Prep softball roundup: Paynesville clubs Monte
MONTEVIDEO — A tight game through four innings turned into a blowout as the Paynesville Bulldogs exploded for eight runs over the fifth and sixth innings to capture a 12-4 in Montevideo’s fast-pitch home opener on Thursday.
The Bulldogs piled up 16 hits. Halle Johnson went 4-for-4 and Sam Dahl and Bri Stang delivered three hits each. Dahl knocked in three runs, too, and Johnson a pair.
Brooke Hemmesch pitched the win, leaving with a 7-3 lead after five innings.
Ashley Hoehne had a live bat for the Hawks producing a double and a pair of triples.
Abby Hacker singled and doubled.
Paynesville..........100 335 0 —12 16 1
Montevideo..........010 200 1 — 4 9 1
HITTING – Paynesville: Sam Dahl 3-for-5, 2b, 3 rbi; Bri Stang 3-for-5, Halle Johnson 4-for-4, 2 rbi; Hannah Lang 2-for-3 … Montevideo: Ashley Hoehne 3-for-4, 2b, 2 3b’s; Abby Hacker 2-for-3, 2b; Mikaeyla Erickson 1-for-2, 3b; Hannah Kuno 1-for-3, Grace Suflow 1-for-1, Lindsey Olson 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Paynesville: Brooke Hemmesch (W) 5-6-3-1-0-7, Kayla Schaefer 2-3-1-1-0-1 … Montevideo: Kiersti Grey (L) 5-13-7-4-2-1, Alex Tongen 2-3-5-5-4-3
Morris/CA 5, BOLD 4
Pitcher Kayla Pring and the Morris/Chokio-Alberta defense held off BOLD in the late innings to open its West Central Conference schedule with a victory on Thursday in Olivia.
Morris took an early 4—0 lead, saw it trimmed to one in the Tigers’ three-run third, and allowed just a run the final four innings to eke out the win.
Pring worked a complete game, allowing two earned runs and striking out nine. BOLD’s Morgan Flann also pitched effectively, allowing two earned runs on six hits.
The Warriors were hurt by four errors and they stranded eight base runners.
MCA’s Lauren Reimers was 2-for-4, including a triple, and she drove in three runs and scored twice.
BOLD’s Elsa Skeie was 2-for-3 and drove in two runs, and Paige Larson and Lauren Kopel both had two hits.
Morris/CA.................220 100 0 — 5 6 3
BOLD........................003 001 0 — 4 9 4
HITTING – Morris/CA: Becca Holland 1-2 r-2, Lauren Reimers 2-4 rbi-3 r-2, Abby Daly 1-3 rbi, Lacee Maanum 1-3, Sam Henrichs 1-2 r … BOLD: Emily Gass 1-4 r, Lauren Kopel 2-4, Paige Larson 2-3 rbi r, Elsa Skeie 2-3 rbi-2, Peyton Weis 0-4 r, Whitney Haney 1-4, Kiah Morse 1-3 , Bailey Elbert 0-2 rbi, Allison Krause 0-3 r
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Morris/CA: Kayla Pring (W) 7-9-4-2-2-9 … BOLD: Morgan Flann (L) 7-6-5-2-4-2
Sauk Centre 11,
A two-run homer over the fence in left field from Brooke Fetterer invoked the 10-run rule with two outs in the sixth inning for Sauk Centre (2-0).
Katelyn Durbin spun her second straight shutout for the Mainstreeters as she held Benson/Hancock to just two hits — singles from Krista Motzko in the first and Shaleah Schmidt in the sixth — while striking out six and not issuing a walk.
Benson/Hancock.....000 000 — 0 2 2
Sauk Centre (2-0)....330 032 — 11 13 0
HITTING – B/H: Shaleah Schmidt 1-for-3; Krista Motzko 1-for-2 … SC: Katelyn Durbin 2-for-4; Madison Moritz 3-for-4, 3b, rbi; Amanda Kulzer 3-for-3; Brooke Fetterer 1-for-1, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Amanda Lahr 1-for-3; Morgan Gamradt 1-for-3; Ashlee Denny 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Emily Winters 1-for-3, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — B/H: Addie Forbord (L) 5.2-13-11-10-0-7 … SC: Durbin (W) 6-2-0-0-0-6
Minnewaska 6, YME 2
Morgan Majerus smacked a two-run homer and Madison Philips struck out eight for the Lakers.
The game was 0-0 through three before Majerus’ fourth-inning homer.
Allyssa Engfer added an RBI single in the seventh, and Kacia Kollman had two hits and an RBI.
Hailey Enstad was 3-for-4 with an RBI single for the Sting, and Becca Rigge had two hits.
Minnewaska..............000 211 2 — 6 7 1
YME...........................000 110 0 — 2 6 5
HITTING – Minnewaska: Madison Philips 1-for-4, Shanae Suchy 1-for-4, 2b, Allyssa Engfer 1-for-4, rbi, Kacia Kollman 2-for-4, rbi, Morgan Majerus 1-for-4, rbi-2, HR, Ashley Bakko 1-for-3 … YME: Sam Rigge 1-for-2, Hailey Enstad 3-for-4, 2b, rbi, Becca Rigge 2-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Minnewaska: Philips (W) 7-6-2-1-4-8 … YME: Mariah Norell (L) 7-7-6-3-0-1
Kimball 11, ACGC 2
Katie Moore slugged a two-run homer and added a double to pace the Falcons in a losing effort. Payton Wilner singled in the fourth and Moore followed with a home run that got ACGC (0-2) within a run of the Cubs’ lead.
Alexis Rose hit a three-run homer and a two-run homer for Kimball, which outhit ACGC 10-7 and took advantage of seven walks in its opener.
ACGC (0-2) 000 200 0 — 2 7 3
Kimball (1-0).........210 242 x — 11 10 4
HITTING – ACGC: Katie Moore 2-for-3, 2b, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Katie Peterson 1-for-4; Hannah Wilner 1-for-4; Payton Wilner 1-for-3; Kim Swenson 1-for-3; Stacey Larson 1-for-3 … Kimball: Alexis Rose 2-for-2, 2-run HR, 3-run HR, 3 runs, 5 rbi; Lauren Libbesmeier 2-for-4, 3 rbi; Shay Krippner 2-for-5
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — ACGC: Peterson (L) 6-10-11-9-7-5 … Kimball: Emily Utecht (W) 4-6-2-2-0-4, Madison Libbesmeier 3-1-0-0-0-5
New London-Spicer 1
Sarah Kivisto fanned 19 Wildcats in the Wright County Conference opener.
The Cats’ only hit was a first-inning bunt single by Taylor Thunstedt. She advanced to second on a passed ball and was bunted to third by Bri Fredrick, then stole home. The two bunts were the only two ball NLS batters managed to put in play facing Kivisto.
Wildcats’ pitcher Kelsie Rustad gave up five hits and six earned runs.
The home opener is today vs. Holy Family Catholic.
New London-Spicer (0-1, 0-1).....1 1 3
Dassel-Cokato (1-0, 1-0)............. 7 5 0
HITTING – NLS: Taylor Thunstedt 1-for-3, run, 1 sb; Bri Fredrick 0-for-2, sac … D-C: Paige Forsman 2-for-3, 3b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — NLS: Kelsie Rustad (L) 6-5-7-6-3-5 … D-C: Sarah Kivisto 7-1-1-1-0-19