NEW LONDON -- Sara Gregersen's two-run double broke a 1-1 tie, which led to Minnewaska's 4-1 win over New London-Spicer Thursday in West Central North softball action. Gregersen took advantage of two walks with her double, then scored on an error, giving the Lakers (4-1, 6-2) a 4-1 lead. She had two of the team's four hits. The Lakers' Alicia Pfeninger went the distance for the win, allowing five hits, while striking out seven. Jessica Rosendahl took the loss despite allowing only four hits. She struck out nine.
Prep Baseball CAMDEN Russell-Tyler-Ruthton at Dawson-Boyd, 5 p.m. PHEASANT Hillcrest Lutheran Academy at Hancock, 4:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Minnewaska at New London-Spicer, 4:30 p.m. WRIGHT COUNTY Orono at Litchfield, 4:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Belgrade, 4:30 p.m. Yellow Medicine East vs.
Prep Baseball Little Falls 8, Willmar 2 YME 2, LQPV 1 Morris 10, BOLD 2 Morris 10, BOLD 0 ACGC 8, Benson 1 ACGC 8, Benson 7 Paynesville 13, Melrose 2 Sauk Centre 4, NL-Spicer 3 Minnewaska 7, Albany 3 KMS 14, Canby 7 RCW 9, Minneota 6 Lakeview 13, CMCS 1 BBE 10, Holdingford 7 MACCRAY 6, Montevideo 2 McLeod West 14, BLH 4 Prep Softball Willmar 12, Little Falls 3 ACGC 7, LQPV 6 ACGC 15, LQPV 3 Montevideo 6, Morris 0 Benson/Hancock 9, YME 0 Benson/Hancock 6, YME 0 Minnewaska 4, NLS 1 BOLD 10, MACCRAY 4 Delano 13, Litchfield 6 BBE 9, Holdingford 6 Prep Te
WILLMAR -- Allie Sweep homered for the second straight game and Hanna Pederson struck out 11 batters as Willmar routed Little Falls 12-3 in a Central Lakes Conference softball game Thursday. Willmar improved to 3-3 with its third straight win, while Little Falls dropped to 1-5. Willmar struck right away as junior second baseman Britta Pederson continued her hot hitting with a bloop double down the left-field line.
LITTLE FALLS -- Willmar managed just two hits off Little Falls starter Beau Hanowski as the Flyers upended Willmar 8-2 in a Central Lakes Conference baseball game Thursday. The Flyers (3-2, 4-2) scored twice in the second inning to take a quick lead before Willmar (0-4, 1-5) tied the game in the fourth. Scott Boros reached base on an error by the first baseman and moved up to second on Kyle Townswick sacrifice. After a popup Matt Seehusen singled up the middle to bring in Boros.
Seniors Mike Bonynge of New London-Spicer, Kent Johnson of Litchfield and Sam Kavanagh of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg will be playing in the Minnesota High School All-Star Football Game this year. The game, which pits the top metro players against the top outstate players, is Saturday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at St. Cloud University.
GROVE CITY -- ACGC remained unbeaten in the West Central South loop, taking a pair from Lac qui Parle Valley, 7-6 and 15-3 on Thursday. In the first game, Rachel Wright's one-out sacrifice fly brought in Liz Buisman from third with the winning run to complete a three-run rally. The other runs scored on an infield error and an RBI single from Brittany Bolten. Kalina Blackwell struck out nine, while scattering nine hits. Madeline Gail went 3-for-3 for the Eagles. In the nightcap, Kathy Lamecker went 3-for-3 including a pair of doubles to drive in six runs.
KERKHOVEN -- Kerkhoven-Murdock Sunburg pounded out 16 hits to beat Canby 14-7 in Camden Conference baseball action Thursday. Eight players had at least one hit for the Fighting Saints (4-0, 5-0) and seven had at least two, lead by Brant Beckman, who went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Kyle Syverson added two doubles and drove in two runs. KMS plated five runs in the fifth to take an 11-0 lead, propelled by two-run singles from Nate Schlagel and Luke Johnson. Schlagel pitched five innings for the win.
PAYNESVILLE -- Shane Kampsen continued his tear at the plate as the Paynesville sophomore collected three hits to drive in three runs and Keegan Meagher struck out eight in a complete-game performance for the Bulldogs as Paynesville drubbed Class AA No. 5 Melrose 13-2 in five innings Thursday in the West Central North Conference. Kampsen doubled in a run in the second inning, ripped a two-run triple in the third and was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle.
GRANITE FALLS -- Jarett Berg's two-run double in the third inning stood up for Yellow Medicine East in a 2-1 victory over Lac qui Parle Valley in West Central South baseball Thursday. The Sting (3-1, 3-2) had a chance earlier in the game with runners on second and third in the first inning, but LQPV (2-2, 4-2) quelled the rally. The Eagles' Ryan Sigdahl drew a bases-loaded walk for LQPV's only run. YME's Taylor Tollefson went the distance in the pitcher's duel, allowing five hits, striking out six and walking two. Adam Paulson took the loss for the Eagles.