Morgyn Otte won't shy away from the obvious.

This is Randolph's her last chance to help the Rockets get over the hump and win a Class A state title. In 2019, the Rockets placed third. Last year, they ran it back with a super talented group but the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out the entire season so it was a missed opportunity.

"I think of it as our ‘last hurrah,’” Otte told the Post Bulletin in April. "Like the last thing before we graduate. It’s been our goal for so long. We got cut short last year. This year is all or nothing."

The Rockets have been playing with an edge all year long. They blitzed through the regular season with a perfect 20-0 record. Then, in the Section 4A tournament, they were virtually untouchable. The Rockets rolled past Kenyon-Wanamingo 20-0. Otte then pitched a shutout in a 2-0 win over Mayer Lutheran. They dispatched Goodhue 10-2 and then won the title with an 11-2 romp over Faribault Bethlehem Academy.

Randolph will enter Tuesday's Class A state tournament as the No. 1 overall seed and with a state quarterfinals matchup against 18-6 Sebeka awaiting it.

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Otte will undoubtedly toe the rubber. She's pitched numerous no-hitters this season and she owns 14 shutouts this year. In fact, Randolph has allowed more than two runs in only two games this year, and the powerful Rockets offense is anchored by slugger Megan Erickson. But they also have plenty of depth thanks to contributions from Meredith Taylor, Emily Davis, Carter Raymond and Chloe Kimmes.

This is their moment to shine.

"I didn’t realize how much fun we missed out on last year until we started this year,” Otte said. “We have seven or eight seniors and so having that experience of all of us coming through from junior high to varsity and now it’s our last year and we’re pushing for what we want.”



Caswell Park, Mankato

Tuesday, June 15

(All games at 3 p.m.)

No. 1 Randolph (24-0) vs. No. 8 Sebeka (18-6)

No. 5 Cherry vs. No. 4 Edgerton (19-3)

No. 2 Badger-Greenbush-Middle River (26-0) vs. No. 7 Springfield (19-5)

No. 3 Browerville (23-0) vs. Wabasha-Kellogg (15-11)


Caswell Park, Mankato

Tuesday, June 15

(All games at 7 p.m.)

Randolph/Sebeka winner vs. Cherry/Edgerton winner

Badger-Greenbush-Middle River/Springfield winner vs. Browerville/Wabasha-Kellogg winner


Caswell Park, Mankato

Wednesday, June 16

Third-place game, 10 a.m.

Championship game, 12 p.m.