Crimson softballers advance in sections


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Top-seeded and No. 1 ranked Maple Grove advanced to the Section 5 softball tournament semifinal with a 10-2 win over Spring lake Park and a 3-1 win over Mounds View last week.

Cayli Sadler picked up both wins to reach the 20-win mark for the season. Against Mounds View, Taylar Bratten drove in one run and scored two.

The Crimson played No. 7 Champlin Park in the section double-elimination semifinal May 29. The loser played in losers’ bracket May 29 while the winner advances to the section final slated at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 31 at Rice Lake Park in Shoreview. A second game, if necessary, start 20 minutes after the first.