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Prep softball: Morris/CA tops Falcons

Tribune photo by Tom Larson Morris/Chokio-Alberta's Steph Hennen slides under the tag of ACGC catcher Erica Melbie to score in the sixth inning on Thursday in Grove City.

GROVE CITY -- McKenzie Van Batavia tossed a 2-hitter and Holly Amundson delivered the game-deciding hit as Morris/Chokio-Alberta beat the ACGC Falcons 9-5 at the high school field on Thursday in Grove City.

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City tied the game 5-5 with a five-run fourth inning.

Amundson cranked a bases-loaded double off the glove of centerfielder Paige Wilner fully stretched out trying for the catch after a long run. The bases-clearing hit made it 8-5.

The Falcons capitalized on an error and a dropped third strike and then Hanna Lang's two-run single in the fourth.

Losing pitcher Sydney Larson had the only other hit off Van Batavia, who walked two and fanned six.

Morris/CA 9, ACGC 5

Morris/CA 122 003 1 -- 9 12 3

ACGC 000 500 0 -- 5 2 1

HITTING - Morris/Chokio-Alberta: McKenzie Van Batavia 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Tracy Meichsner 2-for-5, Sadie Fischer 2-for-3, Steph Hennen 2-for-3, rbi; Holly Amundson 1-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi; Olivia Reinerts 2-for-4, Brooke Johnson 1-for-2, Nicole Strobel 1-for-4, 3b ... ACGC: Sydney Larson 1-for-3, Hanna Lang 1-for-3, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Morris/Chokio-Alberta: McKenzie Van Batavia (W) 7-2-5-3-2-6 ... ACGC: Sydney Larson (L) 7-12-9-6-4-4