The Lakes Printing Baxter Bombers girls 14-under slow-pitch softball team placed third in the Minnesota USSSA State Tournament July 12-13 in Coon Rapids.
The Bombers defeated Richfield 13-3, lost to Golden Valley 23-7, then defeated Bloomington 14-4.
On July 13, Brainerd defeated Burnsville 13-10 and lost to Glen Lake 18-8 in the semifinals to finish third.
The Bombers include Paige Lothert (front left), Jenna Winter, Laura Cassady, Jackie Caughey, Megan Tschida, Kate Hauble (middle left), Samantha Holmes, Eryn Dahl, Alison Hanslip, Lauren Makey, coaches Dean Makey (back left), Kevin Cassady and Pat Hanslip. Not pictured are Nikki DeChaine and coach Todd DeChaine.
The Bombers were led by Paige Lothert (8-for-15), Alison Hanslip (7-for-15), Megan Tschida (7-for-15 with two triples), Nikki DeChaine (4-for-9), Jackie Caughey (8-for-19 with two home runs and three triples), Samantha Holmes (6-for-17 with three triples) and Kate Hauble (5-15).
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