(2) Byron softball topples (3) Kasson-Mantorville, 4-1, in Section 1AAA quarterfinals

(ABC 6 News) — Third-seeded Kasson-Mantorville softball and second-seeded Byron faced off in a high-stakes matchup of the Section 1AAA tournament Thursday.

It was a pitcher’s battle early in this one between two former ABC 6 Prep Athletes of the Week: Byron’s Macy Borowski and K-M’s Ella Babcock. Both girls had it going and were racking up strikeouts for the first couple of innings.

However, it was Byron who broke free in the top of the third, eighth-grader Tali Berhans launched a pitch into left-center field with a runner on third. The ensuing double allowed a run to come in for the Bears as their bats start cooking.

By the time it was all said and done, the Bears triumphed over the KoMets 4-1.

The Bears will face the winner of (4) Red Wing and (1) Winona in the semifinals while K-M plays Stewartville in the elimination bracket.