For the third straight year, the Millers will get a chance to play for the title.
The Minnetonka Millers won the winner’s bracket final Saturday at Red Haddox Field 5-3 over the Rosetown A’s to put themselves in the Class A State Tournament championship.
Minnetonka trailed much of the game, falling behind 2-1 after the first inning. The A’s upped the lead to 3-2 after three.
The Millers tied the game in the sixth, then chipped away with another run on an error in the seventh to take the lead. Minnetonka added another run in the eighth before shutting Rosetown down in the next two innings to win 5-3.
Minnetonka awaits the loser’s bracket winner and plays at 1:30 p.m. Sunday for the Class A championship — a potential third straight title for the Millers. If they lose, they would play again Aug. 21 in a second championship game against the same opponent.
In the loser’s bracket, the St. Louis Park Pirates scored early and made the lead hold up against Stockmen’s Irish in a 3-1 game.
SLP scored two in the first inning and led 3-0 after four innings. The Irish scored one in the fifth to pull within two, but the Pirates held on to move to the loser’s bracket semifinals.
St. Louis Park advanced to the losers’s bracket final with a 3-1 win over the St. Paul Shamrocks Saturday night. SLP led 3-0 after eight, defeating the Shamrocks, who won 4-0 over the St. Paul Capitals.
SLP plays the Rosetown A’s at 10 a.m. Sunday, with the winner moving on to face Minnetonka at 1:30 p.m.