The Chatfield Gophers will take on the Royalton Royals in the state Class A baseball tournament Thursday, June 12th at 3pm in Chaska. The Royals of Royalton were a #7 seed in the section 5A tournament, entering with just a 6-10 record. A team with just two seniors, they have relied on a sophomore & freshman pitcher to lead them to a number of nail-biting wins and a section title. It was a wild section, as other than the first round vs. #2 seed BBE, the Royals never had to play another team seeded higher than 4th. Chatfield had to fight through the elimination bracket almost entirely, meaning both teams have big-time momentum on their side, and the feeling that they can keep right on rolling at state! If you're not making the trip, listen live to the Gophers on KFIL 103.1 fm, or online at!! Good luck, Gophers!