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Hastings to face Forest Lake in state championship game at 1:30 p.m. Friday

Michaela Mills beats the throw in the first inning of the state semifinal game in Mankato.1 / 2
Hailey Lundquist caught this ball near the centerfield fence.2 / 2

The Hastings High School softball team will play for the state title at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Mankato. Hastings will face a familiar opponent: Forest Lake, a fellow Suburban East Conference school.

Hastings advanced by beating Hopkins, 7-2, in the state semifinal game.

Hastings and Forest Lake played against each other once this season. Hastings won that game, 8-2.