The MSHSL Fastpitch Softball Tournament features four classes of competition with 8 teams in each class beginning Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at Caswell Park in North Mankato.

Class 4A schools open action at 10:00 a.m.

Top seed Rosemount Irish (21-4) going against Stillwater Area Ponies (19-5).

#2 seed Forest Lake Rangers (18-4) faces Eden Prairie Eagles (16-6).

#3 seed Rogers Royals (19-3) tangle with Edina Hornets (16-9).

#4 New Prague Trojans (19-3) opens against #5 St. Michael-Albertville Knights (18-5)

SMA. Eden Prairie and Edina are all members of the Lake Conference with the Knights winning the regular season championship.

Class 3A action is scheduled for 12;30 p.m. where Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders (18-6) has been ranked #1 all season.  They play against Benilde-St. Margaret's Red Knights (8-14).

#2 seed Winona Winhawks (19-6) collides with Simley Spartans of Inver Grove Heights (16-7)

#3 seed Mankato East Cougars (17-6) claw up against North Branch Area Vikings      (9-13)

#4 Rocori Spartans (19-2) square off with St. Francis Fighting Saints (18-5)

Class 2A begins 3:00 p.m.

Top seed Randoloh Rockets (24-1) open with Glencoe-Silver Lake Panthers (20-5)/  This might be the toughest random draw in the field.

#2 seed Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Knights (21-2) drew Dassel-Cokato Chargers (19-4)

#3 seed St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders (23-2) compete against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (19-3)

#4 Proctor Rails (20-4) play against St. Agnes Bulls (22-2).

Class 1A action is slated for 5:30 p.m.

Top seed New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds (22-2) play Kelliher/Northome Mustangs  (12-4)

#2 seed Red Lake Falls (20-4) drew Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley wolverines (15-4)

#3 seed Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms (20-5) go up against West Lutheran Warriors (17-4) of Plymouth

#4 Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Rebels (22-4) compete against Moose Lake-Willow River   (13-9)

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