Cohasset, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The two #1-seeded softball teams in Section 7AA both fell on Friday in the quarterfinal round, with Hermantown losing to Cloquet and Mora dropping their game with Hibbing.
The Lumberjacks first ousted last year's section champion with a 2-1 win over the Hawks, and that was followed by a 3-2 Bluejackets victory over the Mustangs.
Proctor also beat a higher-seed team in Two Harbors to advance to the semifinals, and Virginia knocked off Esko to get into the next round.
Those four teams now enter a double-elimination format to decide a Section 7AA champion, which will be decided May 29-31 in Cloquet.
A full Section 7AA softball tournament bracket can be viewed at the Minnesota State High School League web site.
SECTION 7AA SOFTBALL SEMIFINALS
#4 Cloquet vs. #3 Proctor --- May 29, 1:00 p.m.
#2 Virginia vs. #5 Hibbing --- May 29, 1:00 p.m.