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Prep softball: Phillips leads Minnewaska past Morris/CA

Tribune photo by Tom Larson Minnewaska's Mady Phillips unleashes a pitch during the Lakers' non-conference game against Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Friday in Glenwood. Phillips led the Lakers to a 6-3 win, their 10th straight, working a complete game for the win and going 3-for-4 with three runs batted in.

GLENWOOD -- Minnewaska came out on top in a matchup of the first-place teams from the West Central North and West Central South, beating Morris/Chokio-Alberta 6-3 on Friday in Glenwood.

Mady Phillips had the big hit, a two-run single in the fifth inning when the Lakers were down 3-2, to give Minnewaska a 4-3 lead.

Julie Helander extended the rally with a base hit to score Phillips, and the Lakers tacked on one more insurance run in the sixth on a Kaylyn Oberg RBI-single.

Phillips was also the winning pitcher, going all seven innings and allowing three runs, one of which was earned. She walked none and struck out six.

Phillips was 3-for-4 and Helander was 2-for-3 with a fourth-inning home run.

The Tigers' Tracy Meichsner had two doubles and two RBIs.

Minnewaska 6, Morris/CA 3

Morris/CA (12-2) 000 030 0 -- 3 6 1

Minnewaska (15-2) 001 131 x -- 6 8 1

HITTING - Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Tracy Meichsner 2-for-3, 2 2b, 2 rbi, Sadie Fischer 1-for-3, Holly Amundson 1-for-3, Brooke Wente 1-for-3, Nicole Strobel 1-for-3, rbi ... Minnewaska: Kaylyn Oberg 2-for-3, rbi, Mady Phillips 3-for-4, 3 rbi, Julie Helander 2-for-3, 2 rbi, HR, Allyssa Engfer 1-for-3, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Mckenzie Van Batavia (L) 6-6-6-5-0-3 ... Minnewaska: Mady Phillips (W) 7-8-3-1-0-6

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