The North Polars were cruising along May 28 in semifinal Section 4AAA softball action at the McKnight Fields complex.
At the end of five innings North - behind the slants of hurler Haley Schanks - had a comfortable 5-0 leeway over their opponent, the Stillwater Ponies.
North High Polars are excited to be awarded the Class AAA Championship individual medals and team trophy May 29. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Polars shutout Woodbury Royals; next stop North Mankato
In the finals of the Section 4AAA softball tournament May 29 at the McKnight Fields softball complex, the No. 1-seeded North High Polars defeated the Woodbury Royals 7-0 to gain a trip to the Minnesota State Class AAA Softball Tournament.
• A schedule change pushed the final two rounds of loser’s-bracket play in Section 4AA past the early holiday deadline for this edition of the Bulletin. St. Anthony Village was one of the teams involved in those games.
• Rain early last week pushed all the games in the Section 5AAA playoffs back a day, meaning Irondale’s third game was played past the early deadline for this edition of the Bulletin.
• The Mustangs saw their season come to an end in the third round of the Section 4AAA playoffs last week. Mounds View went 1-2 in the post-season and finished the year with a record of 8-15.
Packers rebound against Titans in doubleheader action
In makeup Classic Suburban Conference softball action Wednesday, May 14 at McKnight Fields, the North High power-hitters dismantled the Packers by a score of 22-3 in a five-inning game.
“We started out OK,” said South St. Paul head coach Paul Moen, “but then we never have fared well against North. That 13-run inning really hurt us.”
The Beacons were among the final four teams in last year’s Section 4AA playoffs. The fastpitch softball team has a chance to reach that spot again this season if they can pull off an upset on Tuesday.
Concordia began the week as one of six teams still vying for the section title, and a win over DeLaSalle on Tuesday would match last year’s playoff run.