(SLIDESHOW) After completing a perfect 16-0 regular season, the North Branch 12U-AA traveling baseball team appeared poised for a Gopher State League championship.
All hope was dashed, however, when the No. 1 seeded Vikings lost in an upset to No. 8 seeded St. Francis in the first round of the playoffs.
“The team reached the number one ranking by ‘Let’s Play Baseball’ in the state,” said assistant coach Rob Sanvik. “Although the loss was a disappointment the season was a big success.”