Hornet softball uses long ball for win

NORTH MANKATO May 13, 2007-- The Hornet softball team got a 4-0 victory over Southwest Minnesota to advance to today's first championship game with Nebraska-Omaha. The Hornets grabbed three runs in the first inning with the first two coming on April Huddleston's two run shot her fourth of the season. Their third run came on Megan Davison's 52nd career home run which broke the MIAA career home record of 51. In the bottom of the second the Hornets added an insurance run on Chelsea McClernon's second home run blast in as many days. Courtney Stevens also broke the MIAA career put-outs record in the game as she got her 1,697th passing the old record of 1,690. Courtney Reed went all seven innings picking up 11 strikeouts in the game. The Hornets will now face Nebraska-Omaha in the Championship game today at 3:30 p.m. If the Hornets win they will play at 1 p.m. on Monday in a second championship game.

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