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Prep Softball: Early surge triggers Paynesville to win over Yellow Medicine East

GRANITE FALLS -- The Paynesville Bulldogs socked eight of their 12 hits in the first two innings when they scored all their runs in a 9-1 victory over Yellow Medicine East in West Central South softball on Tuesday.

Jessica Klein's three-run homer highlighted a four-run first inning. Kenzie Meagher had RBI hits, one a triple, in both the first and second.

Whitney Woehler tamed the Sting bats on five hits while waking one and whiffing five.

Kayla Lieser also had two safeties for Paynesville (4-0, 5-0).

Ashley Magnuson, the losing pitcher, and Lauren Trudel each doubled for YME (1-4, 4-4).

Paynesville 9, YME 1

Paynesville 450 000 0 -- 9 12 0

YME 000 010 0 -- 1 5 2

HITTING - Paynesville: Jenn Paul 1-for-5, Keely Meagher 2-for-5, Jessica Klein 3-for-5, 3-run HR, 2 runs; Kayla Lieser 2-for-5, 2 runs; Kenzie Meagher 2-for-3, 3b, 2 rbi; Shelby Goltz 1-for-2, Taylor Haag 1-for-5 ... Yellow Medicine East: Lauren Trudel 1-for-3, 2b; Whitney Swenson 1-for-3, Steph Larson 1-for-3. Ashley Magnuson 2-for-3, 2b

PITfCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Paynesville: Whitney Woehler (W) 7-5-1-1-1-5 ... Yellow Medicine East: Ashley Magnuson (L) 7-10-9-7-5-0

Benson/Hancock 8, Montevideo 0

Benson's Hancock's Taylor Semler took a perfect game into the fourth inning before finishing with a two-hitter. She struck out 13 and didn't issue a walk.

Montevideo (0-4, 2-5) didn't have a runner reach second base the entire game. Kayla Berget's fourth-inning single broke up the perfect-game bid.

Emily Rajewsky had two hits and drove in four runs to lead Benson/Hancock (4-2, 4-2). Datriana Jensen collected two hits, including a triple, and an RBI.

Montevideo 000 000 0 -- 0 2 1

Benson/Hancock 102 023 x -- 8 7 0

HITTING - Montevideo: Carly Beals 1-for-3; Kayla Berget 1-for-3 ... Benson/Hancock: Debbie Reardon 1-for-2; Brennan Hagen 1-for-3; Datriana Jensen 2-for-3, 3b, rbi; Emily Rajewsky 2-for-3, 4 rbi; Mallory Jensen 1-for-3, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Shelbie Monahan (L) 5-7-5-2-4-1; pitcher name not available 1-0-3-3-5-0 ... Benson/Hancock: Taylor Semler (W) 7-2-0-0-0-13


Mary Larson hit a single to left field to score the winning run for Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Larson was 3-for-4 on the day with two doubles and two RBI for the Falcons.

Karley Weir of Lac qui Parle Valley was a home run short of bhitting for the cycle during a 4-for-4 performance with a double, a triple, three runs and two runs driven in. Whitley Strei and Ellissa Schmidt had two htis each.

LQPV 010 101 3 -- 6 11 1

ACGC 001 500 1 -- 7 8 2

HITTING - Lac qui Parle Valley: Karley Weir 4-for-4, 2b, 3b, 3 runs, 2 rbi; Whit leyStrei 2-for-4; Ellissa Schmidt 2-for-4 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Mary Larson 3-for-4, 2 2b, 2 rbi; Kayla Dallmann 2-for-4, rbi, Katie Peterson 2-for-2, 2b, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Lac qui Parle Valley: Jordan Halverson (L) 7-8-7-6-12-3 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Jazmin Petersen (W) 7-11-6-5-2-15