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YME edges Morris/CA

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GRANITE FALLS -- Allie Trudel outdueled McKenzie Van Batavia to help Yellow Medicine East hand Morris/Chokio-Alberta its first loss Tuesday as the Sting collected a 2-1 West Central South Conference win.

After 3½ scoreless innings, the Sting (3-1, 3-5) struck for two runs in the fourth. Angie Scheffler singled to lead off the inning and moved to second after Kendra Sander walked. Two outs followed before Scheffler scored on an infield error and Sander came home on Nena McCall's single to right-center.

The Tigers (4-1, 5-1) got one back in the fifth when Tracy Meischner singled to right to score Nicole Strobel, who reached on an error. The Tigers had runners on second and third in the seventh, but Trudel notched a strikeout to end the game.

Trudel finished with four strikeouts and gave up five singles, two to Holly Amundson. Van Batavia gave up just three hits and struck out five, but also walked five.

YME 2, Morris/CA 1

Morris/CA 000 010 0 -- 1 5 3

YME 000 200 x -- 2 3 3

HITTING - Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Tracy Meischner 1-for-4, rbi; Sadie Fischer 1-for-3; Holly Amundson 2-for-3; Brooke Johnson 1-for-3 ... YME: Nena McCall 1-for-3, rbi; Courtney Hinz 1-for-3; Angie Scheffler 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Morris/Chokio-Alberta: McKenzie Van Batavia (L) 6-3-2-1-5-5 ... YME: Allie Trudel (W) 7-5-1-0-1-4


ACGC broke out to a sizable lead in the first three innings, then tacked on more late to hold off BOLD in an West Central South Conference game on Tuesday in Olivia.

ACGC's Sydney Larson picked up the pitching win and also had two hits and drove in three runs. Natasha Kallmann had two hits.

BOLD had a good day at the plate, with four players getting two hits. But the Warriors hurt themselves with six errors.

Taylor Ebnet, Paige Larsen, Laura Jungers and Rae Larsen all had two hits, and Carly Sigurdson had a hit and three RBIs.

ACGC is 3-0 in the league and plays Morris/Chokio-Alberta, which is 4-1 in the conference, on Thursday in Grove City.

ACGC 306 020 2 -- 13 7 2

BOLD 400 020 3 -- 9 10 6

HITTING - ACGC: Sydney Larson 2-for-5 hr rbi-3, Paige Wilner 1-for-2, Natasha Kallmann 2-for-3, Kelsey Kramer 1-for-4, Payton Wilner 1-for-2 2b rbi ... BOLD: Taylor Ebnet 2-for-5 2b, Raquel Amberg 1-for-3, Paige Larsen 2-for-4 2b rbi-2, Laura Jungers 2-for-3, Rae Larsen 2-for-3 2b rbi-3, Carly Sigurdson 1-for-4 rbi-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- ACGC: Sydney Larson (W) 7-10-9-9-6-3 ... BOLD: Paige Larsen (L) 3-5-9-8-7-1

Benson/Hancock 9, Montevideo 8

Kendra Schmidgall singled to right field to score Mackenzie Jensen with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead the Brave/Owls to the West Central South Conference win on Tuesday.

With two outs and no one on, Jensen singled, stole second and scored when Schmidgall blooped a single down the line.

Benson/Hancock went ahead 8-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, but the Thunder Hawks rebounded with six runs in the top of the fifth, then tied the game with two more in the sixth.

B/H's Kayla Jones earned the win and helped herself at the plate with two hits, including a home run, and three runs batted in. Alyssa Hughes had three hits in three trips and scored three runs. Jensen had two hits and scored two runs.

Montevideo's Dani Emkes doubled and drove in three runs, and Ashley Hoehne singled and drove in two runs.

Benson/Hancock, now 3-4 overall, plays Yellow Medicine East at 5 p.m. Thursday in Granite Falls.

