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SOFTBALL: Hunters rally on BHS with walk-off winner

DULUTH -- One Samantha Snyder swing put an abrupt end to a last-inning lead for the Bemidji High School softball team on Thursday.

The Duluth Denfeld sophomore hit a walk-off, three-run home run to sink the Lumberjacks into a 13-12 loss in Duluth.

The Hunters rallied with a five-run inning in the bottom of the seventh, coming back to win a game in which BHS (3-3) once had a 12-5 lead.

Denfeld got on the board first when Gianna Torres homered for 3-0 lead in the first inning, but then Bemidji started to rack up runs.

Anikka Takkunen, Katie Alto and Evette Morgan all scored in the third, and Morgan homered in a four-run fourth inning shortly after. The scoreboard kept active, as the Jacks soon expanded their lead to 11-5 through five.

BHS tacked on a run from Maddie Hanson in the top of the sixth before the Hunters put up three in the bottom half. Bemidji still had a 12-8 advantage with three outs to go, but Snyder belted her walk-off blast with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.

Bemidji will look to recover during a doubleheader against Grand Rapids and Hermantown, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, in Grand Rapids.

Duluth Denfeld 13, Bemidji 12

BHS 003 441 0 -- 12-14-2

DD 300 203 5 -- 13-15-1