Prep softball roundup: KMS sweeps Dawson-Boyd
DAWSON -- The KMS softball team hit six home runs and the Saints improved to 16-0 with a sweep of a Camden Conference doubleheader on Tuesday.
KMS won Game One 10-3 and Game Two 11-0.
And the Saints' power wasn't reserved for the offense alone.
Game Two starter Erin Haglund threw a five-inning perfect game, striking out five, and Game One starter Sam Dunn worked a complete game, allowing three earned runs and striking out nine.
KMS' Ellen Johnson hit three home runs and had a possible fourth bomb caught over the fence by Dawson-Boyd's center fielder.
"When we came off the field (after Game Two), they said we should be tested for steroids," KMS head coach Eileen Suter said with a laugh.
In Game One, Johnson and Courtney Johnson both hit two-run homers, and eight players had at least one hit.
In Game Two, Johnson hit two more homers, both two-run shots, after she had a drive caught at the fence in her first at-bat.
Dunn and Lindsay Jorgenson both hit a two-run homers in the third inning.
The Saints play next at Lac qui Parle Valley at 5 p.m. Thursday.
KMS 10, Dawson-Boyd 3
KMS 223 201 0 -- 10 11 2
Dawson-Boyd 200 001 0 -- 3 9 2
HITTING - KMS: Ellen Johnson 1-for-5 hr rbi-2 r, Sam Dunn 2-for-2 r-2, Erin Haglund 1-for-4 r, Courtney Olson 2-for-4 hr rbi-2 r-2, Brielle Hauge 2-for-2 rbi r, Lori McCain 1-for-4, Haylie Helms 1-for-2 rbi-2 r, Kalli Forsell 1-for-4 rbi-2 ... Dawson-Boyd: Flatum 2-for-4 r, Johnson 1-for-4 r, Mari Lee 1-for-4 r, Sadie Zaiser 1-for-3, Schulke 1-for-3, Jorgenson 1-for-3, Katie Hutt 1-for-3, Sara Zaiser 1-for-2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- KMS: Dunn (W, 7-0) 7-9-3-3-0-9 ... Dawson-Boyd: Sadie Zaiser (L) 7-11-10-10-8-2
KMS 11, Dawson-Boyd 0
Dawson-Boyd 000 00 -- 0 0 5
KMS 105 32 -- 11 8 0
HITTING - Dawson-Boyd: None ... KMS: Ellen Johnson 2-for-4 hr-2 rbi-4 r-3, Dunn 2-for-3 hr 2b rbi r-3, Lori McCain 1-for-2 r, Lindsay Jorgenson 1-for-2 hr rbi-2 r, Sadie Sulier 2-for-3 2b r-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Dawson-Boyd: Hutt (L) 4.1-8-11-8-3-2 ... KMS: Haglund (W, 9-0) 5-0-0-0-0-5
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 10, Renville Cty. West 2
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton outhit the visitors at Tracy 10-3. Grace Robertson singled twice for Renville County West.
Renville Cty. West 000 200 0-- 2 3 5
Tracy-Milroy-Bal. 010 045 0--10 12 3
HITTING - RCW: Nora Kronlokken 1-for-3, Grace Robertson 2-for-3, rbi ... TMB: Jenny Welu 2-for-3, rbi; Abby Daniels 3-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Bitton 2-for-4, 2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- VCW: Cassidy Fransen (L) 6-12-10-7-2-2 ... TMB: Jenny Welu (W) 7-3-2-1-0-5
TMB 5, RCW 4
The Panthers went up 5-4 on a sac fly in the top of the seventh. Nora Kronlokken led off the RCW half of the inning with a single, advanced on an error but was stranded on third as winning pitcher Jenny Welu struck out two and got the final out on a pop out.
The Jags outhit TMB 10-3 but left seven on board. Molly Elliot took the loss.
TMB 040 000 1-- 5 3 3
RCW 100 120 0 -- 4 10 4
HITTING - TMB: Johnston 1-for-3, 3b, 2 rbi; Abby Daniels 2-for-4, Stoneberg 0-for-3, SF rbi ... RCW: Mallory Thompson 1-for-4, Nora Kronlokken 2-for-4, Lexi Freiborg 1-for-4, 2, rbi; Chelsea Ahl 2-for-4, Molly Elliot 1-for-4, Morgan Zaske 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Grace Robinson 1-for-3, Lexi Bakker 1-for-3, rbi; Carina Zaske 0-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- TMB: Jenny Welu (W) 7-10-4-4-0-8 ... RCW: Molly Elliot (L) 7-3-5-2-4-1
HLWW 11, BBE 2
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted hammered out 16 hits, four of those by shortstop Laura Pettit.
