Early bats lift Hermantown softball past Grand Rapids in Section 7AAA opener

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The third seeded Hermantown softball team scored five runs in the second inning to fuel a 9-3 victory over sixth seeded Grand Rapids in round one of the Section 7AAA tournament Wednesday.

Hermantown advances to the winners bracket where they’ll face No. 2 North Branch in the quarterfinals Saturday at Braun Park in Cloquet. First pitch is set for noon.

Grand Rapids drops to the elimination bracket. Next they’ll face No. 7 Duluth Denfeld at Braun Park Saturday at noon.

For the full 7AAA bracket, Click Here.

More Section 7AAA scores:

North Branch over Denfeld 10-0.

Cloquet over Hibbing 3-1.

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