Area Softball: Bombers' season ends with one-run loss
Cannon Falls saw its season come to an end on Saturday as it fell, 1-0, to New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva in a Section 2AA playoffs elimination game.
The Panthers scored the winning run in the sixth inning when Gabby Mury got on base with one out by taking a walk. Mury scored later that inning on a Bombers’ throwing error on a two-out single by Sarah Johns.
Neither team received much offensive support as the Bombers held a 5-4 advantage over the Panthers. Anja Black led the way for Cannon Falls with two hits, while Kaitlin Otterness, Bella Davisson and Makayla Bowen each had one hit.
Abby Breuer took the loss after pitching all seven innings. She struck out five and walked two.
Kimball 7, Randolph 0
Randolph was handed its first loss of the season in the Section 4A semifinals as it fell, 7-0, to Kimball on Saturday.
Take away a seven-run second inning by the Cubs, and both teams were evenly matched through the game. However, Kimball’s offense came alive in the second inning and it struck hard.
The Cubs started with a leadoff double, then hit a single, had a batter reach on a run-scoring error and drew a walk. With the bases loaded, Kimball smacked a grand slam, breaking the game wide open early on.
Mackenna Otte, Madelyn Dibble and Andrea Splichal recorded one hit apiece for the Rockets.
Morgyn Otte was handed the loss after striking out one, walking one, and giving up six earned runs on 11 hits through six innings.
Randolph will get a chance to earn a state bid in a rematch with Kimball if it can get past the winner of Mayer Lutheran or West Lutheran on Tuesday.