Prep Softball: Paynesville, ACGC split; Waska win streak hits 11 reaches 11
GROVE CITY -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City and Paynesville split a doubleheader in West Central South softball action Thursday.
The Bulldogs, who led the league before Thursday's action, beat the Falcons 5-2 in the opener, but lost to ACGC 3-2 in the second game and fell to second place behind Minnewaska, which beat Montevideo Thursday.
Paynesville 5, ACGC 2
The Falcons collected eight hits, but could only push across one run in the third and another in the seventh.
Paynesville scored all five runs in the first three innings. Jenn Paul led the way with two doubles and two RBI. Jessica Klein also had two hits.
Whitney Woehler picked up the win, striking out eight and walking three.
ACGC 001 000 1 -- 2 8 0
Paynesville 122 000 x -- 5 7 0
HITTING - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Courtney Malvin 1-for-3, 2b; Stephanie Nelson 3-for-4, 2 3b's; Mary Larson 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Kayla Dallmann 1-for-4; Paige Wilner 2-for-3, 2b ... Paynesville: Jenn Paul 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 2b's, 2 rbi; Whitney Woehler 1-for-3, rbi; Jessica Klein 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Kenzie Meagher 1-for-4; Jasmine Kalkbrenner 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Miranda Hopp (L) 3-4-5-5-10-1; Angela Blackwell 3-3-0-0-0-1 ... Paynesville: Whitney Woehler (W) 7-8-2-2-3-8
ACGC 3, Paynesville 2
The Bulldogs (8-2, 11-2) plated two runs to start the game, but Bethany Nelson gave ACGC (5-5, 6-6) a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the first with an RBI double and scoring the go-ahead run on a wild pitch.
From there, Jazmin Petersen shut down Paynesville. She allowed two runs on eight hits, struck out six and walked one.
Jasmine Kalkbrenner, Jessica Klein and Taylor Haag had two hits each for the Bulldogs.
Paynesville 200 000 0 -- 2 8 1
ACGC 300 000 x -- 3 3 3
HITTING - Paynesville: Jasmine Kalkbrenner 2-for-3; Jessica Klein 2-for-3, rbi; Keely Meagher 1-for-4; Taylor Haag 2-for-4; Jenn Paul 1-for-4 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Paige Wilner 1-for-2; Bethany Nelson 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2b, 2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Payneville: Whitney Woehler (L) 1-1-3-2-1-1; Jackie Skoglund 5-2-0-0-0-3 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Jazmin Petersen (W) 7-8-2-1-1-6
BOLD 7, LQPV 2
Brittany Nissen's two-run double hightlighted the Warriors' seven-run sixth inning. Hillary Mages, Alex Ebnet and Taylor Ebnet also drove in runs.
Christy Gass went the distance on a six-hitter with nine strikeouts for the win.
Karley Wier had two hits for LQPV.
LQPV 000 001 1 -- 2 6 1
BOLD 000 007 x -- 7 7 2
HITTING - Lac qui Parle Valley: Whitley Strei 1-for-4; Ellissa Schmidt 1-for-4; Karley Wier 2-for-3; Rachel Schlieman 1-for-3; Brooke Rheingans 1-for-3 ... BOLD: Brenna Holwerda 1-for-3; Hillary Mages 1-for-3, rbi; Alex Ebnet 1-for-3, rbi; Brittany Nissen 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Jasmine Ervin 1-for-3; Taylor Ebnet 1-for-3, rbi; Sarah Honzay 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Lac qui Parle Valley: Rachel Schlieman (L) 6-7-7-5-4-4 ... BOLD: Christy Gass (W) 7-6-2-1-0-9
BOLD 10, LQPV 0
Christy Gass tossed her third shutout of the week, this time a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts.
Alex Ebnet drove in three runs for BOLD (5-3, 7-4). Brenna Holwerda and Hillary Mages had two hits each. Laura Padrnos drove in two runs.
