Andrea Brown, senior catcher for the Willmar Cardinals, has been selected Central Lakes Performer of the Week in softball. Brown threw out four baserunners and drove in the game's only run in a 1-0 victory at Sartell last week.
MORRIS -- The Morris Area softball program won its 400th game Tuesday, and head coach Mary Holmberg collected her 400th victory, 8-7 in eighth innings over Yellow Medicine East in West Central South action. The softball program started 26 seasons ago. Brittany Sharstrom hit the game-winning single in the bottom of the eighth for the Tigers (2-3, 4-5).
ST. CLOUD -- Stymied by Matt Shuster's curveball, Willmar managed to get on base only four times -- three alone by Tyler Horning -- as St. Cloud Tech blanked the Cardinals 7-0 in the Central Lakes Conference Tuesday. Shuster, a left-hander, struck out nine without issuing a walk and gave up only two hits. Horning doubled in the first inning and George Jacobson reached base in the sixth on an infield single for Willmar (4-4, 6-5). "The first time we saw him, he froze us," said Willmar coach Brad Dean, about Shuster.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals scratched out two runs and that was enough as Callie Nelsen blanked St. Cloud Tech 2-0 in Central Lakes softball Tuesday at the high school field. Nelsen recorded her 500th strikeout in the sixth inning when she fanned Rachel Brunner leading off.
RAYMOND -- An 18-year-old woman was arrested Monday afternoon after a man was assaulted in Raymond. The alleged assault took place in front of two children at the residence, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department report.
ATWATER -- Ryan Sigdahl belted a two-run homer and saved the game by striking out the final two batters as Lac qui Parle Valley held off Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 7-6 in a West Central South Conference game Tuesday. ACGC had the tying run on first base after closing to 7-6 on Alex Schmeling's three-run homer that plated Josh Cunningham, who singled, and Justin Shroeder, who reached on an error.
BIRD ISLAND -- BOLD's Seth Wagner held Renville County West to four hits en route to a 6-1 win in non-conference baseball Tuesday. Wagner gave up one run in the fifth inning, which tied the game at 1-1. He struck out four and walked one. The Warriors (6-3) answered with two runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth. BOLD hit all of its extra-base hits before the fifth inning. Matt Fischer hit an RBI double in the second. Stephen Engelmann doubled and Bret Neubauer tripled. Four players had hits for the Jaguars (2-5).
Prep Baseball LQPV 7, ACGC 6 Montevideo 10, Morris 0 YME 10, Benson 5 Paynesville 7, LPGE 3 BOLD 6, RCW 1 Maple Lake 3, BBE 2 CMCS 7, MACCRAY 3 Tracy-MB 14, CMCS 3 SC Tech 7, Willmar 0 Prep Softball Willmar 2, SC Tech 0 Benson/Hancock 10, Lac qui Parle Valley 0 Montevideo 10, BOLD 3 Melrose 4, Minnewaska 0 Minnewaska 7, Melrose 1 Paynesville 11, St. Cloud Cathedral 1 NL-Spicer 9, Albany 6 RCW 18, CMCS 5 RCW 16, CMCS 5 MACCRAY 4-7, Dawson-Boyd 3-6 Maple Lake 7, BBE 1 Dassel-Cok. 5, Litchfield 3 Dassel-Cok.
Boys Golf NON-CONFERENCE Hutchinson Invite (Willmar, Litchfield), 1 p.m.
ST. CLOUD -- Willmar was involved in another close match Tuesday and again the Cardinals came out on top as they edged St. Cloud Apollo 4-3 in the Central Lakes Conference. Sophomore Matt Hallstrom earned the decisive fourth point for Willmar (3-3, 7-4) with his 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 win at 3-singles. Brendan Sheehan won 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) at 4-singles to give the Cardinals a split in singles.