Prep softball roundup: Tigers torrid on the road
OLIVIA -- The Tigers outhit the home team 10-4 at Dirks Field and romped to a 10-4 win over the BOLD Warriors on Thursday in West Central South softball.
Holly Amundson and Tracy Meichsner of Morris/Chokio-Alberta spanked two hits apiece and winning pitcher McKenzie VanBatavia drove in three runs.
VanBatavia walked four and fanned five in her four-hitter. Robin Lubitz took the loss. Taylor Ebnet had a pair of hits for BOLD.
Morris/CA 10, BOLD 4
Morris/CA...............012 033 1--10 11 1
BOLD........................000 030 1-- 4 4 3
HITTING - Morris/CA: Tracy Meichsner 2-for-4, 3b; Steph Hennen 1-for-3; Sadie Fisher 1-for-4, rbi; McKenzie VanBatavia 1-for-4, 3rbi; Holly Amundson 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Brooke Johnson 1-for-4, rbi; Olivia Reimers 1-for-4, rbi; Jasmie Bergerson 1-for-4, 2b; Nicole Strobel 1-for-4, 2b, rbi ... BOLD: Taylor Ebnet 2-for-3, rbi; Andrea Maher 1-for-3, Brea Grund 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Morris/CA: VanBatavia (W) 7-4-4-4-4-5 ... BOLD: Robin Lubitz (L) 7-11-10-10-5-1
ACGC 11, LQPV 4
ACGC banged out 23 hits and scored 22 runs in a sweep of a West Central South doubleheader over Lac qui Parle Valley on Thursday.
ACGC took Game One 11-4 and Game Two 14-11.
In the first game, ACGC's Natasha Dallmann had two hits, including a double, and drove in three runs, and Erica Melbie doubled in two runs. Sydney Larson, who picked up the pitching win, had two hits, and Payton Wilner also had two hits, including a double. Paige Wilner drove in a run.
LQPV's Tara Laechelt hit a three-run home run in the third inning.
In Game Two, Sydney Larson hit two home runs and drove in three runs, and Dallmann singled in a pair of runs for the Falcons.
ACGC's Mikayla Holm had four hits on the day, including a 3-for-4 performance in Game Two. Mariah Wehking doubled in two trips and drove in a run.
In the second game, LQPV's Mckenzie Long was 4-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI, and Allie Jensen hit a three-run home run.
The Falcons are 6-2 in the conference and 7-5 overall. They play next at Montevideo at 5 p.m. Monday in a rescheduled game.
ACGC.....................400 030 4 -- 11 9 3
LQPV......................003 000 1 -- 4 4 3
HITTING - ACGC: Sydney Larson 2-for-4, Natasha Dallmann 2-for-3 2b rbi-3, Mikayla Holm 1-for-4, Paige Wilner 1-for-4 rbi, Erica Melbie 1-for-4 2b rbi-2, Payton Wilner 2-for-4 2b ... LQPV: Mackenzie Clark 1-for-4, Mckenzie Long 1-3, Tara Laechelt 1-for-4 hr rbi-3, Alyssa Harms 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- ACGC: Sydney Larson (W) 7-4-4-3-3-5 ... LQPV: Harms (L) 7-9-11-8-1-3
ACGC 14, LQPV 11
LQPV.....................000 063 2 -- 11 13 8
ACGC....................372 200 x -- 14 14 2
HITTING - LQPV: Long 4-for-5 2b-2 rbi, Tianna Tosel 3-for-5 2b rbi, Mikaela DuFrane 2-for-5 2b rbi, Questa Stensrud 2-for-4, Allie Jensen 1-for-2 hr rbi-3, Harms 1-for-1 2b rbi ... ACGC: Larson 2-for-5 hr-2 rbi-3, Holm 3-for-4, Melbie 2-for-2, Katie Moore 2-for-3, Paige Wilner 1-for-2 2b, Dallmann 1-for-3 rbi-2, Jacey Nelson 1-for-4, Payton Wilner 1-for-2, Mariah Wehking 1-for-2 2b rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- LQPV: DuFrane (L) 1-4-4-3-0-0, Sarah Halldorson 3-10-10-7-4-0, Harms 2-0-0-0-0-2 ... ACGC: Dallmann (W) 7-13-11-10-4-5
West Cent. North
PAYNESVILLE -- Julie Helanderf was 4-for-4 with a home run and Minnewaska rolled past Paynesville 10-6 on Thursday in a West Central North Conference game.
