Prep Softball: KMS, YME win twice to reach 3A Final Four

MURDOCK -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg scored 18 runs in two games to advance out of the first two rounds in the Section 3A-North tournament Tuesday. The Fighting Saints (15-5) beat Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 9-0 in the first game and topped Renv...

MURDOCK -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg scored 18 runs in two games to advance out of the first two rounds in the Section 3A-North tournament Tuesday.

The Fighting Saints (15-5) beat Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 9-0 in the first game and topped Renville County West 9-5 in final game. The Jaguars beat MACCRAY 8-5 in the other first-round game.

Sam Dunn picked up two wins for KMS, starting the first game and pitching 6Xc innings in its second game. She also went 7-for-8 at the plate, including two doubles. Erin Haglund had four hits and drove in five runs.

Meanwhile, Yellow Medicine East stunned Dawson-Boyd 4-3 in 10 innings in the other semifinal.

The Sting blanked Chokio-Alberta 4-0 in the quarterfinals behind Alex Trudel's five-hitter.


Ashly Sneller drove in the winning run in the 10th against Dawson-Boyd.

The Final Four is double-elimination on Saturday . KMS will now face Edgerton, while YME meets Wabasso, both games at 1 p.m. in Cottonwood.

First round

KMS 9, CGB 0

Dunn was 3-for-4 with an RBI and scattered six hits over seven innings for the shutout win. She struck out seven and walked one.

Courtney Olson smacked two doubles. Ellen Johnson, Brooke Carlson and Haglund had two hits each.

Shelby Johnsrud went 3-for-4, including a double, to lead CGB.

CGB (7-8) 000 000 0 -- 0 6 2


KMS 212 220 0 -- 9 13 1

HITTING - CGB: Shelby Johnsrud 3-for-4, 2b; Kayli Sibson 2-for-3 ... KMS: Ellen Johnson 2-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Brooke Carlson 2-for-4, 2b; Sam Dunn 3-for-4, rbi; Briana Baker 1-for-3, 2b; Erin Haglund 2-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Ali Clark 1-for-3, rbi; Courtney Olson 2-for-4, 2 2b's

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- CGB: Kyrsten Karsky (L) 5-13-9-8-2-2; Lacey Gilsdorf 1-0-0-0-2-0 ... KMS: Sam Dunn (W) 7-6-0-0-1-7


Errors hurt MACCRAY in the fifth inning, committing three which translated into four runs. The Jaguars took a 7-4 lead.

Trista Kleinhuizen and Whitney Fransen each went 3-for-4 for RCW. Lexi Freiborg, Whitney Fran-sen and Madison Schaub had two hits each.

Christal Stavne went 2-for-3 with an RBI for MACCRAY, which held a 3-0 lead after two innings. Jolee Henkel and Paige Ammermann also had two hits.

RCW 003 040 1 -- 8 10 6


MACCRAY (12-8) 120 100 1 -- 5 9 5

HITTING - RCW: Lexi Freiborg 2-for-4; Trista Kleinhuizen 3-for-4, rbi; Whitney Fransen 3-for-4, 2 rbi; Madison Schaub 2-for-4 ... MACCRAY: Christal Stavne 2-for-3, rbi; Leah Trulock 1-for-3; Hailey Goeman 1-for-3, rbi; Caylee Hagemeyer 1-for-4, rbi; Jolee Henkel 2-for-3; Paige Ammermann 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- RCW: Morgan Elliot (W) 7-9-5-0-2-1 ... MACCRAY: Moranda Zimmer (L) 7-10-8-3-4-6

YME 5, Chokio-Alberta 0

Lauren Trudel went 3-for-3, including a triple in the YME third inning that allowed her to score on Ashley Magnuson's squeeze bunt.

Steph Larson also tripled and scored on Angie Scheffler's single in the second.

Courtney Hinz added an RBI single for the Sting.

CA/HN 000 000 0 -- 0 5 2


YME 111 002 x -- 5 7 0

HITTING - Chokio-Alberta/Herman-Norcross: Bobbi Johnson 2-for-3 ... YME: Lauren Trudel 3-for-3, 3b, 2 runs; Steph Larson 2-for-3, 3b, 2 runs; Courtney Hinz 1-for-3, rbi; Angie Scheffler 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Chokio-Alberta/Herman-Norcross: Kelsey DeCamp (L) 6-7-5-4-1-6 ... YME: Allie Trudel (W) 7-5-0-0-0-3

Dawson-Boyd 10, Wheaton 1

No details were available.

Seocnd round

KMS 9, RCW 5

RCW scored four runs in the first inning on two walks, a KMS error and an RBI from Trista Kleinhuizen.


The Fighting Saints answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning with a two-run single from Briana Baker and run-scoring singles from Erin Haglund and Melissa Just.

Sam Dunn went 4-for-4 and picked up the win in relief.

Kleinhuizen had two hits to lead the Jaguars.

RCW (8-13) 401 000 0 -- 5 6 6

KMS (15-5) 410 103 x -- 9 15 2

HITTING - RCW: Lexi Freiborg 1-for-3; Trista Kleinhuizen 2-for-4, rbi; Whitney Fransen 1-for-3, rbi; Amy Holwerda 1-for-4; Priscilla 1-for-4 ... KMS: Sam Dunn 4-for-4, 2 2b's; Ellen Johnson 1-for-3; Brooke Carlson 1-for-3; Briana Baker 2-for-3, 3 rbi; Erin Haglund 2-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi; Ali Clark 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Melissa Just 2-for-4, rbi; Courtney Olson 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- RCW: Morgan Elliot (L) 6-15-9-7-2-2 ... KMS: Erin Haglund Zc-1-3-1-2-1; Sam Dunn (W) 6Xc-1-1-5-2-5

YME 4, Dawson-Boyd 3


Sneller knocked in the winning run for YME with a single in the 10th inning. She also singled in a run in the sixth to help the Sting prevail in a pitcher's duel.

Allie Trudel limited Dawson-Boyd to four hits in 10 innings of work while Kendra Lindblad struck out 16 and allowed only three singles in 9Zc innings. Lindblad started, but came out in the fifth inning after getting banged up covering the plate on a passed ball that Jennessa Hoffman scored on for YME. Mariah Kuhlmann got two outs before Lindblad came back in during the sixth.

Kelsey Jurgenson hit a two-run homer in the third for Dawson-Boyd and McKenzie Franzky had an RBI single in the sixth.

YME (11-10) 000 012 000 1 -- 4 3 4

D-B (13-4) 002 001 000 0 -- 3 4 3

HITTING - YME: Lauren Trudel 1-for-4; Ashly Sneller 2-for-5, 2 rbi ... Dawson-Boyd: Kelsey Jurgenson 1-for-5, 2-run HR, 2 runs, 2 rbi; McKenzie Franzky 2-for-4, rbi; Danielle Strand 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- YME: Allie Trudel (W) 10-4-3-2-1-2 ... Dawson-Boyd: Kendra Lindblad (L) 91/3-2-2-1-4-16; Mariah Kuhlmann 2/3-1-2-1-1-1

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