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Raiders beat Osseo in first round; will play Elk River in state softball semifinals

Jenelle Trautmann celebrates with Hastings assistant coach Heather Novalany after hitting a three-run homer over the left-field fence. Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson.

The Hastings High School softball team won its opening round game in the first round of the state tournament in Mankato this morning. Hastings beat Osseo, 3-1.

Hastings scored all of its runs in the third inning on a 3-run over-the-fence home run by Jenelle Trautmann. Linnea Haler started the inning with a walk and Jordan Schaffer singled.

Trautmann's homer sailed over the fence in left field.

Treya Connell pitched the first five innings for Hastings.

Trautmann pitched the final two.

Hastings will face Elk River in the state tournament semifinals at 3 p.m. today (Thursday), again in Mankato.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings 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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