HLWW 410 400 1--11 16 *
BBE 000 101 0-- 2 4 *
HITTING - BBE: Raeann Sorenson 1-for-3, Michelle Sanders 1-for-3, rbi; Tia Halvorson 2-for-3, 2b ... HLWW: Mikayla Kittock 3-for-4, 4 runs; Dani Lachermeier 3-for-4, Laura Pettit 4-for-5, 2 runs
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- BBE: Michelle Sanders (L) 7-16-11-6-1-6 ... HLWW: Sam Stender (W) 7-4-2-1-0-6
HLWW 11, BBE 2
Sam Stender stilled the Jaguar bats on a six-hitter after tossing a four-hitter in the lidlifter. She didn't walk a batter in eigher game. Brittany Roelike got 2 hits for the Jags.
BBE 000 101 0 -- 2 6 *
HLWW 014 100 x--11 15 *
HITTING - BBE: Raeann Sorenson 1-for-4, Kendra Braegelman 1-for-4, Brittany Roelike 2-for-3, Michelle Sanders 1-for-2, 2b, rbi; Bri Lieser 1-for-3 ... HLWW: Katelyn Fritz 1-for-4, 2b, Jessi Hauer 1-for-3, 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- BBE: Amyh Bast (L) 4-5-6-0-7-2, Sanders 2-0-0-0-2-1 ... HLWW: Sam Stender (W) 7-6-1-1-0-4
NLS 4, Paynesville 3
PAYNESVILLE -- New London-Spicer's Aasta Bakke hit a two-run home run in the third inning to lead the Wildcats to a 4-3 win over Paynesville on Tuesday.
NLS scored another run in the fifth to go ahead 4-1. Paynesville rallied for two in the bottom of the inning, but Wildcats pitcher Amanda Radel shut down the Bulldogs over the final two innings for the win.
Radel also had two hits for the Wildcats, and teammate Shannon Salisbury doubled in a run.
Paynesville's Kayla Schaefer singled in a run and also scored a run.
NLS 012 010 0 -- 4 6 4
Paynesville 100 020 0 -- 3 8 2
HITTING - NLS: Amanda Radel 2-for-4 r, Aasta Bakke 1-for-3 hr rbi-2 r-2, McKenzie Bangasser 1-for-3 r, Shannon Salisbury 1-for-3 2b rbi, Mackenzie Maher 1-for-3 ... Paynesville: Sam Dahl 1-for-4 2b r, Kayla Schaeger 1-for-4 rbi r, Allie Stanger 1-for-4 r, Brooke Wuertz 1-for-4, Megan Schaefer 1-for-4, Trista Thompson 1-for-4, Kayla Reiman 1-for-3, Lexi Skoglund 1-for-3 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- NLS: Radel (W) 7-8-3-1-0-5 ... Paynesville: M. Schaefer 3-5-3-3-0-2 Kayla Schaefer (L) 4-1-1-1-0-3
Sauk Centre 0
Minnewaska took care of business to stake a claim for the conference title. The Lakers and Albany both finished 9-1 in the league.
The Lakers pounded out 15 hits en route to winning their 12th straight and improving to 17-2 overall. Minnewaska opens the Section 6AA playoffs on Friday at home.
Mady Phillips spun a six-hitter with three strikeouts for a complete-game win, while Kaylee Jacobs and Julie Helander each had three hits to spark the Minnewaska offense.
Sauk Centre 000 000 0 -- 0 6 4
Minnewaska 311 031 x -- 9 15 1
HITTING - Sauk Centre: Jenna Klaphake 1-for-3; Liz Ellens 1-for-3; Kendra Zenzen 1-for-3; Ashley Gruber 1-for-3; Madison Moritz 1-for-3; Becca Moe 1-for-3 ... Minnewaska: Kaylyn Oberg 2-for-2, rbi; Mady Phillips 1-for-3; Kaylee Jacobs 3-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Julie Helander 3-for-4, rbi; Allyssa Engfer 1-for-4; Courtney Schmidt 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Jillian Hendrickson 2-for-3; Brooke Winter 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Sauk Centre: Lagrane (L) 4.1-11-8-4-1-1, (14) 2.2-4-1-1-1-0 ... Minnewaska: Mady Phillips (W) 7-6-0-0-0-3
Morris/CA 11, YME 6
MORRIS -- Morris/Chokio-Alberta clinched the West Central South Conference with an 11-6 win over Yellow Medicine East on Tuesday.
The Tigers put it away early with an eight-run first inning capped by a two-run single by Nicole Strobel and a two-run triple by Steph Hennen.
YME only managed one hit, but drew eight walks and took advantage of two Tiger errors to score six runs.
McKenzie Van Batavia picked up the win, tossing 6-1/3 innings, allowing four runs and striking out 11.
