GACC Falls to Bishop Neumann in Winner’s Bracket Semifinals

GACC Falls to Bishop Neumann in Winner’s Bracket Semifinals
October 15th, 2021 | Joel Janecek

HASTINGS – Guardian Angels Central Catholic lost 3-2 to Bishop Neumann in the winner’s bracket semifinals of the Class C State Softball Tournament in Hastings on Thursday.

The Cavaliers took a 1-0 lead in the second inning and made it 2-0 in the top of the fourth.

The Bluejays tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the fourth. Kayla Fischer led off the inning with a double, and Sydney Hutchinson became the courtesy runner in her place. Hutchinson scored on an RBI triple from Tori Buss. And Buss was able to score after an error on a Leah Jansen hit.

The game would remain tied at 2-2 until Bishop Neuman took a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh.

The Bluejays got the potential tying run on base in the bottom of the seventh, but were unable to score, making the 3-2 decision final in favor of the Cavaliers.

Buss was 3-3 at the plate for the Bluejays with the RBI.

GACC will now play Yutan/Mead in an elimination game at 11:30 on Friday morning.

The winner advances to play Bishop Neumann for the state championship at 2:00.

The remainder of GACC’s games will be broadcast on 107.9 The Bull.

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