The Bemidji High School baseball team daydreamed of championship blue and a late-season trip to Target Field this year.
Seven innings morphed that dream into a nightmare on Tuesday.
The Lumberjacks lost 2-0 to Rocori at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud, squashing the team’s state aspirations with an early exit from the Section 8-3A Tournament.
“Everybody in the section was good this year,” BHS head coach Mike Fogelson said. “Yeah, we had goals to go a long ways, but getting out of our section is tough in itself. Tip your cap to some of these other teams.”
A familiar Achilles heel tormented Bemidji on Tuesday. The Jacks (15-8) faced an offensive drought as temperatures surged into the mid-90s.
“We had a lot bigger goals,” Fogelson said. “Unfortunately, we just couldn’t get it going on offense late in the year. Obviously today, that showed up in a big way.”
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