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					Cherry, New Ulm earn first championships;
Stillwater Area earns fourth after long drought
                                                     2012 REVIEW
By Stephen Batcher,                                                                                          The Awesome Blossoms reached the champi-
Brady Mithun and                                                                                         onship game after a 3-2 semifinal comeback win
Howard W. Voigt                                                                                          over New Ulm Cathedral. It was a true walk off
                                                                                                         win for Blooming Prairie because the winning


T
                                                                                                         run was scored on a bases-loaded walk. Swenson
     he Cherry Tigers and the New Ulm Eagles                                                             got the win, going all seven innings and allowing
     won their first state championships at the    bottom of the seventh, when Kerkhoven-                just two earned runs. Ninth-grader Tessa Ivers
2012 state tournament while Stillwater Area        Murdock-Sunburg’s Courtney Olson, a junior,           had two RBI in the game, but it was Sam Ivers
won its fourth, but first since 1998.              hit a one-out single and advanced to second on        who got the game winning RBI with her walk.
   Several tournament records were matched         a wild pitch. Senior Brielle Hauge reached base           New Ulm Catherdal took the early lead scor-
and the previous record of seven for most RBI in   on an error and both runners advanced a base on       ing a pair of runs in the top of the second inning.
the tournament was broken.                         the errant throw. Both then scored on a two-out,      Blooming Prairie got the two runs back in the
                                                   RBI single by junior Haylie Helms. But Novak          sixth inning, thanks to the two out, two RBI
Class A                                            threw a strikeout to end the game.                    double by Ivers.
    Cherry not only earned its first state girls’      Cherry scored its first run in the first inning       Blooming Prairie used a four-run third inning
softball championship with a 2-1 win over          when leadoff hitter Angel Dahl, a junior, dou-        to pull away from Eden Valley-Watkins in the
Blooming Prairie, but also finished as the first   bled and later scored on a fielder’s choice by        quarterfinals, winning 7-1. Swenson pitched a
undefeated Class A champion since 1996 when        Lahti. Cherry scored two runs in the fifth,           complete game, striking out 11, and the Awesome
Maple River of Mapleton did so. It is the 11th     including a run on a RBI single by Bjerklie. The      Blossoms allowed just the one unearned run.
time in tournament history that a team went        first run of the inning was unearned after two        Senior Tricia DeBoer was 4-for-4 with three runs
undefeated and captured a state title. Cherry,     infield errors.                                       scored for the Blooming Prairie offense, which
which is located on the Range in Iron,                                                                            scored five unearned runs.




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finished the year 26-0.                                                                                               New Ulm Cathedral (22-5) capital-
    Blooming Prairie started the scoring                                                                          ized on a four-run first inning to erase a
in the first inning with one run on a                                                                             1-0 deficit and then scored two more in
one-out single. Cherry would tie the                                                                              the second to take command against
game in the bottom of the inning when                                                                             New Life Academy to win the third-
junior DeAnn Bjerklie doubled home a                                                                              place game 9-2. Six different
run. The next five innings saw the                                                                                Greyhounds drove in a run in the win
pitchers dominate as senior Shaina                                                                                and senior Ali Brey went all seven
Novak for Cherry and junior Shelbi                                                                                innings, allowing just two runs while
Swenson from Blooming Prairie went to                                                                             striking out seven to get the win. New
work. Each team was limited to just four                                                                          Life Academy (17-9) committed three
hits in the game.                                                                                                 errors in the loss.
    In the bottom of the seventh Cherry                                                                               Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg’s
loaded the bases on an error and two                                                                              Courtney Olson set a state tournament
singles. Pinch runner Joely Roberts, an                                                                           record with her eighth RBI in the tour-
eighth-grader, scored the winning run                                                                             nament in leading the Fighting Saints
on a wild pitch.                                                                                                  to a 7-1 win over Red Lake Falls (23-6)
    The Cherry Tigers were making                                                                                 for the consolation title. Junior Erin
their third consecutive appearance, as                                                                            Haglund went the distance for
were the Blooming Prairie Awesome                                                                                 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (26-1),
Blossoms. Blooming Prairie finished the                                                                           allowing just three hits, striking out six
year at 22-4.                                                                                                     and walking just one. The Eagles one
    After losing to New Life Academy of                                                                           run was unearned. Six different hitters
Woodbury in the 2011 championship,                                                                                had RBI for the Fighting Saints.
Cherry avenged that loss with a 2-0 win
in the semifinals to advance once again                                                                                                                 Class AA
to the championship.                                                                                                                                       New Ulm secured the championship
    Cherry scored a run in the first                                                                                                                    with an extra-inning 9-5 win over St.
inning on a two-out single by senior                                                                                                                    Anthony Village. It is the first title for
Taylor Sauter and its second one in the                                                                                                                 New Ulm in six appearances. The
sixth inning on an inside the park solo                                                                                                                 Eagles’ highest previous finish was sec-
homer by junior Kirstin Lahti. Novak                                                                                                                    ond place in 1997.
allowed just one hit, her no hitter bid                                                                                                                    New Ulm scored four runs in the top
foiled in the fourth.                                                                                                                                   of the first on three hits and an error
    Novak struck out 12 batters while                                                                                                                   and left the bases loaded. St. Anthony
walking only three and allowing only                                                                                                                    Village got on the board with a three-
two hits in Cherry’s 3-2 quarterfinal win Shaina Novak of Cherry held the Blooming Prairie Awesome                                                      run third inning. Sophomore Aiyana
over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg. Blossoms to four hits as the Tigers earned their first title with a 2-1                                                 Ledwein hit a two-run double in the
Novak didn’t allow a hit until the victory in the Class A championship game.                                                                                              Continued on page 284

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                          Cherry, Iron — 2012 Class A State Champion




                                                                                                                                                          CLASS A CHAMPION
Row 1 (L-R): Ashley Bernard, Sara Sauter, Shaina Novak, DeAnn Bjerklie. Row 2: Hannah Kallio, Logan Anderson, Angel Dahl, Alyssa
Nuetilla, Kirstin Lahti, Rebecca Anderson. Row 3: Kacey Herring, Tanner Ersbo, Asst. Coach Tim Randall, Coach Darrell Bjerklie, Asst.
Coach Scott Sauter, Taylor Sauter, Macey Etter.


                                  2012 Championship Series — Class A
         QUARTERFINALS
SECTION                                                                                                                                            June 7-8, 2012
                                                                                                                                                       Caswell Park
5 Eden Valley-Watkins (16-7)                           SEMIFINALS                                                                                     North Mankato
                   Caswell Park, North Mankato
                                                 Blooming Prairie 7-1
                                                                                              CHAMPIONSHIP
1 Blooming Prairie (20-3)
                                                            Caswell Park, North Mankato
8 Red Lake Falls (22-4)                                                                   Blooming Prairie 3-2
                                                 New Ulm Cathedral 10-0 (6 inn.)
                   Caswell Park, North Mankato

                                                                                                                                             Cherry, Iron
2 New Ulm Cathedral (20-4)                                                                                                                          2-1
                                                                                                       Caswell Park, North Mankato
7 Cherry, Iron (23-0)                                                                                                                     2012 CLASS A
                   Caswell Park, North Mankato
                                                 Cherry, Iron 3-2                                                                        STATE CHAMPION
3 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (24-0)                                                        Cherry, Iron 2-0
                                                            Caswell Park, North Mankato

6 Sebeka (21-4)                                  New Life Academy of Woodbury
                                                 2-1
                   Caswell Park, North Mankato


4 New Life Academy of Woodbury (16-7)
                                                                                New Ulm Cathedral                               New Ulm Cathedral
                                                                                           Caswell Park, North Mankato
                                                                                                                                       9-2
                                                                                                                                     THIRD PLACE
                                                                                New Life Academy of Woodbury
Eden Valley-Watkins
                   Caswell Park, North Mankato
                                                 Red Lake Falls 6-0
                                                                                           Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
Red Lake Falls                                                                                        7-1
                                                            Caswell Park, North Mankato

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg                        Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg                 CONSOLATION CHAMPIONS
                                                 15-7
                   Caswell Park, North Mankato
                                                                                                         *Denotes cooperatively sponsored programs.
Sebeka


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                            New Ulm — 2012 Class AA State Champion

CLASS AA CHAMPION


               Row 1 (L-R): Liz Guggisberg, Kali Denn, Sydney Schuck, Jill Gareis, Hannah Backer, Kristen Forstner, Hope Capp. Row 2: Kelsy
               Kannegiesser, Ellie Schneider, Sarah Nelsen, Katie Forst, Megan Kral, Brittany Hoffmann, Maddie Kral, Ellen Wiederhoeft, Head Coach
               Kristi Andersen Loose. Not Pictured: Abby Kamm, Briana Sieve, Rachel Strandmark.

