Minnesota Section 1A and 1AA tournaments kick off

The Faribault Bethlehem Academy Cardinals opened the defense of their Section 1A title with a 15-0 victory in four innings over Lyle-Pacelli at North Alexander Park in Faribault.

Morgan Wilson, junior, allowed no hits, no walks, 8 strikeouts while throwing 52 pitches and 42 strikes. She did hit two batters and the Cardinals also made an error in the game.

Wilson had 3 hits, 3 RBI, a double and triple. Classmate Anna Tobin also had 3 hits, including a double, triple with 3 RBI. Anna Cohen, junior, 2 hits, 3 RBI, Jenna Lippert, 8th grade, 3 hits clubbed with an RBI, Caitlyn Bothun, sophomore, had 2 hits, 1 RBI, Jocelyn Simones, junior, collected 2 hits, 2 RBI, Brylie Brecker , sophomore, 2 hits, 2 RBI as Bethlehem Academy had 18 hits and stole 4 bases in the shortened game.

The Cardinals are scheduled to have #7 seed Lewiston-Altura come to Faribault on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 5 p.m. Those Cardinals dispatched 10-4 Mabel-Canton on Monday.

In other Section 1A action No. 5, Kenyon-Wanamingo defeated Fillmore Central/Lanesboro 7-1 in Wanamingo.

Josie Flom, senior, struck out 10 Falcons, walked none, allowed 2 hits while throwing 82 pitches, 63 strikeouts.

The Knight had just two hits, due in part to seven Fillmore Central errors. KW made 3 errors in the game.

The two hits were recorded by freshman Anna Ostertag with an RBI and Vanessa Bartel, sophomore.

Ostertag and Flom also stole bases.

The Knights will travel to No. 4 seed Hayfield on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 for a 5:00 PM game.

The Hayfield Vikings had no trouble ending #13 seed Spring Grove’s season by winning 10-0 in 5 innings at Hayfield Monday,

Elaina Masching, junior, threw a no-hitter while walking 1 and striking out 8. She threw 64 pitches, 45 strikes.

Hayfield swiped six bases. Kenna Selk, junior, had 2 hits, including a double and RBI, Ella Bamlet, freshman, 2 hits and RBI, Jenna Christopherson, freshman, had a hit and 2 RBI, Nora Bamlet, junior, an RBI hit in the 8 hit Vikings offense .

Here are the rest of Monday’s Section 1A softball results.

  • Houston 1 Goodhue 0 Hurricanes advance to top seed Blooming Prairie Tuesday
  • Southland 16 Schaeffer Academy 1 Rebels present Wabasha-Kellogg
  • World Cup 4 Rushford-Peterson 2
  • The next round will be a double elimination, with winners and losers playing at Todd Park in Austin on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Monday’s Section 1AA results mean Cannon Falls will head to Randolph tomorrow to take on the No. 1-rated undefeated Rockets.

#8 Seed Bombers defeated #9 Pine Island 8-3 in Cannon Falls.

Sophomore Ally Pagel scattered 6 hits over 7 innings with no walks and 9 strikeouts while throwing 96 pitches and 66 strikeouts. Pagel also delivered 3 hits in the 10-hit Cannon Falls offense. Mya Menge, 8th grader, hit a pair of home runs with 4 RBI. Madison Burr, senior, added a 2-run homer. The bombers stole three bases.

in other Section 1AA results:

  • Zumbrota-Mazeppa 10 Grand Meadow-Leroy-Ostrander-Kingsland 0 #4 seed Cougars host #5 Winona Cotter 5:00 PM Tuesday, May 21, 2024
  • Cotter 2 Plainview-Elgin-Millville 1
  • #2 seed Caledonia 11 #16 Lake City 1
  • #7 seed St. Charles 8 #10 La Crescent 2 Saints head to Caledonia on Tuesday
  • #3 seed Dover-Eyota 12 #14 Triton 0
  • #6 seed Chatfield 10 #11 Rochester Lourdes 0 Gophers go to Dover-Eyota

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