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Bemidji's Northern Heat won the state 12-year-old Cal Ripken championship Sunday at Moorhead. Kneeling, from left: Drew Boen, Bradie Weidemann, Cade Ogden and Sam Goins. Standing, from left: Zach Schaubhut, Dominic Evenson, George Loxtercamp, Ryan Pogue, John Solum, Jarrett Hastig, Matt Fitzgerald, Lanaes Whiting, Jonah Muller, Jason Schoning and Adam Laakso.

Bemidji's Northern Heat wins 12-year-old state crown


MOORHEAD - Bemidji's 12-year old Northern Heat Cal Ripken baseball team won the state championship over the weekend in Moorhead.

Bemidji went 4-0 in the tournament and defeated the host team 7-6 in the championship game.

The reward for the state championship is a trip to the Midwest Plains Regional which will be held July 25-30 in Grand Forks, N.D.. Bemidji will meet Iowa in the first round of the double-elimination eight-team tournament.

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Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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