand Rapids is headed to the state tournament.

Thunderhawks never trailed in this one, scoring first and never giving up the lead.

“Once the playoff started they really locked in and played defense and pitched the way we’re capable of and I told them at the start of the year,” said head coach Bill Kinnunen.

“The bar is very high coming off of last year’s runner-up finish, so we need to play well right out of the gate and build on that and get better each day,” he added.

Junior Myles Gunderson tossed a complete game, behind excellent fielding and timely hitting, the Thunderhawks feel confident heading into state.

“We feel really confident, it was basically the nerves that really got to us last year. Now we have experience doing it and it shouldn’t be a problem, should be fun,” said junior David Wohlers.

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