Prep Softball: Monte spoils Waska bid to clinch crown

MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo spoiled Minnewaska's plan to clinch a West Central South Conference title Tuesday, thumping the Lakers 10-4 in softball action.

MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo spoiled Minnewaska's plan to clinch a West Central South Conference title Tuesday, thumping the Lakers 10-4 in softball action.

Minnewaska (11-3, 15-4) is now tied with Benson/Hancock (9-3, 11-4) in the loss column. B/H split a doubleheader with Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Tuesday.

The Thunder Hawks knocked Minnewaska starting pitcher Kali Cordes out of the game in the fourth inning after giving up a two-run home run to Montevideo's Carrie Johnson.

The Thunder Hawks also chased Minnewaska's Alicia Pfeninger out of the circle after the fourth-run fifth inning.

Karie Blommel went 4-for-4 and scored three runs. to lead the Thunder Hawks. Emily Blauert added three hits and Johnson scored a total of three runs and drove in three.


Shelby Monahan went the distance for the win. She allowed four runs on seven hits, struck out five and walked five.

Montevideo 10, Minnewaska 4

Minnewaska 200 001 1 -- 4 7 3

Montevideo 120 340 x -- 10 14 1

HITTING - Minnewaska: Shannon Bosek 2-for-4; Alicia Pfeninger 1-for-3, rbi; Cassie Jacobs 1-for-1; Jacque Danielson 1-for-4, rbi; Emily Toop 1-for-3; Nicholee Lang 1-for-3, rbi ... Montevideo: Carrie Johnson 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2-run HR, 3 rbi; Karie Blommel 4-for-4, 3 runs; Gretchen Allickson 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Kayla Berget 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Ashley Roder 1-for-4, 2b; Emily Blauert 3-for-4, 2 runs; Jordan Kline 1-for-2, 2b, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minnewaska: Kali Cordes (L) 3-9-6-5-2-4, Alicia Pfeninger 2-4-4-2-1-1, Laura Paulson 1-1-0-0-0-0 ... Montevideo: Shelby Monahan (W) 7-7-4-3-5-5

First Game

Ben./Hancock 10, ACGC 3


Behind a single from Sarah Ahrndt and bunts from Courtney Frank, Mallory Jensen, Julia Ahrndt and Taylor Semler, Benson/Hancock plated four runs in the first inning to take control. Frank ignited the 15-hit attack by going 4-for-4 to drive in six runs.

Kayla Dallmann knocked in two runs with two hits for ACGC, which also got two hits from Kathy Lamecker and Bethany Nelson.

ACGC 001 000 2 -- 3 8 5

Benson/Hancock 410 203 x -- 10 15 0

HITTING - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Kathy Lamecker 2-for-4; Bethany Nelson 2-for-4, rbi; Kayla Dallmann 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Mary Larson 1-for-4, 2b; Katie Peterson 1-for-2 ... Benson/Hancock: Debbie Reardon 2-for-4, 3 runs; Sarah Ahrndt 3-for-4, 3 runs; Jenny Noordmans 1-for-4, 2b; Courtney Frank 4-for-4, 2 runs, 6 rbi; Mallory Jensen 1-for-4; Julia Ahrndt 1-for-2; Keri Mikkelson 2-for-2; Taylor Semler 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Brittany Bolton (L) 6-15-10-7-0-4 ... Benson/Hancock: Taylor Semler (W) 7-8-3-3-3-6

Second Game

ACGC 1, Ben./Hancock 0


Benson/Hancock intentionally loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh after Kayla Dallmann doubled and moved to third on Mary Larson's sacrifice. Dallmann then scored for ACGC (7-6, 8-8) after Taylor Semler's first pitch to Jazmin Petersen got past the catcher.

Petersen held the slugging Benson/Hancock (9-3, 11-4) to just two hits over seven innings to earn the win.

Dallmann doubled twice and added a single to collect three of ACGC's four hits.

Benson/Hancock 000 000 0 -- 0 2 0

ACGC 000 000 1 -- 1 4 0

HITTING - Benson/Hancock: Debbie Reardon 1-for-3; Emily Rajewsky 1-for-3 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Kayla Dallmann 3-for-3, 2 2b's; Rachel Wright 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Benson/Hancock: Taylor Semler (L) 61/3-4-1-1-2-3 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Jazmin Petersen (W) 7-2-0-0-3-6

YME 10, LQPV 3


Aimee Johnson and Cassie Cole had three hits each and Lauren Trudel tripled twice to lead the Sting (8-4, 10-5).

Kayla Henneberg and Megan Pillatzke collected two hits apiece for the Eagles (0-11, 2-12).

YME 300 340 0 -- 10 13 0

LQPV 000 011 1 -- 3 8 3

HITTING - Yellow Medicine East: Haley Bennett 1-for-5, 2b; Lauren Trudel 2-for-5, 2 3b's, rbi; Aimee Johnson 3-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Livi Jeseritz 1-for-5, rbi; Ashley Vikander 1-for-3; Cassie Cole 3-for-4, rbi; Whitney Swenson 2-for-3, 2 rbi ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Tiffany Volk 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Whitley Strei 1-for-2; Kayla Henneberg 2-for-4, rbi; Ellissa Schmidt 1-for-4; Amy Lhotka 1-for-3; Megan Pillatzke 2-for-3, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Yellow Medicine East: Molly Anderson (W) 7-8-3-2-4-2 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Nicole Streich (L) 7-13-10-7-4-5

First Game

Morris 9, BOLD 4


Morris got outhit 10-4, but the Tigers took advantage of nine walks to win the opener. Mary Rentz and Sara Beyer both drove in two runs for the Tigers.

Hillary Mages had three hits for BOLD.

BOLD 001 100 2 -- 4 10 2

Morris 114 003 x -- 9 4 0

HITTING - BOLD: Brenna Holwerda 1-for-4, 2b; Hillary Mages 3-for-4; Christy Gass 1-for-4; Sam Dooner 1-for-3; Alli Marcus 2-for-3, 2b; Ashley Zuehls 2-for-3 ... Morris: Dani Schultz 1-for-3; Mary Rentz 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Sara Beyer 1-for-2, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- BOLD: Brittany Dahlk (L) 6-4-9-7-9-3 ... Morris: Kelsey Amundson (W) 7-10-4-4-1-4

Second Game

BOLD 4, Morris 3


Brittany Dahlk singled with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning for BOLD (3-8, 3-9) and later scored on a close play at the plate on Alli Marcus' double. Winning pitcher led off the sixth with a home run.

Dani Schultz collected three hits and drove in a run for Morris (6-8, 9-8). Sara Beyer also drove in a run.

Morris 002 010 00 -- 3 8 1

BOLD 010 002 01 -- 4 7 0

HITTING - Morris: Dani Schultz 3-for-4, rbi; Katie VanKempen 1-for-4; Sara Beyer 1-for-4, rbi; Adrienne Gahm 1-for-3; Britney Greenwaldt 1-for-4; Brianna Neuman 1-for-3 ... BOLD: Christy Gass 1-for-2, solo HR, rbi; Sam Dooner 2-for-4; Brittany Dahlk 1-for-3; Alli Marcus 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Ashley Zuehls 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Morris: Sara Beyer 6-5-3-2-3-5, Kelsey Amundson (L) 12/3-2-1-1-0-1 ... BOLD: Christy Gass (W) 8-8-3-3-3-7

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