Improvement is evident as Crookston was No. 8 seed last season.
In just one season the Crookston Pirate softball team jumped from the bottom seed of the Subsection 8AA North Tournament to the No. 5 seed this season.
The Pirates will begin the postseason Tuesday, May 21 at East Grand Forks against the No. 4 Green Wave. The first pitch is set for 4 p.m.
Like last season, the top seed in the North is Thief River Falls. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton earned the top seed in the South Subsection.
The winners of the first round will play Thursday, May 23 at Thief River Falls (North) and Frazee (South).