The Mankato Twins’ bats were so hot that only a two-hour rain delay could cool them off even slightly.

The Twins downed Chaska 13-1 in Dassel Saturday to stay undefeated in the Class B Minnesota Amateur Baseball State Tournament.

The Twins, who have outscored opponents 26-2 in their three state tourney games, are trying to become the first Mankato team to win a state amateur title since 1928.

Mankato took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, then jumped on Chaska starter Brad Keenan for five runs in the second.

Mark Dolenc led off with a base hit, Dane Allen walked, and Adam Sudbeck knocked both in with a double.

Scott Kemp, Jay Nessler and Landon Danelson added RBI hits in the inning to put the Twins up 6-0 and end Keenan’s pitching day.

Centerfielder Ben Kaus’ two-out triple off Cubs reliever Brian Hedstrom in the third put Mankato up 7-0.

Chaska mounted its biggest threat in the bottom of the third. The Cubs loaded the bases with no out, but Twins starter Matt McMurtry induced a double play grounder — with Chaska scoring a run on the play — then got another ground out to end the inning.

The Twins parlayed three singles, a double and two sacrifice flies in the fourth inning to gain an 11-1 cushion before the rains came.

After the delay, Mankato tacked on two more runs as Dolenc pitched the fifth and sixth innings and Kaus pitched the seventh.

McMurtry picked up the win, allowing two hits.

“We have the pitching, and if we hit we should be OK,” Twins third baseman Jay Nessler said before the tournament.

So far, the pitching has been lights out from McMurtry and a hot Dane Secott, who has flirted with no-hitter in his last two postseason starts. As for offense, the 26 runs in three games speaks for itself.

The Twins plan to start Chris Rupert at 4 p.m. today against Cold Spring. The game time was pushed back because the Austin/Chaska game was tied at 0 in the second inning. That game resumes at 11 a.m.

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