Connelly earns MVP award for Benson softball team
The Benson softball team finished second in the Section 6A Softball Tournament after losing to Browerville-Eagle Valley in the championship game, Thursday at Browerville, 9-0. The Braves, coached by Barb Schwarz, went 5-2 during the section tourney, winning four games by one run including a 2-1 victory over Hancock in the game right before the championship, Thursday. Benson, which earned the top seed in its half of the section, finished the year with an 18-8 overall record and tied for second in the WCC. Morris Area-CA won this year’s league title at 12-0, followed by Benson and Sauk Centre (both 8-4), Melrose (7-5), Montevideo (5-7), Minnewaska Area (2-10), and BOLD (0-12).
Benson will lose eight seniors to graduation from this year’s team; Rachel Berens, Kaitlyn Hippe, Ellie Moesenthin, Zoe Doscher, Leah Thompson, Sarah Brandt, Marissa Connelly, and Adri Buboltz...
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