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Tigers win 2 games, advance in Section tourney

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta defeated Minneota/Canby/Lincoln HI 7-0 in game 1 and Marshall 9-1 in the second round of Section 3AA North tournament Tuesday.

As the No. 2 seed, the Tigers first hosted the No. 7 Vikings in Morris.

In the other first-round game, No. 6 Marshall upset No. 3 Yellow Medicine East.

The Tigers then defeated Marshall to advance to the double-elimination bracket and will play Pipestone Saturday at 1 p.m. in Marshall.

In the first game, McKenzie Van Batavia only allowed one hit in five innings of work.

The Tigers scored one in the second inning, two in the third, and three in the fifth. Megan Mecklenburg added an insurance run in the sixth when she reached on a bunt, stole second, took third on a passed ball, and made it home on a fielder's choice.

In their second game, the Tigers put together seven runs in the fifth to shut down Marshall.