State Softball: Proctor, Moose Lake/Willow River hang on to advance to title games
On Thursday at North Mankato’s Caswell Park both Proctor and Moose Lake/Willow River softball secured spots in their state title games.
In the early afternoon Class AA quarterfinals, Sophia Parendo hit a walk-off two run RBI to lift top-seeded Proctor past Pipestone 7-6. Then the Rails would rally to defeat number four Maple Lake 2-1 in the 12th inning thanks to a Payton Rodberg sacrifice fly.
They advance to face Chatfield for the Class AA crown on Friday at 2pm. This marks the Rails first state trip since 2006.
In Class A seecond seeded Moose Lake/Willow River first shutout Wabasha-Kellogg 10-0 to advance to the semifinals. The Rebels would then down number three Randolph 3-2 thanks to a game winning RBI from Hanna Roach in the seventh inning.
They’ll battle top-seeded Nicollett Friday at 2:30pm also at Caswell Park. This is their first state tournament as the Rebels, with the Moose Lake Lakers making the city’s last trip in 1982.