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Sacred Heart rallies past Hayfield at state baseball tournmanet

The No. 3 seeded Hayfield baseball team opened up state tournament play with a 10-6 loss to Sacred Heart (14-8 overall) in the Minnesota Class A Quarterfinals in Hayfield Thursday.

Hayfield (22-3 overall) tied the game at 2-2 when it scored on a throwing error by the Eagles.

Sacred Heart responded by putting up four runs in the sixth and seventh innings to put the game out of reach.

Hayfield’s Brady Nelson flips to Luke Dudycha during a rundown against Sacred Heart in the Minnesota Class A Baseball Tournament quarterfinals at Mini Met in Jordan. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Hayfield will take on South Ridge in a consolation game at Chaska at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Hayfield pitching: Easton Fritcher (L) 5 IP, 8 H, 2 BB, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 K; Luke Dudycha, 1 IP, 0 R; Brady Nelson, 1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 ER, 1 K

Hayfield hitting: Fritcher, 1-for-4; Mason Tapp, 0-for-2, BB; Nelson, 2-for-4, RBI, 2 R; Jake Risius, 1-for-4, R; Patrick Towey, 1-for-2, 2 R, BB; Joey Tempel, 0-for-4; Carter Kyllo, 1-for-4, RBI; Karver Heydt, 1-for-4, RBI; Ethan Slaathaug, R

Hayfield’s Jake Risius connects on a pitch against Sacred Heart in the Minnesota Class A State Baseball Tournament at Mini Met in Jordan Thursday. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyheraldcom