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Carly Esselman was 3 for 3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI in last Tuesday’s 13-1 win over Northfield.

Softball: Farmington bats cooled off at Chaska

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After opening the season with three straight lopsided wins, the Farmington softball team came up just short in its first real challenge of the season Monday night.


Chaska built a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first and held on for a 3-2 win in a matchup between Missota Conference favorites in Chaska. The Tigers put the tying and go-ahead runs on base in the top of the seventh, but Chaska’s centerfielder made a diving catch on Ashley Ibinger’s drive to end the game.

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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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