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Storm finish second at 18U softball state tournament

The Worthington 18U Storm fastpitch softball team pose with their trophy after taking second at the state tournament.

MONTICELLO — The 18U Worthington Area Storm fastpitch softball team took second place at the Minnesota 18-under Girls Fastpitch Softball State Championships Saturday.

The Storm knocked off Red Lake Falls 12-4 and Morris 8-4 before taking their first loss 9-1 against Badger Greenbush Middle River.

Worthington then defeated Watertown 9-7 to advance to the championship game against BGMR.

BGMR took down the Storm 8-7 in extra innings to take first place in the tournament.

Pictured, front (from left): Breanna Mullany, Brooke Klontz, Miranda LeBrun, Ida Rogers, Paige Kinley, Stephanie Kazemba and Jenny Majerus. Back (from left): Christine Kazemba, Rebecca Kazemba, Sophie Nepp, Aleanna Heig, Kameron Kroh, Bailey Tish, Becca Linder, coach Joe Kinley and coach Jim Kazemba. Missing: Taylor Schreier.