Prep Softball Roundup: Falcons topple BOLD to reach .500

OLIVIA -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City scored five runs in the top of the seventh to take the lead and held on in the bottom of the frame to defeat BOLD 9-8 in a West Central Conference game Friday.

OLIVIA - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City scored five runs in the top of the seventh to take the lead and held on in the bottom of the frame to defeat BOLD 9-8 in a West Central Conference game Friday.

The Falcons’ Kaitlyn Moore blasted a  three-run home run in the top half of the seventh inning as she had a major impact on the final, going 4-for-5 with a double and five runs batted in.

She was one of just four players with multiple hits in the game, which featured 14 walks, 17 strike outs and eight wild pitches.

ACGC’s Maree Lee was 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Payton Wilner was 2-for-5 and scored a run. Rylie Wilner doubled and scored twice.

BOLD’s Emily Gass was 3-for-3 and scored two runs and Elsa Skeie had a hit and two RBIs. Pinch hitter Emily Sheehan,  drove in two runs with her lone hit in the bottom of the seventh inning.


Hannah Wilner went the distance and got the win.

BOLD is at Montevideo on Monday and ACGC is at Paynesville on Tuesday for a doubleheader.


ACGC    000 112 5 - 9 10 2

BOLD     000 033 2 - 8  7  3

HITTING – ACGC: Maree Lee 2-4 rbi r, Tori Hayunga 0-2 bb-2 r-2, Rylie Wilner 1-5 2b r-2, Hannah Wilner 0-4 r, Kaitlyn Moore 4-5 hr 2b rbi-5 r, Payton Wilner 2-5 r, Shelbie Jackson 1-2 r … BOLD: Morgan Flann 1-2 r, Emily Sheehan 1-1 rbi-2 r, Lauren Kopel 1-4 rbi r, Elsa Skeie 1-4 rbi-2, Taylor Sagedahl 0-3 rbi, Sierra Weis 0-2 r-2, Kiah Morse 0-4 r, Emily Gass 3-3 r-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: Hannah Wilner (W) 7-7-8-5-6-6 … BOLD: Morgan Flann 4-4-1-1-5-6, Taylor Sadedahl (L) 3-6-8-2-3-5



Game One

Sleepy Eye 6, BLHS 0

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart rebounded from being four-hit in the opening game to down Sleepy Eye in Game Two and earn a split of a Tomahawk Conference doubleheader on Friday.

Sleepy Eye’s McKayla Ahlrich allowed just the four hits and a walk while striking out eight.

BLHS’ Megan Dascher was 2-for-3.

The Mustangs countered with a 3-2 in Game Two and play a conference doubleheader at Springfield at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Sleepy Eye          102 300 0 - 6 12 2

BLHS      000 000 0 - 0  4  3


HITTING – Sleepy Eye: Lauren Klein 3-5 r-2, McKayla Ahlrich 2-5 r-2 … Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart: Kelsie Dascher 1-3 2b, Emily Markgraf 1-3, Megan Dascher 2-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Sleepy Eye: Ahlrich (W) 7-4-0-0-1-8 … BLHS: Markgraf (L) 7-12-7-6-2-3

Game Two

BLHS 3, Sleepy Eye 2

Emily Markgraf recovered nicely from her Game One setback, picking up the win as the Mustangs split the Tomahawk doubleheader.

Kelsie Dascher was 2-for-3 and drove in two runs, Erika Zanoth had two hits and scored twice, and Markgraf helped herself with a hit and an RBI.

BLHS      000 201 0 - 3 7 1 

Sleepy Eye          002 000 0 - 2 6 1 


HITTING – BLHS: Keighly Daak 1-4, Michaela Meiers 1-4 r, Erika Zanoth 2-2 r-2, Kelsie Dascher 2-3 rbi-2, Markgraf 1-3 rbi … Sleepy Eye: Natalie Stevens 2-3, Kalyn Haas 1-4 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BLHS: Markgraf (W) 7-6-2-2-4-3 … Sleepy Eye: Haas (L) 7-7-3-3-1-7


KMS 11, Benson/Hancock 3

Kalli Forsell had three hits, including a home run, and a double, and she drove in four runs in KMS’ non-conference win over the Benson/Hancock Brave Owls on Friday in Benson.

Mikaylie Hagen was 3-for-4, Sadie Sulier was 3-for-5 and Alexis Lamecker doubled and drove in two runs.

Sam Gjerde, who was 2-for-5 and drove in a run, got the win, working a complete game and allowing the three runs, no walks and striking out three.

Benson/Hancock’s Krista Motzko was 2-for-4 and hit a solo home run. Lizzie Staton also hit a solo home run and Mady Krienke drove in a run.


The Brave Owls play at Yellow Medicine East at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

KMS       403 000 4 - 11 16 0

Benson/Hancock              100 001 1 -   3  9  5

HITTING – KMS: Sam Gjerde 2-5 rbi r, Sadie Sulier 3-5 2b, Ali Krieger 1-5, Kalli Forsell 3-5 hr 2b rbi-4, Andrea Olson 1-4, Mikaylie Hagen 3-4, Taylor Rasmussen 1-4 2b, Alexis Lamecker 1-2 2b rbi-2, Tori Everson 1-4 … Benson/Hancock: Shaleah Schmidt 1-4, Krista Motzko 2-4 hr rbi r, Addie Forbord 2-4, Kayla Crowell 1-2, Mady Krienke 1-3 rbi, Nicole Berens 1-3 2b, Lizzie Staton 1-3 hr rbi r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - KMS: Gjerde (W) 7-9-3-3-0-3 … Benson/Hancock: Forbord (L) 7-16-11-5-2-3

YME 9, TMB 6

Yellow Medicine East’s Becca Rigge hit a grand slam in the sixth inning to propel the Sting to a 9-6 non-conference win over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Friday in Tracy.

Rigge, who also doubled, had the four runs batted in, and Jordan Glad had two RBIs. Megan Odegard was 2-for-3, drove in a run and scored three times.


Mariah Norell worked a complete game for the win.

The Sting, now 3-14, play host to Benson/Hancock for a West Central Conference doubleheader at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Granite Falls.

YME       112 004 1 - 9 11 5

TMB       101 211 0 - 6 11 6

HITTING – YME: Marissa Sneller 1-3 r, Megan Odegard 2-3 rbi r-3, Becca Rigge 2-5 gs 2b rbi-4 r-2, Jordan Glad 1-4 rbi-2 r, Courtney 1-5 Mariah Norell 1-4, Rachel Johnson 1-3 rbi, Kelsey Sorenson 1-4, Steph Bartels 1-4 r … TMB: Lexi Tauer 1-5 r, Evelyn Dolan 2-5 rbi r-2, Courtney Paczhowski  2-5 rbi, Raelin Radke 1-4 r, Sara Stoneberg 2-4 r, Bialy McConnell 1-3 2b rbi-4, Sydney Lanoue 2-4 2b r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - YME: Mariah Norell (W) 7-11-6-3-2-3 … TMB: Lanoue (L) 7-11-9-5-3-6

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