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Other softball: Pratt advances past Hayden

Pratt advanced to the semifinals of the Class 4A-II softball tournament with a 9-3 victory over Topeka Hayden on Thursday evening in Emporia.

Brianna Cruz hit a grand slam in the third inning to help the Greenbacks to a big early lead.

Pratt (20-1) will face the winner of Thursday’s late Girard-Clay Center game in Friday morning’s semifinal.

Haven 14, Goodland 0 — Haven scored nine runs over the first two innings to cruise into Friday’s semifinal round. The Wildcats (20-3) will meet the winner of Thursday’s late Prairie View-Burlington game.

Class 2-1A: Pittsburg Colgan 11, Sedan 6 — In perhaps the biggest upset of the softball quarterfinals, a 4-19 Colgan team knocked off top-seed Sedan (21-2) in the quarterfinals in Pratt.

Chase County 6, Sacred Heart 0 — Daryn Crawford struck out 13 batters as part of a three-hitter, advancing Chase County to Friday’s semifinals. Chase County will meet the winner of Thursday’s late Bluestem-Wabaunsee game.