Jordan softball

Selena Dalton is safe at second against Belle Plaine.

The Jordan softball team has been eliminated from the playoffs.

Jordan lost to Cannon Falls on Saturday to get eliminated from the Class 2A, Section 2 playoffs.

The Jaguars opened the playoffs with a big win against Fairmont in the first round but were send to the losers bracket with a loss to Le Sueur-Henderson.

They kept its season alive by beating Belle Plaine on Saturday but followed that up with the loss to Cannon Falls.

Jordan lost 7-6 to Cannon Falls on Saturday at Caswell Park in Mankato to get eliminated.

The Jaguars jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings but Cannon Falls rallied to win 7-6.

Jordan scored five runs on the first inning when its first five batters scored. Rebecca Melin put the Jags up 2-0 with a double that scored Selena Dalton and Makenna Johnson.

Melin would score on Claire Johnson's double for a 3-0 lead. Johnson and Myah Briese would come around to score to make it 5-0.

Ashley Elsenpeter would score on Makenna Johnson's single in the second inning to push the Jordan lead to 6-0.

Cannon Falls scored twice in the third inning and three more times in the fourth to cut the lead to 6-5.

They tied it at 6-6 in the fifth and took the 7-6 lead in the sixth. Both of those runs were unearned and scored without a hit in the inning.

Jordan had a runner on second base in the seventh inning but could not get her in and lost 7-6.

The Jags advanced to the game against Cannon Falls and kept its season going with a 7-0 win against Belle Plaine earlier in the day on Saturday at Caswell Park.

Jordan pitcher Claire Johnson pitched all seven innings giving up just three hits and striking out six. She also hit a home run in the win.

Jordan scored three runs in the fourth and four in the fifth.

The Jaguars were sent to the losers bracket when they lost 8-0 to Le Sueur-Henderson last Thursday.

Giants' pitcher Kelsey Berndt held the Jags to just three hits while striking out eight.

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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