                                  2012 Championship Series — Class AA
         QUARTERFINALS
SECTION                                                                                                                                                June 7-8, 2012
                                                                                                                                                             Caswell Park
3 New Ulm (20-2)                                         SEMIFINALS                                                                                         North Mankato
                     Caswell Park, North Mankato
                                                   New Ulm 3-2 (8 inn.)
                                                                                                  CHAMPIONSHIP
1 Kasson-Mantorville (23-2)
                                                                Caswell Park, North Mankato
6 Albany (19-1)                                                                               New Ulm 4-3
                                                   Maple River, Mapleton 2-1
                     Caswell Park, North Mankato

                                                                                                                                                     New Ulm
2 Maple River, Mapleton (18-6)                                                                                                                       9-5 (8 inn.)
                                                                                                           Caswell Park, North Mankato
8 Hawley (16-3)                                                                                                                               2012 CLASS AA
                     Caswell Park, North Mankato
                                                   St. Anthony Village 1-0 (10 inn.)                                                         STATE CHAMPION
4 St. Anthony Village (22-3)                                                                  St. Anthony Village 3-2
                                                                Caswell Park, North Mankato

5 Mound Westonka (16-9)
                                                   Cloquet 4-3
                     Caswell Park, North Mankato


7 Cloquet (14-9)
                                                                                    Maple River, Mapleton                                  Cloquet
                                                                                               Caswell Park, North Mankato
                                                                                                                                             8-3
                                                                                                                                         THIRD PLACE
                                                                                    Cloquet
Kasson-Mantorville
                     Caswell Park, North Mankato
                                                   Albany 2-1
                                                                                                      Mound Westonka
Albany                                                                                                     8-5
                                                                Caswell Park, North Mankato

Hawley                                                                                         CONSOLATION CHAMPIONS
                                                   Mound Westonka 5-2
                     Caswell Park, North Mankato
                                                                                                             *Denotes cooperatively sponsored programs.
Mound Westonka


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                                                          Stillwater Area — 2012 Class AAA State Champion




                                                                                                                                                                                                     CLASS AAA CHAMPION
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                                         Row 1 (L-R): Rachel Hartwig, Lauren Jordan, Dani Wigen, Allison Eder-Zdechlik, Alex Erickson, Carlie Hart, Natalie Gerber, Sidnee Ronsberg,
                                         Jordan Rostall. Row 2: Head Coach Bob Beedle, Asst. Coach Mike Meyer, Emily Kiobasa, Allison Pasiuk, Haley Balzart, Hannah Heacox,
                                         Emily Ramberg, Katie Burton, Rachel Rhode, Courtney Swanson, Asst. Coach Roger Stippel.


                                                                        2012 Championship Series — Class AAA
                                                 QUARTERFINALS
                                         SECTION                                                                                                                                              June 7-8, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Caswell Park
                                         4 Stillwater Area (18-8)                                SEMIFINALS                                                                                      North Mankato
                                                             Caswell Park, North Mankato
                                                                                           Stillwater Area 11-0
                                                                                                                                         CHAMPIONSHIP
                                         1 Farmington (17-4)
                                                                                                       Caswell Park, North Mankato
                                         3 Bloomington Jefferson (17-2)                                                              Stillwater Area 6-2 (11 inn.)
                                                                                           Mankato East 1-0
                                                             Caswell Park, North Mankato

                                                                                                                                                                                       Stillwater Area
                                         2 Mankato East (24-3)                                                                                                                                 6-2
                                                                                                                                                  Caswell Park, North Mankato
                                         8 Big Lake (14-7)                                                                                                                          2012 CLASS AAA
                                                             Caswell Park, North Mankato
                                                                                           Maple Grove 7-0                                                                          STATE CHAMPION
                                         5 Maple Grove (22-2)                                                                        Maple Grove 3-0
                                                                                                       Caswell Park, North Mankato

                                         7 Forest Lake (23-1)
                                                                                           Orono 3-0
                                                             Caswell Park, North Mankato


                                         6 Orono (23-1)
                                                                                                                           Mankato East                                            Orono
                                                                                                                                      Caswell Park, North Mankato
                                                                                                                                                                                    5-1
                                                                                                                                                                                THIRD PLACE
                                                                                                                           Orono
                                         Farmington
                                                             Caswell Park, North Mankato
                                                                                           Bloomington Jefferson
                                                                                           4-3 (8 inn.)                                   Bloomington Jefferson
                                         Bloomington Jefferson                                                                                    5-3
                                                                                                       Caswell Park, North Mankato

                                         Big Lake                                                                                      CONSOLATION CHAMPIONS
                                                                                           Forest Lake 11-0 (6 inn.)
                                                             Caswell Park, North Mankato
                                                                                                                                                    *Denotes cooperatively sponsored programs.
                                         Forest Lake


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                                         ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Wells Fargo All-Tournament Teams ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


                                                                                                                    Class A
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                                                                                                                    2012 Wells Fargo Class A
                                                                                                                    All-Tournament Team includes:
                                                                                                                    Kirstin Lahti, Cherry, Iron, Outfielder;
                                                                                                                    Shaina Novak, Cherry, Iron, Pitcher;
                                                                                                                    Taylor Sauter, Cherry, Iron, Shortstop;
                                                                                                                    Tricia DeBoer, Blooming Prairie, Third
                                                                                                                    Base; Sam Ivers, Blooming Prairie,
                                                                                                                    Outfielder; Shelbi Swenson, Blooming
                                                                                                                    Prairie, Pitcher; Ali Brey, New Ulm
                                                                                                                    Cathedral, Pitcher; Amy Eckstein, New
                                                                                                                    Ulm Cathedral, Pitcher; Valerie Hohol,
                                                                                                                    New Life Academy of Woodbury,
                                                                                                                    Pitcher; Courtney Olson, Kerkhoven-
                                                                                                                    Murdock-Sunburg, Third Base.




                                                                                                                    Class AA
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                                                                                                                    2012 Wells Fargo Class AA
                                                                                                                    All-Tournament Team includes:
                                                                                                                    Jill Gareis, New Ulm, First Base;
                                                                                                                    Brittan Hoffmann, New Ulm, Shortstop;
                                                                                                                    Kelsy Kannegiesser, New Ulm, Pitcher;
                                                                                                                    Mary-Clare Couillard, St. Anthony
                                                                                                                    Village, Shortstop; Kenzie Hadler,
                                                                                                                    St. Anthony Village, Third Base; Kelly
                                                                                                                    Carlson, Cloquet; Second Base; Dalyce
                                                                                                                    Gustafson, Cloquet, Shortstop; Kylie
                                                                                                                    Olson, Maple River, Mapleton, Catcher;
                                                                                                                    KatieJo Delisle, Mound Westonka,
                                                                                                                    Pitcher; Lisa Keppers, Albany, First
                                                                                                                    Base.




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                                                                                                                                            Class AAA
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                                                                                                                                            2012 Wells Fargo Class AAA
                                                                                                                                            All-Tournament Team includes:
                                                                                                                                            Natalie Gerber, Stillwater Area,
                                                                                                                                            Shortstop; Hannah Heacox, Stillwater
                                                                                                                                            Area, Pitcher; Allison Eder-Zdechlik,
                                                                                                                                            Stillwater Area, Second Base; Mandi
                                                                                                                                            Mauch, Maple Grove, Infielder; Cayli
                                                                                                                                            Sadler, Maple Grove, Pitcher; Sydney
                                                                                                                                            Smith, Maple Grove, Pitcher; Samantha
                                                                                                                                            Hartmann, Orono, Pitcher; Rebekah
                                                                                                                                            Smith, Orono, Infielder; Nicole Ries,
                                                                                                                                            Mankato East, Pitcher; Lauren
                                                                                                                                            Falkanger, Bloomington Jefferson,
                                                                                                                                            Pitcher.




