Cherry Wins First-Ever State Championship

By KBJR News 1

June 8, 2012 Updated Jun 9, 2012 at 9:17 AM CDT

Mankato, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Cherry softball team won the MSHSL Class A state championship on Friday afternoon, scoring a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Blooming Prairie by a 2-1 score.

Eighth grader Joely Roberts scored on a passed ball to win the game for the Tigers, marking the program's first-ever state championship.

Cherry also becomes just the 11th team in state history to finish a season undefeated, the first since Maple River did so in 1996. The Tigers complete 2012 with a perfect (26-0) record.

Breann Gruenhagen was the offensive leader for Cherry, going 2-for-2 at the plate, and Shaina Novak pitched all seven innings to earn the win on the hill.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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