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Tribune photo by Tom Larson MACCRAY junior Haylee Sandry takes a cut at a pitch during the first game of the Wolverines’ Camden Conference doubleheader against Renville County West on Monday in Raymond. MACCRAY swept the Jaguars.

Prep softball roundup: MACCRAY sweeps doubleheader over RCW

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Prep softball roundup: MACCRAY sweeps doubleheader over RCW
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RAYMOND — MACCRAY scored 22 runs and had 24 hits to sweep Renville County West in a doubleheader Monday in Raymond.

The Wolverines won 10-2 in the first game, but it took a late rally in the second game to come from behind and win 12-10.


MACCRAY plays a doubleheader today at Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.

Game One


Rachel Davids hit a two-run triple in the fourth inning, and Molly Friese, Becka Kimpling and Erica Bonnema each had two hits.

Jennifer Sommers pitched 5 innings and struck out 4 for the win.

MACCRAY          114 40 — 10 11 1

RCW      002 00 — 2 3 2

HITTING – MACCRAY: Molly Friese 2-for-4, 2 runs, Becka Kimpling 2-for-4, 2 runs, Laura Hauser 1-for-3, rbi, Rachel Davids 1-for-3, 3B, 2 rbi, Haylee Sandry 1-for-3, 2 rbi, Erica Bonnema 2-for-2, 3 runs, 2 rbi, Jennifer Sommers 1-for-3, 2B, Emily Wrede 1-for-3 … RCW: Molly Elliott 1-for-2, Lexi Freiborg 1-for-2, rbi, Alexis Bakker 1-for-2, 2B

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – MACCRAY: Jennifer Sommers (W) 5-3-2-0-3-4 … RCW: Cassidy Fransen (L) 5-11-10-9-1-6

Game Two


Erica Bonnema was 3-for-3 with a double, 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Jennifer Sommers was 3-for-3 with 3 doubles, 3 runs and 3 RBIs.

Molly Friese, Rachel Davids and Haylee Sandry each had 2 hits.

RCW      106 30 — 10 10 2

MACCRAY          023 7x — 12 13 4

HITTING – RCW: Brittany Harazin 2-for-3, 3 runs, Morgan Zaske 1-for-3, rbi, Cassidy Fransen 1-for-3, 2 rbi, Mallory Thompson 1-for-3, 3B, rbi, Carina Zaske 1-for-3 … MACCRAY: Molly Friese 2-for-3, Rachel Davids 2-for-3, 2 rbi, Haylee Sandry 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2B, Erica Bonnema 3-for-3, 3 runs, 2 rbi, 2B, Jennifer Sommers 3-for-3, 3 2B, 3 runs, 3 rbi, Emily Orwick 1-for-2, 3B, 2 rbi, Emily Wrede 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – RCW:  Cassidy Fransen (L) … MACCRAY: Jennifer Sommers (W) 2.1-*-3-0-2-1-1

West Cent. North

Minnewaska 7,

Sauk Centre 4

Julie Helander’s three-run homer in the third inning over the outfield fence in right-center gave Minnewaska a 5-0 lead. Helander also singled in a run in the first as the Lakers (1-0, 4-0) held on to win their conference opener.

Mady Phillips worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the first and another threat in the second to keep Sauk Centre off the scoreboard for the first four innings. Phillips struck out eight — two each in the each of the first three innings — and didn’t allow an earned run in her complete-game win.

Lexi Amundson and Sydney Joos added two hits each for the Lakers. Joos, along with Morgan Majerus, also had an RBI.

Minnewaska       104 000 2 — 7 9 2

Sauk Centre       000 031 0 — 4 7 3

HITTING – Minnewaska: Mady Phillips 1-for-4; Lexi Amundson 2-for-3; Julie Helander 2-for-4, 3-run HR, 4 rbi; Allyssa Engfer 1-for-3; Sydney Joos 2-for-3, rbi; Morgan Majerus 1-for-2, rbi … Sauk Centre: Madison Moritz 2-for-2, rbi; Liz Ellens 2-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Minnewaska: Phillips (W) 7-7-4-0-2-8 … Sauk Centre: Katelyn Durbin (L)

West Cent. South


Benson/Hancock 5

A 4-0 lead for Benson/Hancock lasted only for a half an inning as ACGC plated three runs in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings.

Sydney Larson, who picked up a complete-game victory in the pitcher’s circle, and Erica Melbie hit back-to-back home runs on back-to-back pitches from Benson/Hancock starter and loser Kayla Jones in the fifth to put the Falcons up 6-4. Larson launched a two-run shot and Melbie’s blast proved to be the winning run as Benson/Hancock scored in the fifth to get within one at 6-5.

