Softball: Royals nip Park Center 2-1 in playoff opener

The Rogers Royals prevailed 2-1 over Park Center in a pitchers duel to open Section 5AAA play on Monday in Shoreview.

Katelyn Kemmetmueller, ninth-grade right-hander, gave up just one single and two walks, striking out seven, while hitting two batters.

The Royals took a 2-0 lead into the seventh when PC’s Kira Musial singled home M.J.  Jellison.

No. 6 seeded Rogers (10-8) will meet No. 3 Spring Lake Park on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
For No. 11 Park Center (6-11), Jill Rosby twirled a four-hitter with three walks, one hit batter, and six strikeouts. However, she threw four wild pitches.

Madi Anderson was 2-for-3 for Rogers. She and Alex Cassidy scored the runs. There were no RBI’s.