                                                State Girls’ Softball Tournament Champions — 1977-2012
                                         1977   Coon Rapids (21-1)                   1993   AA - Park, Cottage Grove (22-2)          2005   A - New Ulm Cathedral (25-2)
                                         1978   Cambridge (21-2)                            A - New Ulm Cathedral (28-1)                    AA - Jackson County Central (25-2)
                                         1979   AA - Rosemount (20-2)                1994   AA - St. Cloud Tech (20-7)                      AAA - Burnsville (21-3)
                                                A - Wadena (14-2)                           A - New Ulm Cathedral (27-1)             2006   A - Springfield (22-6)
                                         1980   AA - Austin (22-0)                   1995   AA - Stillwater Area (25-2)                     AA - Winona Cotter (25-3)
                                                A - Jordan(23-0)                            A - New Ulm Cathedral (30-1)                    AAA - Rosemount (26-1)
                                         1981   AA - Austin (24-0)                   1996   AA - Stillwater Area (27-0)              2007   A - New Ulm Cathedral (28-1)
                                                A - Moose Lake/Barnum (19-0)                A - Maple River, Mapleton (25-0)                AA - Pipestone Area (26-3)
                                         1982   AA - Henry Sibley (19-2)             1997   AA - Hopkins (25-2)                             AAA - North, North St. Paul (24-5)
                                                A - Moose Lake (22-0)                       A - Mound Westonka (24-2)                2008   A - New Life Academy of Woodbury
                                         1983   AA - Hill-Murray (23-1)              1998   AA - Stillwater Area (22-4)                         (21-5)
                                                A - LaCrescent(18-3)                        A - Esko (25-3)                                 AA - Orono (28-1)
                                         1984   AA - North St. Paul (22-2)           1999   AA - Minnetonka (20-5)                          AAA - Eagan (21-2)
                                                A - Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s (15-2)            A - Wabasso (21-2)                       2009   A - New Life Academy of Woodbury
                                         1985   AA - Robbinsdale Cooper (17-5)       2000   AAA - Minnetonka (23-2)                             (22-6)
                                                A - St. Bernard’s (23-4)                    AA - Academy of Holy Angels, Richfield          AA - Hermantown (27-3)
                                         1986   AA - Mankato East (25-0)                         (18-9)                                     AAA - Elk River (23-6)
                                                A - St. Bernard’s (23-1)                    A - St. Bernard’s, St. Paul (18-9)       2010   A - New Life Academy of Woodbury
                                         1987   AA - Austin (21-7)                   2001   AAA - Robbinsdale Armstrong (24-5)                  (22-1)
                                                A - Glencoe (23-1)                          AA - Maple River, Mapleton (26-2)               AA - Park Center, Brooklyn Park (24-6)
                                         1988   AA - Mankato East (24-1)                    A - Mankato Loyola (23-4)                       AAA - Burnsville (23-3)
                                                A - Southland, Adams (24-0)          2002   AAA - Eden Prairie (21-6)                2011   A - New Life Academy of Woodbury
                                         1989   AA - Mankato East (24-2)                    AA - Hermantown (25-3)                              (24-4)
                                                A - St. Bernard’s, St. Paul (26-1)          A - St. Bernard’s, St. Paul (22-4)              AA - Park Center, Brooklyn Park (26-4)
                                         1990   AA - Mankato West (24-4)             2003   AAA - Eastview, Apple Valley (26-4)             AAA - Hastings (23-2)
                                                A - St. Bernard’s, St. Paul (28-0)          AA - Winona Cotter (26-2)                2012   A - Cherry, Iron (26-0)
                                         1991   AA - Mankato East (23-2)                    A - New Ulm Cathedral (25-3)                    AA - New Ulm (23-2)
                                                A - Hermantown (22-3)                2004   AAA - Burnsville (20-5)                         AAA - Stillwater Area (21-8)
                                         1992   AA - Richfield (22-6)                       AA - Jackson County Central (26-2)
                                                A - Maple River, Mapleton (28-0)            A - St. Bernard’s, St. Paul (24-5)




