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College Softball: Raiders fall in 13B championship

The Raiders advanced to the Region 13B championship game.

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Addie Sanford

INTERNATIONAL FALLS — Chloe Munsch saved her best game for the season’s last.

The Central Lakes College left fielder finished 2-3 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs, but the No. 2 seeded Raiders fell to top-seeded Rainy River 9-6 in the championship game of the Region 13B tournament Friday, May 21.

Addie Sanford drove in two runs and Jenna Gratz was 2-4 with an RBI. Lexy Swanson added a double for the Raiders who finished their season with a 17-15 record.

Jenna Gratz got the start and allowed eight runs, six earned, on eight hits and four walks. She struck out one over three innings.

Sanford pitched the final three innings. She allowed one run on eight hits.

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The Raiders advance to the championship round after eliminating third-seeded Northland 12-1 earlier Friday.

An Abbie Johanneck home run was all Sanford allowed as she struck out five in five innings. She didn’t walk anyone and allowed just the one hit.

Sarah Kossan smashed a grand slam for all the offense the Raiders would need. She finished 2-3 with six RBIs, a double, a home run and two runs scored.

Haley Youngbauer went 2-4 with two runs and an RBI and Munsch was 3-3 with two runs and an RBI. Paige Soltis hit a double.

Sanford, Cassidy Zontelli and Kossan were named to the all-tournament team.

Game One
Northland 1 1 1
Central Lakes 12 13 0
WP: Addie Sanford. LP: Shawna Larson. 2B: CLC-Sarah Kossan, Paige Soltis. HR: CLC-Kossan.

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Game Two
Rainy River 6 9 1
Central Lakes 9 16 0
LP: Jenna Gratz. 2B: CLC-Lexy Swanson. HR: CLC-Chloe Munsch. Overall: CLC 17-15.

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