The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

One out away

Seventh inning rally spoils upset bid in regional quarterfinal


July 23, 2020


Coach Carissa Post had plenty to cheer about after senior Hannah Jochims hit a 2-run homer in the seventh inning against River Valley.

"You deserve to win this game. Let's go!"

When Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn coach Carissa Post said that the Hawks were playing their best softball when it counted most – in postseason play against a state-ranked opponent.

The Hawks responded by taking a one-run lead in the top of the seventh inning, putting them on the brink of upsetting River Valley (1A No. 15). But the favored Wolverines answered the challenge and when the winning run crossed the plate to end the regional quarterfinal game, the Hawks learned that the team which deserves to win most isn't always the one that does.

"Wow! I can...

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