Lexi Amundson was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Mady Phillips, Courtney Schmidt and Allyssa Engfer each had two hits for the Lakers.
Kayla Schaefer, Allie Stanger and Megan Schaefer each went 2-for-4 for the Bulldogs.
Phillips hung in for the win, allowing six runs and striking out two.
Brooke Wuertz got the loss in relief for Paynesville.
The teams combined for 26 hits.
Minn. (5-1, 10-2)...020 340 1 -- 10 14 4
Paynesville (5-5).....101 300 1 -- 6 12 3
HITTING - Minnewaska: Julie Helanderf 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 rbi, HR, Kaylyn Oberg 1-for-3, rbi, Mady Phillips 2-for-4, Courtney Schmidt 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 rbi, Allyssa Engfer 2-for-4, 2 runs, rbi, Lexi Amundson 3-for-4, 2 rbi ... Paynesville: Sam Dahl 1-for-5, rbi, 2b, Kayla Schaefer 2-for-4, 2 runs, rbi, Brooke Wuertz 1-for-4, Brianna Stang 1-for-3, Allie Stanger 2-for-4, rbi, Megan Schaefer 2-for-4, Kayla Reiman 2-for-4, Jessica Solum 1-for-4, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minnewaska: Mady Phillips (W) 7-12-6-5-0-2 ... Paynesville: Megan Schaefer 4-7-5-4-0-3; Brooke Wuertz (L) .2-4-4-4-1-0; Kayla Schaefer 2.1-3-1-0-1-2
NLS 9, Melrose 1
NEW LONDON -- Amanda Radel spun a six-hitter with one walk and the New London-Spicer Wildcats picked up their first win since the season's opening week.
Brianna Fredrick, batting leadoff for NLS, doubled and scored on Aasta Bakke's single for a 1-0 lead. She tripled in the sixth and came home when Radel double, the second of her two hits.
Kenzie Maher and Marissa Friedrich also supplied RBI hits.
It was a nice win for the Wildcats, who had suffered four losses in the opponent's last at bat.
Melrose 000 100 0 -- 1 6 1
NLS 130 311 x -- 9 7 1
HITTING - Melrose: Jenna Orth 2-for-3, Nikki Zearden 1-for-3, 3b; Grace Brang 1-for-2, Nikki Welle 1-for-3 ... New London-Spicer: Brianna Fredrick 2-for-4, 2b, 3b, 2 runs, rbi; Amanda Radel 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Aasta Bakke 1-for-4, rbi; Marissa Friedrich 1-for-1, rbi; Kenzie Maher 1-for-3, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Melrose: Sydney Petermeier (L) 6-7-9-8-2-2 ... New London-Spicer: Amanda Radel (W) 7-6-1-1-1-3
YME 5, Montevideo 4
GRANITE FALLS -- Montevideo outhit Yellow Medicine East but the Sting's three-run second inning made the difference in a 5-4 win in a West Central South Conference game Thursday.
The Sting improved to 6-1 in the conference and are virtually tied with Morris/Chokio-Alberta for the league lead. YME, 6-5 overall, plays next at Paynesville at 5 p.m. today.
Morris/CA, a winner Thursday over BOLD, is 8-1 in the WCS.
Both Monte and YME scored all their runs in the first three innings. Pitchers Allie Trudel of YME and Ashley Hoehne of Monte settled in after that, combining to pitch eight scoreless innings. The Thunder Hawks outhit the Sting 12-4.
"They had quite a few hits but we were able to get outs when needed them," said Sting head coach Kristi Klassen.
Montevideo posed a threat in the top of the seventh, advancing the tying run to second base with no outs. But Trudel struck out the next two T-Hawk batters and got the game-ending out on an infield ground ball.
Trudel allowed just two earned runs, didn't walk a batter and struck out four. Hoehne hurt herself with five walks.
Montevideo.............301 000 0 -- 4 12 1
YME...........................230 000 x -- 5 4 1
HITTING - Montevideo: Jessie Janisch 3-for-4 r, Paige Jorgenson 1-for-4 r, Dani Emkes 2-for-4 rbi r, Ashley Hoehne 1-for-4, Kelsey Olson 1-for-4 rbi, Chelsea Larson 3for-3 rbi, Kelsey Quigley 1-for-3 2b ... YME: Nena McCalla 1-for-2 rbi-2, Jennessa Hoffman 1-for-2 r, Courtney Hinz 1-for-3, Danie Roden 1-for-2 r
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Hoehne (L) 6-4-5-4-5-4 ... YME: Allie Trudel (W) 7-12-4-2-0-4
Orono 10, Litchfield 0
Litchfield's only baserunner was Natasha Stubeda who reached on an infield error in the fourth.
