YOUTH SOFTBALL: Marshall 14U Orange takes first place at State Tier 3 championships

Photo courtesy of Marshall 14U Orange softball The Marshall 14U Orange softball team poses with their trophy after taking first at the Minnesota State Tier 3 championships on Sunday. Front row (L to R): Morgan Blum, Regan Loft, Lexie Bednarek, Kalyn Devliger and Olivia Houseman. Back row (L to R): Coach Jack Houseman, Kayta Waltz, Morgan Bjella, Randi Wendorff, Jaina Dekker, Lauren Wherry, assistant coach Bridgette Bergstrom and assistant coach Jason Bednarek.

The Marshall Orange 14U softball team finished 5-0 at the 19-team Minnesota State Tier 3 Championships in Cambridge. The Tigers beat Monticello and Andover on Saturday and Brainerd and Annandale before defeating River Falls, WI in the title game on Sunday. Marshall may participate in the national tournament next weekend in Watertown (S.D.).