Prep Softball: Morris wins own tourney title
MORRIS -- Morris Area scored three times in the top of the ninth inning to clip MACCRAY 7-4 in the championship of the eight-team Morris Invitational on Saturday.
With two outs, Morris strung together four straight hits, including a two-run triple by Mary Rentz and a run-scoring single by Sara Beyer for its three runs.
Morris (4-2) beat Clinton-Graceville/Beardsley 4-0 in its opener, then routed ortonville 11-1 to reach the final.
MACCRAY topped Wheaton 8-3 and routed West Central 23-3.
Morris was led in hitting by Heather Gagner (6-for-10, Beyer (6-for-11, 5 RBI), Mary Rentz (5-for-8, 5 RBI) and Dani Schultz (4-for-10).
MACCRAY hitting leaders were Ashley Forstrom (8-for-11, 6 extra-base hits, 4 RBI), Brandi Bodin (7-for-12, 5 RBI) and Steph Tulibaski (5-for-11, 2 RBI).
MACCRAY 8, Wheaton 3
MACCRAY 23, Central Area 3
Morris 4, Clinton-Graceville/-Beardsley 0
Morris 11 Ortonville 1
Morris 7, MACCRAY 4, 9 innings
MACCRAY composite box score
HITTING - Alicia Koenen 4-for-14, 3 runs, 2b, 5 rbi; Brandi Bodin 7-for-12, 6 runs, 2 2b's, 5 rbi; Ashley Forstrom 8-for-11, 6 runs, 4 2b's, 2 3b's, 4 rbi; Caylee Hagemeyer 4-for-11, 5 runs, 2b, 3 rbi; Steph Tulibaski 5-for-11, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Ashley Trulock 1-for-8, 2b; Kristina Honken 2-for-2, rbi; Khia Lohse 3-for-7; Abby Berghuis 3-for-8, 2 runs, 3b, rbi; Moranda Zimmer 2-for-3, 3b; Josie Hirman 1-for-1
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Bethany Hultgren (W) 7Xc-13-4-4-1-8, Alicia Koenen 5-5-1-1-0-4, Ashley Trulock (W, L) 5Zc-7-5-4-2-11, Moranda Zimmer 5-4-3-3-1-7
Morris composite box score
HITTING - Courtney Vogel 1-for-8; Heather Gagner 6-for-10, 2 rbi; Dani Schultz 4-for-10, 3 rbi; Mary Rentz 5-for-8, 5 rbi; Sara Beyer 6-for-11, 5 rbi; Haley Henrich 1-for-7; Brianna Neumann 1-for-6, rbi; Shadow Olson 1-for-8, rbi; Mackenzie Weatherly 1-for-3, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Kelsey Amundson (W, W) 10Zc-6-3-1-0-11, Maclenzie Weatherly (W) 10-5-1-1-1-13, Sara Beyer Xc-0-1-0-0-0-
Kimball Invite Royalton 9, ACGC 8
Royalton scored three times in the top of the seventh to overtake the Falcons.
Stephanie Nelson hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning for ACGC. Courtney Malvin hit a two-run double for the Falcons' seven-run fourth.
Royalton 311 010 3 -- 9 8 2
ACGC 000 710 0 -- 8 5 10
HITTING - Royalton: Shelby Lies 2-for-5; Brooks Bursch 1-for-4; Meg Presler 1-for-4, 3 runs; Bree Krueger 1-for-4; Kristine Gadacy 2-for-4; Dillie Lies 1-for-4 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Courtney Malvin 1-for-5, 2b, 2 rbi; Stephanie Nelson 2-for-4, solo HR, rbi; Paige Wilner 1-for-1, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Royalton: Bree Krueger 3-2-4-4-7-2, Brooks Bursch (W) 4-3-4-4-4-1 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Angle Blackwell (L) 6-7-8-1-1-1, Jazmin Petersen 1-1-1-0-0-1
ACGC 7, Kimball 0
Jazmin Petersen hurled a four-hitter with 13 strikeouts to spark the Falcons (3-5). She walked one.
Stephanie Nelson led the 12-hit attack for ACGC, going 4-for-4 with three doubles and two RBI. Paige Wilner was 2-for-3 with a double and knocked in two runs. Petersen also drove in two runs.
ACGC 032 002 0 -- 7 12 2
Kimball 000 000 0 -- 0 4 0
HITTING - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Rachel Wright 1-for-4; Stephanie Nelson 4-for-4, 3 2b's, 2 rbi; Mary Larson 1-for-4; Kayla Dallmann 1-for-4; Paige Wilner 2-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Jazmin Petersen 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Sam Cunningham 2-for-3, 2b, rbi ... Kimball: K. Albers 1-for-3; M.Libbesmeier 1-for-3; C.Loch 1-for-3; K. Vigoren 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Jazmin Petersen (W) 7-4-0-0-1-13 ... Kimball: K. Albers (L) 3-7-5-5-1-5, M. Libbesmeier 4-5-2-2-1-11