Raiders save the best for last
The Hastings Raiders baseball team defied the odds last weekend, winning two playoff games to earn a spot in the Section1 AAA final four tournament after a 2-16 Suburban East Conference season.
The last time the team made it to the final four was in 2007, when they also advanced to the state tournament.
Hastings entered the playoffs as the No. 11 seed. The team faced Albert Lea (12-6) in the first round May 29 and pulled an eight-inning upset, defeating the No. 2 seed 4-3.