Prep softball roundup: YME tops Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO -- Yellow Medicine East and Montevideo went back and forth with big innings, and the Sting came out on top in a 12-8 slugfest Thursday.
YME (2-1) led 3-0 in the third inning and exploded in the fourth for six runs to go up by nine off Montevideo starter Kiersti Grey.
They scored three more in the fifth off Montevideo's Ashley Hoene, but the Thunder Hawks stormed back with six runs of their own in the bottom of the inning capped by an inside-the-park home run by Dani Emkes.
Montevideo (0-2) added two more in the sixth but came up short.
Allie Trudel threw all seven innings for YME to pick up the win and Grey was tagged with the loss.
Nena McCalla had a triple and three RBIs to lead the Sting offense.
YME 12, Montevideo 8
YME......................120 630 0 -- 12 10 3
Montevideo.............000 062 0 -- 8 12 5
HITTING - Yellow Medicine East: Nena McCalla 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3b, 3 rbi, Jennessa Hoffman 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 rbi, Courtney Hinz 1-for-4, 2 runs, rbi, Allie Trudel 3-for-5, 2 rbi, Angie Scheffler 1-for-5, rbi, Kendra Sander 1-for-4... Montevideo: Jessica Janisch 3-for-5, 3b, 2 runs, Dani Emkes 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 rbi, hr, Ashley Hoehne, 1-for-3, Chelsea Larson 1-for-4, 2b, rbi, Kelsey Quigley 1-for-4, Kelsey Olson 2-for-4, rbi, Paige Jorgenson 1-for-3, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Yellow Medicine East: Allie Trudel (W) 7-12-8-8-3-6 ... Montevideo: Kiersti Grey (L) 3-5-9-5-3-1; Ashley Hoehne 4-5-3-3-2-4
Morris/CA 8, BOLD 0
McKenzie VanBatavia struck out six and allowed three hits and three walks en route to spinning a shutout for the Tigers (2-0, 2-0).
Sadie Fischer and Tracy Meischner had two hits each to ignite the Morris/Chokio-Alberta offense that produced four runs in the first inning, another three in the fifth and one more in the sixth.
BOLD (0-2, 0-2) 000 000 0 -- 0 3 1
MCA (2-0, 2-0) 400 031 x -- 8 7 0
HITTING - BOLD: Taylor Ebnet 1-for-1; Laura Jungers 1-for-2; Carly Sigurdson 1-for-3 ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: McKenzie VanBatavia 1-for-3, 2b; Sadie Fischer 2-for-3; Olivia Reimers 1-for-3; Holly Amundson 1-for-2; Tracy Meischner 2-for-2, 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- BOLD: Emily Wallert (L) 1-0-4-4-6-0, Paige Larson 5-7-4-3-2-2 ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: McKenzie VanBatavia (W) 7-3-0-0-3-6
West Cent. North
Albany 12, Waska 7
Minnewaska briefly held the lead but comeback attempts in the later innings fell short in a West Central North game Thursday in Glenwood.
The Lakers lost their first game of the year and are 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the conference.
Julie Helander and Lexi Amundson both ripped home run balls over the fence for the Lakers and both drove in two runs. Jillian Hendrickson and Kaylee Jacobs both had two hits and drove in runs.
The Lakers play next at Wadena, at 5 p.m. today.
Albany...................330 204 0 -- 12 13 1
Minnewaska.........400 202 0 -- 7 10 5
HITTING - Albany: Pratt 2-for-3 rbi-2, Keppers 3-for-3 2b-2 rbi-3, Navratil 3-for-5 rbi-2 ... Minnewaska: Kaylyn Oberg 1-for-2, Brooke Winter 1-3 rbi, Jillian Hendrickson 2-for-4 2b rbi, Kaylee Jacobs 2-for-3 rbi, Julie Helander 1-for-3 hr rbi-2, Mady Phillips 1-for-4, Allyssa Engfer 1-for-3, Lexi Amundson 1-for-2 hr rbi-2 r-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Albany: Persson (W) 7-10-7-6-3-5 ... Minnewaska: Phillips (L) 6-13-12-4-3-3, Jacobs 1-0-0-0-2-0
Paynesville led all the way after scoring four in the first inning to edge the Dutchmen at Paynesville.
