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Softball team opens section tournament play tonight

The Hastings softball team begins play tonight in the Section 1AAA softball tournament in Austin. The Raiders are the section's No. 1 seeded team. They have a record of 18-2 on the season.

Hastings will play tonight at 7 p.m. at Todd Park in Austin.

The Raiders will face either Faribault or Rochester Century.

Faribault is the No. 8 seed. Century is the No. 9. Those two teams play each other at 5 p.m. tonight.

If Hastings wins tonight, they'll play again at 7 p.m. Friday.

If they lose tonight, they'll play again at 5 p.m. Friday.

Rochester Mayo is the No. 2 seeded team in the section. Northfield is No. 3 and Owatonna is No.4.

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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