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

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