Prep Softball: Waska's Paulson, Pfeninger hurl back-to-back shutouts
GLENWOOD -- Minnewaska's Laura Paulson and Alicia Pfeninger threw back-to-back one-hit shutouts against different teams as the Lakers won two games Friday.
Minnewaska (7-1) beat West Central South Conference rival Benson/Hancock 7-0 in the first game, which was a makeup from an earlier postponement. Laura Paulson delivered the one-hitter, throwing a perfect game until an error in the fifth.
Alicia Pfeninger twirled the one-hitter in the second game against Sauk Centre in non-conference action. She gave up a double in the first inning, then held the Mainstreeters to only one other baserunner, on an error in the fourth.
Minnewaska 7, Benson 0
Tasha Wiebold's bunt single for Benson/Hancock in the sixth inning broke up Paulson's quest for a no-hitter.
Cassie Jacobs went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI to pace the Lakers.
Benson/Han. 000 000 0 -- 0 1 4
Minnewaska 100 123 x -- 7 8 1
HITTING - Benson/Hancock: Tasha Wiebold 1-for-2 ... Minnewaska: Abby Kreitlow 1-for-4, 2b; Laura Paulson 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Cassie Jacobs 3-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Brianna Jenks 1-for-2, 2b, rbi; Brooke Falk 1-for-3; Aundrea Johnson 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Benson/Hancock: Taylor Semler (L) 6-8-7-3-1-2 ... Minnewaska: Laura Paulson 7-1-0-0-0-9
Non-Conference Minnewaska 1, Sauk Centre 0
While Pfeninger was mowing down Sauk Centre hitters, the Mainstreeters' Amber Denny was doing the same to the Lakers.
Paulson broke up a 0-0 tie with two outs in the bottom of the seventh with a single that scored Aundrea Johnson to end the game.
Leah Bordgerding's double in first was the only hit for Sauk Centre.
Jacobs led the way for Minnewaska with three hits. Pfeninger finished with 10 strikeouts and no walks.
Sauk Centre 000 000 0 -- 0 1 3
Minnewaska 000 000 1 -- 1 5 1
HITTING - Sauk Centre: Leah Borgerding 1-for-3, 2b ... Minnewaska: Abby Kreitlow 1-for-3; Laura Paulson 1-for-4, rbi; Cassie Jacobs 2-for-3; Alicia Pfeninger 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Sauk Centre: Amber Denny (L) 6Xc-5-1-1-2-5 ... Minnewaska: Alicia Pfeninger (W) 7-1-0-0-0-10
Watertown-Mayer 10, Litchfield 0
The Dragons (0-6, 0-7) were held to four singles.
Litchfield 000 00 -- 0 4 7
Watertown-Mayer 701 11 -- 10 9 0
HITTING - Litchfield: Shelby Anderson 1-for-3; Brenna Johnson 1-for-2; Chelsie McGraw 1-for-2; Becky Farmer 1-for-2 ... Watertown-Mayer: Megan Vargo 2-for-2, 2 runs; Amanda Lynch 2-for-3, 2b; Rachel Lynch 1-for-2, 2 runs
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Litchfield: Lizzie Johnson (L) 4Xc-9-10-1-2-4 ... Watertown-Mayer: Amanda Lynch (W) 5-4-0-0-1-2