Braham Softball finishes 2-2 in tourney

Angie Bendickson pitched the Bombers to two victories in the Section 5A tournament.
Angie Bendickson pitched the Bombers to two victories in the Section 5A tournament.

Braham softball finished up its season by going 2-2 in the Section 5A fastpitch tournament.

The Bombers opened with a 3-1 stay-alive win at McGregor May 20 when Angie Bendickson pitched a one-hitter and ripped a key two-run double against the Mercuries.

When the double-elimination part of the tourney began, No. 2 East seed Rush City knocked off the No. 6 Bombers 10-0 in six innings May 21.

But Braham regrouped by eliminating No. 4 Ogilvie 7-3 on May 22 at Mora. Bendickson allowed six hits to the rival Lions. She also was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run on offense. Stormy Husnick was 2-for-2 with two walks and a run. Also in the Braham offense, Lizzie Altendorf ripped two hits and finished with one RBI. Janessa Malone and Amelia Fiedler added key hits and a run apiece.

That night, Braham then ran into East No. 1 seed Isle who finished off the Bombers (6-9) with an 11-1 win. The GRC champ Huskies then were knocked out 6-3 by Eden Valley-Watkins in the May 27 round.

Meanwhile, Rush City (12-4) kept rolling to the May 29 5A title game by defeating Isle 3-0 in the winners’ bracket game, then the Tigers downed West No. 3 Browerville 3-2 May 27. Browerville earned another shot at Rush City by defeating Eden Valley-Watkins 7-4 late on May 27.

• In Cambridge-Isanti’s Section 7AAA tournament there are four teams remaining after Saturday’s pile of games were held at Andover. No. 1 seed Anoka will face No. 3 Elk River in the final winners’ bracket game on May 28 at Chisago Lakes. Also that day at CL, No. 2 Forest Lake will take on No. 5 St. Francis in an elimination game. In the last games on Saturday, Forest Lake defeated Chisago Lakes 11-2 and the SF Saints downed Andover 7-4.


Great River Softball: FINAL: Isle 10-0, 18-1; Ogilvie 6-3, 7-6; Aitkin 6-3, 7-7; Rush City 6-4, 10-4; Braham 2-5, 6-9; Hinckley-Fin. 2-6, 3-10; Pine City 2-6, 2-14; East Central 0-7, 1-8.

Mississippi 8 Softball  RED) St. Francis 9-4, 13-5; Chisago Lakes 8-5, 13-6; Cambridge-Isanti 6-7, 12-8; North Branch 4-9, 9-10; Princeton 0-13, 0-16. BLUE) Rogers 13-0, 17-1; Buffalo 11-2, 13-6; Big Lake 6-7, 10-9; St. Michael-Alb. 6-7, 8-10; Monticello 2-11, 4-14.