Softball: Cards down Storm for ninth win
SAUK RAPIDS - Willmar moved to 9-1 in a similar way to how the Cardinals won the other eight games: strong pitching and hot hitting.
Willmar's Mackenzie Jones struck out 10 batters and only allowed five hits in a 6-2 victory over Sauk Rapids in a Central Lakes Conference win on Monday.
The Cardinals' Jordyn Swoboda helped the cause offensively, going 3-for-4 with a double, home run, stolen base and three runs scored.
Hannah Johnson was 3-for-3 with an RBI, Ashley Prahl was 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored, and Josie Muller had a hit and stole a base.
Willmar 6, Sauk Rapids 2
Willmar 111 000 3-6 9 2
SRR 000 100 1-2 5 2
Hitting - Willmar: Jordyn Swoboda 3-4 2b hr sb rbi r-3, Hannah Johnson 3-3 rbi r, Ashley Prahl 2-4 3b rbi r, Josie Muller 1-3 sb, Selesita Nissen 0-0 r ... Sauk Rapids: Alyssa Blais 2-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Mackenzie Jones (W) 7-5-2-1-0-10 ... Sauk Rapids: Samantha Pattson (L) 7-9-6-4-3-8
MCA 11, NLS 1
Morris/Chokio-Alberta improved to 9-0 with a five-inning win over New London-Spicer on Monday in Morris.
Liz Dietz hit a two-run home run in the first inning to help her cause in the pitching circle. She allowed one earned run and five hits to get the win. Dietz had three hits and five RBIs.
NLS' Courtney Hanson hit a solo home run in the top of the first.
The Tigers play host to Minnewaska at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
NLS 100 00-1 5 4
MCA 241 05-11 11 0
Hitting - New London-Spicer: Courtney Hanson 1-2 hr rbi, Katelyn Nordmeyer 1-2, Emma Hanson 1-2, Shea Oman 1-1, Courtney Caskey 1-2 ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Bailey Marty 1-4, Liz Dietz 3-4 hr rbi-5, Jen Solvie 2-3 2b, Mackenzie Hockel 2-3, Whitney Demaris 1-3, Abby McNally 1-2, Karly Fehr 1-1 2b
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NLS: Brielle Krossman (L) 4.1-8-11-6-5-4, Kraemer 0-3-0-0-0-0 ... MCA: Dietz (W) 5-5-1-1-0-2
Minnewaska 10, Sauk Centre 2
Meghan Cerney had four hits and drove in three runs and Adriana Vigil, Rachel Erickson, Michelle Stai and Kaitlyn Lange all had three hits in Minnewaska's win over Sauk Centre in a West Central Conference doubleheader on Monday.
Minnewaska 302 102 2-10 19 1
Sauk Centre 011 000 0-2 9 7
Hitting - Minnewaska: Adriana Vigil 3-5 rbi-2, Bailey Stewart 2-5 r-2, Rachel Erickson 3-5, Michele Stai 3-5, Kaitlyn Lange 3-3 2b rbi r-2, Meghan Cerney 4-5 rbi-3 r, Elizabeth Murken 1-5 rbi ... Sauk Centre: Alyssa D 2-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minnewaska: Rachel Erickson (W) 7-9-2-2-1-1 ... Sauk Centre: Kailyn Seidel (L) 7-19-10-4-2-5
Minnewaska 12, Sauk Centre 11
Minnewaska rallied from an 11-5 deficit to take a narrow victory against Sauk Centre.
The Lakers tallied 13 hits, including three by Kaitlyn Lange. Michele Stai knocked a home run with four RBIs to help the Minnewaska cause.
Sauk Centre 120 800 0-11 8 6
Minnewaska 104 430 x-12 13 9
Hitting - Sauk Centre: Kailyn Seidel 2-4 rbi-3 ... Minnewaska: Adriana Vigil 1-3 3b rbi r, Bailey Stewart 0-3 r-2, Jessica Lanoue 2-3 rbi r-2, Rachel Erickson 1-4 r, Michele Stai 2-4 hr rbi-4 r-2, Kaitlyn Lange 3-4 2b rbi-2 r-2, Meghan Cerney 2-3 rbi r, Elizabeth Murken 2-3 rbi r, Sara Geiser 0-2 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Sauk Centre: Maddy Nelson 3.1-7-8-7-7-0, Seidel 1.2-5-4-2-0-0, Kayle Trisko 1-1-0-0-0-0 ... Minnewaska: Kyla Koob 3.2-4-7-0-1-4, Rachel Erickson 3.1-4-4-2-1-5
Litchfield 8, EVW 1
Litchfield broke a scoreless tie in the fourth and then poured it on in the late innings to down Eden Valley-Watkins on Monday in Eden Valley.
Sydney McCann, Kristin Jones and Emma DeWolf all had two hits and drove in runs, Neriah Lara drove in a pair of runs, Avery Stilwell had a hit and an RBI and Janessa Olson had two hits and scored twice.
