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Prep softball: NLS wins big; Marshall next

Tribune photo by Rand Middleton New London-Spicer senior Kelsie Rustad delivers in the sixth inning against Mayer Lutheran on Friday at New London. The senior threw a four-hitter with no walks.

NEW LONDON — Taylor Thunstedt marked her final home game of a long prep career in three sports at New London-Spicer with a pair of booming triples as the Wildcats pounded Mayer Lutheran 13-1 on Friday.

The senior, who is headed to NDSU to play basketball, also singled and drove in three runs.

The ’Cats jumped on the Crusaders for six runs in the first inning and would finish with eight hits and eight walks off M-L pitcher Kim Hafemann.

Lindsey Vagle added two hits and two RBI.

Senior pitcher Kelsie Rustad finished up on the home slab with a neat four-hitter, walking none and fanning four.

The Wildcats launch play in Section 3AA-North 3 p.m. Tuesday at Marshall. The winner will advance to play at 6 p.m. vs. the Redwood Valley vs. Montevideo winner.

New London-Spicer 13, Mayer Lutheran 1

Mayer Lutheran                000 10— 1  4  1 

NL-Spicer (3-10)               612 4x—13  8  1 

HITTING – M-L: Mya Chmielewski 1-for-2, 2b, rbi… NLS: Taylor Thunstedt 3-for-3, 2 3b’s, 3 rbi; Lindsey Vagle 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Lisa Dobbelaere 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Kenzie Peterson 1-for-2, rbi; Alyssa Fredrick 0-for-2, rbi; Megan Thorson 1-for-2, rbi 

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — M-L: Kim Hagemann (L) 4-8-13-11-8-1 … NLS: Kelsie Rustad (W) 5-4-1-1-0-4