ROBINS ARE STATE CHAMPIONS!!!
The Robins had a great weekend at the 2018 Adapted Softball State Tournament, coming away with another State Championship. They got things going with a solid 15-5 win over Burnsville / Farmington / Lakeville on Friday night, then followed it up with an impressive 10-1 win over the Dakota United Hawks in the seminfinals on Saturday Morning. In the championship game, the Robins took the field against the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs for the fourth time this season, and it turned out to be the tightest game of the season. The Mustangs took a 1-0 lead in the first inning and completely held the Robins offense in check until the bottom of the third. A huge rally with two outs saw the Robins knock out 5 consecutive hits, scoring 4 times to take a 4-1 lead. With the Robins defense as dialed in as it was, those 4 runs turned out to be all they needed. Awesome pitching by Sam Roles ( just 3 runs allowed in 18+ innings pitched), solid fielding by Brendan Bosker-Elliott and Calvin Gerdt combined with flat-out unbelievable work at shortstop by Vincent Luu tamed the Mustangs for the final three innings. Luu turned an awesome double play in the top of the seventh inning to secure the championship for the Robins and finished the tournament with a handful of amazing plays in the field to go with 7 hits and 5 RBI. Izear Joiner also knocked out 7 hits to go with 4 RBI. Bosker-Elliott quitely had the biggest tournament for the Robins, collecting 9 hits in 10 trips to the plate, 2 doubles and a home run to go with a team-leading 7 RBI. Luu, Gerdt and Hayley Engebretsen were named to the Wells Fargo All-Tournament Team. Way to go Robins….it was an amazing season!!!!