Prep softball roundup: One swing sinks Willmar
ST. CLOUD -- Tigers' senior Jenna Bautch blasted a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to account for all the St. Cloud Tech scoring and provide the margin for her sophomore sister Jaclyn to emerge as the winning pitcher in a 3-2 game with Willmar on Tuesday.
The Cardinals' freshman Leah Ruter took the loss. She allowed just three other hits, walked only one and fanned five. She's pitched a doubleheader the day before at Alexandria.
Willmar scored single runs in the third and the seventh. Sarah Roehl singled in Kassy Linbo, who had reached on an error.
Jordan Martins doubled and scored on a dropped third strike when the catcher threw to first.
Willmar gets back home for a game at the high-school field vs. Sartell on Thursday.
St. Cloud Tech 3,
Willmar (1-8, 4-9) 001 000 1 -- 2 4 3
SC Tech (4-4, 6-7) 000 003 x -- 3 4 4
HITTING - Willmar: Lindsey Atchison 1-for-3, Sarah Roehl 1-for-3, Anissa Tollackson 1-for-3, Jordan Martins 1-for-3, 2b ... St. Cloud Tech: Sarah Forsythe 1-for-3, Kenna Hanisch 1-for-2, Jenna Bautch 1-for-3, 3 run HR; Krista Pilarski 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Leah Ruter (L) 6-4-3-3-1-5 .... St. Cloud Tech: Jaclyn Bautch (W) 7-4-2-2-3-3
HF Catholic 11,
Litchfield got its two runs when Britny Christensen singled in Alli Schafer in the fourth inning and Kelsey Fisher singled in Christensen in the sixth.
Fisher finished with three hits while Christensen and Alyssa Holmgren each had two for the Dragons.
Litchfield 000 101 0 -- 2 9 2
HF Catholic 330 041 x -- 11 12 2
HITTING - Litchfield: Kelsey Fisher 3-for-4, rbi; Britny Christensen 2-for-3, rbi; Alyssa Holmgren 2-for-3; Alexi Besser 1-for-4; Charissa Wedin 1-for-4 ... Holy Family Catholic: Zoe Johnson 2-for-3, 2 runs, solo HR, rbi; Emily Bauer 2-for-4, 2 runs; Emily Knudson 2-for-2, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Litchfield: Kelsey Fisher (L) 5-10-10-9-5-1, Alyssa Holmgren 1-2-1-1-1-0 ... Holy Family Catholic: Grace Willeck (W) 7-9-2-2-3-5
KMS 11, Ortonville 1
Courtney Olson and Ellen Johnson slugged solo homers over the fence at Murdock and Lori MCain went 3-for-3 with two runs batted in. Sam Dunn went the first four innings giving up one hit and no runs.
Ortonville 000 01-- 1 2 4
KMS 414 11--11 12 0
HITTING - Ortonville: Giese 1-for-2, 2b; Fredrickson 1-for-2, solo HR ... KMS: Ellen Johnson 2-for-2, 2b, solo HR; Sam Dunn 1-for-2, rbi; Erin Haglund 1-for-2, rbi; Courtney Olson 2-for-3, solo HR; Lori McCain 3-for-3, 2 rbi; Haylie Helms 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Lindsey Jorgenson 1-for-2, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ortonville: Giese (L0 4-12-11-10-2-0 ... KMS: Sam Dunn (W) 4-1-0-0-1-4, Shayla Nelson 1-1-1-1-0-1
Paynesville 12, Melrose 1
Paynesville scored four runs in the first inning and didn't let up, pounding Melrose for a 12-1 win on Tuesday.
Megan Schaefer led the Bulldogs, pitching a complete game and and going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs.
Brook Wuertz was 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs and Kayla Schaefer had one hit and two RBIs.
Paynesville (3-3, 6-6) 423 30 -- 12 11 1
Melrose 000 10 -- 1 4 4
HITTING - Paynesville: Kayla Schaefer 1-for-2, 2 rbi, Sam Dahl 1-for-2, Brooke Wuertz 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 rbi, Brianna Stang 1-for-4, rbi, Megan Schaefer 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 rbi, 2 2b, Kayla Reiman 1-for-1, Lexi Skoglund 1-for-2, 2 runs, Jessica Solum 1-for-3, 2 runs ... Melrose: Michaela Worms 1-for-2, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Paynesville: Megan Schaefer (W) 5-4-1-1-0-3 ... Melrose: Sydney Petermeier (L) 2.2-7-9-7-3-2; Andrea Warzecha 2.1-5-3-3-2-3
Sarah Zaiser drove home Nicole Jurgenson with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning of Dawson-Boyd's first game against Minneota/Canby/Lincoln HI on Tuesday.
Jurgenson had two hits and Amber Borstad and Justine Flattum both hit doubles for the Blackjacks.
Sadie Zaiser picked up the win, allowing no earned runs and four hits while striking out eight.
The Blackjacks are 9-4 and play at Lakeview at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Cottonwood.
Minneota/C/LH 010 000 1 -- 2 4 2
Dawson-Boyd 000 011 1 -- 3 7 2
HITTING - Minneota/C/LH: Ricki Kalloff 1-for-2, Megan Regnier 1-for-2 ... Dawson-Boyd: Nicole Jurgenson 2-for-3, Amber Borstad 1-for-3 2b, Sarah Zaiser 1-for-3 rbi, Justine Flattum 1-for-3 2b, Mari Lee 1-for-3, Kelsey Schuelke 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minneota/C/LH: Kelsea Tolk (L) ... Dawson-Boyd: Sadie Zaiser (W) 7-4-2-0-6-8
Jurgenson had two more hits for the Blackjacks, who essentially wrapped up the five-inning game with a seven-run fourth inning.
