Neither a lengthy rain delay nor lightning could prevent the Staples-Motley Cardinals from capturing the Class 2A state championship at the Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan.
A 5-hour plus rain delay, which pushed back tee times from 7:30 a.m.
ALEXANDRIA - Brainerd right-hander Tory Miller pitched a masterful game.
So did Rocori right-hander Jake Hennen.
The Rocori senior ended up winning the classic pitchers' duel as the seventh-seeded Spartans held off the No.
ST. CLOUD - The Quality Results Formula (QRF) determined that the Rocori Spartans were worthy of the No. 7 seed in the Section 8-3A tournament.
Apparently, the QRF did the Central Lakes Conference co-champions an injustice.