Forest Lake will make its fourth appearance in five years in the state baseball tournament. The second-seeded Rangers avenged last season’s post-season knockout at the hands of Grand Rapids by topping the third-seeded Thunderhawks 4-3 to win the Section 7AAA title today, June 6. The game was played in Grand Rapids; rain Wednesday evening pushed the matchup back to 10 this morning.
It’s the first trip to state as a head coach for Tal Gravelle. The Rangers made it under Brian Raabe from 2009-2011. The tournament begins next Thursday at Midway Stadium in St. Paul.