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Softball: Park Rapids gets eliminated from Section 8AA playoffs

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton and Roseau prevail to end Panthers' season.

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Abby Morris went 5 for 6 at the plate in Park Rapids' losses to Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton and Roseau at Thief River Falls on Thursday, May 26, 2022.
Vance Carlson / Park Rapids Enterprise
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THIEF RIVER FALLS – A lack of hitting and a surplus of errors ended the season for the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team.

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton shut out the Panthers 13-0 in five innings in the first game and Roseau followed by hanging on for an 8-7 victory in the second game during the double-elimination portion of the Section 8AA North tournament at the Multi-Events Complex on May 26.

Mallory Leitner and Natalie Linman combined on a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts in leading No. 1-seeded D-G-F past the Panthers.

Abby Morris’ single with two outs in the third inning was the Panthers’ only hit. Tori Weaver walked with two outs in the first to account for Park Rapids’ only other baserunner. Linman struck out all six batters she faced in relief as the Rebels improved to 15-4. D-G-F combined 12 hits with six Park Rapids errors for the win.

Chloe Tretbar started and allowed seven runs on seven hits in two innings. Allison Offerdahl gave up six runs on five hits over the final two innings.

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In an elimination game, No. 3 Roseau jumped out to a 7-1 lead before holding on for the win.

The No. 4-seeded Panthers scored their first run in the third when Morris doubled with two outs and scored on Kasen Girtz’s RBI single.

Park Rapids cut the deficit to 7-3 in the sixth on an error and singles by Nora Cederstrom and Natalie Harvey.

After Roseau made it 8-3 in the bottom of the sixth, the Panthers mounted a rally in the seventh. Singles by Morris and Tori Weaver set up an RBI double by Tretbar. RBI singles by Cederstrom and Offerdahl and a passed ball cut the gap to 8-7 before Brooklyn Hulst retired the next two batters to end that threat.

Morris (4 for 4), Cederstrom (2 for 4) and Offerdahl (2 for 4) led Park Rapids’ 13-hit offensive attack. The Panthers stranded seven runners on base, including five in scoring position.

Tretbar allowed six runs on four hits over the first 1.2 innings while Offerdahl gave up two runs on three hits over the final 4.3 innings. Five Park Rapids errors led to six unearned runs.

Roseau, which lost to No. 2 Thief River Falls 6-2 in the first game, improved to 12-11. The Panthers ended the season with a 10-11 record.

Park Rapids 000 00…0 1 6

D-G-F 345 1x…13 12 0

W–Leitner. L–Tretbar, 7-8.

Park Rapids hitting: Morris (1-2), N. Cederstrom (0-2), Weaver (0-1), Tretbar (0-2), Girtz (0-2), Persons (0-1), A. Cederstrom (0-1), Offerdahl (0-2), Harvey (0-2), Yliniemi (0-1). SB: Morris 1.

Park Rapids pitching: Tretbar (2ip, 7r, 5er, 7h, 2bb, 0k); Offerdahl (2ip, 6r, 5er, 5h, 1bb, 1k).

Park Rapids 001 002 4…7 13 5

Roseau 151 001 x…8 7 1

W–Hulst. L–Tretbar, 7-9.

Park Rapids hitting: Morris (4-4, 1r), Girtz (1-4, 1r, 1rbi), Weaver (1-3, 1r), Tretbar (1-4, 2r, 1rbi), N. Cederstrom (2-4, 2r, 1rbi), Offerdahl (2-4, 1rbi), Harvey (1-4, 1rbi), Persons (0-1), A. Cederstrom (0-3), Yliniemi (0-1), Felts (0-2). 2B: Morris 2, Tretbar 1. SB: N. Cederstrom 1, Morris 1.

Park Rapids pitching: Tretbar (1.2ip, 6r, 2er, 4h, 2bb, 0k); Offerdahl (4.1ip, 2uer, 3h, 2bb, 4k).

1982 Dawson-Boyd High School graduate
1987 Moorhead State University graduate
Sports reporter for Park Rapids Enterprise since 1987
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