BEMIDJI -- One win is all that separates the Bemidji High School softball team from a third consecutive appearance in the Section 8-3A championship series.
The third-seeded Lumberjacks (13-11) won back-to-back elimination games on a balmy Tuesday afternoon to advance in the Section 8-3A Tournament. Fifth-seeded Little Falls (4-17) were victims of a 11-0, five-inning loss in the first game before fourth-seeded Sauk Rapids-Rice (5-17) succumbed to BHS 12-2 after six innings in the day’s final contest.
“In that first game, we jumped on them early and kind of did what we expected to do in my opinion,” Bemidji head coach Brad Takkunen said. “And then in that second game, Sauk Rapids just hung in there and hung in there. They had multiple opportunities to score runs and we just found ways to evade and get outs. Taylor (Waukazo) kept throwing strikes. I can’t say enough about how the girls battled with the way the afternoon went.”
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