JORDAN, Minn. -- Derin Gaudette crushed Sacred Heart's bid for a Minnesota state high school baseball championship with his arm and his bat here Friday.
Gaudette pitched and batted New York Mills to a 5-1 win against Sacred Heart in the semifinals of the Class A state tournament.
The loss dropped Sacred Heart to 14-9 and snapped its seven-game winning streak.
The one run was the lowest total scored in a game this season by Sacred Heart, which entered the state tournament with a .275 team batting average.
Gaudette pitched a complete game. The sophomore allowed just three hits, striking out six and walking three.
Gaudette had a no-hitter going into the bottom of the fifth inning. Ian Evavold halted the no-hit bid with a one-out single to left. Evavold was forced out at second base, with Sam Modeen reaching on a fielder's choice. After Sam Gapp was hit by a pitch, Evan Sczepanski singled to drive Modeen home and tie the score at 1-1.
But New York Mills, which had scored a run in the first inning, broke the tie with four runs in the top of the sixth. And Gaudette had a big part in the rally.
Bren Salo and Caden Roberts led off the inning with back-to-back singles. New York Mills loaded the bases when Dylan Fischer was hit by a pitch. Gaudette then cleared the bases with a three-run double to the gap in left-center field. Logan Robinson, running for Gaudette, went on to score NYM's fourth run of the inning on an error.
New York Mills (21-4) managed only five hits off Sczepanski, who struck out five.
Sacred Heart played Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in a late game Friday for third place.