2014 Baseball Preview: ROCORI Spartans [VIDEO]
The ROCORI Spartans graduated 14 seniors from the team that took second place in the 2013 Class 3A State Tournament at Target Field. The Spartans fell 8-0 in the championship game against Mounds View on June 17th.
The Spartans were just 11-8 heading into the postseason in 2013 before rattling off wins over Apollo, Sauk Rapids-Rice, Moorhead and two wins against Brainerd in the section playoffs.
ROCORI topped Lakeville North 3-2 on June 13th at Midway Stadium in St. Paul to open the state tournament, then beat Minnetonka 4-1 the next day before the loss to Mounds View in the championship game.
Returning are a few key players from that squad, including Justin Kunkel and catcher Kirby Tebrake.