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Lori Bauer's teammates prepare to mob her at home plate after Bauer hit a home run.

Hastings wins first-round game at state softball tournament, 16-1

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The Hastings softball team had a dominating performance in the first round of the state softball tournament Thursday morning in North Mankato. Hastings, the No. 4-ranked team in the state, beat Bloomington Jefferson, 16-1. The Jaguars were ranked No. 5.


Hastings will play Hopkins in the state tournament semifinals at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Hastings had three home runs in the game, and a number of big hits. Treya Connell, Lori Bauer and Kaitlin Stark each had home runs.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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