Wednesday’s spectacular weather was overshadowed by the Eden Prairie High School spring sports teams’ wildly spectacular play.
In the span of less than four hours, the Eagles won three section championships.
All three games were played in Eden Prairie.
If three titles on the same night by the same school had ever happened before, no one can remember when, or how.
In a game that started at 5 p.m., the No. 2-seeded Eden Prairie High School boys lacrosse team won a Section 2A boys lacrosse title, beating No. 4-seeded Chanhassen 9-5.
Henry Benson scored four goals, Collin Penn three.
The Eagles led 5-4 at halftime. Eden Prairie outshot Chanhassen 26-8.
Eden Prairie’s title run included a 14-4 win over Delano-Rockford, 14-9 win over No. 6-ranked Shakopee and a 9-5 win over No. 4-seeded Chanhassen.
The state tournament begins Tuesday. Expect the Eagles to be awarded the tournament’s No. 3 seed.
In a game that began at 6 p.m., the top-seeded Eden Prairie High School baseball team iced a Section 2-4A title with a 9-0 shutout of No. 2-seeded Edina.
The Eagles set the tone with a four-run second inning. Eden Prairie added two more runs in the third, two more in the fourth and its last run in the fifth.
Matt Sherman counted a home run and a double.
Tyson Stritesky pitched a complete game shutout.
The Eagles’ title run included a 5-2 win over Shakopee, 6-5 win over Bloomington Jefferson, 4-3 win over Prior Lake and 9-0 win over Edina.
As a result, Eden Prairie returns to the state tournament for the third time in four years.
Tournament play, at CHS Field in St. Paul, begins Friday, June 14.
In a game that was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., the top-seeded/No. 1-ranked Eden Prairie High School girls lacrosse team defeated No. 2-seeded/No. 3-ranked Chanhassen by a score of 14-9.
Eden Prairie led 11-5 at halftime.
Abby Johnson, Kacie Riggs and Maggie Brown scored three goals apiece. Brooke Lewis and CJ Froemming added two goals each.
Eden Prairie had defeated Chanhassen 16-9 during the regular season.
The Eagles section run included an 18-0 win over Chaska, 21-3 win over Hutchinson and Wednesday’s 14-9 victory over Chanhassen.
Eden Prairie has now won 14 section titles in a row.
The Eagles open state tournament play at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Minnetonka High School. Eden Prairie will be the No. 1 seed.