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Prep softball roundup: Cardinals fall to Rocori

WILLMAR -- Rocori scored a first-inning run and Spartans pitcher Jill Rothstein made it stand, two-hitting Willmar in a 1-0 Central Lakes Conference win at Willmar High School on Thursday.

Rothstein allowed six hits and two walks while striking out nine.

Willmar's Leah Ruter was the hard-luck loser, scattering seven hits and the Spartans' run was unearned.

In the Rocori first, Tyler Schramel was hit by a pitch, then advanced and scored the game's lone run on passed balls.

Willmar had plenty of chances to score the tying and go-ahead runs. But the Cardinals stranded runners at second base in the first, second, fifth, sixth and seventh innings.

Lindsey Atchison, Casey Marcus, Anissa Tallakson, Kassie Boller and Ruter all had hits for Willmar.

The Cardinals play in a four-team invitational on Monticello on Saturday, beginning with a game against Hermantown at 11 a.m.

Rocori 1, Willmar 0

Rocori 100 000 0 -- 1 7 3

Willmar 000 000 0 -- 0 6 4

HITTING - Rocori: Bailey Stahlboerger 2-for-3; Katie Heinen 2-for-4 ... Willmar: Kassy Linbo 1-for-4; Lindsey Atchison 1-for-4; Casey Marcus 1-for-2; Anissa Tallakson 1-for-3; Kassie Boller 1-for-2; Leah Ruter 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Rocori: Jill Rothstein (W) 7-6-0-0-2-9 ... Willmar: Leah Ruter (L) 7-7-1-0-0-4


Game One

KMS 9, Lakeview 4

KMS took charge early after Sam Dunn tripled and scored on Erin Haglund's single and Brielle Hauge drove in Haglund with another single in the first inning.

Dunn and Haglund had three hits each, and Hauge and Ellen Johnson added two each in the Fighting Saints' 11-hit attack.

Dunn fanned 10 and gave up 11 hits and three earned runs in her complete-game win.

Lakeview 000 102 1 -- 4 11 1

KMS 330 201 x -- 9 11 1

HITTING - Lakeview: Lindsey Peterson 2-for-4; Sara Berg 3-for-4; M. Meyer 2-for-3, 2b ... KMS: Ellen Johnson 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Sam Dunn 3-for-3, 3b; Erin Haglund 3-for-4, 3 rbi; Courtney Olson 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Brielle Hauge 2-for-4, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Lakeview: Lindsey Peterson (L) 6-11-9-9-2-5 ... KMS: Sam Dunn (W) 7-11-4-3-2-10

Game Two

KMS 6, Lakeview 2

Ellen Johnson, Sam Dunn and Erin Haglund each had two hits to help KMS (6-0, 9-0) remain unbeaten.

Dunn hit a solo home run to center in the third and also doubled in a run.

Haglund struck out 11 without issuing a walk and gave up just three hits in a complete-game performance.

KMS 201 020 1 -- 6 10 0

Lakeview 000 010 1 -- 2 3 1

HITTING - KMS: Ellen Johnson 2-for-4, 2b; Sam Dunn 2-for-4, 2b, solo HR, 2 rbi; Erin Haglund 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Courtney Olson 1-for-4, 2b; Brielle Hauge 1-for-4, 2b; Lori McCain 1-for-3; Kalli Forsell 1-for-3 ... Lakeview: Sara Berg 2-for-3, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- KMS: Erin Haglund (W) 7-3-2-2-0-11 ... Lakeview: Lindsey Peterson (L) 7-10-6-5-0-7

Game One

RCW 12,

Dawson-Boyd 0

Cassidy Fransen, a freshman pitcher, was sharp in the curtain raiser. She walked one, fanned eight and allowed only three hits in the five-inning whitewash. Nora Kronlokken, Lexi Bakker and Grace Robertson had two hits apiece for the Jaguars.

RCW.............................403 05 --12 9 0

D-B................................000 00 -- 0 3 5

HITTING - RCW: Brittany Krogman 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Nora Kronlokken 2-for-4, rbi; Chelsey Ahl 1-for-4, rbi; Lexi Bakker 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Grace Robertson 2-for-2, rbi; Malerie Thompson 1-for-3, 2 rbi ... DB: Borstad 1-for-2, Mari Lee 1-for-2, 2b; Sadie Zaiser 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- RCW: Cassidy Fransen (W) 5-3-0-0-1-8 ... D-B: Katie Hutt (L) 5-9-12-9-4-1

Game Two

Dawson-Boyd 5, RCW 2

The Blackjacks rallied in Game Two behind the pitching of Sadie Zaiser. The sophomore flinger fanned nine, walked two and gave up four hits.