BOLD 210 304 -- 10 7 1
LQPV 000 000 -- 0 3 3
HITTING - BOLD: Brenna Holwerda 2-for-4; Christy Gass 1-for-2; Hillary Mages 2-for-2, rbi; Alex Ebnet 1-for-3, 3 rbi; Laura Padrnos 1-for-1, 2 rbi ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Ellissa Schmidt 1-for-3; Rachel Schlieman 1-for-3; Brittany Long 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- BOLD: Christy Gass (W) 6-3-0-0-2-11 ...... Lac qui Parle Valley: Jordan Halvorson (*L) 6-7-10-*-8-2
Waska 4, Montevideo 1
Breanna Jenks started a five-hit rally as Minnewaska scored three in the bottom of the fifth inning toward the 4-1 victory.
Laura Paulson went the distance, striking out seven and surrendering six hits for the win.
Montevideo 000 001 0 -- 1 6 1
Minnewaska 010 030 x -- 4 8 1
HITTING - Montevideo: Emily Johnson 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Jaci Clauson 2-for-3; Kayla Berget 1-for-3; Carly Beals 1-for-4 ... Minnewaska: Laura Paulson 1-for-2, rbi; Jordan Stalker 2-for-3; Cassie Jacobs 1-for-3; Breanna Jenks 1-for-3, rbi; Alicia Pfeninger 1-for-3, rbi; Aundrea Johnson 1-for-3; Hailey Blair 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Shelby Monahan (L) 6-8-4-3-1-3 ... Minnewaska: Laura Paulson (W) 7-6-1-1-0-10
Waska 3, Montevideo 0
Alicia Pfeninger pitched a three-hit shutout for the Lakers with nine strikeouts.
Aundrea Johnson started the scoring for Minnewaska in the second inning when she scored Breanna Jenks on a single.
Jordan Stalker tallied two hits and an RBI and Laura Paulson went 2-for-3 with a double.
Minnewaska......010 001 01 -- 3 10 1
Montevideo 000 000 00 -- 0 3 2
HITTING - Minnewaska: Abby Kreitlow 1-for-4, Laura Paulson 2-for-3, 2b, Jordan Stalker 2-for-3, rbi; Cassie Jacobs 2-for-4, rbi; Breanna Jenks 1-for-3; Aundrea Johnson 1-for-3, rbi; Brooke Falk 1-for-3 ... Montevideo: Carly Beals 1-for-3; Karrissa Larson 1-for-3; Courtney Schmitt 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Shelby Monahan (L) 7-10-3-3-2-2 ... Minnewaska: Alicia Pfeninger (W) 7-3-0-0-0-9
YME 7, Morris 4
Livi Jeseritz hit a three-run homer in the third and drove in two other runs later as Yellow Medicine East got by Morris.
Whitney Swenson also homered, in the first, for the Sting ((3-5, 6-5). Laura Trudel went 3-for-4 with three RBI and Ashley Magnuson was 3-for-3 with a double.
Allie Trudel pitched the first five innings for the win.
Sara Beyer doubled twice for the Tigers (3-4, 6-4).
YME 104 010 1 -- 7 11 1
Morris 010 011 1 -- 4 6 2
HITTING - Yellow Medicine East: Laura Trudel 3-for-4, 3 rbi; Whitney Swenson 1-for-4, solo HR; Levi Jeseritz 2-for-4, 5 rbi, 3-run HR; Steph Larson 1-for-3, Ashley Magnuson 3-for-3, 2b ... Morris: Dani Schultz 1-for-3, Sara Beyer 2-for-3, 2 2b's; Courtney Vogel 1-for-3, MacKenzie Weatherly 1-for-2, 2b, Haley Heinrichs 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Yellow Medicine East: Allie Trudel (W) 5-5-3-3-5-2, Ashley Magnuson 2-1-2-3-2-0 ... Morris: Kelsey Amundson (L) 4-6-5-4-0-3, MacKenzie Weatherly 3-5-2-2-2-3