Despite a very different summer season, the Bemidji Blue Ox have reached a familiar position: the final 16 of the Class C State Amateur Baseball Tournament. Players Bazil Zuehlke and Mitch Hendricks talked with High Noon about how the team and games came together during the summer pandemic, and the unique nature of the state tournament experience.
The Blue Ox will face Prior Lake today at 3pm in Milroy. The winner will advance to a quarterfinal against the winner of Isanti and Cold Spring tomorrow afternoon at 3pm in Springfield, with the semifinal later that evening. The Class C state championship will be Monday at 1pm at Springfield.