Pierz finishes as Class AA runners-up

Despite erasing a 4-0 deficit, the Pierz Pioneers fell two runs short of Minnehaha Academy, losing 6-4 in the Class AA State Championship this afternoon at Target Field.

Preston Rocheleau gave up four runs in the first few innings, but Lane and Luke Girtz RBI hits in the bottom of the fifth tied the game.

The Red Hawks managed to blast home two more  runs in the top of the seventh, but the game wasn’t over yet.

Pierz got runners to second and third with one out, but both batters made outs and Minnehaha Academy took home the title.

After the game seniors Matt Kummet, Matt Tautges and Lane Girtz were named to the All-Tournament team.

Look for full coverage of the Pioneers’ Class AA State tournament experience in this week’s edition of the Record and right here at mcrecord.com.