Lady Cubs win big to open playoffs

Humboldt's Lady Cubs opened the 3A playoffs with a 13-1 romp over Fredonia. Humboldt returns to action Tuesday to vie for a bid in the state tournament.

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May 17, 2022 - 3:30 PM

Shelby Shaughnessy pitches Monday for Humboldt High in the Class 3A Regional Tournament.Photo by Mike Myer

HUMBOLDT — Some stellar pitching by freshman Shelby Shaughnessy and a relentless offensive attack paved the way for Humboldt High’s softball team Monday.

The Lady Cubs broke open a 2-1 lead by scoring four in the third and seven in the fourth to secure a 13-1 win over Fredonia.

Humboldt’s victory came in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs, setting up a semifinal game Tuesday against Burlington, with the hopes of advancing to Tuesday night’s final against either Prairie View or Douglass. (Editor’s note: Tuesday’s games were not completed by deadline.)

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