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Softball: Benson/Hancock sweeps Morris Area

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Willmar, 56201

Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

BENSON -- Benson/Hancock stayed two games ahead of the West Central South softball pack with a doubleheader sweep of Morris Thursday.

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Benson/Hancock (8-1, 13-3) won both games by the 10-run rule in five innings, capturing the first game 15-0 on a two-hitter by Katie Razink and 19-5 in the nightcap.

Benson/Hancock pounded out a total of 30 hits on the day, with Emily Jensen leading the team with five in eight at-bats.

Game One

B/H 15, Morris 0

Razink, who struck out five and walked three, gave up both hits to Brittany Sharstrom.

Jensen went 3-for-4 and Tara Thielke collected three RBI.

Morris 000 00 - 0 2 3

Benson/Hancock 005 (10)x - 15 10 0

HITTING - Morris: Brittany Sharstrom 2-for-3 .... Benson/Hancock: Emily Jensen 3-for-4; Ashley Lindahl 2-for-3, rbi; Tillie Paulsrud 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Tara Thielke 1-for-3, 3 rbi; Amber Thompson 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Jenny Noordmans 1-for-2; Britta Fennell 1-for-2, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris: Jonna Beyer (L) 3-2-5*-4-2; no other information available .... Benson/Hancock: Katie Razink (W) 5-2-0-0-3-5

Game Two

B/H 19, Morris 5

Six Benson/Hancock players had at least two hits, led by Britta Fennell, who recorded a double and triple in her three hits.

Sharstrom smacked two doubles and drove in two runs for Morris (3-5, 5-8).

Ben./Han. (8-1, 13-3) 303 2(11) - 19 15 1

Morris (3-5, 5-8) 200 21 - 5 6 2

HITTING - Benson/Hancock: Britta Fennell 3-for-4, 2b, 3b; Emily Jensen 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 rbi; Tillie Paulsrud 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 rbi; Amber Thompson 2-for-2, 3 runs; Jenny Noordmans 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Courtney Frank 2-for-4, 2 runs; Tara Thielke 1-for-5; Jenny Flaten 1-for-3 .... Morris: Brittany Sharstrom 2-for-3, 2 2b's, 2 rbi; Jonna Beyer 1-for-3; Courtney Tiegs 1-for-3; T. White 2-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Benson/Hancock: Katie Razink (W) 4-5-4-4-3-5; Maria Hanson 1-1-1-0-0-1 .... Morris: Whitney Riley (L) 4-6-7-7-2-3; Jonna Beyer 0-3-4-4-2-0; Marquardt 1-6-8-5-2-1

ACGC 14, BOLD 3

Ashley Schmeling gave herself plenty of support as the junior doubled four times to drive in five runs and picked up the win after tossing six complete innings.

Schmeling led off the sixth with a double before invoking the 10-run rule with another two-base hit that drove in two runs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City also got two hits apiece from Rachel Wright, Kathy Lamecker and Kayla Dallman.

BOLD (3-4, 6-7) 001 101 - 3 8 3

ACGC (3-6, 4-9) 233 006 - 14 13 2

HITTING - BOLD: Kelly Otteson 2-for-4, rbi; Laura Wallenta 2-for-3; Missy Benson 1-for-3; Christy Gass 2-for-3, 3b, rbi; Chelsea Remillard 1-for-3, rbi .... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Rachel Wright 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Kathy Lamecker 2-for-3, 3 rbi; Kayla Dallman 2-for-4, rbi; Brittany Bolton 1-for-4; Kalina Blackwell 1-for-3; Liz Buisman 1-for-2, 3 runs; Ashley Schmeling 4-for-5, 4 2b's, 5 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BOLD: Christy Gass (L) 5-9-8-5-6-3, Sara Grasmon 1-4-6-0-1-0 .... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Ashley Schmeling (W) 6-8-3-1-0-2

Montevideo 20, YME 0

Montevideo (6-3, 11-5) plated 14 runs in the third innings and smacked 17 hits overall against three YME (4-7, 6-9) pitchers.

Kaylee Johnson launched a grand-slam home run for one of her three hits. She scored four runs and had six RBI. Amy Johnson added three hits and three RBI.

Betsy Zacharias pitched the three-hit shutout.

YME (4-7, 6-9) 000 00 - 0 3 5

Monte (6-3, 11-5) 24(14) 0x - 20 17 2

HITTING - Yellow Medicine East: Livi Jeseritz 1-for-2; Makayla Anderson 1-for-2; Ashley Vikander 1-for-2 .... Montevideo: Jenna Henriksen 1-for-2, 3 runs, 2 rbi; Kaylee Johnson 3-for-4, 4 runs, grand-slam HR, 6 rbi; Amy Johnson 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2b, 3 rbi; Gretchen Allikson 2-for-4, 3 rbi; Betsy Zacharias 3-for-4, 2 rbi; Jennifer Buseman 2-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Brook Moseng 1-for-3, 2 runs; Barbi Reuss 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Yellow Medicine East: Kristen Hegna (L) 2-11-12-8-2-1; Ashley Vikander 0-5-6-6-3-0; Koepke 2-1-0-0-3-2 .... Montevideo: Betsy Zacharias (W) 5-3-0-0-0-1

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