Prep softball roundup: KMS sweeps twin bill
MURDOCK — KMS softball coach Eileen Suter said she saw a few things her team needs to work on: base running and some fielding fundamentals.
The bats and arms, however, appear to be just fine.
Last year’s Class A consolation champ picked up nicely from where it left off last year, blitzing Lakeview 18-1 and 19-1 Thursday in the Saints’ season-opening doubleheader.
KMS had 27 hits, including three home runs, in the two five-inning games.
Kalli Forsell homered in both games and Courtney Olson hit a round-tripper in game two.
Erin Haglund had six hits, including three doubles, and she drove in nine runs. She also no-hit Lakeview in the second game.
Olson drove in seven runs and Forsell had five RBIs.
“We’ve got some power,” Suter said.
Senior pitcher Sam Dunn worked the first game, allowing a run on four hits. She didn’t surrender a walk and struck out five. Dunn also had three hits and four RBIs on the day.
Haglund was dominant pitching the second game, allowing just an unearned run in the first inning. She worked all five innings, striking out 10.
Because of the weather-related delayed start of the season, Camden Conference teams will play all five-inning games this season. The Saints play next against Russell-Tyler-Ruthton at home on Tuesday.
They then play Dawson-Boyd, again at home, on Thursday.
KMS 18, Lakeview 1
KMS 11 72 00 — 18 12 0
Lakeview 000 01 — 1 4 5
HITTING – KMS: Alison Krieger 1-3, Sam Dunn 2-4 rbi, Erin Haglund 3-4 2b rbi-4, Courtney Olson 2-4 2b-2 rbi-4, Kalli Forsell 1-3 hr rbi, Hailey Helms 1-3, Sadie Sulier 1-2 rbi … Lakeview: Mallory Meyer 2-2, Kayla Anderson 1-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – KMS: Sam Dunn (W, 1-0) 5-4-1-1-0-5 … Lakeview: Sadie Steller (L) 4-11-18-15-8-5
KMS 19, Lakeview 1
Lakeview 100 00 — 1 0 4
KMS 11 71 0x — 19 15 1
HITTING – Lakeview: Corbyn Wee 0-2 r … KMS: Alison Krieger 2-3, Sam Dunn 1-2 rbi-3 sf, Erin Haglund 3-4 2b-2 rbi-5, Courtney Olson 2-3 hr rbi-3, Kalli Forsell 3-4 hr rbi-4, Hailey Helms 1-3, Shelly Severson 1-3 rbi, Lyndsay Jorgenson 1-2 2b rbi-2, Sadie Sulier 1-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Lakeview: Sadie Steller (L) 4-15-19-16-5-1 … KMS: Erin Haglund (W, 1-0) 5-0-1-0-0-10
Minnewaska 13, 7
BOLD 3, 3
The Minnewaska softball team opened the season with a sweep of a doubleheader against BOLD, winning game one 13-3 and game two 7-3, in two six-inning games.
Lakers pitcher Madison Phillips won both games and Julie Helander and Kacia Kollman both hit home runs in the first game.
Other details of the games were unavailable because of technical problems. The box scores will appear in Saturday’s edition.
Sauk Centre 12,
Jena Klaphake led off the game with a home run and was 2-for-5 with 2 RBIs to lead Sauk Centre over Benson/Hancock 12-0.
The BraveOwls made eight errors and Kayla Jones had the only hit.
Jones also pitched, and went the distance, allowing 5 earned runs and striking out 2.
Colleen LuGrain pitched for Sauk Centre and struck out 4 in 6 innings.
Rebecca Moe and Katelyn Durbin drove in 2 each for the Mainstreeters.
Benson/Hancock plays a doubleheader with Montevideo 4 p.m. today in Benson.
Sauk Centre 340 005 — 12 8 1
Benson/Hancock 000 000 — 0 1 8
HITTING – Sauk Centre: Jena Klaphake 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI, Rebecca Moe 2 RBI, Katelyn Durbin 2 RBI … Benson/Hancock: Kayla Jones 1-for-2 2B
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Sauk Centre: Colleen LuGrain (W) 6-1-0-0-0-4 … Benson/Hancock: Kayla Jones (L) 6-8-12-5-2-2