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The St. Anthony Village High School fastpitch softball team improved to 2-0 in elimination games in the Section 4AA playoffs with a 4-1 victory over Visitation on Tuesday. The Huskies go after a third consecutive elimination win on Thursday against the Blazers.

Visitation entered Tuesday’s game with no pressure as the unbeaten team in the section tournament. St. Anthony, which lost to Blazers in the fourth round, scored twice in the top of the third and added single runs in the fifth and sixth.

Rosie Robberstad led the Huskies with a pair of extra-base hits, including a home run, as she drove in two runs. Both teams ended up with seven hits each.

In the circle, Kelly Tappe pitched 3 innings of relief and gave up just one hit.

St. Anthony and Visitation will play one more game for the section championship on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Hamline University.

St. Anthony is going after its third consecutive trip to the state tournament while Visitation is trying for its first state-tournament berth.

Section 4AA fastpitch softball playoffs

First round

Game 1 – St. Croix Lutheran 5, St. Paul Academy 4, 8 innings

Game 2 – DeLaSalle 10, St. Paul Harding 0

Game 3 – Minnehaha Academy 10, St. Paul Johnson, 5 innings

Game 4 – St. Paul Como Park 11, St. Croix Prep 0

Game 5 – Concordia Academy 12, St. Paul Central 11, 8 innings

Game 6 – St. Paul Highland Park 12, St. Paul Humboldt 0, 5 innings

Game 7 – St. Anthony Village 29, St. Paul Washington 0, 5 innings

Second round

Game 8 – Visitation 8, St. Croix Lutheran 3

Game 9 – DeLaSalle 3, Minnehaha Academy 0

Game 10 – St. Paul Como Park 3, Concordia Academy 1

Game 11 – St. Anthony Village 13, St. Paul Highland Park 0, 5 innings

Third round

Game 12 – Visitation 5, DeLaSalle 2

Game 13 – St. Anthony Village 6, St. Paul Como Park 1

Game 14 – Minnehaha Academy 4, St. Croix Lutheran 2

Game 15 – Concordia Academy 8, St. Paul Highland Park 3

Fourth round

Game 16 – Visitation 4, St. Anthony Village 1

Game 17 – Minnehaha Academy 3, St. Paul Como Park 1

Game 18 – DeLaSalle 9, Concordia Academy 7

Fifth round

Game 19 – Minnehaha Academy 1, DeLaSalle 0

Loser’s bracket final

Game 20 – St. Anthony Village 2, Minnehaha Academy 1

Championship round

Game 21 – St. Anthony Village 4, Visitation 1

Game 22 – St. Anthony Village vs. Visitation, Thursday, 5 p.m. at Hamline University

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