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Prep softball roundup: Willmar splits at Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS — Willmar softball split a pair at Fergus Falls on Thursday in Central Lakes Conference action.

The Cardinals won the first game 6-3 with the win going to Heather Horning. The senior flinger walked 1 and struck out 4. Both teams had 6 hits. All three Fergus runs were unearned.

Mackenzie Hastad and Leah Ruter had two hits apiece for the Cardinals.

In game two on the chilly evening, Willmar pumped out 5 runs in the first inning but would fall 12-8, outhit 12 to 8.

Ruter took the loss allowing 10 hits over 5 innings of work.

Jordan Martins, Ruter and Sara Stadem each had 2 hits, one of Stadem’s a triple.

Willmar 6, Fergus Falls 3

Willmar                102 201 0 — 6 6 6

Fergus Falls       100 200 0 — 3 6 4

HITTING – Willmar: Ally Roehl 1-for-3, Leah Ramon 1-for-4, Heather Horning 1-for-4, Mackenzie Hastad 2-for-3, Leah Ruter 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Willmar: Heather Horning (W) 7-6-3-0-1-4 … Fergus Falls: Sadie Knudsen (L)

Fergus 12, Willmar 8

Fergus Falls       033 21 3 — 12 12 6

Willmar                500 010 2 — 8   9 4

HITTING – Willmar: Roehl 1-for-3, rbi; Ramon 1-for-5, rbi; Jordan Martins 2-for-4, Sara Stadem 2-for-4, 3b, rbi; Ellie Steinessen 1-for-1, rbi; Ruter 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Fergus Falls:  Knudson  (W)  … Willmar: Leah Ruter (L) 5-10-9-9-4-0, Lexi Kapocek 2-2-3-2-1-1


Game One

KMS 6, Dawson-Boyd 1

MURDOCK — The KMS softball ran its record to 6-0 with a sweep of Dawson-Boyd in a Camden Conference doubleheader on Thursday.

In game one, Kalli Forsell had two hits and drove in two runs to support winning pitcher Sam Dunn, who also drove in a run.

In game two, Erin Haglund two-hit the Blackjacks. She didn’t issue a walk and struck out nine.

Haglund also doubled twice and drove in two runs. Courtney Olson had two hits, including a double, and drove in three runs.

The Saints play next at Minneota/Canby in a doubleheader that begins at 4:30 p.m.

KMS............................201 30 — 6 7 1

Dawson-Boyd...............001 00 — 1 6 3 

HITTING – KMS: Alison Krieger 2-for-3, Sam Dunn 1-for-3 rbi, Kalli Forsell 2-for-3 rbi-2, Haylie Helms 1-for-3, Sadie Sulier 1-for-2 … Dawson-Boyd: Andrea Lee 1-for-2 2b, Amber Borstad 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – KMS: WP-Dunn 5-6-1-0-0-4 … Dawson-Boyd: LP-Sadie Zaiser 5-7-6-3-4-5

Game Two

KMS 9, Dawson-Boyd 0

Dawson-Boyd...............000 00 — 0 2 2 

KMS..............................220 5x — 9 9 1 

HITTING – Dawson-Boyd: Nicole Jurgenson 1-for-3 3b, Zaiser 1-for-2 … KMS: Krieger 1-for-3, Dunn 1-for-3, Erin Haglund 2-for-3 2b-2 rbi-2, Courtney Olson 2-for-2 2b rbi-3, Forsell 1-for-2 3b rbi, Lindsay Jorgenson 1-for-2 rbi, Michelle Severson 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Dawson-Boyd: LP-Brooke Franzky 4-9-9-8-4-1 … KMS: WP-Haglund 5-2-0-0-0-9


Ally Jensen slugged a grand slam in the third and Lac qui Parle Valley added 5 more runs in the fourth to whip the Wolverines 10-5 in a five-inning game.

LQPV........................004 51 — 10  11  0 

MACCRAY.................030 02 —  5   9   2 

HITTING – MACCRAY: Molly Friese 1-for-2, rbi; Laura Hauser 2-for-3, Kim Trulock 2-for-2 … LQPV: Morgan Croatt 2-for-2, Ally Jensen 1-for-3, grand-slam, 4 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – MACCRAY: Jen Sommers (L) … LQPV: Mikaela DuFrane (W)


MACCRAY and the Eagles traded 6-run innings but the Wolverines capped the offensive fireworks with a 5-run fifth while LQPV piled up just 3 runs in the bottom of the frame.

Winning pitcher Jen Sommers poked a solo homer and Molly Friese supplied 3 hits. For the Eagles, Morgan Thole and Mikaela DuFrane each had 3 hits.

MACCRAY.................026 25 — 15  14  1

LQPV........................062 03 — 12  18  1  

HITTING – MACCRAY: Molly Friese 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Jen Sommers 2-for-3, 3 runs, rbi, solo HR; Erica Bonnema 1-for-2, 2b, 2 runs, 2 bb; Rachel Davis 1-for-3, 2b; Kaylee Hammerschmidt 2-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi… LQPV: Mackenzie Clark 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2b; DuFrane 3-for-4, 3b, 3 rbi; Tara Laechelt 1-for-4, 3b, rbi; Jordan Halverson 2-for-4, 2b; Megan Wildung 2-for-2, Sarah Halldorson 2-for-3; Morgan Thole 3-for-3, 3 runs, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – MACCRAY: Jen Sommers (W) … LQPV: Halldorson (L)


Minnewaska 13,

Benson/Hancock 0

Mady Phillips was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and pitched four one-hit innings as Minnewaska roughed up Benson/Hancock.

