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The Hancock baseball team went 1-1 on Thursday, June 1 to fall into the elimination bracket of Section 6A playoffs. Hancock defeated Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley on Thursday, June 1 before suffering its first loss of the postseason against Ortonville in game two. Ortonville 13, Hancock 6 After blowing a 6-0 lead, the Ortonville Trojans rebounded to defeat Hancock 14-6 in Section 6A playoff baseball on Thursday, June 1 from Chizek Field in Morris.
The Hancock Orphans move to 4-0 on the young season with wins over Dawson and Appleton during home opener weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4 in Hancock. Hancock 6, Dawson 4 The Orphan bats were hot as was the 80-plus degree Saturday, June 3 as Hancock routed Dawson 6-4 for its third win of the season. Hancock outhit the Drakes 11-7 in the win.
Midori Soderberg had been working for it all season and she got it. The senior repeated as the Section 6A 300-meter hurdle champion at the Section 6A meet on Thursday, June 1, in Fergus Falls. The senior clocked a season best 48.06 to claim the top spot and earn back-to-back trips to the Class A State Track and Field meet, which will be held at Hamline University on Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10 in St. Paul.
The three Hancock track and field participants closed out the 2017 season at the Section 6A meet on Thursday, June 1 in Fergus Falls. Junior Mason Schmidgall had the lone personal best on the day. Schmidgall recorded a personal best in the triple jump, gaining over two inches from the best set just one meet ago at the Subsection 21 meet. He jumped a best 38-08.5 for ninth at the Section 6A meet.
A relay and two individuals advanced from the Section 6A meet on Thursday, June 1 in Fergus Falls. The Tigers will be represented at the Class A State Track and Field Meet in the boys 4x800-meter relay, the girls 1600-meter and 800-meter run, and the girls 300-meter hurdles.
The 2017 amateur baseball season opened up this past Friday, May 26. Both the Morris Eagles and Chokio Coyotes were in action and both earned their first wins of the year. The Eagles defeated Madison 6-3 and the Coyotes downed both Dawson (12-2) and Rosen (6-1) in their opening weekend. The Hancock Orphans opened up the season at the beginning of May with wins over Millerville (9-2) and Clinton (7-4). The Orphans play host to Dawson and Appleton on Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, respectively.
The Hancock Orphan baseball team hasn’t played since it's the season opening weekend on May 6 and 7. The Orphans had a postponed game against Ortonville on May 14 due to the Hancock field not being game-ready yet and a postponed game at Cottonwood on May 21. Hancock baseball field is now game-ready, just in time for the Orphans home opener this weekend. The Orphan home opener is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 against the Dawson Drakes. They also take on the Appleton A’s on Sunday, June 4 at 2 p.m.
Paynesville scored five runs in its final two at-bats to down Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta in a Section 3AA elimination game on Tuesday, May 30 in Montevideo. The Tigers led 5-1 after seemingly breaking the game open with a four-run sixth inning. But Morris/C-A errors and Sam Haines' RBI single allowed Paynesville to score three runs in the sixth inning to pull within one.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta golf teams each advanced one golfer on to the Class AA State meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 13 and 14 at the Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. Jacob Zosel will be advancing to the state meet for the third straight season after a second place finish at the Section 3AA meet Tuesday, May 30 at Oakdale in Buffalo Lake.
After the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta softball team defeated Montevideo last Tuesday, May 23 in Morris, the Tigers continued their postseason by going 1-1 on Saturday, May 27. The Tigers fell to Martin County West then defeated Minnewaska on Saturday in Marshall. On Tuesday, May 30, New London-Spicer was able to 10-run Morris/C-A in six innings to end the Tigers’ season. More on Tuesday's game here. Martin County West 8, Morris/C-A 7