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Midgettes win 1st regional since '11


May 28, 2016

Jason Juno/Daily Globe

Hurley celebrates the WIAA Division 4 regional championship with coach Jim Kivisto Friday at the Hurley K-12 School. From left are Allison Waterhouse and Ashley Clement.

HURLEY - It seemed like every ground ball was going just to the left of Hurley shortstop Maria Swartz during the WIAA Division 4 regional final Friday.

But with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh inning, the ball went right to her. She tagged the runner going to third and threw to first baseman Brooke Piilola to complete the 6-3 double play and the 11-7 victory over Gilman.

It was Hurley's first regional title since 2011 and 19th in program history.

Swartz's double play was an exciting finish to an exciting game.

"All I remember is looking at Brooke Piilola and she's like, 'Maria,...

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