Prep Softball: KMS, RCW win twice to advance in 3A-North
Top-seeded Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg got a scare in its first game of the Section 3A-North softball tournament Tuesday, against Clinton-Grace-ville-Beardlsey, winning 4-2, then rolled over Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 10-0 in the second round.
Renville County nipped Dawson-Boyd 3-2 and then upset MACCRAY 6-3 to also advance to the third round.
KMS (18-0) and RCW (7-12) will both play at 1 p.m. Saturday in Dawson with the remainder of the tournament now being double-elimination with the North and South halves combining.
MACCRAY 3, YME 2
In a 13-inning marathon, MACCRAY eliminated Yellow Medicine East (5-15) as Rachel Davids singled home Khia Lohse with the winning run with one out. Lohse reached on a single and and was sacrificed to second.
Moranda Zimmer pitch-ed all 13 innings for the win. She walked one and struck out four while scattering 13 hits.
Zimmer went 4-for-5, including two doubles, and had an RBI for the Wolverines. Christal Stavne had three hits. Lohse, Davids, Hailey Goeman and Abbey Thissen had two hits each.
Losing pitcher Allie Trudel had three hits for the Sting. Kendra Sander and Mollie Nelson had two hits each.
YME 000 100 000 100 0--2 13 1
MCCRY 010 000 000 100 1--3 15 6
HITTING - Yellow Medicine East: Danie Roden 1-for-6; Mollie Nelson 2-for-5, rbi; Courtney Hinz 1-for-6; Ashly Sneller 1-for-6; Allie Trudel 3-for-5; Angie Scheffler 1-for-5; Haley Fischer 1-for-5; Kendra Sander 2-for-5, 2b, rbi; Jennessa Hoffman 1-for-5 ... MACCRAY: Hailey Goeman 2-for-4 Christal Stavne 3-for-6, Abbey Thissen 2-for-6; Moranda Zimmer 4-for-5, 2 2b's, rbi; Khia Lohse 2-for-6, 2b, 2 rbi; Rachel Davids 2-for-6, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Yellow Medicine East: Allie Trudel (L) 121/3-15-3-3-2-6 ... MACCRAY: Moranda Zimmer (W) 13-13-2-2-1-4
KMS 4, CGB 2
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg hit the ball hard, according to coach Eileen Suter, but Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley played good defense as the Fighting Saints avoided an upset by the No. 8 entry.
Lindsey Jorgenson doubled and singled and drove in a run for KMS. Bri Hauge and Ellen Johnson had the other hits for the Fighting Saints.
Both teams topped out at four hits.
Sam Dunn, the winning pitcher, didn't walk anyone and fanned six.
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KMS 000 121 x --4 4 0
HITTING - Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley: Johnsrud 1-for-3; Finelay 1-for-3; Homan 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Sullivan 1-for-3 ... Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Ellen Johnson 1-for-2, 2b; Bri Hauge 1-for-1, rbi; Lindsay Jorgenson 2-for-3, 2b, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley: Gilsdorf (L) 6-4-4-3-6-2 ... Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Sam Dunn (W) 7-4-2-2-0-6
RCW 3, Dawson-Boyd 2
Nora Kronlokken's run-scoring single in the sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie and lifted the Jaguars.
Lexi Freiborg rapped a two-run single in the third inning for RCW.
Dawson-Boyd's two runs came in the first inning on a two-run single by Danielle Strand.
Morgan Elliot allowed eight hits and six walks in the complete-game win.
Kaitlyn Johnshoy had three hits for Dawson-Boyd (9-11).
RCW 002 001 0 -- 3 5 2
Dawson-Boyd 200 000 0 -- 2 8 1
HITTING - Renville County West: Lexi Freiborg 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Emma Sharpe 1-for-2; Alyssa Davis 1-for-4; Grace Robertson 1-for-3; Nora Kronlokken 1-for-3, rbi ... Dawson-Boyd: McKenzie Franzky 1-for-4, 2b; Kelsey Jurgenson 1-for-2; Danielle Strand 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Kaitlyn Johnshoy 3-for-4; Kendra Lindblad 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Renville County West: Morgan Elliot (W) 7-8-2-1-6-2 ... Dawson-Boyd: Kendra Lindblad (L) 7-5-3-2-6-8
RCW 6, MACCRAY 3
RCW scored three times in the top of the first on a two-run double by Morgan Elliot and a run-scoring single by Grace Robertson.
Robertson finished 3-for-4 with four RBI.
Elliot tossed a six-hitter, while walking one and striking out four for the win.
Christal Stavne homered in the sixth inning for MACCRAY (14-5). Abbey Thissen drove in two runs. Paige Ammermann had two hits.
RCW 301 000 2 -- 6 6 2
MACCRAY 101 001 0 -- 3 6 0
HITTING - Renville County West: Morgan Elliot 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Alyssa Davis 1-for-3; Grace Robertson 3-for-4, 2b, 4 rbi; Brittany Krogman 1-for-3 ... MACCRAY: Paige Ammermann 2-for-4; Hailey Goeman 1-for-3; Christal Stavne 1-for-3, solo HR, rbi; Abbey Thissen 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Khia Lohse 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Renville County West: Morgan Elliot (W) 7-6-3-2-1-4 ... MACCRAY: Hailey Goeman (L) 7-6-6-6-7-2
KMS 10, Wheaton/HN 0
Lori McCain's one-out single in the bottom of the sixth plated the third run of the inning and ended the game via the 10-run rule.
Erin Haglund finished with a two-hitter without a walk and nine whiffs.
Earlier, Wheaton eliminated Ortonville 5-4.
Wheaton-HN 000 000 -- 0 2 3
KMS 112 303 --10 13 0
HITTING - Wheaton-Herman-Norcross: Andrea Krumwide 1-for-2; Allison Ikeogue 1-for-2, 2b ... Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Brooke Carlson1-for-3; Sam Dunn 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Erin Haglund 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Courtney Olson 2-for-3, 3b, 2 rbi; Bri Hauge 1-for-2, rbi; Lori McCain 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Hailee Helms 3-for-3, 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Wheaton-Herman-Norcross: Abby Straw (L) 51/3-13-10-8-4-4 ... Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Erin Haglund (W) 6-2-0-0-0-9
Upsala 11, ACGC 2
Upsala unleashed a 15-hit attack en route to eliminating Atwater-Cosmos-Grove Citys.
The No. 7-seeded Cardinals (6-8) plated four runs in the third inning to take a 5-0 lead, and two innings later, they produced five more runs to put the game away. Aimee Pelzer, Kimmy Prozek and Marjorie Schleper had three hits apiece for Upsala.
The No. 3 Falcons (9-10) got their runs in the fifth when Paige Wilner singled in Sydney Larson, who had also single, and Payton Wilner, who reached on an error. Larson finished 3-for-4, including a double.
Brooke Lampert went the distance for Upsala and limited ACGC to six hits.
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ACGC 000 020 0 -- 2 6 4
HITTING - Upsala: Aimee Pelzer 3-for-5, 2b; Kimmy Prozek 3-for-5, 2b; Marjorie Schleper 3-for-5 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Sydney Larson 3-for-4, 2b; Paige Wilner 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Natasha Dallmann 1-for-3; Rachel Pankratz 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Upsala: Brooke Lampert (W) 7-6-2-0-2-2 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Sydney Larson (L) 7-15-11-6-6-7