Prep Softball: Morris knocks Waska into 3-way tie for lead

MORRIS -- One day after grabbing the lead outright in the West Central South Conference softball race, Minnewaska fell 7-3 to Morris Thursday. Laura Paulson struck out eight without issuing a walk, but Morris (7-4, 10-5) plated seven runs in the ...

MORRIS -- One day after grabbing the lead outright in the West Central South Conference softball race, Minnewaska fell 7-3 to Morris Thursday.

Laura Paulson struck out eight without issuing a walk, but Morris (7-4, 10-5) plated seven runs in the fourth and fifth innings to seize control.

Paynesville, Minnewaska and Benson/Hancock all have two losses in the conference.

Caroline Fritz, Dani Schultz and Mary Rentz hit consecutive singles in the fourth to tie the game before a Minnewaska error allowed Morris to pull ahead 2-1. Mackenzie Weatherly then gave the Tigers a two-run cushion with her RBI single.

Jordan Stalker, who was 4-for-4, got the Lakers within one in the fifth, but a four-run fifth gave Morris a comfortable margin. Holly Amundson highlighted the frame with a two-run single, while Schultz doubled in a run and Haley Henrichs capped the Morris scoring with an RBI single.


Weatherly survived allowing five extra-base hits to pick up the win. She worked all seven innings and struck out five.

Stalker's single in the first drove in the first run and Abby Kreitlow, who was 3-for-4, singled in a run in the sixth. Stalker was thrown out at home in the seventh after trying to stretch her triple that rolled to the fence into a home run.

Morris 7, Minnewaska 3

Waska (12-2, 15-3) 100 011 0 -- 3 11 3

Morris (7-4, 10-5) 000 340 x -- 7 10 2

HITTING - Minnewaska: Abby Kreitlow 3-for-4, 2b, rbi; Jordan Stalker 4-for-4, 3b, 2 rbi; Laura Paulson 2-for-4, 2 2b's; Kaylyn Oberg 1-for-3; Lindsay Braaten 1-for-1, 2b ... Morris: Katie Holzheimer 1-for-4; Caroline Fritz 1-for-2; Dani Schultz 3-for-4, 2b; Mary Rentz 2-for-3, rbi; Haley Henrichs 1-for-3, rbi; Holly Amundson 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Mackenzie Weatherly 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minnewaska: Laura Paulson 6-10-7-6-0-8 ... Morris: Mackenzie Weatherly (W) 7-11-3-3-1-5

Paynesville 17, Montevideo 3


Paynesville sent 17 batters to the plate in the first inning and scored 11 runs.

Whitney Woehler, Keely Meagher and Kenzie Meaher had two hits each in the inning. Woehler drove in three runs and both Meaghers had two each.

Kayla Lieser hit two-run singles in the first and third innings.

Woehler pitched the first four innings for the win. She gave up two runs on four hits.

Becca Pauling singled in the sixth to drive in two runs for Montevideo. Kayla Berget added two hits.

P'ville (12-2, 14-3) (11)13 02 -- 17 15 0

Monte (2-10, 2-11) 000 21 -- 3 4 8

HITTING - Paynesville: Jenn Paul 2-for-3, 3 runs; Kayla Lieser 2-for-3, 5 rbi; Taylor Haag 1-for-3, 3 runs, rbi; Whitney Woehler 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 rbi; Keely Meagher 3-for-3, 3 rbi; Kenzie Meagher 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Shelby Goltz 1-for-3; Jessica Solum 1-for-4, 2 runs, rbi; Caitlyn Gottwald 1-for-3, 3 runs ... Montevideo: Kayla Berget 2-for-3; Jaci Clauson 1-for-2; Becca Pauling 1-for-2, 2 rbi


PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Paynesville: Whitney Woehler (W) 4-4-2-2-1-2; Jackie Skoglund 1-0-1-1-1-0 ... Montevideo: Shelby Monahan (L) 3-13-15-7-4-1; Becca Pauling 2-2-2-0-1-1


Brittany Nissen threw a no-hitter and struck out 13 to lift the Warriors. She walked four and the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City run in the third was unearned.

The Warriors amassed 13 hits. Taylor Ebnet went 3-for-4, including a double. Brenna Holwerda, Hillary Mages, Brittany Dahlk and Alex Ebnet had two hits apiece.

ACG (1-12, 3-13) 001 000 0 -- 1 0 4

BOLD (5-7, 6-9) 201 042 x -- 9 13 1

HITTING - ACGC: no hits ... BOLD: Taylor Ebnet 3-for-4, 2b; Brenna Holwerda 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Hillary Mages 2-for4, Brittany Dahlk 2-for-4, 2b; Brittany Nissen 1-for-3, rbi; Alex Ebnet 2-for-3, Laura Padrnos 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- ACGC: Miranda Hopp (L) 6-13-9-7-3-4 ... BOLD: Brittany Nissen (W) 7-0-1-0-4-13


Benson/Hancock 15, Lac qui Parle Valley 2

Nine players had at least one hit, including three by Sara Rajewsky, to lead Benson/Hancock (10-2, 11-3).

Taylor Semler weathered nine hits and two walks to get the win in the five-inning game. She struck out five.

Rajewsky finished 3-for-3 with two RBI. Natasha Wiebold and Brennan Hagen had two hits apiece.

Colleen Wagner had two hits and and an RBI for the Eagles.

B/H (10-2, 11-3) 226 14 --15 13 1

LQPV (1-11, 1-12) 000 20 -- 2 9 4

HITTING - Benson/Hancock: Natasha Wiebold 2-for-3; Julia Ahrndt 1-for-3; Brennan Hagen 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Taylor Semler 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Kendra Schmidgall 1-for-4, rbi; Datrianna Jensen 1-for-3, 2b; Mallory Jensen 1-for-4, 3b, rbi; Sara Rajewsky 3-for-3, 2 rbi; Kelsey Sonnabend 1-for-1 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Rachel Schlieman 1-for-2, 2b; Karley Weir 1-for-3, 2b; Brittany Long 1-for-2; Mackenzie Cklark 1-for-3; Colleen Wagner 2-for-3, rbi; Tianna Tosel 1-for-3; Rachel Streich 1-for-3; Steph Szabo 1-for-2


PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Benson/Hancock: Taylor Semler (W) 5-9-2-2-2-5 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Rachel Schlieman (L) 4-11-11-7-4-1, Jordan Halvorson 1-2-4-0-2-1

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