Dawson-Boyd 201 020 0 -- 5 5 2

RCW 002 000 0 -- 2 4 1

HITTING - DB: Borstad 1-for-4, 2b; Justine Flattum 1-for-4, Sadie Zaiser 1-for-3, rbi; Kaitlin Johnshoy 1-for-3, 2b; Mickaela Giese 1-for-2 ... RCW: Brittfany Krogman 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Chelsey Ahl 1-for-3, Lexi Bakker 1-for-2, 2b; Stephanie Wersal 1-for-1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- DB: Sadie Zaiser (W) 7-4-2-2-2-9 ... RCW: Molly Elliot (L) 4-3-3-3-2-4, Cassidy Fransen 3-2-2-0-0-3

Minnewaska 12, NLS 2

GLENWOOD -- It didn't take Minnewaska long to erase a two-run deficit and the Lakers scored runs in all five innings to subdue New London-Spicer 12-2 in a West Central North Conference game Thursday.

NLS took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Lakers responded with five in the bottom of the inning and almost kept up that pace the rest of the game.

Kaylyn Oberg and Kaylee Jacobs both had three-hit games, and Oberg drove in three runs and Jacobs one.

Brooke Winter and Mady Phillips both had two hits, with Phillips and Allyssa Engfer both driving in a pair of runs.

Jillian Hendrickson also had a hit and an RBI for the Lakers. Phillips earned the win, allowing two unearned runs on two hits

NLS' Aasta Bakke doubled and drove in a run.

Minnewaska improve to 4-1 in the conference and 6-2 overall. The Lakers play next at Benson/Hancock, at 5 p.m. Monday in Benson.

NLS...........................200 00 -- 2 3 5

Minnewaska..............521 22 -- 12 12 3

HITTING - NLS: Brianna Fredrick 1-for-3, Aasta Bakke 1-for-2 2b rbi, Mariassa Friedrich 1-for-2 ... Minnewaska: Kaylyn Oberg 2-for-3 rbi-3, Brooke Winter 2-for-4 rbi, Kaylee Jacobs 3-for-4 2b rbi, Jillian Hendrickson 1-for-3 rbi, Julie Helander 1-for-4, Mady Phillips 2-for-3 2b rbi-2, Allyssa Engfer 1-for-4 2b rbi-2, Bridget Opdahl 1-for-1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- NLS: Amanda Radel (L) 5-12-12-5-2-0 ... Minnewaska: Phillips (W) 4.2-2-2-0-0-1, Jacobs 0.1-1-0-0-0-0

Albnay 3, Paynesville 1

An error by the Paynesville third baseman was the difference in a 3-1 loss as the Bulldogs fell to Albany on Thursday.

Albany took the lead when the ball bounced off the third baseman's glove. It was followed by a single and a double to drive in two.

That put Albany ahead for good as Paynesville's only run came when Brooke Wuertz tripled in the fourth inning and scored on a passed ball.

Paynesville (5-4)......000 100 0 -- 1 3 2

Albany.......................002 001 x -- 3 4 0

HITTING - Paynesville: Brooke Wuertz 1-for-3, 3b, Kayla Schaefer 1-for-3, Brianna Stang 1-for-3 ... Albany: Rachel Mohs 1-for-3, Lisa Keppers 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Paynesville: Megan Schaefer (L) 6-4-3-1-1-2 ... Albany: Karli Persson (W) 7-3-1-1-0-8

West Cent. South

YME 6,

Benson/Hancock 5

Benson/Hancock recorded two quick outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but Allie Trudel singled for her third hit of the game to keep the inning alive for first-place Yellow Medicine East. Mariah Weir came in to pinch run for Trudel and Angie Scheffler followed with a double to deep right-center to bring in Weir with the winning run.

Benson/Hancock had a runner on third with one out in the top half of the frame, but the threat ended when the runner was tagged out at home trying to score on a passed ball.

Trudel knocked in two runs to help her own cause as she worked all seven innings in the pitcher's circle to earn the win, scattering nine hits, four earned runs and seven strikeouts.

Jennessa Hoffman added two hits for the Sting (4-1, 4-5), who led 4-1 after two innings.

Kendra Schmidgall, Kayla Jones and Victoria Manska had RBI singles in a four-run third for Benson/Hancock.

B/H 014 000 0 -- 5 9 3

YME 221 000 1 -- 6 9 3

HITTING - Benson/Hancock: Kelsey Hammerschmidt 1-for-4, 2b; Kendra Schmidgall 2-for-4, rbi; Kayla Jones 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Gabi Doscher 1-for-4; Victoria Manska 2-for-4, rbi; Serandon Bigalke 1-for-2, rbi ... YME: Jennessa Hoffman 2-for-4; Courtney Hinz 1-for-4; Allie Trudel 3-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Angie Scheffler 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Haley Fischer 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Dani Roden 1-for-3, 2b, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Benson/Hancock: Kayla Jones (L) 6.2-9-6-3-2-5 ... YME: Allie Trudel (W) 7-9-5-4-3-7