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           State Girls’ Softball Tournament Participants — 1977-2012
Academy of Holy Angels, Richfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981,                 Forest Lake . . . . . . . . 1991, 1995 AA Runner-up, 1997,                         Menahga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998, 2004, 2007, 2010
                       1999 A Runner-up, 2000 AA Champion                                                      1998, 1999, 2000 AAA Runner-up,                     Milaca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1989
Albany . . . . . . . . 1981 A Runner-up,1982 A Runner-up,                                            2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 AAA Runner-up,                         Minnehaha Academy,
                                                        1992, 2011, 2012                                                                                    2012     Minneapolis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 AA Runner-up
Alden-Conger-Freeborn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991            Frank B. Kellogg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981         Minnetonka . . . . . . . . 1977, 1991, 1999 AA Champion,
Alexandria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992, 1995       Frazee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996, 1997                                                 2000 AAA Champion, 2006
Annandale . . . . 2001, 2003, 2004 AA Runner-up, 2007                           Fridley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987, 2002       Minnewaska Area, Glenwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994
Apple Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985, 1988       Glencoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 A Runner-up, 1986,                  Monticello . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004
Archbishop Brady . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 A Runner-up                                                                           1987 A Champion          Moorhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985, 1991
Atwater-Grove City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988        Glencoe-Silver Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995           Moose Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980, 1982 A Champion
Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Runner-up, 1978,            Glenville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982   Moose Lake/Barnum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 A Champion
                     1980 AA Champion, 1981 AA Champion,                        Golden Valley . . . . . . . . 1978, 1979, 1980 A Runner-up                         Morris Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982, 1989, 1990, 1991,
                        1987 AA Champion, 1999, 2000, 2002                      Goodhue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996                                                               1992, 1995, 1996
Austin Pacelli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999   Grand Rapids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1989        Mound Westonka. . . . . . . . . . 1991 A Runner-up, 1995,
Badger/Greenbush-Middle River. . . . . . . . . 2000, 2004,                      Greenway, Coleraine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994                                                 1997 A Champion, 2009, 2012
                                                        2008, 2010, 2011        Hastings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1977, 2008, 2009, 2010,                 Mounds View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985
Barnum . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986, 1993, 1994 A Runner-up,                                                                         2011 AAA Champion             Mountain Iron-Buhl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004
                          1997, 2000, 2002, 2010 A Runner-up                    Hawley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009, 2011, 2012            Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001
Becker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008, 2009     Hayfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994    New Life of Academy of Woodbury . . . . . . . . . . . 2006,
Big Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 AA Runner-up, 2001,                 Henry Sibley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982 AA Champion,                                2007 Class A Runner-up, 2008 A Champion,
                       2002 AA Runner-up, 2003, 2006, 2007,                                             1983 AA Runner-up, 1994, 1995, 2006                                                2009 A Champion, 2010 A Champion,
                                                                 2008, 2012     Hermantown. . . . . . . . . 1979, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989,                                                                        2011 A Champion, 2012
Blooming Prairie. . . . . . 2010, 2011, 2012 A Runner-up                                       1990, 1991 A Champion, 1992 A Runner-up,                            New Ulm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982, 1983, 1984, 1993,
Bloomington Jefferson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011, 2012                           2000, 2001 AA Runner-up, 2002 AA Champion,                                                  1997 AA Runner-up, 2012 AA Champion
Blue Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981, 1982, 2004                         2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009 AA Champion,                            New Ulm Cathedral . . . . . . . . 1989, 1993 A Champion,
Braham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985                        2010 AA Runner-up, 2011 AA Runner-up                                        1994 A Champion, 1995 A Champion, 1996,
Brainerd . . . . . . . 1978, 1979, 1980, 1996, 2002, 2010,                      Hill City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 A Runner-up                         2003 A Champion, 2004, 2005 A Champion,
                                                                         2011   Hill-Murray, Maplewood. . . . 1983 AA Champion, 1993,                                                       2007 Class A Champion, 2008, 2010,
Brandon/Evansville . . . 1987, 1988 A Runner-up, 2000,                                                                                              1997, 1999                                                                       2011, 2012
                                    2001, 2003 A Runner-up, 2005                Hoffman-Kensington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985              Nicollet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982
Brooklyn Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 1979, 1992, 2002, 2003                   Holy Trinity, Winsted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001           Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal. . . . . . . 2005, 2006
Browerville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006   Hopkins . . . . . . 1986, 1993, 1996, 1997 AA Champion,                            North, North St. Paul . . . . . . 1984 AA Champion, 1987,
Brownton/Stewart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992                                 1998 AA Runner-up, 2008, 2009, 2011                                          1988 AA Runner-up, 1989 AA Runner-up,
Burnsville. . . . 1983, 1984, 1994, 2004 AAA Champion,                          Hopkins Eisenhower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978                                                     2004 AAA Runner-up, 2005,
                  2005 AAA Champion, 2010 AAA Champion                          Hopkins Lindbergh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981, 1982                                                2006, 2007 Class AAA Champion,
Cambridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978 Champion, 1979,                Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000                   2009 AAA Runner-up, 2010 AAA Runner-up,
                                  1981 AA Runner-up, 1984, 1986                 Isle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002, 2003                                                                                 2011
Chaska . . . . . . . . . . . 2006, 2007 Class AAA Runner-up                     Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1983, 1984, 1993             Ogilvie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000, 2001, 2005
Chatfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981, 2008, 2009         Jackson County Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000, 2002,                   Orono . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993, 2008 AA Champion, 2012
Cherry, Iron. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012 Champion                                  2004 AA Champion, 2005 AA Champion                          Osakis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011
Cherry/Cotton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010, 2011 A Runner-up                  Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979 A Runner-up,             Osseo . . . . . . . . . 1984, 1988, 1992, 1993, 2008, 2009
Chokio-Alberta/Herman-Norcross . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003                                                                   1980 A Champion, 1981              Ottertail Central (Battle Lake/
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004             Kasson-Mantorville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985, 1990, 2012                      Henning/Underwood) . . . . . . . . . . . 2008, 2009, 2010
Cloquet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002, 2012      Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg. . . . . . . . . . . 2004, 2007,                         Park, Cottage Grove . . . . . . . . 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989,
Concordia Academy, Roseville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004                                                                                    2011, 2012                        1992 AA Runner-up, 1993 AA Champion,
Coon Rapids . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Champion, 1979, 1981,                      LaCrescent . . . . . . . . . . 1979, 1980, 1983 A Champion,                                   1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 AA Runner-up, 2001,
                                                      1982 AA Runner-up                                                                             1984, 1999                                             2002 AAA Runner-up, 2004
Cosmos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988   Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009                      Park Center, Brooklyn Park. . . 1977, 1980, 1986, 1989,
Cretin-Derham Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 AA Runner-up                  Lake of the Woods, Baudette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003                                          1990, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001,
Cyrus/Hancock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986       Lakeville . . . . . . . . . 1995, 2001 AAA Runner-up, 2004,                                             2010 AA Champion, 2011 AA Champion
Dassel-Cokato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996, 1999                                                              2005 AAA Runner-up             Park Rapids Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000
Delano . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1993,                  Lakeville North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007       Pine City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006, 2007
                                     1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005               Litchfield . . . . . . . . . . . 1987, 1989, 1990, A Runner-up                     Pipestone Area . . . . . . . . . . 2003 AA Runner-up, 2006,
Delavan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979, 1980      Littlefork-Big Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003, 2005, 2008                                   2007 AA Champion, 2008 AA Runner-up,
Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006, 2007                Lyle/Austin Pacelli. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 A Runner-up                                                                          2009, 2010, 2011
Dover-Eyota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992    Mabel-Canton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993         Pipestone-Jasper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001
Duluth Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996     Mankato East. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 AA Runner-up,                   Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991, 1992, 1993
Duluth Denfeld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990                 1986 AA Champion, 1987, 1988 AA Champion,                              Prior Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002, 2005, 2010
Duluth East . . . . . 1977, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1994                                    1989 AA Champion, 1991 AA Champion, 1996,                              Proctor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006
Eagan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992, 1993 AA Runner-up,                                           1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004,                     Raymond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979, 1980
                  1996 AA Runner-up, 2008 AAA Champion,                                                                                   2010, 2011, 2012         Red Lake Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012
                                                                         2009   Mankato Loyola . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 A Runner-up,                   Red Rock Central/Westbrook-
Eastview, Apple Valley. . . . . . . . . . 2003 AAA Champion                                                          2001 A Champion, 2002, 2006                    Walnut Grove. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994, 1998
Eden Prairie . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 AAA Champion, 2007                    Mankato West . . . . . . . . . . . 1981, 1990 AA Champion,                         Richfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 AA Runner-up, 1987,
Eden Valley-Watkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012                                1992, 1995, 2008 AAA Runner-up, 2009                                            1990 AA Runner-up, 1992 AA Champion,
Edina East. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979 AA Runner-up             Maple Grove . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 AAA Runner-up, 2010,                                                                                          1995, 2010
Elgin-Millville . . . . . . . . 2002, 2004 A Runner-up, 2005                                                                        2012 AAA Runner-up             Robbinsdale Armstrong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988, 1989,
Elk River Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998, 1999, 2003,            Maple Lake . . . . 2008 A Runner-up, 2009 A Runner-up                                                                                 2001 AAA Champion
                                                     2009 AAA Champion          Maple River, Mapleton . . . . . . 1990 A Runner-up, 1991,                          Robbinsdale Cooper . . . . . . . 1983, 1985 AA Champion
Esko. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987, 1995, 1996 A Runner-up,                                 1992 A Champion, 1996 A Champion, 1997,                            Rochester John Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991
                                     1998 A Champion, 1999, 2007                             1998 A Runner-up, 2000, 2001 AA Champion,                             Rochester Mayo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994, 1997
Evansville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1983, 1984                                            2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012                 Rockford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1983, 1990
Eveleth-Gilbert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988    Mapleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985      Rocori, Cold Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988, 1989, 1991,
Farmington. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 AAA Runner-up, 2012                    Mapleton-Amboy-Good Thunder . . . 1986 A Runner-up,                                                                                        2000, 2001, 2010
Fergus Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011                                                             1987, 1988, 1989         Rogers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005
Foley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 AA Runner-up         Melrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998                                               Continued on page 284


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Continued from page 283                                                          St. Paul Harding . . . . . . . . . 1980 AA Runner-up, 1985,                         Verndale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008
Roseau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999                                                         1986 AA Runner-up             Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001
Rosemount . . . . . . . . 1978, 1979 AA Champion, 1986,                          St. Paul Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . 1990, 2000, 2005, 2011                       Wabasha-Kellogg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003, 2006, 2007
                   1989, 1990, 1998, 2006 AAA Champion                           St. Peter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991, 2003, 2007             Wabasso. . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 A Champion, 2000, 2002,
Roseville Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003      Sartell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985                                                           2008, 2009, 2010
Sacred Heart, East Grand Forks . . . . . . . . . 2001, 2002,                     Sauk Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999        Wabasso/Sanborn-Lamberton . . . . . . 1990, 1991, 1992
                                                                2007, 2009       Sauk Rapids. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984         Waconia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002
St. Agnes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1977, 1983 A Runner-up                 Sebeka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012     Wadena . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979 A Champion, 1980, 1981
St. Anthony Village . . 2006, 2007 Class AA Runner-up,                           Shakopee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979, 1980, 2011               Wadena-Deer Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993
                               2008, 2010, 2012 AA Runner-up                     Silver Bay . . . . . . 2001, 2006 A Runner-up, 2007, 2009                           Warroad. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
St. Bernard’s . . . 1985 A Champion, 1986 A Champion,                            Simley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982     Waseca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009
            1987 A Runner-up, 1988, 1989 A Champion,                             Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981, 1982, 1983,                     Watertown-Mayer. . . . . . . . . 2006 AA Runner-up, 2007
                      1990 A Champion, 1993 A Runner-up,                                                                       1984 A Champion, 2007                 Wayzata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980
             1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000 A Champion,                            Southland, Adams . . . . 1986, 1987, 1988 A Champion,                               Wheaton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006
        2002 A Champion, 2003, 2004 AAA Champions,                                                                                                  1989, 1995       White Bear Lake Area . . 1990, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2002
                                                     2005 A Runner-up            South St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979         White Bear Mariner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980
St. Cloud Apollo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980, 1981, 1986,               Springfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005, 2006 A Champion                    Willmar . . . . . . . . . . . 1978, 1994 AA Runner-up, 2003,
                                         1987 AA Runner-up, 1990                 Staples-Motley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004                                                                 2004, 2005, 2006
St. Cloud Cathedral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1977, 1986             Stillwater Area . . . . . . . . . . . 1986, 1995 AA Champion,                       Winona Cotter . . . . . . . 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002,
St. Cloud Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982, 1983, 1993,                                   1996 AA Champion, 1998 AA Champion,                                                            2003 AA Champion, 2004, 2005,
                                          1994 AA Champion, 1997                                       2001, 2003, 2008, 2012 AAA Champion                                                            2006 AA Champion, 2007, 2009
St. Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980, 1983       Swanville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997      Woodbury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007
St. James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997 A Runner-up             Tartan, Oakdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978 Runner-up                  Zumbrota-Mazeppa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008, 2010, 2011
St. Michael-Albertville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005         Totino-Grace, Fridley . . 1982, 1983, 1985, 1994, 1995,
St. Paul Academy & Summit School . . . . . . . . . . . 2001                                      1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011



