Prep Softball: NLS, BOLD each 2-0 on first day of 3AA tourney

New London-Spicer and BOLD emerged victorious twice on the opening day of the Section 3AA softball tournament on Tuesday. New London-Spicer topped Lac qui Parle Valley 10-4 in the first round and Benson/Hancock 7-1 in the winner's bracket. BOLD e...

New London-Spicer and BOLD emerged victorious twice on the opening day of the Section 3AA softball tournament on Tuesday.

New London-Spicer topped Lac qui Parle Valley 10-4 in the first round and Benson/Hancock 7-1 in the winner's bracket.

BOLD edged Minneota/Canby 4-2 and then routed Montevideo 11-1.

New London-Spicer meets New Ulm at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Marshall, while BOLD takes on Pipestone at 11 a.m.

The loser's bracket continues today in Montevideo with Yellow Medicine East playing Montevideo meeting and Redwood Valley facing Benson/Hancock, both games a t 4 p.m.


First round

NL-Spicer 10, LQPV 4

Allison Ruter tripled twice and drove in two runs as the Wildcats scored all their runs in two innings -- six in the third and four in the third. Jenna Moritz, winning pitcher Jessica Rosendahl, Karli Wendlandt and Megan Bergeson had two hits each in a 14-hit attack

Karley Weir went 2-for-4 for the Eagles (2-18) and Jenna Weber doubled among her two hits.

LQPV 010 102 0 -- 4 8 1

NL-Spicer 006 400 x -- 10 14 1

HITTING - Lac qui Parle Valley: Karley Weir 2-for-4, Katie Deyo 2-for-3, Jenna Weber 2-for-3, 2b; Brooke Rheingans 1-for-3, Brittany Long 1-for-4, 2b ... New London-Spicer: Allison Ruter 2-for-3, 2 3b's, 2 rbi; Jenna Moritz 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Karli Wendlandt 2-for-3, Brianna Jacobson 1-for-2, 3 rbi; Jessica Rosendahl 2-for-3, Megan Bergeson 2-for-3, Hannah Setterberg 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Lac qui Parle Valley: 2 pitchers names not available 6-14-10-*-7-0 ... New London-Spicer: Jessica Rosendahl (W) 7-8-4-3-0-9


Benson/Hancock 7, Yellow Medicine East 4

Benson/Hancock pitcher Taylor Semler hit a two-run home run in the third inning and held the Sting to just one run after the third. She finished with seven strikeouts and no walks.

Emily Rajewsky drove in two runs for Ben-son/Hancock. Rajewsky, Datrianna Jenson and Tasha Wiebold had two hits each for the Brave/Owls.

Whitney Swenson and Livi Jeseritz had two hits each for the Sting.

YME 201 001 0 -- 4 7 1

Benson/Hancock 232 000 x -- 7 8 2

HITTING - Yellow Medicine East: Aimee Johnson 1-for-4; Lauren Trudel 1-for-4, 2b; Whitney Swenson 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Livi Jeseritz 2-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Cassie Cole 1-for-3, 2b ... Benson/Hancock: Datrianna Jenson 2-for-4, 2b; Emily Rajewsky 2-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Tasha Wiebold 2-for-3, rbi; Taylor Semler 1-for-3, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Debbie Reardon 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Yellow Medicine East: Allie Trudel (L) 6-8-7-6-2-5 ... Benson/Hancock: Taylor Semler (W) 7-7-4-3-0-7


BOLD 4, Minneota/Canby 2

Christy Gass threw a four-hitter with eight strikeouts and a walk. She also hit a two-run double for BOLD, which scored all four runs in the first two innings.

Hillary Mages also had an RBI double.

Minn./Canby 000 011 0 -- 2 4 1

BOLD 220 000 x -- 4 7 6

HITTING - Minneota/Canby: Nicole Prellwitz 1-for-4, rbi; Caitlyn Anderson 1-for-4; Jamie Lundberg 1-for-3, 2b; Molly Strandmark 1-for-3 ... BOLD: Christy Gass 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Hillary Mages 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Brittany Dahlk 1-for-2; Alex Ebnet 1-for-3; Taylor Ebnet 1-for-3; Laura Padrnos 1-for-3; Misty Brooks 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minneota/Canby: Amber Grengs (L) 6-7-4-4-4-5 ... BOLD: Christy Gass (W) 7-4-2-1-1-8

Montevideo 12, Redwood Valley 9


Montevideo plated seven runs in the fifth inning and then held off a late Redwood Valley comeback bid.

Kayla Berget went 4-for-5 and drove in two runs for the Thunder Hawks, Emily Johnson and Courtney Schmitt were each 3-for-5.

Shelby Monahan was the winning pitcher, weathering 14 hits.

Laura Houghton hit a two-run homer for Redwood Valley. Sam Felt had three hits and drove in two runs. Jessica Fischer had two hits and two RBI.

