A day after losing to No. 1 seed St. Agnes 9-1, Concordia Academy got revenge and won the Class 2A, Section 4 softball title with its 9-7 victory Wednesday at Northwestern College. This was the third matchup for the two teams in the double-elimination section playoff.
The score was tied at five in the seventh inning when Alyssa Moore hit a two-out triple, which gave the Beacons a one-run lead. Madelynn Harre and Emma Brunn added back-to-back RBI singles. Sydney Pelzer closed out the scoring with an RBI double.
Anna Fossand and Naomi Hoke both had a pair of RBI for St. Agnes.
This will be the Beacons’ first trip to the state tournament since 2004.
Edina 8, Wayzata 2: The Hornets kept their season alive as they toppled Wayzata in the Class 4A, Section 6 playoffs.
Rachel Belvedere threw a complete game, giving up two runs and striking out five. She earned the win. Quinn Brinkman went 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored twice.
Kate McHugh went 2-for-3, with a double and an RBI. She also scored twice for Edina.
The Hornets will play Hopkins on Thursday with the winner advancing to the section finals against Armstrong.
Park of Cottage Grove 9, Hastings 8: Brandon Alt hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to secure the Wolfpack victory. The junior went 5-for-5 in the game.
Scott Harrison went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored to help the Park offense.
The Wolfpack will play Apple Valley in an elimination game of the Class 4A, Section 3 tournament on Friday.
Blaine 5, St. Francis 0: Tyler Reichenborn hit two two-run homers to lead the Bengals’ to the next round of the Class 4A, Section 7 playoffs. The senior outfielder has hit six home runs in the past four games.
Kaden Elvidge threw a three-hit, complete-game shutout.
Champlin Park 3, Centennial 2: Cole Albers went 2-for-3 with one RBI and a run scored. He helped his own cause on the mound pitching 6⅔ innings and getting the win for the Rebels. They advance in the Class 4A, Section 5 winners’ bracket and will play Totino-Grace on Thursday.