With a 4-2 loss to St. James Area Tuesday, May 28, in Marshall, the playoff run for the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta softball team comes to an end in the Section 3AA semifinals.
Trailing 1-0, Liz Dietz tied the game with an RBI double to score Riley Decker in the third inning. Morris/C-A took the lead in the fourth when Kendra Wevley scored on a wild pitch. The Saints tied the game with a run in the fifth then went ahead with two in the seventh to win.
Sophomore LaRae Kram went 2-for-3 to lead the Tigers at the plate.
The Tigers went 2-2 in the postseason, including splitting in action Saturday, May 25, in Marshall. Morris/C-A fell to Luverne 3-2 before beating Jackson County Central 10-3.
After a 20-3 2019 season, Mary Holmberg ends her 39th season as head coach with 586 wins and 257 losses.
St. James 4, Morris/C-A 2
St. James 010 010 2 - 4 5
Morris/C-A 001 100 0 - 2 4
HITTING - St. James: Renata Hernandez 1-3, Kelsey Grunewald 2-3 r-2, Madison Brey 1-3, Addie Bowers 1-3 r-2.. Morris/C-A: Emma Bowman 1-3, Liz Dietz 1-3 2b rbi, LaRae Kram 2-3 2b-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) - St. James: NA... Morris/C-A: Liz Dietz 7-4-4-1-1-0