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Young Esko team falls at State


June 14, 2019

Pat Christman / For Pine Knot Sports

Esko's Zoe Johnson (99) is welcomed to home plate after hitting a solo home run during a Class AA state tournament quarterfinal game against Norwood Young America Thursday at Caswell Park in North Mankato.

The Esko Eskomos made their fourth consecutive appearance at the Class AA girls state softball tournament last Thursday in North Mankato, but this one was somewhat different than the previous three appearances as the Eskomos were not the section favorite to make it back to State.

In fact, Esko was not even in the discussions to be in the section hunt after losing four seniors from a season ago, but then they proved everyone wrong by winning their way back to the state tournament.

Hopes were dashed as Esko fell twice in state tournament play, but it was a learning experience for a young Es...

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