The Shakopee baseball team opened the Section 2AAAA playoffs with a pair of one-run victories.

Senior Vinny Schelper pitched a complete-game gem in the fourth-seeded Sabers’ 2-1 win at top-seeded Chaska June 1 in the semifinals. Schleper allowed just two hits and one earned run, while striking out four.

Tom Schardin covers sports for Savage and Prior Lake. He is dependable, sarcastic and always joking around. Tom enjoys running and swimming and is often busy coaching his two kids' sports teams.