CA fastpitch takes on St. Croix Lutheran Saturday

With a victory in its playoff opener on Thursday, the Concordia Academy fastpitch softball earned a rematch against a Tri-Metro Conference foe.

The Beacons, seeded fifth in Section 4AA, travel to fourth-seeded St. Croix Lutheran on Saturday at 1 p.m. for a second-round match-up. Concordia (12-9) dropped a 5-2 decision to the Crusaders back on May 8 and would like nothing more than to send them packing this weekend.

In order to get another shot at St. Croix Lutheran (12-5), Concordia first needed to take care of business in the first round against 12th-seeded St. Paul Central. The Beacons topped Central 8-1 behind a strong pitching performance from Kayleigh Sellner.

Sellner struck out nine while giving up just one run on three hits.

Sellner also chipped in at the plate with a hit and two runs scored. Kayla Leistikow added a double and an RBI while Claire Heilman went 3-for-4.

Section 4AA fastpitch softball playoffs First round St. Anthony Village 30, Minneapolis Edison 4, 5 innings DeLaSalle 8, St. Paul Humboldt 4 St. Croix Lutheran 8, Breck 1 Concordia Academy 8, St. Paul Central 1 St. Paul Academy 11, St. Paul Harding 1, 5 innings Minnehaha Academy 13, St. Paul Highland Park 10 Holy Angels 3, Blake 2 Visitation 21, Minneapolis 1, 5 innings

Second round, Saturday, 1 p.m. DeLaSalle at St. Anthony Village Concordia Academy at St. Croix Lutheran Minnehaha Academy at St. Paul Academy Holy Angels at Visitation