Softball: LQPV surges past YME with 3-run fifth
MADISON -- Madeline Gail's sacrifice fly in the fifth stood up as the winning run as Lac qui Parle Valley beat Yellow Medicine East 5-4 in West Central South softball Tuesday.
The Sting held a 3-2 lead in the fifth, but the Eagles (1-2, 2-4) rallied for three runs. Mindy Clark hit a two-run triple, then scored on Gail's fly out.
Nicole Streich went the distance on a four-hitter for the win. She walked six and struck out six.
Tiffany Volk doubled, tripled and had an RBI for LQPV. Clark finished with three RBI.
Livi Jeseritz doubled to lead the Sting (0-3, 1-4).
LQPV 5, YME 4
YME (0-3, 1-4) 000 211 0 -- 4 4 1
LQPV (1-2, 2-4) 101 030 x -- 5 6 1
HITTING - Yellow Medicine East: Haley Bennett 1-for-3; Lauren Trudel 1-for-3; Livi Jeseritz 1-for-2, 2b; Lydia Sannerud 1-for-3, 2b, rbi .... Lac qui Parle Valley: Tiffany Volk 3-for-3, 3 runs, 2b, 3b, rbi; Mindy Clark 1-for-3, 3b, 3 rbi; Ashley Splonskowski 1-for-2; Dana Laechelt 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Yellow Medicine East: Molly Anderson (L) 6-6-5-5-1-5 .... Lac qui Parle Valley: Nicole Streich (W) 7-4-4-3-6-6
Melrose 12, Paynesville 10
Paynesville owned a 10-6 lead after 4½ innings before Melrose scored three runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings to rally for the win.
Jennifer Paul singled twice, tripled, scored three runs and drove in two more to spark the Bulldogs' offense. Carissa Utsch knocked in three runs and Laura Schaefer drove in two behind a triple.
Paynesville (2-3, 6-3) 241 300 0 -- 10 8 4
Melrose 402 033 x -- 12 13 5
HITTING - Paynesville: Jennifer Paul 3-for-4, 3b, 3 runs, 2 rbi; Laura Schaefer 1-for-3, 3b, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Carissa Utsch 1-for-4, 3 rbi; Bre Engler 1-for-4, rbi; Chelsey Hansen 1-for-3, rbi; Casey Lund 1-for-3 .... Melrose: Mueller 4-for-5, 2b; Terres 2-for-4, 2 runs; Salzl 2-for-4, 2 runs, rbi; Vogel 2-for-4, 2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Paynesville: Bre Engler 2Zc-6-6-5-2-1, Whitney Woehler (L) 4Zc-7-6-3-2-1 .... Melrose: Weber (W) 5-8-9-6-3-2, name not available 2-0-1-*-0-0
Minnewaska 13, Albany 3
Cassie Jacobs knocked in three runs with a single and a double as the Lakers compiled nine hits and nine walks in the five-inning win.
Kali Cordes threw a 2-hitter with six walks and eight strikeouts. Amy Chan went 2-for-2 for Waska.
Minnewaska (3-1, 5-2) 630 04 -- 13 9 1
Albany 012 00 -- 3 2 2
HITTING - Minnewaska: Laura Tvrdik 1-for-2, Nicholee Lange 1-for-1, rbi; Cassie Jacobs 2-for-4, 3 rbi, 2b; Brandi Mithun 1-fo-3, Amy Chan 2-for-2, Tiffany Eitrem 1-for-1, Kali Cordes 1-for-1, rbi .... Albany: Brittany Waletzko 1-for-2, Janette Gondringer 1-for-2, rbiPITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minnewaska: Kali Cordes (W) 5-2-3-1-6-8 .... Albany: Liz Schmitt (L) 5-9-13-7-9-3