SOFTBALL: Proctor’s early surge leads to win over Bemidji in season opener

Proctor's first-inning home run was enough to spoil the Bemidji High School softball team's season opener.

BHS_Softball web art
Bemidji Lumberjacks

PROCTOR – The Bemidji softball team’s long-awaited season opener got off to a rough start.

Proctor belted a three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning before adding a pair of solo blasts in the bottom of the third. It led to a 5-2 win over the Lumberjacks.

Beth Bolte sparked a comeback effort in the top of the sixth inning. Adie Potratz broke Proctor’s no-hit effort with a leadoff single, then Bolte cleared the fence. However, that was all the offense the Jacks could muster on Tuesday afternoon.

Aleah Shogren had a solid day in the circle. She allowed five runs on six hits but also collected eight strikeouts.

Bemidji will regroup for its home opener at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, at the BHS softball field.


Proctor 5, Bemidji 2

BHS 000 002 0 – 2-2-0

PRCT 302 000 X – 5-6-0

WP: Walsh (CG, 7 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 15 K)

LP: Shogren (CG, 6 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 0 K)

Our newsroom sometimes reports stories under the byline "Pioneer Staff Report." This byline is used when reporters rewrite basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as an email or press release that requires little or no reporting.

Other times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.

For questions about a staff report, call (218) 333-9796 or email
What To Read Next
Get Local