12-U softball team takes second at state tourney

The Maple Lake Irish fastpitch 12U team placed second at the Buffalo MMFL State Tournament on July 31 through August 1. The team defeated St. Paul Como 11-4, Becker 12-5, Sartell 24-4, Buffalo White 12-0 and Becker 9-8 before heading into the championship game against Pipestone. Here, the Irish fell 3-12 and were named as the tournament runners-up. Pictured are (front) Sadie Pingel, Maddie Weninger, Linsey Rachel, Mollie Scheiber, Olivia Marquette, (middle) Abbie Bentley, Amber Klug, Catie Fobbe, Katie Webb, Grace Stokman, (back) Coach Jana Marquette, Bailey Prowatzke, Coach Chris Fobbe, Miranda VanLith and Coach Mary Scheiber.