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inning to draw them within one at 4-3. The                                                      ALL-TIME                                                                            ALL-TIME
Huskies tied the game in the fourth on an error.                                             RECORD-SETTER                                                                       RECORD-SETTER
    In the bottom of the fifth, St. Anthony
Village took the lead thanks to a lead-off double
and then a single. With two outs in the top of
the seventh, New Ulm’s Katie Frost, a sopho-
more, singled home the tying run.
    In the extra inning New Ulm loaded the
bases with one out and a passed ball gave New
Ulm the 6-5 lead. Then junior Brittany
Hoffman hit a ball that bounced off the left
fielder’s glove and then over the fence for a
three-run home run. St. Anthony Village loaded
the bases in the bottom of the inning but failed
to score.
    Senior Kelsy Kannegiesser earned the win,
going seven-and-two-thirds innings and allowed
just two earned runs. New Ulm’s season record
was 23-2. St. Anthony Village finished with a
24-4 record.
    For the second straight game, New Ulm                                                             ASHLEY BETZOLD                                                                    COURTNEY OLSON
found a way to win its semifinal game in dramat-                                                             Farmington                                                        Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
ic fashion. After winning 3-2 in the quarterfinals                                      Most Home Runs In One Game:                                                       Most Home Runs In Tournament:
with a pair of runs in the seventh and one in the                                                  2 (tied)                                                                           2 (tied)
eighth, they defeated Maple River of Mapleton
4-3 in a walk-off win in the bottom of the
                                                                                        Most Home Runs In Tournament:                                                     Most Runs Batted In, One Game:
seventh.                                                                                           2 (tied)                                                                           6 (tied)
    New Ulm took the early lead, scoring a run                                                                                                                           Most Runs Batted In, Tournament: 8
the first and two in the second, but Maple River
battled back with a run in the fifth and two in
the sixth to tie it at three. In the bottom of the                               game winning RBI in the top of the eighth,                                          homer from senior Kenzie Hadler. They added
seventh a one-out walk came back to haunt                                        driving in sophomore Ellie Schneider for the                                        another run in the fifth inning courtesy of an
Maple River as Kannegiesser doubled down the                                     3-2 win.                                                                            error and added an insurance run in the sixth
line in right to score the winning run.                                              The Komets scored a run in the fifth and                                        after another error with two outs.
Kannegiesser earned the win in the circle going                                  sixth innings to go up 2-0 before New Ulm                                               Cloquet rallied in the bottom of the seventh
six-and-two-thirds innings, allowed five hits and                                rallied for two in the top of the seventh, scoring                                  to score a pair of runs. With the bases loaded and
a single earned run.                                                             the tying run on a two-out single by junior                                         two outs, however, senior Becca Bates got a
    In that quarterfinal game against Kasson-                                    Sydney Schuck, the other New Ulm pitcher in                                         swinging strikeout to end the game, finishing
Mantorville, Kannegiesser started, was pulled                                    the game.                                                                           with 12 strikeouts in the complete-game win.
early and later brought in as a reliever. She                                        St. Anthony Village held on for a 3-2 win                                           In a 10-inning marathon, St. Anthony
earned the win and pitched just three-and-two-                                   over Cloquet in the semifinals. The Huskies got                                     Village outlasted Hawley 1-0 to advance from
thirds innings. Kannegiesser also picked up the                                  on the board in the top of the second with a solo                                                               Continued on page 287

