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Raiders' rally falls short in 3-2 playoff defeat

The New York Mills Eagles held off a Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale rally in the bottom of the seventh Tuesday to knock the Raiders out of the Section 6A softball tournament at Pelican Rapids with a 3-2 decision.

New York Mills' Autumn Roberts and BHV's Jordan Carr were locked in a scoreless pitching duel for six innings.

Lydia Irons got the Eagles going in the top of the seventh when she laced a leadoff single. A fielding error by Sydney Weniger then allowed Irons to score and Mckenna Roberts to advance all the way to third. Madison Kane singled in Roberts. Kane moved up on a sacrifice bunt by LeAnn Flanigan. Kaitlyn Kane doubled in Madison Kane with the third run of the inning.

Trailing by three in the bottom half of the seventh, Sarah Moenkedick sparked the Raiders with a leadoff single. Weniger then drew a walk and Danica Gilb came on as a pinch-runner. Tiffany Wangerin reached on a fielder's choice when the Eagles forced Gilb at second. Madison Valley and Michaela Powers singled to bring in Moenkedick and Wangerin. With Valley on third and Powers on second, Elyssa Kern singled. Valley was tagged out at home as she attempted to score the game-tying run. Hannah VanHale struck out to end the game.

Kane and Irons both had two hits for New York Mills. Valley and Jordyn Glenz had two hits apiece for the Raiders.

The Raiders saw their season end with a 13-8 record. The victory gave the Eagles a 23-5 mark.

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WP- Autumn Roberts; LP- Jordan Carr

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Hannah VanHale, Kirstin Korfe, Jordyn Glenz and Tiffany Wangerin combined for six hits, six runs and three RBIs Tuesday as the Raiders pummeled the Tigers in Section 6A fastpitch play at Pelican Rapids.

Jordan Carr gave up only two hits in gaining the pitching victory. Carr walked six batters but fanned seven.

Pine River-Backus hurler Miah Hansen struck out eight BHV batters but gave up eight hits and five walks.

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WP- Jordan Carr; LP- Miah Hansen