Seven shutout innings from senior Andrew Wenstrom has this year's Randolph baseball where the program's never been before — playing in the state tournament.
Wenstrom struck out eight batters while allowing only one hit during a 5-0 win Thursday afternoon against Goodhue in the Section 4A championship at the University of Northwestern in Roseville.
The Rockets (21-2) grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third when junior Dane Ehleringer cranked a two-run double to score Wenstrom and senior Joey Erickson. Then, Randolph stretched that lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth when Wenstrom roped an RBI double to score junior Isaac Stoesz before Erickson drove in Wenstrom.
Erickson then drove in the final run of the game with a sacrifice fly in the sixth to score junior Nick Drinken.
In addition to his work on the mound, Wenstrom's two hits Thursday gave him 109 for his career, which ties the program record set by Nick McIntee in 2012.
Goodhue (10-14) never advanced a runner into scoring position.
The Class A state tournament will start June 13, at the Mini Met in Jordan, although the time is still to be determined by the seed the Rockets receive.