Crimson advance in section softball

Senior Michelle Gorsett lines a base hit to ignite Maple Grove’s offense in the section win over Champlin Park. (Photo courtesy of Rich Moll)

Senior Michelle Gorsett lines a base hit to ignite Maple Grove’s offense in the section win over Champlin Park. (Photo courtesy of Rich Moll)

Maple Grove defeated Champlin Park and Coon Rapids in Section 5 softball action last week.

Crimson center fielder Abby Bunnell fields the ball while Tess Wilner backs her up. (Photo courtesy of Rich Moll)

Crimson center fielder Abby Bunnell fields the ball while Tess Wilner backs her up. (Photo courtesy of Rich Moll)

The top-seeded Crimson downed the Rebels 8-4 in the first round and blanked Coon Rapids 6-0 in the quarterfinal. They played Irondale in the double-elimination semifinal round May 28. The winner advances to the section championship game is slated for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at Rice Creek Park in Shoreview.

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