Talk about maximizing your opportunities.  The St. Thomas Academy Cadets today captured the MSHSL Class 3A State Baseball Championship with a 1-0 win over Benilde-St. Margaret's at Target Field in Minneapolis.  The Red Knights tallied 6 hits in the game and had their opportunities.  They had a lead triple in the second, started innings 4,5 and 7 with hits.  In the bottom of the 6th B-S-M had a runner thrown out at the plate to end the inning.

The Cadets were the #3 seed in the State Tournament and B-S-M the #5 seed.  St. Thomas Academy scored their only run in the 4th inning following a one out walk to senior Duke Coburn they sent pinch runner sophomore Jason Young into the game.  Young advanced to second on a ground out to third base and scored on a single to left by senior Michael Goblisch.  Their other hit came in the 3rd inning.

Benilde-St. Margaret's junior pitcher Blake Mahmood took the loss and went the distance allowing 2 hits, 1 earned run with 3 walks, 9 strikeouts while facing 26 batters and throwing 105 pitches.

St. Thomas Academy senior Duke Coborn went the distance allowing 6 hits, 1 walk, 9 strikeouts while facing 31 batters and throwing 116 pitches.

The Red Knights defeated the Cadets May 20th 9-0 and finished their season 16-10.

The MSHSL Class 3A State Champion St. Thomas Academy ended their year 21-9.

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