Patriots seeded 3rd in subsection, win first round
The Pequot Lakes Patriots softball team, which finished the regular season 12-5 overall, opened the Section 8-2A playoffs Tuesday, May 21.
The Patriots earned the third seed in their subsection, and faced No. 6 Barnesville in the first round May 21. The No. 3 Pequot Lakes Patriots defeated the No. 6 Barnesville Trojans 15-0 in the South Subsection 8-2A opening round. They will meet the No. 2 Hawley vs. No. 7 Breckenridge winner in the second round Thursday, May 23 at Frazee.
Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton was the top seed in the subsection and faced No. 8 Ottertail Central while No. 4 Perham played No. 5 Wadena-Deer Creek. Thief River Falls was the top seed for the other subsection bracket.
Long Prairie/GE 11, Patriots 6
On Friday, May 17, Afton Crocker went 3-4 with an RBI and scored two runs for Pequot Lakes in a non-conference loss to the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder.
Ari Merta scored two runs and finished 2-3 for the Patriots, who trailed 9-0 after three innings. Maddy Morrison and Kaitlyn Geschwill had two hits each.
LP/GE 11 14 2
Pequot Lakes 7 12 3
WP: Emma Liebsch. LP: Morgan Eckes.