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Patriots lose in state quarterfinals 4-1

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Senior pitcher Katie Thun allowed just four hits and struck out a career-high 18 hitters to lead the Hermantown Hawks past Pequot Lakes 4-1 in the Class AA state softball quarterfinals on Thursday, June 6, in North Mankato. The Patriots played in the loser's bracket on Thursday night.

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Pequot Lakes notched its only run in the sixth when Katie White walked, and eventually scored on Lindzee Johnson’s single. Hermantown added a final run in the seventh when Herzig came home on a single by Jordyn Thomas.

“(Thun) had a good breaking ball, and really worked the plate,” said Pequot Lakes coach Bret Sergent said. “She’s the best pitcher we’ve seen this year.”

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