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New Life junior Sam Horner tosses a pitch during the Eagles 3-2 win over BOLD in a state semifinal at Chaska Athletic Park Friday. (Bulletin photo by Jace Frederick)

New Life upsets defending state champ, moves into state final


New Life junior Sam Horner didn’t make any bones about it -- he was nervous.

“You’re supposed to be real confident,” he said. “But that was hard to do leading up to this game.”

Horner watched on Thursday as BOLD practiced. He saw the big bodies. He witness BOLD accumulate 14 hits en route to scoring eight runs. He knew the Warriors were the defending state champs.

“I’m just thinking ‘man, if they get a hold of me, they’re going to be hitting all day,’” he said.

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