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Patriots win first Section 6AA title

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The Pequot Lakes softball team defeated Staples-Motley 1-0 and 4-0 to capture the first Section 6AA softball title in school history on Thursday night, May 30, at Waite Park. The Patriots, 19-2 overall, advance to the Class AA state tournament to face Section 7AA champion Hermantown at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, in North Mankato.

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In the first game, Pequot Lakes grabbed the lead with a single run in the bottom of the seventh, and then held off a Cardinals’ rally in heavy rain in the top of the seventh to force another game. The Patriots grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning and held on to beat S-M and advance.

For photos of the games, go to http://spotted.pineandlakes.com/galleries/index.php?id=315138

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