FORT DODGE —The Charles City High School softball team defeated Fairfield 5-4 today to advance in the state tournament.
Their next game begins at 1:30 p.m. Thursday on Diamond 2 at the Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge.
Shantel Van Hauen lifted the Comets to victory in the 7th inning with a two-strike single to center that scored Tayler Schmidt.
The Comets entered the Class 4A bracket as the No. 7 against No. 2 Fairfield.