Prep Softball Playoffs: Proctor, Superior advance to section title games

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In prep softball playoff action on Tuesday Proctor and Superior earned semifinal victories to advance to their section title games.

In Section 7AA, second seeded Proctor held off top-seeded Rock Ridge 5-1 to earn an automatic berth to the championship match. Rock Ridge then fell into the elimination bracket, but defeated No. 5 Esko 16-3 to earn their ticket to the title game.

Proctor and Rock Ridge will battle in the 7AA championship game Thursday at 4 p.m. at Braun Park in Cloquet. Rock Ridge needs two wins to advance to state, while Proctor only needs one. For the bracket, Click Here.

In the Division 1 Sectional semifinals Superior shut out D.C. Everest 3-0 to improve to 24-0 on the season. Emma Raye hit a solo home run in the third then a two-run homer in the fifth to lift them to victory.

The Spartans advance to the Section championship game against Stevens Point Thursday in Marshfield. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. at Madison Elementary School. For that bracket, Click Here.

Listed below are more section playoff scores from Thursday.

Section 7A:

Silver Bay def. South Ridge 8-7
Cherry def. Barnum 1-0
Silver Bay def Cherry 4-2
Moose Lake/Willow River (ML/WR) def. Carlton 4-1
Silver Bay def. Carlton 2-0
ML/WR vs. Silver Bay – Game time is 4:00 PM (IF needed game to follow if ML/WR looses at 6:00 p.m.)

Section 7AA:

Esko def. Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin 13-6
Rush City def. International Falls 10-1
Esko def. Rush City 12-10 (9 innings)
Proctor def. Rock Ridge 5-1
Rock Ridge def. Esko 16-3
Proctor vs. Rock Ridge – Game time is 4:00 PM (IF needed game to follow if Proctor looses at 6:00 p.m.)

Section 7AAA:

Chisago Lakes over North Branch 10-0, (6 innings)
Grand Rapids over Hermantown 8-7 (8 innings)
North Branch over Grand Rapids 7-3

Section 7AAA Championship Game
Thursday, June 1 at Forest Lake High School
Chisago Lakes vs North Branch 3:30pm, IF needed game to follow if Chisago Lakes looses at 5:30pm.


Northwood/Solon Springs (NSS) def. Drummond 12-2 (5 innings)
NSS advances to Sectional Final on Thursday versus Chippewa Falls