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Hermantown shades Jacks' softball team 2-1 in nine

Hermantown won a classic mound duel with the Bemidji softball team Tuesday, scoring on a leadoff home run in the ninth inning 2-1. Bemidji's Elissa Port and Kasey Boyat of the Hawks dueled to a 1-1 tie through seven innings. Elington came on in r...

Hermantown won a classic mound duel with the Bemidji softball team Tuesday, scoring on a leadoff home run in the ninth inning 2-1.

Bemidji's Elissa Port and Kasey Boyat of the Hawks dueled to a 1-1 tie through seven innings. Elington came on in relief to blank Bemidji the final two frames and get the win.

Port went the route on a six hitter to drop her first game in four decisions.

Bemidji scored in the first when Amy Boyer singled, was sacrificed to second, took third on a ground out and scored on Brittany Black's single.

The Hawks tied it in the second on a double by Broten, a sacrifice and a Bemidji error.

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The 1-1 deadlock lasted through six frames before Sanstedt opened the last of the ninth with a home run to end the day.

Bemidji dropped to 6-2. It heads back east tomorrow to battle Duluth East with Justine Ossman shooting for her third win.

The B Team lost for the first time in five starts 8-4.

It led 2-0 after three but saw Hermantown score six runs in the fourth and add two in the fifth to take an 8-2 lead.

Bemidji got two back in the seventh but came no closer.

Megan Gullickson left in the fourth, taking her first loss in two decisions. Teran Chambers finished.

Julie Erickson, Chelsey Ramsrud and Courtney Truax all had two hits. Tara Ripplinger and Ramsrud doubled.

Chelsea Yost returns to the mound tomorrow at Duluth East looking for her fourth shutout.

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Bemidji 100-000-000---1--8--3

Hermantown 010-000-001---2--6--0

Port (3-1) and Black

Boyat, Elington (8) and Rudvold

B Team Game

Bemidji 020-000-2---4-- 9--3

Hermantown 000-620-x---8--12--0

Gullickson (1-1),Chambers (4) and Ramsrud

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