For the first time in school history, Caledonia High School’s baseball team is headed to the MSHSL state tournament.
At 12:20 p.m. Thursday in St. Cloud, the fifth-seeded Warriors (21-2) will take on No. 4 Minnehaha Academy (16-5), which has won back-to-back Class 2A state championships and was the runner-up three seasons ago.
Minnehaha is also the team that beat Caledonia in the state boys basketball championship this past season (73-60).
Both schools have athletes that compete in both sports.
The winner will play at 2:30 p.m. Friday from Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud, looking for a trip to Target Field in Minneapolis for the state title at 1 p.m. Saturday.
In Class 1A, unseeded Rushford-Peterson (15-8) is back at state and will take on No. 3 South Ridge (19-5) at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Chaska Athletic Park.
In each class, there will also be a consolation bracket and third-place game, all taking place on Friday. View the entire bracket here.