Section softball play had finally arrived in southern Minnesota and for the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers, they couldn’t have asked for a much better start in their Section 2AA bracket after recording a 12-0 victory in five innings over the No. 11 seeded St. Clair/Loyola Cyclones on Monday.

Sophie Stork at bat

NRHEG senior Sophie Stork hit a home run in the Panthers’ 12-0 win over St. Clair/Loyola in the first round of the Section 2AA playoffs. (Stephen McDaniel/southernminn.com)

Ava Kyllo field

NRHEG senior Ava Kyllo had two hits in the Panthers’ 12-0 victory over St. Clair/Loyola in the first round of the Section 2AA playoffs. (Stephen McDaniel/southernminn.com)

Reach sports reporter Stephen McDaniel at 507-444-2375. Follow him on Twitter @OPP__Sports. ©Copyright 2022 APG Media of Southern Minnesota. All rights reserved.

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