The Lakers (5-1) play at ACGC today.

Benson/Hancock..........000 00 — 0 1 3

Minnewaska (5-1)......444 1x — 13 12 0

HITTING – Benson/Hancock: Shaleah Schmidt 1-for-1 … Minnewaska: Mady Phillips 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 rbi, 2-run HR, Lexi Amundson 2-for-2, Julie Helander 1-for-2, rbi, Kacia Kollman 3-for-3, 3 rbi, Colleen Rutledge 2-for-4, 2 rbi, Shanae Suchy 1-for-3, 2B, Sydney Joos 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Benson/Hancock: Kayla Jones (L) 2-8-8-6-2-1 … Minnewaska: Mady Phillips (W) 4-1-0-0-0-5

ACGC 13, Melrose 3

Natasha Dallmann had 3 hits and 3 RBIs, and Mariah Remmel was 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs for Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City.

The Falcons (4-2) host Minnewaska today.

Melrose........................020 001 — 3 8 4

ACGC (4-2)..............024 313 — 13 13 0

HITTING – Melrose: Nikkie Zierden 3-for-4, HR, Morgan Notch 2-for-2, 2B … ACGC: Natasha Dallmann 3-for-4, 2 2B, 3 rbi, Jacey Nelson 2-for-3, 2 2B, Mariah Remmel 2-for-4, 3 rbi, Erica Melbie 1-for-4, rbi, Sydney Larson 1-for-2, rbi, Kelsey Kramer 1-for-3, Mikayla Holm 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Melrose: Emily Revermann (L) 5.1-13-13-10-3-4 … ACGC: Sydney Larson (W) 5-7-2-2-0-5

YME 9, RCW 8

The Sting fell behind 7-2 in the early going only to push across 6 runs in the bottom of the fourth to pull out the one-run win, the second straight victory for Yellow Medicine East.

Danie Roden and Megan Odegard both lashed 2-run doubles in the uprising. Allie Trudel relieved Jordan Glad in the fourth and game away the winner after four innings of non-hit pitching.

Grace Robinson had a pair of hits for Renville County West. Starter Molly Elliot sustained the fourth-inning damage; Molly Fransen threw three strong innings of relief.

RCW.........................232 001 0— 8  5  1 

YME.........................201 600 x —9  6  6 

HITTING – RCW: Brittany Harazin 1-for-4, Grace Robertson 2-for-3, Karly Aeikins 1-for-4, Morgan Zaske 1-for-3  … YME: Nena McCalla 1-for-3, Danie Roden 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Allie Zieske 1-for-3, Megan Odegard 1-for-2, 2b, 3 rbi; Ally Trudel 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – RCW: Molly Elliot (L) 3-4-9-8-5-5, Cassidy Fransen 3-2-0-0-0-2 … YME: Jordan Glad 3-5-7-3-1-2, Allie Trudel (W) 4-0-1-0-3-5

Montevideo 2, BOLD 0

Montevideo’s Kiersti Grey four-hit the Warriors in a victory on Thursday in Olivia.

Monte’s Kelsey Olson had both of her team’s hits. Bailey Elbert, Paige Larson, Baylie Kubesh and Andrea Maher all had one hit.

Montevideo...............000 110 0 — 2 2 1 

BOLD........................000 000 0 — 0 4 0 

HITTING – Montevideo: Kelsey Olson 2-for-3 rbi, Kiersti Grey rbi … BOLD: Bailey Elbert 1-for-3, Paige Larson 1-for-3, Baylie Kubesh 1-for-3, Andrea Maher 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Montevideo: WP-Grey 7-4-0-0-0-3 … BOLD: LP-Morgan Flann 7-2-2-2-11-8

Paynesville 8, Morris/CA 2

Paynesville took advantage of four errors by Morris/Chokio-Alberta, scoring 3 unearned runs off Tiger starter Mckenzie Van Batavia in the first three innings.

The Bulldogs (5-0) also scored 3 in the seventh inning, capped by a double by Allie Stanger.

Megan Schaefer pitched for Paynesville and struck out 4 in four scoreless innings.

The Tigers (4-2) play at Melrose today, and Paynesville hosts YME today.

Paynesville (5-0).......013 001 3 — 8 5 3

Morris/CA (4-2).........000 000 2 — 2 7 4

HITTING – Paynesville: Sam Dahl 1-for-4, Bri Stang 1-for-4, Kayla Schaefer 1-for-4, 2 rbi, 3B, Brooke Wuertz 1-for-4, 3 rbi, Allie Stanger 1-for-2, 2B … Morris/CA: Brooke Johnson 2-for-4, Mckenzie Van Batavia 1-for-2, Abby Olson 1-for-3, 2b, Nicole Strobel 1-for-3, Bri Abril 2-for-3, rbi, Megan Gillespie 1-for-1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Paynesville: Megan Schaefer (W) 4-2-0-0-1-4 … Morris/CA: Mckenzie Van Batavia (L) 4-3-4-1-1-2