Litchfield......................000 00 -- 0 0 3
Orono...........................000 64 --10 6 1
HITTING - Litchfield: no hits... Orono: R. Smith 2-for-4, 2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Litchfield: Kelsey Fischer (L) 4Xc-6-10-7-4-1 ... Orono: Bergn (W) 5-0-0-0-10
Orono 15, Litchfield 0
Kelsey Fischer singled and doubled for the Dragons. Kirsten Weseman notched the third hit.
Orono...........................091 32 --15 9 1
Litchfield......................000 00 -- 0 3 3
HITTING - Orono: Geelan 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2b, 5 rbi ....Litchfield: Kelsey Fischer 2-for-2, 2b; Kirsten Weseman 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Orono: Peterson (W) 5-3-0-0-0-5 ... Litchfield: Alissa Holmgren (L) 3Xc-7-13-3-9-2, Kelsey Fischer 1Zc-2-2-0-0-1
Maple Lake 10, BBE 3
Tia Halvorson was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Becca Gruber was 1-for-3 with a double.
Maple Lake.................351 000 1 --10 8
BBE..............................000 100 2 -- 3 4
HITTING - Maple Lake: Klug 2-for-3, rbi; Knudsen 2-for-4, rbi; Bryant 2-for-4, Knott 1-for-4 ... Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa: Becca Gruber 1-for-3, 2b; Tia Halvorson 2-for-3, rbi; Michelle Sanders 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Maple Lake: Decker 7-4-3-3-3-13 ... BBE: Evenson 3-4-9-7-8-1, Sanders 4-4-1-1-1-3
Maple Lake 11, BBE 1
Amy Bast doubled for BBE's lone hit.
BBE................................001 00 -- 1 1
Maple Lake...................361 1x -- 11 14
HITTING - Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa: Amy Bast 1-for-2, 2b; Brianna Lieser 0-2, rbi ... Maple Lake: Klug 3-for-3, 2 rbi, Decker 1-for-4, 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- BBE: Michelle Sanders 4-14-11-8-0-1 ... Maple Lake: Decker 4-1-1-1-2-5
Canby/MLH 7, RCW 3
DANUBE -- Renville County West and Canby/Minneota/Lincoln HI split a Camden Conference doubleheader on Thursday.
Canby/MLH took Game One 7-3, and then -- with both teams sending the same pitchers to the mound -- RCW soundly defeated CMLH 10-0 in five innings in Game Two.
RCW's Cassidy Fransen took the loss in the first game, then threw a five-hitter and struck out five for the Game Two victory.
Lexi Freiborg had four hits, and Morgan Zaske has three hits on the day, and she drove in two runs in Game Two. Grace Robertson also had three hits and drove in a Game Two run.
RCW is 5-8 overall, and the Jaguars play next against YME at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Danube.
RCW 100 200 0 -- 3 7 4
Canby/Minneota.....002 023 x -- 7 11 3
HITTING - RCW: Lexi Freiborg 2-for-4, Chelsi Ahl 1-for-4 rbi, Grace Robertson 2-for-3, Morgan Zaske 1-for-2, Malerie Thompson 1-for-3 rbi-2 ... Canby/MLH: Brandi Merritt 2-for-4, Hannah Duis 2-for-4 rbi, Ricki Kallhoff 3-for-4 2b-2 rbi-2, Payton Boerboom 2-for-3 rbi-3, Shay Buysse 2-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- RCW: Cassidy Fransen (L) 6-11-7-3-4-9 ... Canby/MLH: Kelsi Polk (W) 7-7-3-1-1-3
RCW 10, Canby/MLH 0
Canby/MLH 000 00 -- 0 5 7
RCW..........................200 71 -- 10 10 0
HITTING - Canby/MLH: Jessica Fox 3-for-3, Duis 1-for-3 2b, Abby Champagne 1-for-1 ... RCW: Freiborg 2-for-4 rbi, Lexi Bakker 1-for-3, Karly Aeikens 1-for-1 rbi, Stephanie Wersal 1-for-3 rbi, Molly Elliot 1-for-3 rbi, Robertson 1-for-3 rbi, Zaske 2-for-3 rbi-2, Thompson 1-for-3 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Canby/MLH: Polk (L) 4.2-10-10-3-2-2 ... RCW: Fransen (W) 5-5-0-0-0-2