284               Girls’ Fast-Pitch Softball                                                     2011-2012 YEARBOOK & RECORD BOOK                                      Minnesota State High School League
                State Girls’ Softball Tournament Records — 1977-2012
TEAM RECORDS                                                                                               Most Strikeouts In One Regulation Game . . . . . . . . . . . 20, Rhiannon Sauter, Pine City
                                                                                                                                                                      (vs. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton), 2007
Most Team Appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, Hermantown, 2011
                                                                                                           Most Strikeouts in One Game-Extra Innings . . . 32, (11 Innings 3-2) Danielle Schmidt,
Most Team Placings in Final Four . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, St. Bernard’s, 2005
                                                                                                                    New Life Academy of Woodbury (vs. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial), 2009
Most Team Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, St. Bernard’s, 2004
                                                                                                           Most Strikeouts in Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55, Danielle Schmidt,
Most Hits In One Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, Jackson County Central, 2004                                                               New Life Academy of Woodbury, 2009
Most Hits In One Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, Jackson County Central, 2004           Most Games Won By A Pitcher . . . . . . . 9, Steph Klaviter, New Ulm Cathedral, 1993-95
Most Runs In One Game By One Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, Hopkins Eisenhower               Fewest Walks For 3 Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0, Sarah Maschka, Mankato East, 1988;
                                                                   vs. Archbishop Brady (18-4), 1978                                            Laurie Vigen, Sacred Heart, East Grand Forks, 2002;
Most Runs In One Game By Two Teams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, St. Agnes                  Julie Seifert, New Ulm Cathedral, 2004; Rose Tusa, St. Anthony Village, 2007;
                                                                            vs. Rockford (13-12), 1983                                                                        Katie Thun, Hermantown, 2011
Most Runs in One Inning . . . . . . . . . . . 11, Hastings (vs. Bloomington Jefferson), 2011               Fewest Hits Allowed For 3 Games . . . . . . . . 1, Danielle Schmidt, New Life Academy of
Most Runs in Total Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, Austin, 1977                                                                                         Woodbury, 2008.
Fewest Errors in Tournament for 3 Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0, Mankato East, 1986;             Fewest Runs Allowed for 3 Games. . . . . . . . . . . 0, Carrie Tschida, St. Bernard’s, 1985;
             Hopkins, 1993; Park, Cottage Grove, 2002; Chaska, 2007; Elk River, 2009;                                            Julie Espe, Southland, 1988; Karyn Valentino, St. Bernard’s, 1990;
                                                         Hopkins, 2011; Totino-Grace, Fridley, 2011               Steph Klaviter, New Ulm Cathedral, 1995; Karissa Hoehn, Stillwater Area, 1996;
Longest Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 innings, 3 hours 47 minutes, Austin (2)                                            Brenna Olson-Blohm, Academy of Holy Angels, 2000;
                                                                        vs. St. Cloud Apollo (1), 1987        Lindsay Mamer, Mankato Loyola, 2001; Ashley Keeler, Eastview, Apple Valley, 2003;
                                                                                                                           Hannah Callahan, Winona Cotter, 2006; Sam Sakala, Rosemount, 2006;
INDIVIDUAL RECORDS                                                                                                                         Danielle Schmidt, New Life Academy of Woodbury, 2008;
Most Games Played in State Tourney . . . . . 18, Devin Bowlin, Winona Cotter, 2002-07                                 Megan Mullen, Hermantown, 2009; Rebekah Schmidt, New Life Academy of
Most At Bats In One Game. . . . . . . . . 8, Tina Och & Lisa Reiter, St. Cloud Apollo, 1987                                                                                                       Woodbury, 2010
Most At Bats In Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, Pam Loock, Austin, 1987;        Fewest Earned Runs Allowed For 3 Games. . . . . . . . . . 0, Lois Krzmarzick, Sleepy Eye
                  Colleen Owen, Lakeville, 2005; Kayla Rowden, Pipestone Area, 2007;                                                         St. Mary’s, 1984 & Carrie Tschida, St. Bernard’s, 1985;
           Chelsey Evans, Pipestone Area, 2007; Bailey Bouman, Pipestone Area, 2007                                             Julie Espe, Southland, 1988; Sarah Maschka, Mankato East, 1988;
                                                                                                                          Karyn Valentino, St. Bernard’s, 1990; Steph Klaviter, New Ulm Cathedral,
Most Runs Scored In One Game . . . . . . . . . . 4, Jena Byrne, Brandon-Evansville, 1986;                                1993, 1994, 1995; Brenna Olson-Blohm, Academy of Holy Angels, 2000;
                                                                Amy Lynch, Watertown-Mayer, 2006                                                            Ashley Keeler, Eastview, Apple Valley, 2003;
Most Runs Scored In Tournament . . . . . . . . 7, Katie Larson, New Ulm Cathedral, 2007                                      Megan Teal, Burnsville, 2005; Hannah Callahan, Winona Cotter, 2006;
Most Hits In One Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, Emily Anderson, St. James, 1997;                                      Sam Sakala, Rosemount, 2006; Kayla Jenkins, Esko, 2007;
                                                               Krystal Schwanke, Springfield, 2006;                                        Danielle Schmidt, New Life Academy of Woodbury, 2008;
                                 Rushelle Flaten, *Badger/Greenbush-Middle River, 2010                                Megan Mullen, Hermantown, 2009; Rebekah Schmidt, New Life Academy of
Most Hits In Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, Jean Forga, Tartan, 1977                                                                                          Woodbury, 2010
Most Doubles In One Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, Krystal Schwanke, Springfield, 2006;             Fewest Walks For Tournament (Team) . . . . . 1, (22 Innings) - Steph Klaviter, New Ulm
                   Samantha Downey, Silver Bay, 2006; Katie Thun, Hermantown, 2011                                       Cathedral, 1994; (21 innings) - Steph Klaviter, New Ulm Cathedral, 1995;
Most Doubles In Tournament. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, Beth Moreland, Barnum, 2000;                                           (21 innings) - Ashley Keeler, Eastview, Apple Valley, 2003;
                   Krystal Schwanke, Springfield, 2006; Libby Guzzo, Silver Bay, 2006;                                                                      (20 Innings) - Amy Jansen, St. Peter, 2003.
                             Kaylyn Korth, Eagan, 2008; Katie Thun, Hermantown, 2011
Most Triples In One Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, Christy Hulse, Edina, 1979;
                                                                                                           PERFECT GAMES
                                                                     Angie Sennes, LaCrescent, 1984;       Hopkins vs. St. Cloud Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 - Britt Hall from Hopkins
                                                       Rachel Stadick, New Ulm Cathedral, 1993.                                                                                     won 12-0 with 13 strikeouts.
Most Triples In Tournament. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, Christy Hulse, Edina, 1979;     Park, Cottage Grove, vs. Park Center, Brooklyn Park . . . 2001 - Kristen Schmidt from
                    Angie Sennes, LaCrescent, 1984; Corie Walters, Maple River, 1992;                                                    Park won 10-0 with 3 strikeouts and 0 walks (5 innings).
             Rachel Stadick, New Ulm Cathedral, 1993; Cassie Hanson, St. Peter, 2003;                      Park Center, Brooklyn Park vs. Albany . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 - Nicola Tade of Park Center
             Teresa Samlaska, Mankato Loyola, 2006; Natalie Spicer, Minnetonka, 2006                                                           won 15-0 with 13 strikeouts and 0 walks (5 innings).
Most Home Runs In One Game . . . . . . . . . . 2, Nikki Bromelkamp, Zumbrota-Mazeppa
       (vs. Maple River, Mapleton), 2008; Hayley Nybo, Hopkins (vs. Shakopee), 2011;                       NO-HITTERS
                         Ashley Betzold, Farmington (vs. Bloomington Jefferson), 2012                      Jordan vs. Raymond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980 - Donna Hartman from Jordan
Most Home Runs In Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, Amy Forstner, Hill-Murray, 1983;                                                                            won 13-1 with 11 strikeouts and 6 walks.
            Teresa Samlaska, Mankato Loyola, 2006; Natalie Spicer, Minnetonka, 2006;                       Coon Rapids vs. Hopkins Lindbergh. . . . . . . . . . 1982 - Caryl Parks from Coon Rapids
                                                 Nikki Bromelkamp, Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 2008;                                                                                  won 1-0 with 3 strikeouts and 2 walks.
            Ashley Veroeven, Mankato West, 2008; E.J. Scharmer, Mankato East, 2011;                        North St. Paul vs. Sauk Rapids . . . . . . . . . . 1984 - Denise Varland from North St. Paul
                           Hayley Nybo, Hopkins, 2011; Treya Connell, Hastings, 2011;                                                                                         won 6-0 with 6 strikeouts and 1 walk.
                                     Courtney Olson, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 2012;                      St. Bernard’s vs. Barnum . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 - Laura Vogelgesang from St. Bernard’s
                                                                    Ashley Betzold, Farmington, 2012                                                                          won 5-0 with 1 strikeout and 9 walks.
Most Stolen Bases In One Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, Jenni Thesing, Houston, 2000              Southland vs. Barnum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 - Julie Espe from Southland
Most Stolen Bases In Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . 7, Lindsay Maus, Winona Cotter, 2004                                                                                won 11-2 with 8 strikeouts and 6 walks.
Most Putouts In One Game . . . . 30, Jessie Simonson, New Life Academy of Woodbury                         Glencoe vs. Sartell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 - Shannon Blair from Glencoe
                                                   (vs. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial), 2009                                                                             won 10-0 with 8 strikeouts and 6 walks.
Most Putouts In Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53, Jessie Simonson,    Mankato East vs. Duluth East . . . . . . . . . . . 1988 - Sarah Maschka from Mankato East
                                                             New Life Academy of Woodbury, 2009                                                                             won 4-0 with 8 strikeouts and 0 walks.
Most Assists In Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, Pam Loock, Austin, 1987;        Mankato East vs. Park Center. . . . 1989 - Sarah Maschka from Mankato East won 4-0.
                                                                        Lindsey White, Menahga, 2010       St. Bernard’s vs. Morris Area. . . . . . . . . . . . 1990 - Karyn Valentino from St. Bernard’s
Most Runs Batted In, One Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, Lisa Hoffman, St. Bernard’s, 1987;                                                                               won 1-0 with 6 strikeouts and 2 walks.
                                                    Kristen Stransky, Park Cottage Grove, 1997;            New Ulm Cathedral vs. Litchfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 - Stephanie Klaviter from
