By Adam J.S. Holt, contributor
Scott Marquardt got the winning hit in the championship game. His body of work at the Class C state tournament earned him the tourney MVP award.
The Kimball Express veteran went 9 for 20 with seven runs, seven RBI, two walks, two doubles, a triple, a home run and a sacrifice fly, striking out twice and getting hit by a pitch once for Kimball in five state tournament games.
Marquardt was joined by 14 other players on the 2017 all-tournament team: Matt Lane of Faribault; Matt Baier of Bemidji; Matt Beckius of Union Hill; Cody Hallahan of Green Isle; Nathan Sprouls of New Prague; Mitch Bockenstedt of Jordan; James Fuerniss of New Prague; Justin Koenen of Raymond; Patrick Courtney, a Lake Henry draftee from New London-Spicer; Jordan Joseph of Kimball; Ben Johnson of Kimball; Matt Quade of Lake Henry; Adam Beyer of Kimball; and Ryan Wuertz of Lake Henry.
Photo by Adam J.S. Holt