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Prep Softball Roundup: MACCRAY sweeps doubleheader with RCW

Wolverines top Jaguars for their fifth win in six games

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MACCRAY's Ashley Levitz-Mickels smiles after sliding head first into home plate for a run in Game 1 of a Camden Conference doubleheader against RCW on Monday, May 10, 2021 in Raymond. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

RAYMOND — After dropping its first six games, MACCRAY softball is inching closer to the .500 mark with five wins in its last six contests.

The Wolverines tacked on a pair of victories Monday with a Camden Conference sweep of Renville County West . The scores were 13-0 in Game 1 and 22-1 in Game 2.

Already up 9-0 in Game 1 through five innings, MACCRAY put the 10-run rule into play with a four-run frame in the top of the sixth. Erika Pieper hit a bases-loaded double in that inning, finishing the game 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Olivia Naatjes was 3-for-3 with an RBI. Emma Rand, Lizzie Koenen, Ashley Levitz-Mickels and Ali Koenen each had two hits for the Wolverines.

Levitz-Mickels was also the winning pitcher, holding the Jaguars to three hits in a complete-game effort. Hannah Savig was 1-for-2 for RCW. Jenny Bratsch and Adrianna Molenaar were 1-for-3.

In the nightcap, the Wolverines scored 13 runs in the bottom of the first thanks to eight walks, five hits and three RCW errors. Koenen led the offense, going 3-for-4 with four runs and an RBI. Rand was 3-for-3 with four runs, Naatjes was 2-for-3 with a run, and Pieper wrapped up her night with two runs and two RBIs.Hady Schoffmann picked up the win after striking out four while giving up one run on one hit and three walks in three innings.

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Laila Ridler and Brianna Winzenburg collected the Jaguars’ two hits in Game 2.

MACCRAY (5-7) is off until Monday, May 17 when the team travels to Granite Falls for a doubleheader against Yellow Medicine East. RCW (1-14) heads to Olivia to face BOLD for a non-conference game Friday.

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RCW first baseman Adrianna Molenaar strides forward to catch a throw for an out during Game 1 of a Camden Conference doubleheader against MACCRAY on Monday, May 10, 2021 at Raymond. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

Camden
Game 1
MACCRAY 13,
RCW 0

MACCRAY 102 424-13 13 2
RCW 000 000- 0 3 4
Hitting - MACCRAY: Erika Pieper 2-4 2b r rbi-2, Emma Rand 2-4 rbi, Lizzie Koenen 2-4 3b 2b r-2 rbi-2, Ashley Levitz-Mickels 2-3 2b r-3 rbi-2, Ali Koenen 2-4, Gabby Randt 1-4, Olivia Naatjes 3-3 rbi … RCW: Jennifer Bratsch 1-3, Adrianna Molenaar 1-3, Hannah Savig 1-2.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - MACCRAY: Levitz-Mickels (W) 6-3-0-0-0-2 … RCW: Holly Bratsch (L) 6-13-13-9-4-2.

Game 2
MACCRAY 22,
RCW 1

RCW 001 0- 1 2 5
MACCRAY (13)54 x-22 14 1
Hitting - RCW: Laila Ridler 1-2, Brianna Winzenburg 1-1 … MACCRAY: Erika Pieper 1-4 r-2 rbi-2, Emma Rand 3-3 r-4, Lizzie Koenen 3-4 r-4 rbi, Ashley Levitz-Mickels 1-2 r-4, Ali Koenen 1-3 r-2, Gabby Randt 1-3 r-2, Olivia Naatjes 2-3 r, Greta Meyer 1-2 r-2, Jasmine Colby 1-2 3b.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - RCW: Hannah Savig ⅔-8-14-14-9-1, Holly Bratsch 2 1/3-13-9-9-1-2 … MACCRAY: Hady Schoffmann (W) 3-1-1-1-3-4, Emma Rand 1-1-0-0-0-0.

Game 1:
TMB 22, D-B 1

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton handled host Dawson-Boyd in Game 1 of a Camden Conference doubleheader.

For D-B, Alli Estling had one strikeout. Kate Dahlw as 1-for-2 with a run and Makaylee Wente went 1-for-2 with an RBI.

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Game 2:
TMB 23, D-B 0

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton cruised to the doubleheader sweep at Dawson-Boyd.

Alivia Haas had four strikeouts on the mound for D-B. Taylen Jorgensen and Kate Dahl each went 1-for-2 for the Blackjacks.

Non-Conference
Montevideo 18,
ACGC 3

Zola Olson went 4-for-4 with a double, four runs and two RBI to help Montevideo beat Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in four innings at Montevideo.

Lex Bockmoller was 3-for-3 with a triple, a double, two runs, three RBI and four stolen bases for the Thunder Hawks.

Taylor Hoestra went 2-for-3 for ACGC.

ACGC 210 0- 3 3 2
Montevideo 246 6-18 13 3
Hitting - ACGC: Taylor Hoekstra 2-3 r, Ally Giese 1-2 sb, Kendall Miller 0-0 rbi sb bb-2 hbp, Mikaili Johnson 0-1 r sb bb, Karla Schultz 0-1 r bb … Montevideo: Zola Olson 4-4 2b r-4 rbi-2 sb, Megan Anderson 2-4 3b r-2 rbi-2, Kassey Pauling 2-4 3b r-2 rbi-4 sb, Lexi Brockmoller 3-3 3b 2b r-2 rbi-3 sb-4 bb, Mathea Jorgenson 1-2 rbi sb bb, Kylie Cobb 1-2 r-2 sb bb, Alyssa Sachs 0-2 r bb, Jaysa Herfendal 0-1 r-2 sb bb-2, Emily Brace 0-0 r-3 sb bb hbp-2.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: Abbie Kragenbring (L) 3 1/3-13-18-13-7-2 … Montevideo: Pauling (W) 4-3-3-2-6-3.

BOLD 16,
Lakeview 2

BOLD scored nine runs in the fifth inning to end its game with Lakeview because of the 10-run rule at Cottonwood.

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Lainey Braulick was 3-for-3 with a run and two RBI for the Warriors, who got a complete-game three-hitter from Kendall Mack. Mack struck out seven, walked two and allowed two earned runs.

BOLD 240 19-16 11 0
Lakeview 200 00- 2 3 4
Hitting - BOLD: Kilee Elfering 2-5 r-2 rbi, Delaney Tersteeg 1-3 r-3 sb bb, Caylee Weber 1-4 hr r-2 rbi-4 sb, Maddy Brummer 1-3 r-2 bb, Lainey Braulick 3-3 r rbi-2, Jenna Bohlin 1-3 r rbi sb-2 bb, Maura Hagen 1-2 r-3 rbi sb bb-2, Kendra Nolting 0-3 r rbi, Arabelle Walton 1-2 r rbi sb bb … Lakeview: Kaitlynn Bot 1-1 3b r rbi bb, Olivia Hinz 2-2 2b rbi, Kiana Imes 0-1 r sb bb.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BOLD: Kendall Mack (W) 5-3-2-2-2-7 … Lakeview: Bot (L) 4 1/3-8-10-5-5-5.

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