                                        Juliann FitzSimmons, Maple River, Mapleton, 2002;                                                                     New Ulm Cathedral won 9-0 with 16 strikeouts.
                                      Courtney Olson, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 2012                      Hopkins vs. Duluth Central. . . . . . . . . . 1996 - Angela Recknor from Hopkins won 5-1.
Most Runs Batted In, Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, Courtney Olson,     Delano vs. Winona Cotter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 - Jannah Grinnel from Delano
                                                                Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 2012                                                                             won 3-0 with 9 strikeouts and 4 walks.
                                                                                                           St. Bernard’s vs. Badger/Greenbush-Middle River. . . . . . 2000 - Jaime Naglosky from
INDIVIDUAL & SCHOOL                                                                                                                                  St. Bernard’s won 2-0 with 15 strikeouts and 5 walks.
PITCHING RECORDS                                                                                           St. Bernard’s vs. Mankato Loyola . . . . . . . . 2000 - Jaime Naglosky from St. Bernard’s
Most Games Played in State Tourney. . 11, Hannah Callahan, Winona Cotter, 2004-07;                                                                                          won 1-0 with 6 strikeouts and 4 walks.
                        Danielle Schmidt, New Life Academy of Woodbury, 2006-09                            Austin vs. Totino-Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 - Amy Kelly from Austin
Most No-Hit Games Pitched At State Tourney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, Danielle Schmidt,                                                                               won 2-0 with 6 strikeouts and 1 walk.
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Park, Cottage Grove, vs. Park Center, Brooklyn Park . . . 2001 - Kristen Schmidt from                            Hermantown vs. Winona Cotter . . . . . . . . . 2001 - Lindsey Erickson from Hermantown
                        Park, Cottage Grove, won 10-0 with three strikeouts and 0 walks.                                                                                          won 3-0 with 3 strikeouts and 3 walks.
Big Lake vs. Warroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 - Kayte Klesk from Big Lake            Mankato Loyola vs. Ogilvie . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 - Lindsay Mamer from Mankato Loyola
                                                                won 3-0 with 11 strikeouts and 4 walks.                                                                           won 3-0 with 13 strikeouts and 1 walk.
Barnum vs. Elgin-Millville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 - Teresa Jeffers from Barnum               Sacred Heart, East Grand Forks,
                                                                won 1-0 with 12 strikeouts and 2 walks.          vs. Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 - Janelle Beauchamp from
St. Peter vs. Warroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 - Amy Jansen from St. Peter                           Sacred Heart, East Grand Forks, won 1-0 with 3 strikeouts and 5 walks.
                                                                   won 8-0 with 7 strikeouts and 1 walk.         Sacred Heart, East Grank Forks,
St. Paul Johnson vs. Prior Lake . . . . . 2005 - Brittany Donohue from St. Paul Johnson                          vs. Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 - Samantha Guinn from
                                                                   won 1-0 with 7strikeouts and 0 walks.                         Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin lost 1-0 with 10 strikeouts and 2 walks.
Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton vs. Pine City . . . . . . . . . 2007 - Rhiannon Sauter of Pine City                      Isle vs. Wabasso. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 - Shelly Remer from Isle
                                                                won 8-0 with 20 strikeouts and 3 walks.                                                                             won 6-1 with 5 strikeouts and 1 walk.
Esko vs. St. Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 - Kayla Jenkins of Esko    Brooklyn Center vs. Waconia . . . . . . . . . . 2002 - Steph Johnson from Brooklyn Center
                                                                 won 3-0 with 12 strikeouts and 1 walk.                                                                           won 6-1 with 9 strikeouts and 7 walks.
Chatfield vs. New Life Academy of Woodbury . . . 2008 - Danielle Schmidt of New Life                             Park, Cottage Grove, vs. Cloquet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 - Kristen Schmidt from Park
                           Academy of Woodbury won 2-0 with 15 strikeouts and 2 walks.                                                                                            won 5-0 with 7 strikeouts and 0 walks.
Maple Lake vs. New Life Academy of Woodbury . . . . . . . . 2008 - Danielle Schmidt of                           Park, Cottage Grove, vs. Prior Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 - Kristen Schmidt from Park
               New Life Academy of Woodbury won 3-0 with 10 strikeouts and 4 walks.                                                                                             won 10-0 with 8 strikeouts and 0 walks.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa vs. Becker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 - Kristen Fah of Becker               Hermantown vs. Big Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 - Alissa Hady from Hermantown
                                                                 won 2-0 with 18 strikeouts and 1 walk.                                                                           won 1-0 with 3 strikeouts and 2 walks.
New Life Academy of Woodbury vs. Silver Bay. . . . . . . . . . 2009 - Danielle Schmidt of                        Hermantown vs. Concordia Academy, Roseville. . . . . . . . . . 2004 - Nicole Gisler from
               New Life Academy of Woodbury won 5-0 with 14 strikeouts and 3 walks.                                                              Concordia Academy won 3-1 with 9 strikeouts and 5 walks.
Menahga vs. Barnum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 - Katrina Newman of Barnum won 4-0                       New Ulm Cathedral vs. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley . . . . . . 2004 - Julie Seifert from
                                                                                with 9 strikeouts and 2 walks.                                     New Ulm Cathedral won 3-0 with 5 strikeouts and 0 walks.
Hermantown vs. Mankato East . . . . . . . 2010 - Megan Mullen of Hermantown won 1-0                              Burnsville vs. Totino-Grace, Fridley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 - Megan Teal of Burnsville
                                                                               with 16 strikeouts and 1 walk.                                                                       won 5-0 with 7 strikeouts and 1 walk.
Brainerd vs. Burnsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 - Kelsey Anderson of Burnsville won 1-0                   Winona Cotter vs. Delano. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 - Hannah Callahan of Winona Cotter
                                                                               with 17 strikeouts and 1 walk.                                                                     won 1-0 with 7 strikeouts and 2 walks.
Hastings vs. Burnsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 - Kelsey Anderson of Burnsville won 1-0                   Pine City vs. Proctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 - Rhiannon Sauter of Pine City
                                                                                with 6 strikeouts and 0 walks.                                                                  won 9-0 with 16 strikeouts and 2 walks.
Stillwater Area vs. Farmington . . . 2012 - Hannah Heacox of Stillwater Area won 11-0                            Chaska vs. North, North St. Paul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 - Brynne Dordel of Chaska
                                                                              with 11 strikeouts and 2 walks.                                                                     won 1-0 with 16 strikeouts and 1 walk.
                                                                                                                 Henry Sibley, Mendota Heights vs. Willmar . . . . . . . . 2006 - Callie Nelsen of Willmar
ONE-HITTERS                                                                                                                                                                          lost 2-0 with 8 strikeouts and 1 walk
South St. Paul vs. Shakopee . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979 - Peggy O’Neill from South St. Paul                   Minnetonka vs. Chaska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 - Jessica Stang of Minnetonka
                                                           won 15-0 with 11 strikeouts and 6 walks.                                                                                 won 1-0 with 6 strikeouts and 1 walk.
Austin vs. St. Cloud Apollo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 - Kim Synoground won 5-0 with                  Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs.
                                                                              10 strikeouts and 2 walks.
                                                                                                                 Sacred Heart, East Grand Forks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 - Patina Queenan of K-M-S
Austin vs. Cambridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 - Kim Synoground from Austin                                                                                won 2-1 with 6 strikeouts and 2 walks.
                                                               won 1-0 with 5 strikeouts and 0 walks.
                                                                                                                 St. Anthony Village vs. Winona Cotter . . . . . . 2007 - Rose Tusa of St. Anthony Village
Moose Lake vs. Morris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982 - Annie Adamczak from Moose Lake                                                                                    won 2-0 with 14 strikeouts and 0 walks.
                                                               won 5-0 with 12 strikeouts and 1 walk.
                                                                                                                 Wabasso vs. New Life Academy of Woodbury . . . 2008 - Danielle Schmidt of New Life
Glencoe vs. Hoffman-Kensington . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 - Lori Bandemer from Glencoe                                                 Academy of Woodbury won 9-0 with 17 strikeouts and 3 walks.
                                                               won 6-0 with 7 strikeouts and 2 walks.
                                                                                                                 Sacred Heart, East Grand Forks, vs. Silver Bay . . 2009 - Darcy Roach of Sacred Heart
Southland vs. Glencoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 - Shannon Blair from Glencoe                                                                               won 1-0 with 5 strikeouts and 0 walks.
                                                                lost 3-2 with 8 strikeouts and 2 walks.
                                                                                                                 Sacred Heart, East Grand Forks, vs. Hawley . . . . 2009 - Darcy Roach of Sacred Heart
Mankato East vs. St. Paul Harding . . . . . . . . 1986 - Connie Fitzloff from Mankato East                                                                                        won 2-0 with 9 strikeouts and 2 walks.
                                                              won 7-0 with 10 strikeouts and 2 walks
                                                                                                                 Elk River vs. Mankato West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 - Kelsey Roche of Elk River
Austin vs. St. Cloud Apollo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 - Pam Loock from Austin                                                                            won 1-0 with 11 strikeouts and 0 walks.
                                        won 2-1 in 19 innings with 17 strikeouts and 6 walks.
                                                                                                                 North, North St. Paul, vs. Forest Lake . . . . . . . 2009 -Tabitha Bayers of North won 2-0
