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NY Mills softball eliminated in second round

The season came to an end for the New York Mills softball team, in a close 3-2 game, at the hands of top-seeded Bertha-Hewitt, in the second round of 6A sub-section play.

The game was played on a neutral field in Brandon, Thursday, May 27.

"It was a well played softball game by both teams," Head Coach Bryan Dunrud said. "Unfortunately one team has to lose and we did not come up with the big hit when we needed to. Defensively we played extremely well and offensively we were disciplined at the plate and had baserunners, but we did not have the hit necessary to break the game open."

NY Mills finishes the season with a 9-12 mark.

"Overall, I was very proud of the girls and the effort we put forth not only in this game, but overall throughout the season. Even though we did not win, we still ended on a high note playing well."

The Eagles advanced past first round foe Pillager, a team they beat three of four times this season, with a 9-7 win at Pillager, Tuesday, May 25.

The Eagle bats were hot early. NY Mills jumped out to a 8-1 lead by the fifth inning, and would score in every inning but the second and seventh.

Pillager rallied late with three-run fifth and seventh innings, but fell short, as Kendra McCall retired the final three hitters to preserve the victory.

McCall and Brittany Lee led the way with two RBI each. McCall, Lee and Jenna Esala all scored twice.

McCall got the final win of her senior year pitching a complete game, something she was called to do most of the season.