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Cannon Falls pitcher Lydia Franked throws home during the Bombers' 4-1 victory over Byron in the first round of the Section 1AAA playoffs Tuesday afternoon. Franked struck out 11 batters in the game. (Republican Eagle photo by Kyle Stevens)

Softball: Bombers fly through first round of section play

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CANNON FALLS – With Kasson-Mantorville waiting on deck, Cannon Falls ripped right through Byron on Tuesday afternoon, ousting the Bears from the Section 1AA-West playoffs with a quick 4-1 home victory.


Bomber pitcher Lydia Franken struck out 11 batters in seven innings, allowing just two hits, one of which was a solo home run to Vanessa Anderson in the top of the sixth inning.

That was the lone ball that was hit hard, and the Cannon Falls defense gobbled up everything else.

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Kyle Stevens
Kyle Stevens is a sports reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, Kyle worked at the Owatonna People’s Press, as well as KWLM and KLFN in Willmar. You can contact Kyle by phone at (651) 301-7879, via e-mail at, and follow him on Twitter @RE_KStevens.
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