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Lady Jays still alive in regional softball tournament

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ST. CLOUD -- A 6-0 loss was followed by a 13-2 victory and the Minnesota West Lady Jays softball team stayed alive Friday in the double-elimination regional tournament.

Friday’s games, postponed from Thursday due to bad weather, started with a 6-0 loss to tournament host St. Cloud Tech, The winners scored five runs in the fifth inning off West pitcher Julia Schmoker to take control.

West had just five hits in the game, two by Torrence Clelland.

In the second game, Minnesota West routed Rochester in a 17-hit performance. Clelland went 5-for-5, Schmoker went 3-for-3 and Steph Kazemba went 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Mallory Thorson drove in five runs by going 4-for-5 at the plate.

Kazemba pitched the full seven-inning game. She allowed six hits, one earned run, one walk and she struck out three.


The Lady Jays play again this morning (Saturday, May 14) against Anoka-Ramsey in a 10 a.m. start.

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