Prep Softball: Pedersen's 3 doubles lift KMS past BOLD
OLIVIA -- Nikki Pedersen of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg doubled three times and Sam Dunn allowed just one run on six hits as the Fighting Saints topped BOLD 4-1 in non-conference softball action Friday.
Pedersen hit two-baggers in the first, third and seventh innings, each driving in one run. Demi Young added a run-scoring single in the third. Briana Baker added two hits for KMS (8-2).
Dunn went the distance for the victory, striking out nine and walking one.
Brittany Dahlk and Taylor Ebnet had two hits each to lead the Warriors (3-2), who have lost their last two games.
KMS 4, BOLD 1
KMS 102 000 1 -- 4 10 2
BOLD 000 100 0 -- 1 6 1
HITTING - Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Sarah Carlson 1-for-3, 2b; Bailey Carlson 1-for-4; Briana Baker 2-for-4; Nikki Pedersen 3-for-4, 3 2b's, 3 rbi; Demi Young 1-for-4, rbi; Amy Neil 1-for-3; Sam Dunn 1-for-3 ... BOLD: Christy Gass 1-for-4; Brittany Dahlk 2-for-4; Alex Ebnet 1-for-3; Taylor Ebnet 2-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Sam Dunn (W) 7-6-1-1-1-9 ... BOLD: Christy Gass (L) 7-10-4-4-3-5
West Central North Paynesville 14, Melrose 3
The Bulldogs scored eight runs in the second and Jessica Klein hit a two-run home run as part of a five-run fourth.
Taylor Haag, Keely Meagher and Klein had two hits each for Paynesville.
Whitney Woehler pitched all five innings for the win. She allowed three runs on six hits, struck out five and didn't walk a batter.
Melrose 101 10 -- 3 6 3
Paynesville 180 5x -- 14 11 2
HITTING - Melrose: Jessica Tomasek 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Maggie Neimi 1-for-3, 2b ... Paynesville: Taylor Haag 2-for-4, 3b, 3 rbi; Keely Meagher 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2b, 2 rbi; Jessica Klein 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2b, 2-run HR, 3 rbi; Jenn Paul 1-for-3, 3 runs, rbi; Kayla Lieser 1-for-3, rbi; Kenzie Meagher 1-for-2; Shelby Goltz 1-for-2, 2 runs; Jasmine Kalkbrenner 1-for-3, 2 runs
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Melrose: Melanie Berscheit (L) 1Zc-4-9-8-6-1; Jessica Tomasek 2Xc-7-5-5-2-3 ... Paynesville: Whitney Woehler (W) 5-6-3-1-0-5
NLS 7, Albany 5
A four-run surge in the top of the fifth turned the game in favor of New London-Spicer (8-0).
Consecutive hits by Taylor Thompsen, Bethany Bostron, Jenna Moritz and Erika Norris fed the rally.
Brianna Jacobson contributed a solo homer among her three hits and Allison Ruter went 2-for-3.
Winning pitcher Bridget Bergeson gave up five hits over seven innings. Two Mainstreeter runs were earned.
NL-Spicer 010 042 0 -- 7 12 4
Albany 001 110 2 -- 5 5 4
HITTING - New London-Spicer: Taylor Thompsen 2-for-4, rbi; Bethany Bostron 1-for-4, rbi; Jenna Moritz 2-for-4, Erika Norris 2-for-4, rbi; Brianna Jacobson 3-for-4, solo HR, rbi; Allison Ruter 2-for-3, rbi ... Albany: Courtney Schirmers 1-for-3, Katie Weyer 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Amber Schoenecker 1-for-4, rbi; Jenna Schlangen 1-for-4, Maria Hennen 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- New London-Spicer: Bridget Bergeson (W) 7-5-5-2-4-5 ... Albany: Katie Weyer (L) 7-12-7-*-4-4