Freshman Kayla Schaefer went 3-for-4 and threw three innings in relief of her sister, Megan, a junior, who went the first four and got the win.
Melrose 211 013 1 -- 9 12 2
Paynesville...........410 221 x -- 10 11 5
HITTING - Melrose: Orth 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 rbi; Nicole Welle 2-for-4, rbi, 2 2b's ... Paynesville: Kayla Schaefer 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Trista Thompson 2-for-3, rbi; Brooke Weurtz 2-for-3, run
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Melrose: Petermeier (L) 6-11-10-8-2-7 ... Paynesville: Megan Schaefer (W) 4-9-4-3-0-1, K. Schaefer 3-3-5-1-3-2
NLS 3, Sauk Centre 2
McKenzie Bangasser hit a two-run double in the third inning and New London-Spicer won its first game of the season 3-2 over Sauk Centre.
Amanda Radel threw all seven innings for the Wildcats to get the win. She struck out three and gave up one earned run.
Bangasser's double scored Fredrick and Radel to give the Wildcats a 3-1 lead they wouldn't relinquish.
NLS also scored in the first when Brianna Fredrick led off the game with a triple and Radel drove her in with a base hit.
Sauk Centre..............001 000 1 -- 2 6 3
NL-Spicer..................102 000 x -- 3 9 1
HITTING - Sauk Centre: Jena Klaphake 1-for-3, HR, Kendra Zenzen 1-for-3, Ashley Gruber 1-for-3, Madison Moritz 1-for-3, Jordan Gamradt 1-for-3, 2b, Micala Funk 1-for-3 ... New London-Spicer: Brianna Fredrick 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3b, Amanda Radel 3-for-3, rbi, McKenzie Bangasser 2-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi, Shannon Salisbury 2-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Sauk Centre: Colleen LuGrain (L) 6-9-3-*-1-2 ... New London-Spicer: Amanda Radel (W) 7-6-2-1-1-3
MACCRAY 12, RTR 2
The Wolverines opened the season with a pair of wins on their home field at Raymond. Hailey Goeman threw a 3-hitter in the opener with 9 strikeouts over 5 innings. Freshman Laura Hauser went 3 for 3 with two doubles.
MACCRAY...142 41 -- 12 11 1
RTR......000 20 -- 2 3 4
MACCRAY 26, RTR 3
Jennifer Summers, Paige Ammermann and Hailey Goeman each supplied 4 hits while Goeman and Summers each drove in five runs and Ammermann crossed the plate five times.
RTR 201 00 -- 3 4 4
MACCRAY (2-0)....27(10) 7x -- 26 20 1
HITTING - RTR: Destinee Strand 1-for-3, solo HR ... MACCRAY: Paige Ammermann 4-for-4, 5 runs, rbi; Hailey Goeman 4-for-5, 4 runs, 5 rbi, 3b; Robin Flores 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Abbey Thissen 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Rachel Davids 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 rbi, 3b; Jennifer Summers 4-for-4, 3 runs, 5 rbi, 2b; Molly Friese 2-for-2, 4 runs
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- RTR: Destinee Strand (L) 3-16-22-9-2-0, Anna Madsen 2-4-2-2-0-0 ... MACCRAY: Brooke Rambow (W) 3-4-3-3-2-3, Summers 2-0-0-0-0-3
CGB 14, LQPV 2
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley jumped out to an early lead and defeated Lac qui Parle Valley in five innings on Thursday.
The Eagles, 0-2 overall, play next against Morris/Chokio-Alberta at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
CGB...........................312 35 -- 14 20 0
LQPV..............................001 01 -- 2 4 2
HITTING - Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley: Homas 3-for-5 r-2, Dykora 2-for-3 r-3 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Mackenzie Clark 0-for-1 bb-2 r-2 sb-3, Tara Laechelt 1-for-2 sf rbi, Megan Wildung 1-for-2, Trisha Bormann 1-for-2, Kaylee Holtz 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley: Gilsdorf (W) ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Mikaela DuFrane (L)