The Brainerd Hornets outscored their opponents 115-9 and won all six of their games this weekend to win the Junior Olympics 16-and-under State softball tournament at Memorial and Mills Avenue Fields.
Brainerd, which won the 14-and-under state tournament last year, beat Coon Rapids 32-0, River Valley 21-0, Andover Superior Fire II 14-1, Barnesville 19-2, Minnetonka 13-0 and Andover Superior Fire I 16-6.
Superior Fire I was the only team to beat the Hornets (21-1) in 16-and-under competition all season. Brainerd is 10-2 in Brainerd women's B league action this summer.
"The majority of these girls have played together for a minimum of four to five years," Hornets coach Bob Sullivan said. "They work extremely hard; we practice two nights and play two nights a week.
"They are very disciplined hitters and understand what it's all about. They wait for a good pitch and each one knows where to place to ball. Everyone has a different ability and everyone's ability came through."
The Hornets' next 16-and-under competition will be the national tournament Aug. 3-6 in Tupelo, Miss. They qualified for the nationals on June 16-17 by winning the Elk River Tournament.
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