The Dragons, now 8-3 overall, got a complete game from Maddy Schultz, who allowed a unearned run and struck out four. Litchfield plays host to Annandale in a doubleheader at 4 p.m. Thursday.
Litchfield 000 131 3-8 10 4
EVW 000 000 1-1 4 1
Hitting - Litchfield: Sydney McCann 2-5 2b rbi r, Kristin Jones 2-4 2b rbi r bb, Avery Stilwell 1-4 rbi r, Emma DeWolf 2-4 rbi r, Janessa Olson 2-3 r-2, Neriah Lara 1-3 rbi-2 bb ... Eden Valley-Watkins: Four with 1 hit
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Maddy Larson (W) 7-4-1-0-3-4 ... Eden Valley-Watkins: Emma Schultz (L) 7-10-8-6-5-3
Holdingford 10, BBE 3
Morgan Gronli drove in a run and Kaylee Torgerson had two hits but BBE fell to the Huskers in a doubleheader on Monday.
Holdingford 213 103-10 14 1
BBE 003 000-3 5 1
Hitting - Holdingford: Cassie Skwira 3-4 2b r-3, Paige Soltis 2-4 rbi-2 ... BBE: Morgan Gronli 1-3 rbi r, Kendra Schmitz 1-3, Kaylee Torgerson 2-3 r, Abby Tensen 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Holdingford: Kendra Gerads (W) 6-5-3-2-1-5 ... BBE: Dacia Herickhoff (L) 3-8-6-4-1-1, Jenna Dingmann 2-6-4-4-1-2
Holdingford 8, BBE 2
Holdingford's Madison Thorson worked a complete game, striking out four, to get the win in a Central Minnesota Conference doubleheader on Monday.
BBE's Josie Knutson had three hits and Kaylee Torgerson had a hit and drove in two runs.
BBE 000 200-2 6 5
Holdingford 040 04x-8 12 0
Hitting - BBE: Ally Gruber 1-2 2b r, Kendra Schmitz 1-3, Josie Knutson 3-3, Kaylee Torgerson 1-3 rbi-2 ... Holdingford: Danielle Lyon 3-4 2b r-2, Taylor Popp 2-3 rbi-2 r-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BBE: Cassandra Tensen (L) 5-12-8-3-4-3 ... Holdingford: Madison Thorson (W) 6-6-2-2-1-4
Lakeview 18, RCW 3
Lakeview scored 11 runs in the second inning to essentially seal a win over Renville County West in the second game of a Camden Conference doubleheader on Monday.
Pam Winzenburg had two doubles in two at bats and Emma Rice and Tracie Read both had hits and drove in runs.
The Jaguars play a non-conference game at Springfield at 5 p.m. today.
RCW 111 0-3 5 5
Lakeview 3(11)3 1-18 12 0
Hitting - Renville County West: Pam Winzenburg 2-2 2b-2, Emma Rice 1-2 rbi, Tracie Read 1-2 rbi, Sam Schneider 1-1 ... Lakeview: Kiana Imes 2-4, Leah Brusven 2-4, Trinity Kirckof 4-4 2b
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - RCW: Rice (L) 1.1-4-10-4-7-1, Kaylee Flom 0.1-4-4-4-2-0, Rice 1.2-5-8-2-7-3 ... Lakeview: Josie Johnson (W) 4-7-3-2-0-2
Lakeview 7, RCW 4
Pam Winzenburg had a home run, a triple and two RBIs in Renville County West's loss to Lakeview in the first game of a Camden Conference doubleheader on Monday.
Morgan Haen had two hits and drove in a run for the Jaguars.
Lakeview 103 12-7 8 0
RCW 003 01-4 6 3
Hitting - Lakeview: Leah Brusven 2-4 2b, Kylie Hanson 2-3 ... Renville County West: Pam Winzenburg 2-3 hr 3b rbi-2 r-2, Morgan Haen 2-3 rbi, Sam Schneider 1-3, Lauren Allex 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Lakeview: Josie Johnson (W) 5-6-4-4-3-7 ... RCW: Emma Rice (L) 5-8-7-4-6-7
MCA 10, Minnewaska 0
Liz Dietz fired a two-hitter as Morris/Chokio-Alberta downed Minnewaska in five innings on Friday.
MCA 200 26-10 10 3
Minnewaska 000 00-0 2 0
Hitting - Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Bailey Marty 1-4, Emma Bowman 1-3. Liz Dietz 1-3, Jen Solvie 3-3, MacKenzie Hockel 3-3, Abby McNally 1-3 ... Minnewaska: Meghan Cerney 1-2, Elizabeth Murken 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - MCA: Dietz (W) 5-2-0-0-0-6 ... Minnewaska: Rachel Erickson (L) 5-10-10-9-3-3