Montevideo 000 072 03 -- 12 12 3

Redwood 300 100 50 -- 9 14 4

HITTING - Montevideo: Emily Johnson 3-for-5, rbi; Kayla Berget 4-for-5, 2 rbi; Jaci Clauson 1-for-5; Karrissa Larson 1-for-5, rbi; Courtney Schmitt 3-for-5, rbi ... Redwood Valley: Megan Bunting 2-for-5; Jessica Fischer 2-for-5, 2 rbi; Laura Houghton 2-for-5, 2-run HR, 3 rbi; Randi Tubbs 1-for-5; Leah Penske 2-for-5; Kelly Hanson 2-for-5; Sam Felt 3-for-5, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Shelby Monahan (W) 8-14-9-8-1-2 ... Redwood Valley: Sam Felt (L) 8-12-12-8-3-7


Winner's bracket

New London-Spicer 7, Benson/Hancock 1

Jessica Rosendahl followed up her first-game win with a complete-game three-hitter with no walks and five strike outs.

Brianna Jacobson tripled twice for New London-Spicer (15-4) and Taylor Thompsen had three hits to plate two runs.

Taylor Semler took the loss. Benson/Hancock (9-12) got its only run when Julie Ahrndt tripled and scored on Emily Rajewsky's single in the first. Rosendahl allowed just a single by Semler the rest of the way.

Benson/Hancock 100 000 0 -- 1 3 2

NL-Spicer 020 401 x -- 7 10 0

HITTING - Benson/Hancock: . Julie Ahrndt 1-for-3, 3b; Emily Rajewsky 1-for-3, rbi; Taylor Semler 1-for-3 ... New London-Spicer: Taylor Thompsen 3-for-4, 2 rbi; Allison Ruter 2-for-4, 3b; Brianna Jacobson 2-for-3, 2 3b's, rbi; Jessica Rosendahl 1-for-2, Emily Imdieke 1-for-1, Megan Bergeson 1-for-3


PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Benson/Hancock: Taylor Semler (L) 6-10-7-4-0-5 ... New London-Spicer: Jessica Rosendahl (W) 7-3-1-1-0-5

BOLD 11, Montevideo 1

The Warriors (14-8) pounded out 10 hits, led by Hillary Mages, who had two doubles and three RBI, and Christy Gass, who had two hits, including a double, and three RBI.

Gass struck out seven and didn't walk a batter in the two-hit victory.

Kayla Berget doubled and Karrissa Larson tripled for the Thunder Hawks (8-13).

Montevideo 000 01 -- 1 2 3

BOLD 251 3x -- 11 10 0

HITTING - Montevideo: Kayla Berget 1-for-2, 2b; Karrissa Larson 1-for-2, 3b ... BOLD: Brenna Holwerda 1-for-3; Christy Gass 2-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi; Hillary Mages 2-for-3, 2 2b's, 3 rbi; Brittany Dahlk 1-for-3, rbi; Alex Ebnet 2-for-3, rbi; Brittany Nissen 1-for-3, rbi; Taylor Ebnet 1-for-2, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Shelby Monahan (L) 4-10-11-9-3-3 ... BOLD: Christy Gass (W) 5-2-1-1-0-7

Loser's bracket

Redwood Valley 14, Minneota/Canby 3

Randi Tubbs and Jessica Fischer had three hits apiece for the Cardinals. Sam Felt tossed a four-hitter for the win, allowing one earned run while walking four and striking out one. Felt and Megan Bunting had two hits each.

Minneota/Canby 300 00 -- 3 4 3

Redwood Valley 080 6x -- 14 12 3

HITTING - Minneota/Canby: Greneys 1-for-3; Citrowske 1-for-3; Prellwitz 1-for-3; Schroephen 1-for-3 ... Redwood Valley: Ashley Bunting 1-for-4; Megan Bunting 2-for-3, rbi; Jessica Fischer 3-for-4; Randi Tubbs 3-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Kelly Hanson 1-for-2, 2b; Sam Felt 2-for-2, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minneota/Canby: Greneys (L) 2-5-8-8-5-0, Courtsal 2-7-6-6-2-0 ... Redwood Valley: Sam Felt (W) 5-4-3-1-4-1

YME 13, LQPV 3

Livi Jeseritz hit a grand-slam home run in the top of the seventh and the Sting (9-13) scored six runs in the inning.

Cassie Cole hit a solo homer in the second as YME took a 3-0 lead.

Whitley Strei, Ellissa Schmitt and Katie Deyo had two hits apiece for LQPV (2-19).

YME 030 130 6 -- 13 10 1

LQPV 000 200 1 -- 3 11 2

HITTING - Yellow Medicine East: Aimee Johnson 2-for-5, 2 rbi; Livi Jeseritz 1-for-5, grand-slam HR, 4 rbi; Cassie Cole 1-for-5, solo HR, rbi; Ashley Magnuson 1-for-4, 2b; Steph Larson 1-for-2; Ashley Sneller 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Ashley Soderstrom 3-for-3, 2 2b's, 2 rbi ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Whitley Strei 2-for-3, rbi; Ellissa Schmitt 2-for-3; Brittany Long 1-for-2; Marissa Kemig 1-for-1, rbi; Katie Deyo 2-for-4; Jenna Weber 1-for-2; Brooke Rheingans 1-for-4, rbi; Jordan Halvorson 1-for-1, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Yellow Medicine East: Ashley Magnuson (W) 7-11-3-3-3-4 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Rachel Schlieman (L) 4-6-4-3-5-5; Jordan Halvorson 2-4-3-3-3-1; Trisha Bormann 1-3-6-5-1-0

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