Jordan softball

Selena Dalton had a big game with two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs in the Jaguars’ 10-5 win against Southwest Christian.

The Jordan softball team picked the right time to play its best softball of the season.

Jordan enters the Class 2A, Section 2 playoffs this week on a seven-game winning streak that helped the Jaguars finish the regular season with an 11-9 record.

That record helped Jordan get the No. 7 seed in the section playoffs, where they will host No. 10-seeded Fairmont on Tuesday night.

The playoffs continue Thursday as Jordan will play either Medford or Le Sueur-Henderson.

If they don’t lose both games, the playoffs move to Caswell Park in Mankato on Saturday starting at noon.

Finishing up

Jordan finished up the regular season by beating Sibley East 6-2 last Friday in Gaylord.

Selena Dalton gave Jordan a 1-0 lead in the first inning when she scored on Rebecca Melin’s RBI single.

The Wolverines responded with two runs of their own in the bottom of the first inning. The score stayed at 2-1 until the fifth inning, when Jordan tied it up when Makenna Johnson drove in Ashley Elsenpeter.

In the sixth inning, the Jaguars scored four times to break the tie. Nicole Mazanec drove in the winning run when her RBI single scored Claire Johnson.

The Jags build that lead up as Karly Breeggemann doubled home two runs and Alsenpeter another run for a 6-2 lead.

Makenna Johnson retired the Wolverines in the sixth and seventh innings to earn the win. Johnson pitched all seventh innings, giving up just five hits and striking out six. She retired the last 12 Sibley East batters she faced.

Prior to that win, Jordan defeated Waseca 8-1 last Thursday in Waseca. The game was much closer than the score indicates as the Jaguars scored six runs in the final two innings to pull away.

The game was scoreless after three innings but Jordan went up 1-0 in the fourth on a Myah Briese RBI and 2-0 in the fifth on Breeggemann RBI. They broke the game wide open in the sixth when they plated four runs, thanks to RBIs from Briese, Julie Plechaty (two) and Breeggemann.

Waseca scored in the bottom of the sixth but Jordan scored two more times in the seventh to win by six runs. Claire Johnson gave up just four hits in seven innings of pitching to get the win.

The Jaguars wrapped up the Minnesota River Conference portion of their schedule by sweeping a doubleheader with Southwest Christian last Tuesday night. Jordan won 16-2 and 10-5 to put its final MRC record at 8-6 which put them in fourth place.

Norwood-Young America won the conference title with a perfect 14-0 record. Le Sueur-Henderson was second at 12-2 followed by TCU in third at 9-5 and Jordan.

Sports editor

Todd Abeln has been the Shakopee and Jordan sports editor for more than 10 years. He enjoys highlight big accomplishments and competitive games. Todd also enjoys golf, softball and watching his kids play baseball, soccer, hockey and basketball.

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