By Travis Morgan
Ft. Dodge, IA - Seven area teams started the day at the state softball tournament with hopes of winning a title. After the quarterfinal round only four still have title hopes.
In class 3A, SB-L erupted for 9 runs in the 3rd inning to beat E-LC 13-4. The Warriors advance to play Bondurant-Farrar at 3:00 Thursday in the semifinals.
Lawton-Bronson won't win a 2A state title in their first trip to the tourney. The Eagles couldn't get the bats going and were shutout 2-0 by #3 Durant. Ridge View beat their third straight top ten team by knocking off Ft. Dodge St. Edmond 3-1. The Raptors face Durant in the Semis on Thursday.
Also in Class 1A Newell-Fonda rocked Remsen St. Mary's with 8 runs in the 2nd inning to win 14-1. The Mustangs face New London on Thursday. Top ranked Akron-Westfield held off Janesville 9-7 to advance to the semis where they'll face Don Bosco.