Prep Softball: Benson/Hancock blanks Yellow Medicine East
BENSON -- Taylor Semler took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Benson/Hancock scored in every inning but the third as the Brave/Owls blanked Yellow Medicine East 6-0 Monday to stay in the hunt for the West Central South Conference title.
With Semler striking out seven and allowing just one hit and leadoff hitter Tasha Wiebold going 4-for-4, Benson/Hancock stayed tied with Minnewaska (13-2) and Paynesville (13-2) for first place in the conference. The Brave/Owls (12-2, 13-3) are at Montevideo today before playing at Minnewaska on Wednesday in the conference finale. Paynesville wraps up its conference schedule today against YME (6-6, 8-8).
Wiebold also scored three times, while Sara Rajewsky and Kendra Schmidgall each had two hits and an RBI.
Jennessa Hoffman beat out a ground ball hit to the shortstop to lead off the seventh to account for YME's only hit.
Benson/Hancock 6, Yellow Medicine East 0
YME (6-6, 8-8) 000 000 0 -- 0 1 3
B/H (12-2, 13-3) 120 111 x -- 6 13 4
HITTING - YME: Jennessa Hoffman 1-for-3 ... Benson/Hancock: Tasha Wiebold 4-for-4, 2 sb's, 3 runs; Sara Rajewsky 2-for-3, rbi; Kendra Schmidgall 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Datrianna Jensen 1-for-4, 2b; Megan Jepma 1-for-4; Julia Ahrndt 1-for-3; Mallory Jensen 1-for-3, 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- YME: Allie Trudel (L) 6-13-6-4-1-3 ... Benson/Hancock: Taylor Semler (W) 7-1-0-0-2-7
Paynesville 9, BOLD 7
Paynesville was outhit 10-6, but took advantage of four BOLD errors and six walks.
Whitney Woehler went the route for the win. She walked four and struck out seven.
Woehler, Kayla Lieser and Keely Meagher had two hits each for Paynesville (13-2, 15-3).
Brittany Dahlk went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs for BOLD (5-9, 6-11). Brenna Holwerda had two hits and drove in a run.
Brittany Nissen took the loss. She walked six and struck out 10.
Pay. (13-2, 15-3) 022 140 0 -- 9 6 0
BOLD (5-9, 6-11) 101 230 0 -- 7 10 4
HITTING - Paynesville: Kayla Lieser 2-for-5; Whitney Woehler 2-for-3; Keely Meagher 2-for-3, 2b, rbi ... BOLD: Brenna Holwerda 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Hillary Mages 1-for-4; Brittany Dahlk 3-for-4, 2 rbi; Brittany Nissen 1-for-4; Alex Ebnet 1-for-4, rbi; Laura Padrnos 1-for-3, rbi; Raquel Amberg 1-for-2, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Paynesville: Whitney Woehler (W) 7-10-7-7-4-7 ... BOLD: Brittany Nissen (W) 7-6-9-6-6-10
Morris 11, LQPV 4
Caroline Fritz, Dani Schultz, Mary Rentz and Haley Henrichs drove home two runs apiece to lift the Tigers (8-5, 11-6).
Rentz and Henrichs had two hits apiece among the Tigers' nine-hit attack.
Mackenzie Weatherly went the distance for the win, allowing five hits. She walked one and struck out seven.
Tianna Tosel drove in two runs for the Eagles (1-12, 1-14).
Morris (8-5, 11-6) 201 530 0 --11 9 2
LQPV (1-12, 1-14) 000 130 0 -- 4 5 4
HITTING - Morris: Caroline Fritz 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Dani Schultz 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Brittany Harrison 1-for-2, 2b; Mary Rentz 2-for-3, 3b, 2 rbi; Haley Henrichs 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Holly Amundson 1-for-4; Mackenzie Weatherly 1-for-4 ... LQPV: Tianna Trosel 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Rachel Streich 1-for-3, rbi; Rachel Schlieman 1-for-3, 2b; Karley Weir 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Brittany Long 1-for-3, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Morris: Mackenzie Weatherly (W) 7-5-4-1-1-7 ... LQPV: Rchel Schlieman (L) 4-6-8-2-5-5, Jordan Halvorson 3-3-3-2-2-0
Montevideo 6, ACGC 1
All nine starters recorded at least one hit for Montevideo, including three hits each for Courtney Schmitt, Emily Johnson and Vanessa Bartz. Chelsea Larson added two hits to the 16-hit attack.
Shelby Monahan spun a three-hitter with three walks and five strikeouts.
Schmitt drove in two runs for the Thunder Hawks (4-10, 5-11). Johnson, Larson, Bartz and Kayla Berget knocked in a run each.
Mon (4-10, 5-11) 000 111 3 -- 6 16 0
ACG (1-14, 3-15) 001 000 0 -- 1 3 0
HITTING - Montevideo: Courtney Schmitt 3-for-5, 2b, 2 rbi; Emily Johnson 3-for-5, rbi; Kayla Berget 1-for-5, rbi; Jaci Clausen 1-for-2; Karrissa Larson 1-for-3, 2b; Becca Pauling 1-for-3; Chelsea Larson 2-for-4, rbi; Shelby Monahan 1-for-3, 2 runs; Vanessa Bartz 3-for-4, 2b, rbi ... ACGC: Sidney Larson 2-for-3, 2b; Becca Nelson 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Shelby Monahan (W) 7-3-1-1-3-5 ... ACGC: Angela Blackwell (L) 7-16-6-6-2-3