Montevideo 000 062 0 -- 8 7 4

B/H 302 300 1 -- 9 15 4

HITTING - Montevideo: Hannah Kuno 2-for-3 r-2, Dani Emkes 1-for-3 2b rbi-3, Ashley Hoehne 1-for-4 rbi-2, Chelsea Larson 1-for-3, Kelsey Quigley 1-for-4, Lindsey Olson 1-for-3 r-2 ... Benson/Hancock: Kenzie Jensen 2-for-4 r-2, Kendra Schmidgall 1-for-5 rbi r-2, Alyssa Hughes 3-for-3 r-3, Serandon Bigalke 1-for-1, Kayla Jones 2-for-4 hr rbi-3, Kelsey Hammerschmidt 2-for-4, Gabbi Doscher 1-for-3, Brittney Johnson 1-for-2, Abby Tolifson 1-for-4, Jenna Hanson 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Kiersti Grey (L) 6.2-15-9-5-3-5 ... Benson/Hancock: Jones (W) 7-7-8-4-3-4

SC Cathedral 7,

Paynesville 1

The Bulldogs faltered in the field with six errors, three of those in the second when the Crusaders pushed across three runs for a 5-0 lead.

Paynesville put together two of its three hits in the third when Jess Solum singles and scored on Sam Dahl's double.

Sophomore Maria Bastin walked two and fanned 12 in the win. Megan Schaefer took the loss. Only two Cathedral runs were earned.

Paynesville 001 000 0 -- 1 3 6

SC Cathedral 232 000 x -- 7 6 1

HITTING - Paynesville: Sam Dahl 1-for-2, 2b, rbi; Brianna Stang 1-for-3, Jess Solum 1-for-3 ... St. Cloud Cathedral: Lizzy Sloan 2-for-5, Carolyn Gruenes 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Paynesville: Megan Schaefer (L) 5-6-7-2-2-2, Kayla Schaefer 1-0-0-0-2-1... St. Cloud Cathedral: Maria Bastin (W) 7-3-1-1-2-12

Sauk Centre 3, BBE 0

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa was held to four hits and no runs in a 3-0 loss to Sauk Centre on Tuesday.

Michelle Sanders was 2-for-3 with a double for the Jaguars, and Brittany Roelike and Tia Halvorson each had one hit.

Sanders pitched six innings and allowed three runs for the loss.

BBE 000 000 0 -- 0 4 3

Sauk Centre 100 101 x -- 3 6 0

HITTING - BBE: Brittany Roelike 1-for-3, Michelle Sanders 2-for-3, 2b, Tia Halvorson 1-for-3 ... Sauk Centre: Rebecca Moe 2-for-3, Madison Moritz 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- BBE: Michelle Sanders (L) 6-6-3-2-1-4 ... Sauk Centre: Colleen LuGrain (W) 7-4-0-0-0-5

Staples-Motley 6,

Minnewaska 5

Minnewaska led by a run heading into the top of the seventh, but Staples-Motley scored twice on a passed ball and a sacrifice fly to edge the Lakers on Tuesday in Glenwood.

Eight different players had all of the Lakers' hits. Brooke Winter, Jillian Hendrickson and Colleen Rutledge all drove in runs.

The Lakers, 5-2 overall, play next against New London-Spicer at 5 p.m. Thursday at Minnewaska High School.

Staples-Motley 300 010 2 -- 6 9 1

Minnewaska 000 050 0 -- 5 8 2

HITTING - Staples-Motley: Zetan 3-for- 4 rbi, Bendson 2-for-4 rbi ... Minnewaska: Kaylyn Oberg 1-for-4, Brooke Winter 1-for-4 2b rbi, Kaylee Jacobs 1-for-4, Jillian Hendrickson 1-for-4 rbi, Mady Phillips 1-for-3, Allyssa Engfer 1-for-2, Bridget Opdahl 1-for-1 2b, Colleen Rutledge 1-for-1 2b rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Staples-Motley: Edin (W) 7-8-5-4-0-2 ... Minnewaska: Phillps (L) 6.2-8-5-3-3-5, Jacobs 0.1-1-1-1-2-1