Mari Lee was 2-for-3, and Flattum and Kaytlyn Johnshoy also had hits for Dawson-Boyd.
Katie Hutt worked all five innings for the win, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out eight.
Dawson-Boyd 400 71 -- 12 6 1
Minneota/C/LH 000 11 -- 2 2 6
HITTING - Dawson-Boyd: Flattum 1-for-3 2b, Jurgenson 2-for-3, Kaytlyn Johnshoy 1-for-2 3b, Mari Lee 2-for-3 ... Minneota/C/LH: Ricki Kalloff 1-for-2 3b, Sara DeSmet 1-for-2 3b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Dawson-Boyd: Katie Hutt (W) 5-2-2-2-2-8 ... Minneota/C/LH: Tolk (L)
Montevideo 16, BOLD 11
OLIVIA -- The base paths may have turned in ruts after this game -- a total of 20 hits, 19 bases on balls and a half dozen errors produced 27 runs as Montevideo outscored BOLD 16-11 on Tuesday in West Central South fastpitch.
Ten runners crossed home plate in the seventh inning alone.
Monte scored in every inning but the third and never trailed. The Hawks went up 16-7 with a six-run barrage in the top of the seventh.
For the winners, Dani Emkes supplied three hits, Ashley Hoehne and Jessica Janisch a pair each and Kelsey Quigley hit a solo home run.
BOLD's 11-hit day was led by Raquel Amberg, Bailey Elbert and Paige Larsen with two hits each. Larsen triple and singled driving in five runs. Rae Larsen doubled and drove in 3 runs.
Kiersti Grey went seven for the win; she walked seven and struck out nine.
Montevideo 130 321 6 --16 9 4
BOLD 201 220 4 --11 11 2
HITTING - Montevideo: Jessica Janisch 2-for-6, 3b; Paige Jorgenson 1-folr-2, rbi; Dani Emkes 3-for-4, 2 rbi; Ashley Hoehne 2-for-5, 3b, 4 rbi; Kelsey Quiqley 1-for-2, solo HR ... BOLD: Taylor Ebnet 1-for-3, Raquel Amberg 2-for-4, rbi; Bailey Elbert 2-for-4, Paige Larsen 2-for-4, 3b, 5 rbi; Rae Larsen, 1-for-5, 2b, 3 rbi; Andrea Maher 1-for-4, Carly Sigurdson 1-for-4, Brea Grund 1-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Kiersti Grey (W) 7-11-11-10-7-9 ... BOLD: Robin Lubitz (L) 7-9-15-10-12-2
Morris/CA 11, LQPV 1
A bunt single laid down by Megan Mecklenburg scored Holly Amundson and pinch runner Chelsey Ehleringer with the 10th and 11th runs for the Tigers as Morris/Chokio-Alberta invoked the 10-run rule with one out in the sixth inning.
McKenzie VanBatavia spun all six innings to earn the win, giving up three hits and three walks while striking out six.
The Eagles got their lone run in the third when Mackenzie Clark walked and later scored on Tara Laechelt's sacrifice fly.
LQPV 001 000 -- 1 3 3
Morris/CA 110 414 -- 11 8 0
HITTING - Lac qui Parle Valley: Mackenzie Clark 1-for-2; Mckenzie Long 1-for-3; Alyssa Harms 1-for-1 ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Sadie Fischer 2-for-4, rbi; McKenzie VanBatavia 1-for-4, rbi; Holly Amundson 2-for-4; Megan Mecklenburg 1-for-1, 2 rbi; Olivia Reimers 1-for-3; Nicole Strobel 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Lac qui Parle Valley: Alyssa Harms (L) 5.1-6-9-9-9-3, Mikaela DuFrane 0-2-2-2-0-0 ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: McKenzie VanBatavia (W) 6-3-1-1-3-6
Raeann Sorenson hit a home run in Game One and four BBE players had two hits in Game Two, but it wasn't enough to prevent Pierz from sweeping a conference doubleheader on Tuesday.
BBE pitcher Michelle Sanders suffered losses in both ends of the doubleheader.
Pierz 12, BBE 5
BBE 101 001 2 -- 5 9 3
Pierz 330 032 1 -- 12 9 1
HITTING - BBE: Tia Halvorson 3-for-4 r, Raeann Sorenson 2-for-4 hr rbi-2 r, Brianna Lieser 1-for-3 rbi-2, Brittany Roelike 1-for-3, Michelle Sanders 1-for-4, Sadie Tollefson 1-for-4, Kendra Braegelman 0-for-2 r-2 bb-2, Amy Bast 0-for-4 r ... Pierz: Stats not available
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- BBE: Sanders (L) 2-4-3-3-1-3, Bast 5-5-9-2-9-2 ... Pierz: Stats not available
Pierz 12, BBE 8
BBE 510 010 1 -- 5 9 5
Pierz 101 712 x -- 12 12 2
HITTING - BBE: Kendra Braegelman 0-for-3 r, Michelle Sanders 1-for-3 rbi r, Sadie Tollefson 0-for-4 rbi, Brianna Lieser 2-for-3 rbi, Becca Gruber 2-for-4 rbi, Raeann Sorenson 2-for-4 r, Brittany Roelike 0-for-3 r, Tia Halvorson 0-for-2 r, Amy Bast 2-for-3 2b rbi r-3 ...Pierz: Stats not available
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- BBE: Sanders (L) 6-12-12-9-3-6 ... Pierz: Stats not available