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SOFTBALL: Jacks seeded 2nd for section tourney

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School softball team will take the No. 2 seed into the Section 8-3A Tournament this season.

The Lumberjacks will host seventh-seeded Little Falls in the first round on Tuesday, May 21, at the BHS softball field. First pitch is tentatively set for 4 p.m.

The winner will face either No. 3 Detroit Lakes or No. 6 Fergus Falls on Thursday, May 23, in the double-elimination tournament. On the other half of the bracket, Sartell-St. Stephen earned the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye. The winner between No. 4 Sauk Rapids-Rice and No. 5 Alexandria will advance to play the Sabres.

Bemidji is coming off its first-ever section championship from a year ago. The Jacks enter the playoffs this season with a 12-7 record and a current five-game win streak.