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Caledonia relishes first trip to State

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CALEDONIA, MN (WXOW) -

Turns out Caledonia is really good at baseball too.

Tuesday night they punched their ticket to the Minnesota State Baseball Tournament with a 7-0 win over Rochester Lourdes.

Caledonia had two chances to beat Lourdes in the double-elimination format.

Lourdes won the first game 4-3 setting up the winner take all game two.

But then Tate Meiners tossed a two-hit shutout striking out three to lead the win and the program's first ever trip to State.

"We've been dreaming about that since we were 10 years old.  This team, this group, it's such a good feeling," said junior Casey Storlie.
"I think we just put Caledonia baseball on the map.  We got here, since day one, with our defense.  We knew our offense was good but out defense is what got us here and was always going to bring us together," said junior Tate Meiners.
"Our guys have been working for this all year long.  Just really proud of our guys.  They lost that first tough one and they battled back," said head coach Brad Augedahl.

Caledonia will play in the Class AA quarterfinals next week Thursday in St. Cloud against a team to be determined.

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