The teams combined for 24 hits and 20 of them were singles. Jones, Gabi Doscher, Krista Motzko, Shaleah Schmidt and Victoria Manska all had an RBI single for the BraveOwls.

ACGC    000 330 3 — 9 11 0

B/H        121 010 0 — 5 13 1

HITTING – ACGC: Hannah Wilner 2-for-4; Mikayla Holm 3-for-3; Sydney Larson 3-for-4, 2-run HR, 3 rbi; Erica Melbie 3-for-4, 2b, solo HR, 3 rbi … Benson/Hancock: Gabi Doscher 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Kayla Jones 3-for-3, rbi; Krista Motzko 2-for-3, rbi; Holly Ricard 1-for-2; Madyson Krienke 1-for-3; Brittany Johnson 1-for-3; Brittney Kurkosky 1-for-2; Shaleah Schmidt 1-for-2, rbi; Victoria Manska 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – ACGC: Larson (W) 7-13-5-5-3-6 … Benson/Hancock: Jones (L) 7-11-9-7-1-4


Morris/CA 3, Brandon/Evansville 1

Brooke Johnson had a 2-run double and McKenzie Van Batavia struck out 13 in Morris/Chokio-Alberta’s win over Brandon/Evansville.

The Tigers (3-0) got on the board in the second when Van Batavia and Nicole Strobel reached on bunt singles and scored on Johnson’s double.

One more run came on an RBI-groundout by Sadie Fischer.

Morris/CA plays a home game 5 p.m. today against Yellow Medicine East.

B/E         000 000 1 — 1 1 1

M/CA     021 000 x — 3 4 2

HITTING – Brandon/Evansville: Emma Friedrich 1-for-3 … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Brooke Johnson 2-for-3, Nicole Strobel 1-for-2, Kayla Pring 1-for-2, 2 rbi, 2B

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Brandon/Evansville: Carlie Steffenson (L) … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: McKenzie Van Batavia (W) 6-1-1-0-1-13

Montevideo 8,

Marshall 7

Montevideo scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh off two errors by the Marshall first baseman to rally to an 8-7 win.

Down 7-6, Montevideo’s Lindsey Olson led off the seventh with a walk. Mikaela Erickson laid down a sacrifice bunt, and advanced to second with Olson going to third on an error by the Marshall first baseman.

Alissa Runia then hit a ground ball, and both runs scored on another error by the first baseman.

Ashley Hoehne picked up the win with two innings of scoreless work.

Montevideo hosts Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City today.

Marshall              020 005 0 — 7 9 3

Montevideo (2-0)               240 000 2 —  8 4 3

HITTING – Marshall: Miranda Fischer 3-for-5, 2B, Brooke Louwagie 1-for-4, 2 rbi, Sadie Zahrbock 1-for-4, 2 rbi, 3B, Emily Mortier 1-for-4, Jayme Citrowske 2-for-3, 2 runs … Montevideo: Ashley Hoehne 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3B, Paige Jorgenson 1-for-3, Kelsey Olson 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Marshall: Miranda Fischer (L) 4.2-1-2-0-3-7 … Montevideo: Kiersti Grey 5-8-7-6-7-1; Ashley Hoehne (W) 2-1-0-0-0-1

Wright Co. West

Dassel-Cokato 6,

New London-Spicer 2

The Wildcats got out front 2-0 early but Dassel-Cokato charged back and won the Wright County Conference softball game 6-2 on Monday.

Wildcats leadoff Brianna Fredrick stroked a single to plate Abbey Fuchs and Lindsay Vagle in the second inning.

But DC (2-0) put up two runs in the top of third to tied and three more in the third for a 5-2 lead.

Kelsie Rustad took the loss. She didn’t issue a pass and two runs were unearned. The Cats were outhit 8-3.

Meghan Haider and Cara Morris each drove in a pair of runs for the Chargers.

DC          002 301 0 — 6  8  3

NLS       020 000 0  — 2  3  3

HITTING – Dassel-Cokato: McKenzie Fielder 2-for-4, rbi; Meghan Haider 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Cara Morris 2-for-3, 2 rbi, 2 runs … NLS: Bri Fredrick 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Lisa Dobbelaere 1-for-3, Kelsie Rustad 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Dassel-Cokato: Emalie Johnson (W) … NLS: Kelsie Rustad (L) 7-8-6-4-0-3