Adapted softball team places second at State

Two upsets by the New Prague Adapted CI Division Softball Team led to a runner-up finish for the Trojans in the MSHSL State Tournament the first weekend in June.

New Prague, the No. 4 South Seed in the 2022 Adapted CI Division State Tournament recorded an upset with a 22-14 victory over No. 1 North seed North Suburban in the quarterfinals Friday, June 3.

The Trojans scored the maximum five runs in four of the game’s five innings to improve to 4-6 on the season. Senior shortstop Evan Minar, junior first baseman Aaron Adamson, sophomore pitcher Trystan Seger, and eighth grade third baseman Carter Tupy all had four hits.

In the semifinals, the Trojans defeated No. 2 South seed Dakota United Hawks, 10-7, to advance to the championship Saturday, June 4 in Chanhassen.

In the finals, Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville downed New Prague, 11-1.

Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville completed its three-game season-ending surge with an 11-1 victory over New Prague in the CI Division championship game of the Minnesota State High School League’s Adapted Softball State Tournament on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Chanhassen High School.

The Blazing Cats (11-0), the only undefeated team in the CI Division field defeated three opponents by a combined score of 41-6 en route to winning its second championship since 2019 and third overall. It was Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville’s third victory over New Prague in three meetings this season.

Senior shortstop Evan Minar, junior first baseman Aaron Adamson and freshman second baseman Elliott Soukup had two hits each for the Trojans.

In the third place game, junior outfielder Thomas Christopherson was 3-for-3 with two runs scored to help propel Dakota United to a 10-9 victory over Chaska/Chanhassen/ Prior Lake/Shakopee. Sophomore pitcher Mark Manwarren also had three hits.

North Suburban ended the season with a 15-2 victory over South Washington County in the consolation final. Freshman second baseman TJ Lichtenberg scored three runs for the Cougars.

Adamson, Seger, and Minar were each named to the State All-Tournament Team.


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