Softball roundup: ACGC's Blackwell no-hits NLS
NEW LONDON -- Junior Kalina Blackwell spun a no-hitter and Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City plated 12 runs in the sixth inning to beat New London-Spicer 16-1 in six innings Tuesday.
Blackwell issued just two walks while striking out four.
The Falcons (1-0) owned a 4-1 lead before erupting in the sixth. Rachel Wright went 3-for-3 and Tiffany Schultz had two hits to ignite the offense for ACGC.
Leadoff hitter JoLynn Berg drew a walk and stole second base in the first inning before scoring the lone run for the Wildcats.
ACGC 16, NL-Spicer 1
ACGC (1-0) 210 10(12) - 16 6 *
NL-Spicer (0-1) 100 000 - 1 0 3
HITTING - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Tiffany Schultz 2-for-4; Rachel Wright 3-for-3 .... New London-Spicer: none
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Kalina Blackwell (W) 6-0-1-0-2-4 .... New London-Spicer: Deb Warren (L) 52/3-6-7-5-7-3; Brenna Thompson 1/3-0-9-9-9-1
BBE 18, Swanville 5
BBE (1-0) made use of 16 walks issued by Swanville pitchers. The Jaguars scored three-or-more runs in four innings.
BBE also pounded out 12 hits, led by Tiffany Gruber with three singles and three stolen bases. Jenna Schroeder had two hits, including a grand slam to right field in the seventh inning. Bridget White also had two hits.
Brandi Bast picked up the win, allowing five runs on six hits in seven innings. She struck out four and walked one.
BBE (1-0) 310 350 6 - 18 12 5
Swanville (0-1) 000 130 1 - 5 6 4
HITTING - Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa: Jenna Schroeder 2-for-3, grand slam HR, 4 rbi; Tiffany Gruber 3-for-5, 3 sb; Bridget White 2-for-5; Sarah Gruber 1-for-4, 2 bb's, rbi; Brandi Bast 1-for-4, 2b, 2 bb's, 2 rbi; Amber Evenson 1-for-2, 3 bb's, rbi; Katie Gruber 1-for-4, rbi; Emily Kuefler 1-for-3, 2 bb's .... Swanville: Vanessa Lewis 2-for-4, rbi; Hannah Dold 1-for-3, Stacy Bartnell 1-for-3; Shanel Mayers 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa: Brandi Bast (W) 7-6-5-2-1-4 .... Swanville: not available
Redwood Valley 2, Montevideo 0
Redwood Valley (1-0) scored two unearned runs in the sixth inning off of two Montevideo errors.
The Thunder Hawks' best chance to score came with bases loaded in the first inning, but they were unable to push a run home.
Five players had one hit each for Redwood Valley. Katie Smith went the distance for the win. She allowed three hits, struck out five and walked five.
Wendy Macziewski went 2-for-2 for Montevideo (0-1). Betsy Zacharias took the loss, allowing five hits. She struck out three and walked one.
Redwood Valley (1-0) 000 002 0 - 2 5 0
Montevideo (0-1) 000 000 0 - 0 3 5
HITTING - Redwood Valley: Kari Penske 1-for-3; Katie Smith 1-for-4; Karen Colwell 1-for-3; Danika Grave 1-for-3; Brandy Jiell 1-for-3 .... Montevideo: Wendy Macziewski 2-for-2; Kaylee Johnson 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Redwood Valley: Katie Smith (W) 7-3-0-0-5-5 .... Montevideo: Betsy Zacharias (L) 7-5-2-0-1-3
Paynesville 16, Eden Valley-Watkins 6
The Bulldogs won their second non-conference game in two days with some heavy hitting. Melanie Mages smashed a three-run homer in the second and Laura Schaefer drove in two runs with two doubles. Ashley Ogdahl added three of the team's 11 hits. Emily Mohr pitched the win.
EV-Watkins (0-2) 200 40 - 6 7 3
Paynesville (2-0) 344 32 - 16 11 2
HITTING - Eden Valley-Watkins: Cassie Huschle 2-for-2, 2b, 2 runs, rbi; Lacy Hemmesch 1-for-2, 2b; Heidi Miller 1-for-3, 3b, rbi .... Paynesville: Laura Schaefer 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 rbi, 2 2bs; Ashley Ogdahl 3-for-4, Melanie Mages 1-for-3, 3 runs, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Allison Klenke 1-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi; Jessica Engler 1-for-1, 2 runs, 2b; Carrissa Utsch 1-for-4, rbi; Chelsey Hansen 1-for-1, 3 sb, 3 runs; Amanda Skalicky 1-for-3, 3 runs, 2 rbi.
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Eden Valley-Watkins: Beth Holthaus 4Zc-11-16-13-8-2 .... Paynesville: Emily Mohr (W) 3Xc-6-4-3-1-3, Ashley Ogdahl 1Zc-1-2-2-4-2
Hutchinson 8, Litchfield 0
Litchfield starter Kelsie Farmer allowed only two hits and no runs over six innings, but left with a tired arm and Hutchinson scored all eight runs in the seventh inning on two errors and seven walks.
Dani Heuer and Jessica Kastner had hits for the Dragons (1-1).
Hutchinson (1-0) 000 000 8 - 8 2 0
Litchfield (1-1) 000 000 0 - 0 2 4
HITTING - Hutchinson: Sammi Trick 1-for-3; Sarah Gensmer 1-for-3 .... Litchfield: Dani Heuer 1-for-3; Jessica Kastner 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Hutchinson: Kelly Powers (W) 7-2-0-0-1-8 .... Litchfield: Kelsie Farmer 6-2-0-0-4-1, Dani Heuer (L) 1-0-8-5-7-0