MURDOCK -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg won a pair of games from Renville County West, 4-0 and 17-7, on Thursday to stay in the hunt for the Camden Conference title.
KMS trails MACCRAY by one game in the conference standings. KMS still has a doubleheader with Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on May 18, while MACCRAY plays a twin bill with Dawson-Boyd on May 13.
In Game 1, Sam Dunn of KMS and Molly Elliot of RCW each threw four-hitters.
KMS scored all its runs in the top of the first. Erin Haglund highlighted the inning with a two-run single.
Trista Kleinhuizen singled and doubled for RCW.
In the second game, Dunn went 4-for-5, including a two-run homer in a 10-run fourth inning. She also got the win in relief.
Brooke Carlson smacked a two-run homer in the first inning for the Fighting Saints.
Dunn allowed two hits and three runs (one earned) over the final 21/3 innings for the win.
KMS 4, RCW 0
KMS 400 000 0 -- 4 4 0
RCW 000 000 0 -- 0 4 2
HITTING - KMS: Erin Johnson 1-for-4, Brooke Carlson 1-for-3, Sam Dunn 1-for-2, Erin Haglund 1-for-3, 2 rbi ... RCW: Trista Kleinhuizen 2-for-3, 2b; Whitney Fransen 1-for-2; Emma Sharpe 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- KMS: Sam Dunn (W) 7-4-0-0-2-9 ... RCW: Molly Elliot (L) 7-4-4-4-6-2
KMS 17, RCW 7
RCW (5-7, 5-10) 103 12 -- 7 2 6
KMS (7-3, 11-4) 241 (10)x --17 12 5
HITTING - RCW: Emma Sharpe 1-for-4, rbi; Molly Elliot 1-for-3, rbi ... KMS: Samantha Dunn 4-for-5, 5 rbi, 2-run HR; Brooke Carlson 2-for-4, 4 rbi, 2-run HR; Ellen Johnson 1-for-4, 3b; Briana Baker 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Erin Haglund 1-for-3, Ali Clark 1-for-2, rbi; Lindsey Jorgenson 1-for-1, Britta Diem 1-for-2, 2b, 2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- RCW: Molly Elliot (L), reliever's name not available, two pitchers combined 4-12-17-9-10-4 ... KMS: Erin Haglund 2Xc-0-4-3-7-5, Sam Dunn (W) 2Zc-2-3-1-1-4
Lakeview 5, Dawson-Boyd 3
No details were available at press time.
Dawson-Boyd 13, Lakeview 12
No details were available at press time.
Dassel-Cokato 15, Litchfield 2
Courtney Euerle singled in Carissa McCarney in the second inning and Amanda Turck drove in Steph Dougherty with a fourth-inning single for Litchfield's two runs.
DC (9-2, 13-2) 460 32 -- 15 12 1
Litch (0-11, 0-15) 010 10 -- 2 2 6
HITTING - Dassel-Cokato: Caroline Kivisto 2-for-3, 2 runs, rbi; Courtney Smith 2-for-3, 3 runs; Julie Munson 2-for-3, 2 runs; Morgan Sandell 2-for-2 ... Litchfield: Amanda Turck 1-for-2, rbi; Courtney Euerle 1-for-2, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Dassel-Cokato: Croutney Smith (W) 5-2-2-1-2-4 ... Litchfield: Lizzie Johnson (L) 4-10-13-8-5-1, Hailey Horstmann 1-2-2-2-1-0
Redwood Valley 4, Worthington 2
Jessica Fischer's double in the fifth inning knocked in the eventual winning run for Redwood Valley. Fischer also tripled to help support Sam Felt's complete-game win. Megan Bunting also doubled for the Cardinals.
Felt struck out eight and held Worthington scoreless for the first six innings.
Worthington 000 000 2 -- 2 5 4
Redwood 200 020 x -- 4 5 2
HITTING - Worthington: Steph Behrens 1-for-3; Randa Knutson 1-for-3; K.C. Riley 1-for-2; Angela Bui 1-for-3; Steph Pavelko 1-for-3 ... Redwood Valley: Megan Bunting 1-for-3, 3b; Ashley Bunting 1-for-3; Jessica Fischer 2-for-3, 2b, 3b, rbi; Samantha Bertrand 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Worthington: Angela Robinson (L) 6-5-4-3-0-4 ... Redwood Valley: Sam Felt (W) 7-5-2-0-2-8
Redwood Valley 5, Worthington 1
Megan Bunting and Julia Busiahn pounded out three hits apiece to spark the Cardinals' fourth straight win.
Felt picked up the win again, while Busiahn, Jessica Fischer, Steph Jensen and Liz Smith all had RBI singles for Redwood Valley (5-3, 11-3).
RV (5-3, 11-3) 100 112 0 -- 5 11 0
Worth (1-3, 5-7) 100 000 0 -- 1 5 2
HITTING - Redwood Valley: Megan Bunting 3-for-5, 2 runs; Ashley Bunting 1-for-4; Jessica Fischer 1-for-5, rbi; Steph Jensen 1-for-2, rbi; Julia Busiahn 3-for-4, 2b, rbi; Liz Smith 1-for-4, rbi; Samantha Bertrand 1-for-3 ... Worthington: Erin Ebbers 3-for-3, 3 2b's
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Redwood Valley: Sam Felt (W) 7-5-1-1-5-3 ... Worthington: Erin Ebbers (L) 7-11-5-4-4-2
Buffalo Lake-Hector 9, Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 7
An eight-run second inning allowed Buffalo Lake-Hector (1-10, 1-12) to pick up its first win of the season.
The Mustangs pounded out 16 hits with Erin Daak, Jessie Kalenberg and Courtney Kramer getting three apiece. Morgan Dobberstein highlighted the big inning for BLH with a three-run triple.
BLH (1-10, 1-12) 081 000 0 -- 9 16 2
SESM (5-6, 7-7) 000 124 0 -- 7 5 0
HITTING - Buffalo Lake-Hector: Erin Daak 3-for-5, 2 runs; Jessie Kalenberg 3-for-5; Morgan Dobberstein 2-for-3, 3b, 4 rbi; Courtney Kramer 3-for-4; Tori Swanson 1-for-3, rbi; Larrissa Karl 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Steph Harrell 2-for-4, rbi; Ashley Kiecker 1-for-4, rbi ... Sleepy Eye St. Mary's: Mandee Jo Heiderschiedt 2-for-3, 2b, 2 runs; Neveda Helget 1-for-2, solo HR, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Buffalo Lake-Hector: Jessie Kalenberg (W) 7-5-7-7-7-5 ... Sleepy Eye St. Mary's: Neveda Helget (L) 7-16-9-9-1-7