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Prep Softball Roundup

MORRIS -- Mackenzie Weatherly struck out 12 batters and led Morris/Chokio-Alberta to an 8-0 victory over BOLD in West Central South Conference softball on Monday.

Keep your eyes on the ball
(Tribune photo by Rand Middleton) Paynesville's Megan Wuertz rips a double as New London-Spicer catcher Erika Norris follows the flight of the ball during the fourth inning at New London on Monday. Wuertz also singled as Paynesville unleashed a 16-hit attack to beat New London-Spicer 8-1.

MORRIS -- Mackenzie Weatherly struck out 12 batters and led Morris/Chokio-Alberta to an 8-0 victory over BOLD in West Central South Conference softball on Monday.

The Tigers hiked their record to 8-0 in conference and 10-1 overall.

BOLD outhit the Tigers 5-3, but mounted only one threat when loading the bases in the fourth inning with one out on a hit by Brittany Dahlk and two walks. But Weatherly escaped unscathed by inducing a popout and a strikeout.

Weatherly also doubled in two runs. Dahlk had two hits for BOLD.

Brittany Nissen gave up only the three hits, but was hurt by eight walks and three errors in the field. Only three of the Morris/CA runs were earned.

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Morris/CA 8, BOLD 0

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Morris/CA 200 015 x -- 8 3 1

HITTING - BOLD: Alex Ebnet 1-for-4; 2b; Taylor Ebnet 1-for-4; Brittany Dahlk 2-for-4; Rae Larson 1-for-3 ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Sadie Fischer 1-for-3; Mackenzie Weatherly 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Haley Schledorf 1-for-4, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- BOLD: Brittany Nissen (L) 6-3-8-3-8-4 ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Mackenzie Weatherly (W) 7-5-0-0-2-12

Game One

ACGC 16, Benson/Hancock 4

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City plated 10 runs in the second and third innings to seize control. The Falcons hammered out 13 hits, including a grand slam home run from Paige Wilner in the sixth and a three-run homer from Sydney Larson in the second.

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Natasha Dallmann added two doubles and four RBI and Rachel Pankrat doubled and singled to drive in another run. Dallmann spun all six innings to collect the win.

Natasha Wiebold and Kelsey Hammerschmidt had two hits apiece for Benson/Hancock.

ACGC 046 024 -- 16 13 2

Benson/Hancock 100 030 -- 4 9 2

HITTING - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Sydney Larson 3-for-4, 3b, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Paige Wilner 3-for-5, grand slam-HR, 4 rbi; Natasha Dallmann 2-for-5, 2 2b's, 4 rbi; Hanna Lang 1-for-3; Katie Peterson 1-for-4; Rachel Pankratz 2-for-4, 2b, rbi ... Benson/Hancock: Natasha Wiebold 2-for-3; Datriana Jensen 1-for-3; Brennan Hagen 1-for-3, 3 rbi; Sara Rajewsky 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Kelsey Sonnabend 1-for-3; Kelsey Hammerschmidt 2-for-3; Samantha Berens 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Natasha Dallmann (W) 6-9-4-3-1-2 ... Benson/Hancock: Sara Rajewsky (L) 52/3-13-16-6-6-6, Brennan Hagen 1/3-0-0-0-0-0

Game Two

ACGC 19, Benson/Hancock 10

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After being held scoreless in the first two innings, the Falcons erupted for seven runs in the third, six in the fifth and five in the sixth to cap the sweep. Natasha Dallmann and Jacey Nelson had three hits apiece to pace the Falcons' 16-hit attack.

Paige Wilner added a solo home run in the fourth for the Falcons, who had Sydney Larson get the win in the pitcher's circle.

Kayla Jones highlighted Benson/Hancock's 11-hit attack by smacking a three-run homer in the fourth.

Ben./Hancock 100 504 0 -- 10 11 2

ACGC 007 165 x -- 19 16 2

HITTING - Benson/Hancock: Mackenzie Jensen 2-for-4, 4 sb's; Natasha Wiebold 2-for-3, rbi; Datriana Jensen 1-for-4, 2b, 3 rbi; Brennan Hagen 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Sara Rajewsky 2-for-4, rbi; Kelsey Hammerschmidt 1-for-2; Becca Hoffmann 1-for-1, rbi; Kayla Jones 1-for-4, 3-run HR, 3 rbi ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Sydney Larson 1-for-5; Mikayla Holm 1-for-3; Paige Wilner 2-for-3, 2b, solo HR, 2 rbi; Natasha Dallmann 3-for-4, 2 2b's, 5 rbi; Erica Melbie 1-for-3, rbi; Hanna Lang 2-for-4, rbi; Jacey Nelson 3-for-4, 3b, 4 rbi; Rachel Pankratz 1-for-4, rbi; Payton Wilner 2-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Benson/Hancock: Kayla Jones (L) 5-15-14-14-2-2, Datriana Jensen 1-1-5-5-6-1 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Sydney Larson (W) 7-11-10-10-4-5

Paynesville 8, NLS 1

Paynesville posted six runs in the second inning.

