Dragons can't get bats going
LITCHFIELD—Morgan Matson was effectively wild in the pitching circle, allowing only two hits but walking 11 in Watertown-Mayer's 6-4 win over Litchfield on Wednesday.
The game was started as the second of a Wright County Conference doubleheader on Monday but was suspended because of rain in the bottom of the first inning.
Matson also homered and drove in two runs.
Litchfield's Jasmin Estrada hit a two-run homer in her one plate appearance and she drew three walks. Avery Stilwell had the Dragons' other hit and Emma DeWolf drove in a run.
Litchfield wraps up the regular season with a doubleheader at Mound Westonka at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Dragons are the No. 3 seed in Section 5AA and open the playoffs hosting Brooklyn Center at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
WM 6, Litchfield 4
WM 003 200 1-6 11 0
Litchfield 110 100 0-4 2 1
Hitting - Watertown-Mayer: Morgan Matson 1-4 hr rbi-2 ... Litchfield: Jasmin Estrada 1-1 hr rbi-2 bb-3, Avery Stilwell 1-3, Emma DeWolf 0-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Watertown-Mayer: Matson (W) 7-2-4-2-11-7 ... Litchfield: Maddy Larson (L) 7-11-6-6-2-1
LQPV 14, RTR 4
Lac qui Parle Valley won game two of Wednesday's Camden Conference doubleheader to sweep Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.
Lindsey Kranz tallied four hits with two RBIs and two runs scored and Jenna Burkleo drove in four runs with a double and a triple.
RTR 000 022-4 7 4
LQPV 022 037-14 15 3
Hitting - Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: Kylea Baartman 4-4 2b r ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Kelsea Lund 1-3 2b r-2, Haley Wollschlager 1-4 r-2 rbi, Sidney Gerdes 1-4 2b rbi-2 r, Lindsey Kranz 4-4 rbi-2 r-2, Tori Bungarden 2-4 r-2 rbi, Ashton Molden 3-4 r-3 rbi, Jenna Burkleo 2-4 2b 3b rbi-4 r-2, Maddy Patzer 1-4 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: Baartman (L) 6-15-14-12-1-2 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Wollschlager (W) 6-7-4-3-2-11
LQPV 9, RTR 0
Haley Wollschlager struck out 17 batters in an absolute shutdown pitching performance against Russell-Tyler-Ruthton. She kept the Knights to just one hit, earning 17 of her 21 outs by strikeout.
Kelsea Lund helped her cousin out with a 4-for-5 performance at the plate that featured a triple, three runs scored and three RBIs.
LQPV 210 402 0-9 15 2
RTR 000 000 0-0 1 0
Hitting - Lac qui Parle Valley: Kelsea Lund 4-5 3b r-3 rbi-3 , Haley Wollschlager 2-5 r-2 rbi, Sidney Gerdes 1-4 rbi r, Lindsey Kranz 2-4 rbi-3, Tori Bungarden 1-4 rbi, Ashton Molden 2-4 r, Jenna Burkleo 2-4 r-2, Maddy Patzer 1-2 ... Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: Rhaegyn Petersen 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Lac qui Parle Valley: Wollschlager (W) 7-1-0-0-1-17 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Kylea Baartman (L) 7-15-9-8-0-5
Brainerd 4, Willmar 3
Willmar got three wins in singles but Brainerd wouldn't surrender a point in doubles, sweeping all three matches to edge the Cardinals on Wednesday at the Willmar High School courts.
Will Fischer won at No. 2 singles and Peyton Fischer (No. 3 singles) and Ryan Ackerman (No. 4 singles) earned Willmar's other points.
The Cardinals play two matches in St. Cloud today, taking on St. Cloud Apollo/Sauk Rapids at 4:30 p.m., then playing St. Cloud Tech at 6 p.m.
Willmar opens section play this Saturday at Becker.
(1) Tanner Lundberg, B, def Hunter Fischer 6-1 6-0 (2) Will Fischer, W, def Steven Low 6-2 6-1 (3) Peyton Fischer, W, def Jacob Hodge 7-6 6-2 (4) Ryan Ackerman, W, def Keenan Hodge 3-6 6-1 7-6
(1) Nathan Rud/Garrett Goeden, B, def Rafael Zelaya/Ben Hisken 6-1 6-1 (2) Patrick Moraghan/Ian Hadland, B, def Josh Curtiss/Cole Helfenstine 6-1 6-1 (3) Matthew Hintz/Camden Cooper, B, def Marquis Christenson/Caleb Laurence 2-6 6-0 6-1