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Prep softball roundup: MCA’s Holmberg notches win No. 500

CHOKIO — Morris/Chokio-Alberta head coach Mary Holmberg notched her 500th career victory on Friday in the Tigers’ 12-9 West Central Conference win over Yellow Medicine East.

Holmberg, who is in her 34th season, is only the sixth Minnesota coach to reach the 500-win milestone.

The Tigers took a four-run lead in the fourth but the Sting responded with a five-run fifth to take the lead.

But MCA rebounded with four runs in the bottom of the fifth and two more in the sixth, enough to withstand YME’s rally in the seventh.

MCA’s Nicole Strobel was 3-for-4 and drove in three runs and Becca Holland also was 3-for-4 with a triple.

Lauren Reimers, Abbie Olson and Brianna Abril all had two hits.

YME’s Marissa Sneller was 3-for-4 with a double and Megan Odegard and Allie Zieske also had three-hit games.

The Tigers play host to the eight-team Morris/Chokio-Alberta Invitational today, opening with MACCRAY at 10 a.m.

Morris/CA 12, YME 9

YME      001 150 3  —  9  15 2 

Morris/CA            021 342 x — 12 16 2 

HITTING – Yellow Medicine East: Marissa Sneller 3-4 2b, Megan Odegard 3-5, Kelsey Sorenson 1-4, Hailey Enstad 2-2, Becca Rigge 1-4, Allison Carmany 1-4, Allie Zieske 3-4, Mariah Norell 1-2 … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Becca Holland 3-4 3b, Lauren Reimers 2-2, Abbie Olson 2-4 2b, Kayla Pring 1-2, Abby Daly 1-1, Brooke Johnson 2-3 2b, Brianna Abril 2-4 2b, Nicole Strobel 3-4 rbi-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Yellow Medicine East: Norell (L) 4-13-10-na-0-0, Jordan Glad 2-3-2-na-1-3 … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Abril (W) 6.2-13-6-na-3-3, Lacee Maanum 0.1-2-3-na-2-0

ACGC 8, B/H 7

Hannah Wilner scored the winning run on a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning in the Falcons’ victory over Benson/Hancock.

Wilner reached on an error and moved to third on singles by Katie Moore and Mickena Inselmann.

ACGC’s Rylie Wilner was 2-for-3 with two RBI and more had an RBI.

Benson/Hancock’s Kamri Kalthoff was 2-for-3 and Payten Doscher, Nicole Berens and Kayla Crowell all drove in runs.

The Falcons are 1-2 in the West Central Conference and 1-3 overall. They are scheduled to play host to Eden Valley-Watkins at 5 p.m. Monday.

Benson/Hancock               330 001 0 — 7 6 5

ACGC    410 011 1 — 8 5 3 

HITTING – Benson/Hancock: Kamri Kalthoff 2-3, Payten Doscher 1-4 2b rbi, Nicole Berens 1-3 rbi, Krista Motzko 1-3, Kayla Crowell 1-4 rbi … ACGC: Rylie Wilner 2-3 2b rbi-2, Hannah Wilner 1-3, Katie Moore 1-4 rbi, Mickena Inselmann 1-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Benson/Hancock: Brittney Kurkosky 4-1-5-2-1-3, Addie Forbord (L) 2.2-4-3-1-1-2 … ACGC: Katie Peterson 2-4-6-5-3-1, Jacey Nelson 3-1-1-0-0-2, Tori Hayunga (W) 2-1-0-0-0-0

Melrose 6,

Minnewaska 5

Minnewaska outhit Melrose and got good pitching from Mady Phillips but its undoing was shoddy fielding and a dearth of clutch hits in a 6-5 loss Friday.

Melrose triumphed in the West Central Conference fray that left Minnewaska 0-2 in the league and 5-4 overall.

The Lakers committed six errors and stranded eight runners in scoring position. None of the Dutchmen runs were earned.

Waska’s Shanae Suchy was the game’s top hitter two singles and a double.

Minnewaska       120 110 0 — 5  10 6

Melrose                203 100 x — 6   8  2  

HITTING – Minnewaska: Bayley Pooler 2-for-3, Mady Phillips 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Allyssa Engfer 2-for-4, rbi, 2b; Shanae Suchy 3-for-4, 2b; Carley Stewart 1-for-3 … Melrose: Sheila Poepping 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Sandra Sprenger 2-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Minnewaska: Phillips (L) 6-8-6-0-2-3 … Melrose: Justine Revermann (W) 5.2-9-5-4-2-2, Morgan Notch 1.1-1-0-0-0-0

Sauk Centre 6,

Montevideo 2

Sauk Centre, held scoreless for five innings, put five runs on the board in the sixth and defeated the Thunder Hawks in a West Central Conference game Friday in Montevideo.

Errors, including a throw on a sacrifice bunt that went to the right field fence, allowing three of the five Mainstreeters runs to score.

Monte took a 2-0 lead in the fifth when Kelsey Olson doubled and scored on Grace Sulflow’s single, and then Jessie Janisch singled in Sulflow.

Montevideo fell to 3-3 overall. It plays in the four-team Lac qui Parle Valley tournament today beginning at 10 a.m.

Sauk Centre       000 005 1  — 6 7 0 

Montevideo         000 020 0  — 2 8 1

HITTING – Sauk Centre: Katelyn Durbin 3-4 r, Madison Moritz 2-4 rbi r … Montevideo: Hannah Kuno 2-3, Grace Sulflow 2-3 rbi r, Jessie Janisch 1-4 rbi, Ashley Hoehne 1-3, Kelsey Olson 1-3 2b, Alissa Runia 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Sauk Centre: Durbin (W) 7-8-2-2-0-7 … Montevideo: Kiersti Grey (L) 7-7-6-2-2-3

Wright County

Dassel-Cokato 10,

Litchfield 0

Hallie Euerle accounted for Litchfield’s only hit as the Dragons were blanked by Dassel-Cokato’s Sarah Kivisto, who struck out 12.

Kirsten Weseman started and took the loss for Litchfield.

The 0-7 Dragons next play Tuesday at Delano.

Litchfield (0-7)   000 00 — 0 1 5

Dassel-Cokato    006 22 — 10 8 0

HITTING – Litchfield: Hallie Euerle 1 hit … D-C: M. Nelson 2-for-4, Sarah Kivisto 2-for-4, 3b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Litchfield: Kirsten Weseman (L) 3-4-6-2-6-3; Euerle 1-4-4-2-1-2 … D-C: Kivisto 5-1-0-0-1-12


St. Cloud Cathedral 6, Paynesville 0

Senior Maria Bastin flung a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts in 7 innings at Whitney Park.  Paynesville’s two baserunners, who reached on a walk and an error, each were thrown out trying to steal.

The Bulldogs’ Kayla Schaefer’s spun a 7-hitter with 3 runs earned.

Paynesville         000 000 0— 0  0  4 

SC Cathedral     120 300 x— 6  7  1 

HITTING – Paynesville: no hits … SCC: Emily Thiessen 2-for-3, Riley Medelberg 1-for-2, 2 runs, 3b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Paynesville: Kayla Schaefer 6-7-6-3-2-5 … SCC: Maria Bastin (W) 7-0-0-0-1-12