class aaa softball

Northfield will start the Class AAA state softball tournament at 11 a.m. Thursday against Detroit Lakes. The Raiders are 18-3 this season, while the Lakers are 17-6. (Screenshot from mshsl.com)

NO. 1 MANKATO WEST (9th appearance)

Record: 23-1

QRF rank: No. 1

Last 10 games: 10-0

Run differential: +173

Top players: Senior Kenzie Grunst (10 home runs)

NO. 2 NORTHFIELD (1st appearance)

Record: 18-3

QRF rank: No. 2

Last 10 games: 8-2

Run differential: +110

Top players: Sophomore Brynn Hostettler (14-2, 229 strikeouts), Senior Jillian Noel (.415/.493/.800, six home runs)

NO. 3 BECKER (2nd appearance)

Record: 19-5

QRF rank: No. 5

Last 10 games: 10-0

Run differential: +94

Top players: N/A

NO. 4 CLOQUET (3rd appearance)

Record: 19-4

QRF rank: No. 4

Last 10 games: 8-2

Run differential: +119

Top players: N/A

NO. 5 BENILDE-ST. MARGARET’S (3rd appearance)

Record: 16-8

QRF rank: No 10

Last 10 games: 6-4

Run differential: +82

Top players: N/A

MAHTOMEDI (2nd appearance)

Record: 13-8-1

QRF rank: No. 3

Last 10 games: 6-4

Run differential: +55

Top players: Freshman Olivia Van Hout (.468/.494/.544, 14 steals), Senior Emma Nelson (.420/.494/.609, 10 steals, two home runs)

DETROIT LAKES (1st appearance)

Record: 17-6

QRF rank: No. 18

Last 10 games: 8-2

Run differential: +73

Top players: Junior Laura Prussia (.533 batting average, nine home runs)

VISITATION (3rd appearance)

Record: 11-14

QRF rank: No. 27

Last 10 games: 6-4

Run differential: -1

Top players: N/A

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