The No. 1-seeded Tigers opened up Section 3AA play against No. 5-seeded Minnewaska Tuesday, May 21, in Morris. Morris/C-A beat the Lakers 16-5, but it was close early.

“We had a couple errors there,” Holmberg said against Minnewaska. “I took a chance on Bailey (Marty) early but then Liz (Dietz) came through with a double then Jen (Solvie) hit another double, so we were up one. Then (Minnewaska) got on, by errors, then we kind of fell apart a little bit… We did some changing up there with the pitchers and they hit a little bit then our bats came alive.”

The Tigers went for 13 runs in the final two innings to enforce the 10-run rule. Katelyn Wehking had the two-run walk off hit in the bottom of the sixth for the win.

The Tigers continued playoffs against No. 2-seed from Section 3AA-South Luverne Saturday, May 25, in Marshall. The Tigers rallied back from a 3-0 deficit but fell short, 3-2. Bailey Marty and Riley Decker both went 2-for-3 with RBIs in the loss.

In an elimination game, Morris/C-A then played No. 4 from 3AA-South Jackson County Central Saturday afternoon and kepts its season alive with a 10-3 win. Jen Solvie had a home run and four RBIs and Emma Bowman went 5-for-5 in the win.

The Tigers will now play No. 3-seed from 3AA-South St. James at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. The winner will play Luverne for a spot in the Section 3AA championship game Thursday, May 30.

Morris/C-A 16, Minnewaska 5

Minnewaska 010 103 -5 2 1

MACA 111 076 -16 19 5

HITTING - Minnewaska: Olivia Richards 1-4 r, Alyssa Erickson 1-2 r, Sydney Metz 0-3 r, Avery Hoeper 0-2 r, Elizabeth Murken 0-2 r ... Morris/C-A: Bailey Marty 3-5 2b rbi r-2, Emma Bowman 1-4 rbi r-2, Liz Dietz 1-2 2b r-2, Jen Solvie 4-5 r-2 rbi-2, Mackenzie Hockel 1-3 r rbi, LaRae Kram 2-4 r-2 rbi-3, Katelyn Wehking 3-4 r-2 rbi-2 2b, Carissa Oberg 2-4 r rbi-3, Riley Decker 2-2 r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minnewaska: Kyla Koob (L) 3.2-14-9-8-2-0, Murken 2.1-5-6-6-3-1 ... Morris/C-A: Liz Dietz 3.1-0-2-0-7-3, Kenna Kehoe 1.2-2-3-3-0-1, Wehking 1-0-0-0-0-2

Luverne 3, Morris/C-A 2

Luverne 120 000 0 - 3 12 3

MACA 000 020 0 - 2 9 0

HITTING - Morris/C-A: Bailey Marty 2-3 rbi, Emma Bowman 1-3, Jen Solvie 1-3, Katelyn Wehking 1-3 2b r, Macee Libbesmeier 1-3 r, Riley Decker 2-3 rbi... Luverne: Billi Connell 3-4 r, Rylee Olson 2-3 2b rbi-2, Halle Hough 1-4 rbi, Courtney Nath 1-4, Kendall Buss 1-3, Carly Olson 1-3 r, Sydney Johnson 1-3 r, Ainslie Robinson 2-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) – Morris/C-A: Kenna Kehoe 1-5-3-3-0-1, Wehking 6-5-0-0-0-3… Luverne: R. Olson (W) 5-7-2-2-2-4, Reghan Bork 2-2-0-0-0-3

Morris/C-A 10, Jackson County 3

MACA 330 012 1 – 10 17 1

JCC 200 001 0 – 3 3 3

HITTING – Morris/C-A: Emma Bowman 5-5 2b r-2, Jen Solvie 2-5 hr 2b rbi-4 r-2, Kenzie Hockel 2-4 rbi-3 r, LaRae Kram 2-3 2b, Katelyn Wehking 2-4 rbi r, Carissa Oberg 2-4 2b rbi-2, Riley Decker 2-4 2b r… Jackson County Central: Jordann Schneekloth 1-4 r, MacKenzie Moss 2-2 hr 2b rbi-2 r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) – Morris/C-A: Liz Dietz (W) 7-3-3-2-2-2… Jackson County Central: Jordan Rogotzke 2-8-6-5-1-2, Ashley Heinrichs 5-9-4-3-1-2