Chanhassen, the top overall seed in Section 2-4A, ended the first round of the post-season quickly, completing an 11-0 win over Burnsville in 30 minutes May 23 at Miller Park.

A 6-0 lead through one at-bat, the contest suspended for 48 hours, the Storm pushed the advantage to double digits with a Sydney Schwartz grand slam.

Julia Gronholz collected her ninth homer of the season in the first inning May 21, moving her into second place all-time in the Chanhassen program for single-season balls over the fence.

Jessica Bren holds the single-season record with 11 in 2016.

Tori Tollefson (double, three hits, RBI), Gabby Maschka (three hits, RBI), Haley Ellefson (two hits, double, two RBIs), Mary Maus (two hits), and Gronholz (two RBIs, two hits) wee other offensive leaders in Chanhassen's 19th win in 21 contests.

Schwartz and Ellefson combined in the two-hitter for eight strikeouts.

The Storm own a 15-game winning streak into Friday's second round match-up with Bloomington Jefferson at 4:30 p.m. at Miller Park.

The Jaguars, a 3-1 winner over Prior Lake, is one of two teams to have defeated Chanhassen this season.


A four-run lead disappeared, but Minnetonka had one more rally in them, knocking off Lake Conference champion Eden Prairie by a 7-4 score in the first round of the Section 2-4A playoffs May 23 at Miller Park.

The Skippers scored three times in the seventh inning, getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom half of the frame to seal the win.

It was the third consecutive playoff opening win for Minnetonka (11-10).

The Skippers scored twice each in the second and third innings on a pair of bases-loaded walks and a Emma Baker RBI-fielder's choice on May 21.

With the game resumed 48 hours, Eden Prairie rallied, tying the contest at four in the fourth inning.

Minnetonka catcher Lily Tammearu was credited with the game-winning hit.

Minnetonka now faces second-seeded Shakopee at 4:30 p.m. on Friday at Miller Park.


Ashley Herold continued her monster season with another home run, leading second-seeded Shakopee to an 11-0 win over Chaska May 23 at Miller Park.

The Sabers scored in five of the six innings played. Allyson Leininger also had a three-hit game with a double and RBI.

Chaska had two hits in the loss. Veronica Quinn and Sydney Huwe each had singles with Ally Florek reaching base twice on walks.

Rylee Collins was tagged for seven earned runs on nine hits and five walks with a strikeout in five innings of work.

The Hawks play in an elimination game versus Eden Prairie at 4:30 p.m. on Friday at Miller Park.


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