Maple Grove Softball Falls to Centennial in Section Final
The Maple Grove softball team lost 1-0 to Centennial in the Section 5AAAA for the second time in a week, sending the Cougars back to the state tournament.
Maple Grove loaded the bases with two outs in the top of the first inning with three straight walks in the Crimson’s best scoring chance of the day but couldn’t score as Centennial pitcher Helene Krage got a strikeout to end the inning. Krage walked just one more batter the rest of the game and struck out 13 while throwing a no-hitter.
The Cougars scored the game’s only run on a fourth inning single by Bryn Ruhberg that scored Alexa Just.
Maple Grove finishes the season with a record of 16-9 while Centennial (18-5) advances to state for the third time since 2018.