Prep Softball: KMS stymies MACCRAY to advance to 3rd round
MURDOCK -- Sam Gjerde tripled in two of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg's three first-inning runs and it was all she would need in the pitching circle as the top-seeded Fighting Saints advanced to the Section 3A winner's bracket semifinals with a 7-1 w...
MURDOCK - Sam Gjerde tripled in two of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg’s three first-inning runs and it was all she would need in the pitching circle as the top-seeded Fighting Saints advanced to the Section 3A winner’s bracket semifinals with a 7-1 win over No. 5 MACCRAY on Tuesday.
Gjerde allowed a run on two hits, didn’t issue a walk and struck out 10 to get the win.
In the first, KMS’ MiKaylie Hagen and Alexis Lamecker singled and came around on Gjerde’s triple.
Hagen was 2-for-4, had a triple and drove in a run. Hannah Rosenboom had the Saints’ other hit.
MACCRAY’s Annie Sandry had one of the Wolverines’ two hits and drove in its lone run.
The Wolverines advanced to play KMS after beating No. 4 Lac qui Parle Valley 6-2 in the first round.
KMS plays the South’s No. 2 seed Murray County Central at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Cottonwood. A win puts the Fighting Saints into the winner’s bracket final at 3:30 p.m.
The other winner’s bracket semifinal is BOLD and Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian.
KMS 7, MACCRAY 1
MACCRAY 000 100 0 - 1 2 5
KMS 320 020 x - 7 5 1
HITTING – MACCRAY: Emily Wrede 1-3, Annie Sandry 1-3 rbi … KMS: MiKaylie Hagen 2-4 3b rbi, Alexis Lamecker 1-4, Sam Gjerde 1-4 3b rbi-2, Hannah Rosenboom 1-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - MACCRAY: Sandry (L) 6-5-7-6-5-4 … KMS: Gjerde (W) 7-2-1-1-0-10