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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.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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