Prep Softball: Morris/CA rocks B/H
Tribune Staff Reports
MORRIS -- Steph Hennen went 3-for-3 and Brooke Wente drove in a pair of runs as Morris/Chokio-Alberta rocked Benson/Hancock 10-1 on Thursday.
McKenzie Van Batavia went 6 innings for the win. She was touched up for 8 hits but walked only 1 and fanned 9. The Morris/CA defense played flawlessly.
McKenzie Jensen, Kendra Schmidgall and Alissa Hughes each got a pair of hits for the Brave-Owls.
Benson/Hancock 000 001 0 -- 1 9 4
Morris/CA 031 051 x -- 10 9 0
HITTING - Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Steph Hennen 3-for-3, Brooke Wente 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Sadie Fischer 1-for-4, Holly Amundson 1-for-2, Jaimie Bergerson 2-for-4, Brooke Johnson 1-for-2 ... Benson: McKenzie Jensen 2-for-4, Kendra Schmidgall 2-for-3, Kayla Jones 1-for-3, Alissa Hughes 2-for-3, rbi; Jenna Hanson 1-for-3, Abby Tollefson 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Morris/Chokio-Alberta: McKenzie Van Batavia (W) 6-8-1-1-1-9, Brianna Abril 1-1-0-0-0-1... Benson: Kayla Jones (L) 5-9-9-3-3-4, Kendra Schmidgall 1-0-1-0-4-0
Montevideo 10, LQPV 7
The Eagles' bats came alive too late to catch the Thunder Hawks, who built an 8-0 lead in the top of six.
Lac qui Parle Valley scored five in the bottom of the sixth and then both teams posted a deuce in the seventh.
Kiersti Grey took a shutout into the sixth but the Eagles' hard swings produced a pair of triples and three doubles over their last two at bats.
Grey survived to pitch a complete game withstanding 14 hits.
Tianna Tosel went 4-for-4 with a triple and McKenzie Clark 2-for-2 with a triple for the Eagles.
Paige Jorgenson had three hits and Ashley Hoehne and Kelsey Engler two apiece for the Hawks.
Mikaela DuFrane took the loss.
Montevideo 220 013 2 -- 10 11 2
LQPV 000 005 2 -- 7 14 4
HITTING - Montevideo: Ashley Hoehne 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Jesse Janisch 1-for-5, 2 runs, 2b; Kelsey Engler 2-for-4, rbi; Paige Jorgenson 3-for-4; Lindsey Olson 1-for-5, 2 runs; Dani Emkes 1-for-5, 2 runs rbi... Lac qui Parle Valley: McKenzie Clark 2-for-2, 3b, rbi; McKenzie Long 2-for-4, rbi; Tara Laechelt 1-for-4, 2b; Megan Wildung 2-for-4, 2b; Mikaela DuFrane 1-for-3, rbi; Alissa Harms 1-for-1, Tianna Tosel 4-for-4, 3b, rbi; Kaylee Holtz 1-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Kiersti Gray (W) 7-14-7-7-2-4 .,.. Lac qui Parle Valley: DuFrane (L) 6-8-7-6-5-0, Harms 1-3-3-2-2-0
ACGC 13, YME 9
Erica Melbie drove in five runs with a pair of two-run singles and a ground out as the Falcons came from three runs down to beat the Sting at Grove City.
Yellow Medicine East led 5-2 after three at bats thanks largely to a three-run homer by Courtney Hinz.
ACGC fought back with four in the bottom of the third and five more in the fourth.
Winning pitcher Sydney Larson singled and tripled and Paige Wilner knocked 3 runs with her two hits. Natasha Dallmann also tripled for ACGC.
Eight different players had hits for the Sting.
YME 131 002 2 -- 9 9 3
ACGC....................204 520 x -- 13 11 4
HITTING - Yellow Medicine East: Nena McCalla 1-for-3, Jenessa Hoffman 1-for-5, 2 rbi; Courtney Hinz 1-for-3, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Angie Scheffler 1-for-4, rbi; Kendra Sander 1-for-2, 2b; Danie Roden 1-for-3, rbi; Mollie Nielsen 2-for-4, Mariah Weir 1-for-1 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Sydney Larson 2-for-3, 3b, rbi; Paige Wilner 2-for-4, 3 rbi; Erica Melbie 2-for-4, 5 rbi; Kelsey Kramer 2-for-4, Natasha Dallmann 1-for-4, 3b, 2 rbi; Jaycey Nelson 1-for-4, Payton Wilner 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Yellow Medicine East: Allie Trudel (L) 6-11-13-10-2-7 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Sydney Larson (W) 7-9-9-5-6-5
West Cent. North
Waska 7, Sauk Centre 6
Maddie Phillips went the distance for the Lakers, walking three and striking out six.
Kaylyn Oberg doubled in two runs in the top of the fifth for Minnewaska lead.
Allyssa Engfer's single plus an outfield error plated a run in the top of the seventh for a 7-5 Lakers' lead.
Courtney Schmit singled twice and drove in two runs for Waska.
Minnewaska 003 201 1 - 7 11 1
Sauk Centre 112 100 1 -- 6 9 4
HITTING - Minnewaska: Kaylyn Oberg 3-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi, 2 runs; Kaylee Jacobs 1-for-4, rbi; Julie Hellander 1-for-4, Courtney Schmit 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Maddie Phillips 1-for-4, Allyssa Engfer 2-for-4, Lexi Amundson 1-for-3 ... Sauk Centre: Ashley Gruber 3-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Becca Moe 2-for-3, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minnewaska: Maddie Phillips (W) 7-9-6-3-3-6 ... Sauk Centre: Lugrain (L) 7-11-7-4-0-3