The Bulldogs had six of their 16 hits in the second inning.

Kayla Reiman and Shelby Goltz finished with three hits apiece.

That was plenty of support for Paynesville's Jackie Skoglund, who threw a four-hitter with one walk and four strikeouts. The Bulldogs had no errors.

McKenzie Bangasser rapped two doubles to account for half the Wildcats' hits. Allison Ruter singled home Taylor Thunstedt with the lone NLS run in the first inning.

Only three of the eight runs off Amanda Radel were earned. She walked one and struck out one.

Paynesville 061 000 1 -- 8 16 0

NL-Spicer 100 000 0 -- 1 4 2

HITTING - Paynesville: Kayla Reiman 3-for-4, 3b, 2 runs; S. Dahl 2-for-5, Shelby Goltz 3-for-5; Megan Wuertz 2-for-4, 2b; Jackie Skoglund 1-for-4; Brooke Wuertz 1-for-4, Caitlyn Gottwald 1-for-4, Jessica Solum 1-for-3 ... New London-Spicer: McKenzie Bangasser 2-for-3, 2 2b's; Hannah Stehn 1-for-3; Allison Ruter 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Paynesville: Jackie Skoglund (W) 7-4-1-1-1-4 ... New London-Spicer: Amanda Radel (L) 7-16-8-3-1-1

Minnewaska 14, Brandon-Evansville 7

Aundrea Johnson spark-ed the non-conference rout for Minnewaska by slugging a three-run homer in the first inning. Johnson later supplied the Lakers with a two-run double in the third.

Hayley Blair had a two-run single in the third and an RBI double in the seventh for the Lakers. Johnson, Blair, Brooke Falk, Kaylee Jacobs, Brook Winter and Lexi Amundson had two hits apiece for the Lakers.

Minnewaska 424 021 1 -- 14 14 2

Bran.-Evans. 000 310 3 -- 7 9 3

HITTING - Minnewaska: Brooke Falk 2-for-4; Aundrea Johnson 2-for-3, 3-run HR, 5 rbi; Kaylee Jacobs 2-for-2; Brook Winter 2-for-2; Lexi Amundson 2-for-3; Hayley Blair 2-for-4, 3 rbi ... Brandon-Evansville: Kinsley Randt 2-for-4; Kari Reimher 1-for-4, 3-run HR, 3 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minnewaska: Kaylee Jacobs 3-2-0-0-1-3, Sydney Joos (W) 4-7-7-6-1-1 ... Brandon-Evansville: Carlie Stephenson (L) 7-14-14-9-5-3

Marshall 10, LQPV 7

Kelli VanLeeuwe rapped a two-run triple with two outs to highlight a three-run eighth inning for Marshall (5-1).

VanLeeuwe finished 4-for-5. Amanda Tubbs went 3-for-5 for the Tigers, who sent the game into extra innings with a three-run seventh.

Alyssa Netzke pitched all eight innings, scattering 12 hits and striking out 13, to pick up the win.

Karley Weir went 4-for-4, including a triple, and drove in a run for the Eagles. Tianna Tosel went 3-for-5 with an RBI. Mackenzie Clark and Mckenzie Long also hit triples.

Marshall 011 020 33 --10 11 1

LQPV 011 032 00 -- 7 12 1

HITTING - Marshall: Alyssa Netzke 1-for-5; Amanda Tubbs 3-for-5; Brooke Louwagie 1-for-3; Kelli VanLeeuwe 4-for-5, 3b, 2 rbi; Maci Louwagie 1-for-5; Jessic atubbs 1-for-4, rbi ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Mackenzie Clark 1-for-5, 3b; McKenzie Long 1-for-4, 3b, rbi; Tianna Tosel 3-for-5, rbi; Karley Weir 4-for-4, 3b, rbi; Alyssa Harms 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Megan Wildung 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Rachel Schlieman 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Marshall: Alyssa Netzke (W) 8-12-7-7-1-13 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Alyssa Harms 62/3-9-7-6-3-6, Rachel Schlieman (L) 11/3-2-3-3-1-1

BBE 15, SJ Prep 3

Michelle Sanders went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs, and also hurled a five-inning, two-hitter to lead the Jaguars (2-8) to their second win.

Kendra Braegelman and Brittany Roelike had two hits apiece.

BBE scored five times in the opening inning, then added five more in the second frame.

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BBE 551 40 --15 9 4

HITTING - St. John's Prep: A.Jordan 1-for-3; A.Kremers 1-for-2 ... Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa: Kendra Braegelman 2-for-3, 2 runs, rbi; Raeann Sorenson 1-for-2, 2 runs; Brittany Roelike 2-for-3, 3 runs, rbi; Tia Halvorson 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Michelle Sanders 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- St. John's Prep: A.Kremers (L) 4-9-15-8-10-4 ... Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa: Michelle Sanders (W) 5-2-3-0-2-5

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