BENSON -- Jenny Noordmans had six hits and Katie Razink won twice as Benson/Hancock swept BOLD 12-4 and 6-0 to capture the West Central South Conference title outright Monday. Noordmans had four hits in the opener and two in the finale. Britta Fennell had a three-run homer in the opener, which was a continuation of a previously suspended game. Razink scattered 10 hits in the opener for the win, walking five and striking out 12. She then tossed her eighth shutout of the season, a two-hitter in the nightcap. Kristi Gass went 3-for-3 for BOLD in the first game. Game One Benson/Hanc.
PAYNESVILLE -- Paynesville collected 30 hits in a doubleheader sweep of New London-Spicer in West Central North softball Monday. Ashley Ogdahl led the Bulldogs (8-5, 11-7) to an 11-1 win by throwing a six-inning two-hitter in the first game, then Paynesville amassed 21 hits to win the second game 15-6. Paynesville held only a 2-0 lead in the first game before scoring two, three and four runs in the fourth through sixth innings, respectively.
NEW LONDON -- Behind a sweep in singles, Litchfield upended former West Central Conference rival New London-Spicer 6-1 on Monday. Peter Zender (1-singles), Brian Holmgren (2-singles), Miguel Montano (3-singles) and Scott Hentges (4-singles) all won in straight sets for Litchfield (12-2). Nick Thompson (1-singles) was the only singles player for the Wildcats to win more than one game in a set. The Wildcats (8-7) got their lone point when Ryan Woodhall and Austen Lothert won 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 at 2-doubles. Litchfield 6, NL-Spicer 1 Singles (1) Peter Zender, Lit, def.
Prep Baseball Melrose 4, NLS 2 Hancock 4, Brandon-Evansville 2 KMS 6, RCW 5 Rocori 5, Willmar 1 Morris 1, Benson 0 TMB 10, Dawson-Boyd 0 Montevideo 3, YME 0 Sauk Centre 7, Paynesville 0 BBE 5, Rockford 3 Prep Softball KMS 16, CMCS 3 KMS 15, CMCS 4 Morris 10, ACGC 6 ACGC 10, Morris 6 Montevideo 5, LQPV 3 LQPV 4, Montevideo 3 Benson/Hancock 12, BOLD 4 Benson/Hancock 6, BOLD 0 Paynesville 11, NL- 1 Paynesville 15, NL-Spicer 6 GFW 12, BL-H 0 LPGE 2, Minnewaska 0 BBE 8, Upsala 4 Glencoe-SL 3, Litchfield 0 Tennis Redwood Valley 5, Yellow Medicine East 2
Prep Baseball CENTRAL LAKES St. Cloud Apollo at Willmar, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Morris vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 5 p.m. BOLD at Benson, 5 p.m. Lac qui Parle Valley at Montevideo, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Minnewaska at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, 5 p.m. Paynesville at New London-Spicer, 4:30 p.m. WRIGHT COUNTY Litchfield at Delano, 4:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Osakis vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Belgrade, 4:30 p.m. Prep Softball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at St.
Wright County Monday at Litchfield Litchfield finished three strokes behind first-place Waconia in the final standings.
ST. CLOUD -- Willmar placed fourth in the seventh Central Lakes Conference meet of the year Monday and now sits alone in fourth place in the conference standings, one point ahead of Fergus Falls. Kelly Myhre led the Cardinals with a 92. Beth Jacobson followed with a 101. Team scoring (1) Sartell 369 (2) Alexandria 370 (3) St. Cloud Tech 383 (4) St.
BENSON -- Montevideo won the West Central South Conference title Monday after edging Yellow Medicine East in a tiebreaker in the final meet of the season. Montevideo tied with YME for second place, four shots behind Benson/KMS, but the fifth score for the Thunder Hawks was one stroke less than YME's.
COLD SPRING -- Alexandria shot the top three individual scores to finish with a 294 team score that obliterated the competition at the Central Lakes Conference meet Monday at Rich-Spring. Brainerd and Rocori were each 32 strokes back tied for second place. Willmar finished eighth at 338 and dropped to sixth in the team standings with one meet left. Sam Warzecha shot 83 and Tom Wagner 84 for Willmar, which was missing their leading senior, Derek Hilding, who was on a class trip. Team scoring (1) Alexandria 294 (2) tie, Brainerd, Rocori 326 (4) Fergus Falls 329 (5) Little Falls 331 (6) St.
Tomahawk Gibbon-Fairfax-Winth. 12, Buffalo Lake-Hector 0 Alyssa Kubesh had the only hit for the Mustangs. Sarah Buboltz took the loss. GFW.........................201 225 - 12 14 0 BLH (0-12, 0-15)......000 000 - 0 1 0 HITTING - Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop: Nea Harkness 3-for-4, 2b, 3 runs, 2 sb; Brooke Vorwerk 3-for-4, 2b, 2 runs, 3 sb, 4 rbi; Stephanie Kruggel 3-for-3, 3 runs, 4 sb; Megen Sjostrom 2-for-4; Kayle Lauwagie 1-for-2, 3b, 2 rbi; Kristi Kalk 1-for-3 ....