Mankato East vs. Fridley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 - Connie Fitzloff from Mankato East                                                                                              with 12 strikeouts and 1 walk.
                                            won 8-0 over Fridley with 7 strikeouts and 2 walks.
                                                                                                                 Eagan vs. Mankato West. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 - Sara Moulton of Eagan
Litchfield vs. Brandon-Evansville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 - Lisa Munson from Litchfield                                                                                  won 4-0 with 10 strikeouts and 3 walks.
                                                               won 7-0 with 2 strikeouts and 6 walks.
                                                                                                                 New Ulm Cathedral vs. Barnum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 - Katrina Newman of Barnum
St. Bernard’s vs. Rockford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990 - Karyn Valentino from St. Bernard’s                                                                                won 7-0 with 14 strikeouts and 4 walks.
                                                                 won 4-0 with 5 strikeouts and 1 walk.
                                                                                                                 Wabasso vs. *Cherry/Cotton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 - Sara Sauter of *Cherry/Cotton
Dover-Eyota vs. Brooklyn Center . . . . . . . . . . 1992 - Jennifer Duden from Dover-Eyota                                                                                    won 11-1 with 11 strikeouts and 2 walks.
                                                               won 4-1 with 3 strikeouts and 3 walks.
                                                                                                                 Park Center, Brooklyn Park vs. Zumbrota-Mazeppa . . . . . . . . . . 2010 - Nicola Tade of
Osseo vs. Park, Cottage Grove. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 - Jenny Bauer from Park                                    Park Center, Brooklyn Park, won 9-1 with 15 strikeouts and 2 walks.
                                                               won 3-0 with 7 strikeouts and 3 walks.
                                                                                                                 Hastings vs. Maple Grove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 - Jenelle Trautmann of Hastings
New Ulm Cathedral vs. Red Rock Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 - Steph Klaviter from                                                                                     won 7-0 with 9 strikeouts and 0 walks.
                              New Ulm Cathedral won 5-0 with 14 strikeouts and 0 walks.
                                                                                                                 New Life Academy of Woodbury vs. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg . . . . . . . . . . . 2011
New Ulm Cathedral vs. St. Bernard’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 - Steph Klaviter from                                                           Rebekah Schmidt of New Life Academy of Woodbury
                                  New Ulm Cathedral won 5-0 with 9 strikeouts and 1 walk.                                                                                         won 3-2 with 13 strikeouts and 1 walk.
Hopkins vs. New Ulm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997 - Angela Recknor from Hopkins                 Hermantown vs. St. Paul Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 - Katie Thun of Hermantown
                                                             won 7-0 with 10 strikeouts and 2 walks.                                                                          won 10-0 with 10 strikeouts and 0 walks.
Ogilvie vs. Barnum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 - Teresa Jeffers from Barnum           Park Center, Brooklyn Park vs. Hermantown . . . . . . 2011 - Nicola Tade of Park Center
                                                               won 1-0 with 8 strikeouts and 2 walks.                                                                               won 6-0 with 7 strikeouts and 1 walk.
Hermantown vs. Winona Cotter. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 - Leah Bowen from Hermantown                          Totino-Grace, Fridley vs. Brainerd . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 - Erica Meyer of Totino-Grace
                                                               won 5-0 with 3 strikeouts and 0 walks.                                                                             won 2-0 with 14 strikeouts and 1 walk.
Mankato Loyola vs. Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin . . . . 2001 - Lindsay Mamer from                              Cherry, Iron vs. New Life Academy of Woodbury . . . . . 2012 - Shaina Novak of Cherry
                                     Mankato Loyola won 1-0 with 20 strikeouts and 1 walk.                                                                                        won 2-0 with 4 strikeouts and 2 walks.
Lyle/Austin Pacelli vs. Holy Trinity, Winsted . . . . 2001 - Amy Bickler from Lyle/Austin
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the quarterfinals. Junior Sarah DeMars went the        right time and earned the title despite eight loss-    Mauch in the top of the fifth to secure the win.
distance, allowing just three hits and striking out    es, the most of any Class AAA team in the              Junior Samantha Hartmann had 10 strikeouts
six. Hawley left nine runners stranded and St.         tournament.                                            for the Spartans, giving up five hits.
Anthony Village left 12 in a game that didn’t              Stillwater Area struck first with a pair of runs       Sadler and ninth-grader Sydney Smith com-
produce a run until the very end. Hadler hit the       in the bottom of the first. The Crimson scored a       bined for a three-hit shutout as Maple Grove
game-winning single, scoring Bates who led the         run of their own in the top of the second, but         upended Big Lake 7-0 in the quarterfinals. Junior
10th with a double.                                    Stillwater Area was quick to respond with two          Abby Bunnell was 2-for-2 with two RBI to lead
    Hawley had a runner in scoring position in         more runs in the bottom half of the inning to          the Maple Grove offense in the 10-hit win.
the first, fourth, sixth and ninth innings, but just   make it 4-1. After a scoreless third, Maple Grove          Sophomore Hannah Bergh pitched her team
couldn’t score. St. Anthony Village wasn’t much        scored again in the fourth to trail 4-2, but the       to a third-place finish, going all seven innings
better, leaving runners in scoring position in the     Ponies responded with a run of their own in the        and allowing seven hits, but the Spartans gave
first, fifth and eighth innings. In the first and      bottom of the inning. Stillwater Area’s final run      up just one unearned run in Orono’s 5-1 win
eighth the Huskies left the bases loaded.              came in the bottom of the sixth.                       over Mankato East. Senior Mackenzie Williams
    Cloquet (16-10) earned the third-place tro-            Senior Allison Eder-Zdechlik had the game-         and eighth-grader Emily Geelan each had two
phy with an 8-3 win over the Eagles of Maple           winning hit with her double down the right field       RBI for Orono (25-2) to lead them offensively.
River (19-8). Senior Shania Paulson was 3-for-4        line in the second, scoring two. Junior Haley          Mankato East (25-5) was not able take advan-
with three RBI in the win. Maple River struck          Balzart, sophomore Natalie Gerber, and ninth-          tage of three Orono errors and stranded eight
first with a run in the top of the first inning, but   grader Rachel Hartwig each had a RBI in the            runners in the game.
Cloquet came right back with two of their own          game. Senior Hannah Heacox got the win,                    It took awhile for the runs to come in the
in the bottom half of the inning. Maple River          going seven innings, allowing just one earned          consolation championship game, but both
took the lead back in the third with two runs          run and striking out seven.                            Bloomington Jefferson and Forest Lake provided
before Cloquet took the lead for good with four            Stillwater Area scored four runs in the top of     fireworks in the late innings before the Jaguars
runs in the bottom of the fourth. They added           the 11th inning to break a 2-2 tie in the semifi-      took home the trophy with a 5-3 win.
two more in the fifth inning. Sophomore                nals and advanced with a 6-2 win over Mankato          Bloomington Jefferson (19-3) struck first in the
Chandler Beaupre went seven innings, allowing          East. Heacox struck out 13 in a complete-game          top of the sixth with a solo homer from senior
two hits, striking out five and giving up just one     effort, while Mankato East senior pitcher Nicole       Nicole Tobon. Forest Lake (24-3) responded in
earned run.                                            Ries struck out 16 and walked just one. The            the bottom of the inning with a run to tie the
    In a back and fourth battle between Mound          Ponies batted around in the top of the 11th,           game.
Westonka and Albany, Mound Westonka                    claiming four hits, including a two-run single by          In the seventh inning Bloomington Jefferson
emerged with the 8-5 win to claim the consola-         Gerber to take the lead. Stillwater Area also          got five hits which produced four runs to take a
tion championship. Senior Evan Bailey went 2-          scored a run in the second on a solo homer by          5-1 lead into the bottom of the inning. The
for-4 with three RBI to lead the White Hawks to        Gerber, and a run in the seventh on a solo             Rangers came back with four hits of their own,
the title. Mound Westonka scored a pair in the         homer by Eder-Zdechlik.                                but just two runs.
first only to give up two in the bottom of the sec-        Ries had both RBI for the Cougars, driving in
ond to tie the game. Albany gave up a run in the       junior Carolyn Osdoba on a single in the first             Farmington junior Ashley Betzold tied a
third but responded with their own run to tie it       inning and plating her again on another single         tournament record with her two home runs in
back up at three. After a scoreless fourth inning      in the third.                                          the team’s consolation semifinal loss to
Mound Westonka added four runs in the fifth to             Stillwater Area took advantage of four             Bloomington Jefferson. Both she and
take a 7-3 lead. The Huskies responded with two        Farmington errors and breezed to an 11-0 victo-        Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg’s Courtney Olson
runs in their half, their last of the game. Mound      ry over Farmington in the quarterfinals. Heacox        tied the tournament record (2) for tournament
Westonka added another run in the seventh.             pitched the 33rd no hitter in state tournament         home runs. Olson also tied the tournament
                                                       history. She struck out 11 and walked just two in      record with her 6 RBI in one game against
Class AAA                                              the win. She also was 3-for-4 at the plate with        Sebeka in the consolation semifinals. That,
    For the first time since 1998, the Stillwater      two RBI. Stillwater Area scored nine unearned          combined with her two other RBI, gave her the
Area Ponies are state champions, their fourth          runs in the victory.                                   new record (8) for most RBI in one tournament.
title in eight appearances. It was their first title       A strikeout bonanza was the story in the
since a third class was added. Stillwater Area         semifinal game between Maple Grove and                    The 2012 State Girls’ Fast-Pitch Softball
beat Maple Grove 6-2 to earn the title over            Orono. The two pitchers combined for 23 strike-        Tournament was played at Caswell Park in
Maple Grove.                                           outs. It was senior Cayli Sadler who had the           North Mankato June 7 and 8. Paid attendance
    Stillwater Area had to win two games against       upper hand, striking out 13 and picking up the         was 7,987.
White Bear Lake Area on May 30 to advance to           3-0 win. Maple Grove got a run in the third and
the state tournament. The Ponies got hot at the        then a two-run homer from senior Mandi




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