Section 7A, 7AA Softball Finals Set

By KBJR News 1

May 31, 2011 Updated Jun 1, 2011 at 2:06 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Four teams from the Northland remain in the Section 7A and 7AA softball brackets, and will play for two state tournament berths on Thursday.

#1 seed Cherry-Cotton and #2 seed Carlton will meet in the Section 7A finals, scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Thursday at Braun Park in Cloquet.

The tournament is double elimination, so Carlton will need to beat Cherry-Cotton twice to advance to the state tournament. Cherry-Cotton only needs one win to advance.

In Section 7AA, the two #1 seeds, Hermantown and Cloquet, made their way to the finals, which will be played at a site to be determined.

Because of the double elimination format, Cloquet needs two wins to advance while Hermantown only needs one.

For more information on the section tournaments, go to the Minnesota State High School League web site.

Below are the results of Tuesday's game in the Section 7A and 7AA softball brackets.

Section 7A

Cherry-Cotton def. Floodwood 2-0
Mesabi East def. Carlton 3-2
Cherry-Cotton def. Mesabi East 8-0
Carlton def. Floodwood 7-2
Carlton def. Mesabi East 4-0

Section 7AA

Hermantown def. Eveleth Gilbert 8-0
Cloquet def. Moose Lake-Willow River 9-1
Hermantown def. Cloquet 9-2
Eveleth-Gilbert def. Moose Lake-Willow River 14-4
Cloquet def. Eveleth-Gilbert 6-5

Posted by Zach Schneider