Walk-Off Sends South Ridge to State, Esko Earns 4th Straight Trip

Updated: May 30, 2019 10:25 PM

In prep softball playoffs, South Ridge, Esko and Cloquet won their sections Thursday to advance to the state tournament. 

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In Section 7A, Cherry needed to defeat South Ridge twice to advance to State. It was 0-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning when Alana Young hit a walk-off RBI single giving South Ridge the 1-0 victory. This is South Ridge's first ever trip to the state tournament. 

In Section 7AA, Esko clinched their fourth straight trip to State after defeating Proctor 8-1. 

In Section 7AAA, Chisago Lakes defeated Cloquet 2-0 in game one, forcing game two. It would take eight innings before Cloquet defeated Chisago Lakes 3-2 punching their ticket to State. Breea Rasmussen scored on the walk-off for the Lumberjacks. 

In Section 5A, Hinckley-Finlayson fell 8-1 to Isle ending their season. 

The state tournament is June 6-7 in North Mankato. Quarterfinals and semifinals are on June 6th. The championship will be played June 7th. 

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