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Softball: Two Harbors' season ends with a pair of losses

Two Harbors softball season came to an end with a pair of losses in the Section 7AA tournament May 25 in Cloquet. The Agates fell to Esko 14-0 and Rush City 7-5 in the double elimination tournament.

In the first game of the day, Esko score in each of the first four innings, including six runs in the third inning, to take a 14-0 lead and end the game in the top of the fifth inning. The Agates managed only one hit against the Eskomos and pitcher Emilee Wilson struck out five Agate batters.

In the second game against Rush City, Two Harbors fell behind 6-0 after four innings, but scored four in the fifth to tighten the game. The Agates could only manage one more run over the final two innings and their season ended in the 7-5 loss.

Lemke struck out five batters over six innings and Grace Heitala had three hits and two RBIs for Two Harbors.

The Agates struggled with injuries throughout the season with Carina Hebl, Brianna McGrath, Emily Olson and Katie Archer all missing most or all of the season with injuries.

Next season could be tough for Two Harbors, as they will lose six players to graduation, including Lemke, McGrath, Stephanie Williams, Kaitlyn Underdale and Tiffani Johnson.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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