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Prep Softball: Swenson homer powers YME past RCW, 3-2

GRANITE FALLS -- Whitney Swenson's two-run home run lifted Yellow Medicine East to a 3-2 win over Renville County West in a non-conference softball game Monday.

Swenson's blast cleared the fence in center field and gave the Sting (2-1) a 3-2 lead after trailing 2-0 since the third inning.

The Sting also got a lift from their pitching. After 17 walks in the first two games, eighth-grader Allie Trudel allowed just four free passes in her first varsity start. She gave up two unearned runs on seven hits and struck out eight.

RCW's Amanda Schultz kept YME under wraps through the first five innings, allowing just one run. She finished with six hits given up, three walks and three strikeouts. Emma Sharpe had two hits for the Jaguars (0-1)

Livi Jeseritz added two hits for the Sting and Citty Cole drove in a run in the fourth.

YME 3, RCW 2

RCW (0-1) 002 000 0 -- 2 7 0

YME (2-1) 000 102 x -- 3 6 2

HITTING - Renville County West: Emma Sharpe 2-for-4; Morgan Elliot 1-for-4; Priscilla Steffl 1-for-4; Amy Holwerda 1-for-2; Amanda Schultz 1-for-2; Madison Schaub 1-for-2, 2b ... Yellow Medicine East: Livi Jeseritz 2-for-3, 2b; Whitney Swenson 1-for-3, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Citty Cole 1-for-2, rbi; Steph Larson 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Renville County West: Amanda Schultz (L) 6-6-3-3-3-3 ... Yellow Medicine East: Allie Trudel (W) 7-7-2-0-4-8


CM/Comfrey 12, BLH 0

Morgan Dobberstien reached base on an error for BLH (0-2, 0-2), denying Cedar Mountain/Comfrey's Laura Carnell a perfect game.

Cedar Mountain 00(12) 00 -- 12 11 1

BLH 000 00 -- 0 0 3

HITTING - Cedar Mountain: Laura Carnell 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 rbi; Laura Eischen 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Jamie Hanson 2-for-4, 2 runs, rbi; Ashley Schumacher 1-for-3, 3-run HR, 3 rbi ... Buffalo Lake-Hector: no hits

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Cedar Mountain: Laura Carnell (W) 5-0-0-0-0-6 ... Buffalo Lake-Hector: Brittany Lade (L) 3-*-12-*-3-0; Jessie Kalenberg 2-*-0-0-0-1