Hennen was 3-for-4 and Olivia Reimers was 3-for-3 with four RBIs.
YME 001 023 0 -- 6 1 5
M/CA (12-1, 13-3) 800 201 x -- 11 11 2
HITTING - YME: Haley Enstad 1-for-4 ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Steph Hennen 3-for-4, 2 rbi, 3b, Tracy Meichsner 1-for-4, Holly Amundson 1-for-4, Brooke Johnson 1-for-3, 2 rbi, Brooke Wente 1-for-1, Olivia Reimers 3-for-3, 4 rbi, Nicole Strobel 1-for-3, 2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- YME: Allie Trudel (L) .2-4-8-0-3-0; Mariah Norell 5.1-7-3-3-0-1 ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: McKenzie Van Batavia 6.1-1-4-2-7-11; Brianna Abril .2-0-2-2-1-0
ACGC 23, BOLD 4
The Falcons set school records with 23 runs and 17 hits blasting BOLD in a five-inning game.
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City scored 20 runs playing Renville County West in 2004 and had 16 hits vs. Kimball in the 2011 playoffs.
Winning pitcher Sydney Larson hit a grand-slam home run and Erica Melbie smacked a three-run homer, double, singled and plated five runs. Katie Moore and Mikayla Holm each had three hits.
Laura Jurgens hit a two-run homer for the Warriors.
ACGC opens 5A-West play on Friday against Kimball in Grove City.
BOLD 102 01 -- 4 6 3
ACGC 677 3x --23 17 2
HITTING - BOLD: Raquel Amberg 1-for-2, Laura Jurgens 2-for-3, 2-run HR; Paige Larsen 2-for-2, 2b, rbi; Bailey Elbert 1-for-3 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Sydney Larson 2-for-4, grand-slam HR; Mikayla Holm 3-for-5, rbi; Erica Melbie 3-for-4, 2b, 3-run HR, 5 rbi; Katie Moore 3-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi; Hanna Lang 2-for-3, Jacey Nelson 2-for-4, rbi; Kelsey Kramer 1-for-4, rbi; Payton Wilner 1-for-2, 2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- BOLD: Robin Lubitz (L) 1-11-12-12-1-0, Brea Grund 3-6-11-10-7-0 ... ACGC: Sydney Larson (W) 5-6-4-4-2-4
Benson/Hancock 12, Montevideo 8
A two-out error in the bottom of the seventh allowed Benson/Hancock to tie the game, and the BraveOwls came back to win it in the eighth 12-8 over Montevideo.
Trailing 8-6 in the seventh, B/H's Alyssa Hughes reached on an error. Gabi Doscher singled, and two walks followed to score the first run.
After a strikeout for the second out, a Montevideo error allowed the tying run to score.
The Brave/Owls ran away with it in the extra frame, scoring four runs on two two-run singles.
Doscher was 2-for-5 with three runs and three RBIs and Kelsey Hammerschmidt had three hits and three RBIs.
B/H 400 101 24 -- 12 9 3
Monte (5-7, 8-8) 010 232 00 -- 8 12 8
HITTING - Benson/Hancock: Gabi Doscher 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 rbi, Kelsey Hammerschmidt 3-for-5, 3 rbi, Becca Hoffman 1-for-3, 2 rbi, Alyssa Hughes 1-for-3, 3 runs, Kendra Schmidgall 1-for-4, 2 runs, Serandon Bigalke 1-for-3 ... Montevideo: Kelsey Olson 3-for-5, 3b, Jessica Janisch 2-for-5, 2 2b, Dani Emkes 1-for-4, Chelsea Larson 1-for-4, Ashley Hoehne 2-for-3, 3 runs, Kelsey Quigley 2-for-4, 2b, Lindsey Olson 1-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Benson/Hancock: Kayla Jones (W) 8-12-8-6-2-7... Montevideo: Ashley Hoehne (L) 8-9-12-6-7-3
Litchfield fell to a 1-15 overall record with a 7-0 loss to Annandale on Tuesday.
Bree Ahsenmacher pitched a complete-game shutout for Annandale and also hit a first-inning home run.
Britny Christensen and Alyssa Holmgren had hits for the Dragons.
Litchfield (1-15) 000 000 0 -- 0 2 0
Annandale 201 112 x -- 7 13 1
HITTING - Litchfield: Britny Christensen 1-for-3, 2b, Alyssa Holmgren 1-for-3 ... Annandale: Bree Ahsenmacher 3-for-4, HR, rbi, Rachel Heiber 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2b, 2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Litchfield: Kelsey Fisher (L) 6-13-7-7-4-0 ... Annandale: Bree Ahsenmacher (W) 7-2-0-0-1-6