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By Jake Kachinske
Pine Knot News Sports 

Esko makes fourth-straight trip to state


June 7, 2019

Dan Saletel / Pine Knot Sports

Esko's Dea DeLeon dives safely into second base behind Proctor's Makayla McGregor during Thursday afternoon's playoff game at Braun Park.

The Esko Eskomos softball squad is once again making plans for the state softball tournament, thanks to a convincing 8-1 win last Thursday afternoon over Proctor.

The Eskomos finished off an undefeated run through the Section 7AA tournament by dispatching the Rails at Braun Park in Cloquet. Just two days before, the Eskomos won a 4-3 game over the Rails. The clincher wasn't quite as close.

"Any section final game can go three different ways: You win big, you lose big or it's a nailbiter," Esko coach Jeff Emanuel said. "I think our experience in big games helped us gather the momentum ear...

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