Prep softball roundup: Minnewaska moves on in 6AA-West

GLENWOOD -- Top-seed Minnewaska opened up its offense in the fourth inning and walloped No. 8 Wadena-Deer Creek in the opening game of the Section 6AA-West playoffs, winning 11-3 on Tuesday.

GLENWOOD - Top-seed Minnewaska opened up its offense in the fourth inning and walloped No. 8 Wadena-Deer Creek in the opening game of the Section 6AA-West playoffs, winning 11-3 on Tuesday.

Maddy Phillips was 2-for-4 with a double and she drove in four runs. She also got the pitching win, working six inning and allowing the three runs on three hits.

Shanae Suchy, Morgan Majerus, Mason Schlief and Bayley Pooler all had two hits and Allyssa Engfer and Rachel Bakko had RBIs.

The Lakers play host to Sauk Centre today at 3 p.m. at Minnewaska High School.

Minnewaska 11,


Wadena-DC 3

Wadena                102 000 0 -  3   5  3 

Minnewaska       001 343 x - 11 12 3 

HITTING – Wadena: Vanessa Withun 2-4 2b rbi … Minnewaska: Maddy Phillips 2-4 2b rbi-4, Shanae Suchy 2-3, Allyssa Engfer 1-4 2b rbi. Rachel Bakko 1-3 rbi, Morgan Majerus 2-4, Mason Schlief 2-4, Bayley Pooler 2-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Wadena: Withun (L) 6-12-11-7-1-2 … Minnewaska: Phillips (W) 6-3-3-1-3-3, Morgan Hess 1-2-0-0-1-1

Section 6AA-West

Sauk Centre 5,

Paynesville 2


The Bulldogs had a 2-1 lead after 5½ innings before No. 4-seeded Sauk Centre plated four runs - three unearned - in the bottom half of the sixth to end Paynesville’s season.

The No. 5 Bulldogs (8-7) scored a run in the third when Lexi Skoglund came home on Bri Stang’s double and in the sixth when a Brooke Hemmesch sac bunt brought in Sam Dahl.

Dahl and Emma Stevens had two hits each for Paynesville, which lost four of its last five games.

Paynesville         001 001 0 - 2 7 2

Sauk Centre       000 014 x - 5 5 1

HITTING – Paynesville: Bri Stang 1-4 2b rbi, Hannah Lange 1-4, Sam Dahl 2-2 run, Emma Stevens 2-2, Lexi Skoglund 1-3 run … Sauk Centre: Morgan Gamradt 1-3 2b run, Ashlee Denny 1-3 2b run, Cassidy Zenzen 1-3 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Paynesville: Kayla Schaefer (L) 6.1-5-5-2-2-6, Brooke Hemmesch 0.2-0-0-0-0-0 … Sauk Centre: Katelyn Durbin (W) 7-7-2-2-1-2

Section 5A-West


Browerville 2, ACGC 1

The Falcons (4-11) left the tying and go-ahead runs on base after Jacey Nelson singled in Rylie Wilner in the top half of the seventh. An inning earlier No. 3-seeded Browerville (11-2) got a pair of RBI singles to break a scoreless tie.

Wilner and Maree Lee had two hits apiece to help No. 6 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City outhit the Tigers 10-5. Katie Peterson was the hard-luck loser after giving up just five singles, striking out four and issuing only one walk in six complete innings of work.

ACGC    000 000 1 - 1 10 0

Browerville         000 002 x - 2  5  0

HITTING – ACGC: Maree Lee 2-3, Rylie Wilner 2-4, Jacey Nelson 1-4 rbi, Hannah Wilner 1-4, Katie Moore 1-4, Katie Peterson 1-4, Kim Swenson 1-2, Mickena Inselmann 1-3 … Browerville: Kale Knutson 1-3 rbi, Crystal Pearson 1-3 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: Peterson (L) 6-5-2-2-1-4 … Browerville: MaKenna Hegseth (W) 7-10-1-1-3-8

Section 5AA-West


Maple Lake 24,

Litchfield 4

Maple Lake benefitted from 23 walks issued by two Litchfield pitchers as the top-seeded Irish pounded out 12 hits and scored in every inning.

The No. 8 Dragons got three of their runs in the third when Maddy Benson, who was 3-for-3, singled in Tasha Stubeda, and Ashley Warren and Bryanna St. Pierre scored on errors. Benson later knocked in Grace Spanos in the fifth with a double.

Litchfield             003 01 -  4   6  1

Maple Lake         73(12) 2x - 24 12 4

HITTING – Litchfield: Ashley Warren 1-3, Tasha Stubeda 1-3, Maddy Benson 3-3 2b rbi-2, Kirsten Weseman 1-3 2b … Maple Lake: Chloe Callahan 2-4 2b rbi-3, Kelsie Kelm 2-2 2b rbi, Taylor Pilger 2-2 2b-2 rbi-2, Jenny Brings 2-2 rbi-5

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Weseman (L) 2.2-12-22-16-15-1, Warren 1.1-0-2-2-8-0 … Maple Lake: Callahan (W) 3-5-3-0-1-5, Olivia Marquette 2-1-1-0-0-3




Marshall 12, NLS 5

New London-Spicer hung with Marshall for three innings but the Tigers scored seven runs in the fourth and fifth innings to end the Wildcats’ season in the first round of the Section 3AA playoffs on Tuesday in Marshall.

Taylor Thunstedt, Lisa Dobbelaere, Bri Fredrick and Espi Austvold all had two hits for the Wildcats.

Austvold drove in three runs and Fredrick and Sienna Kampsen plated NLS’ other runs.

NL-Spicer           030 010 1 -   5  8  3 

Marshall              401 250 x - 12 10 1 


HITTING – New London-Spicer: Taylor Thunstedt 2-4, Lisa Dobbelaere 2-4, Bri Fredrick 2-3 rbi, Espi Austvold 2-3 rbi-3, Sienna Kampsen 0-3 rbi … Marshall: Miranda Fischer 3-3 rbi-3, Maddie Radel 2-4 rbi-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New London-Spicer: Kelsie Rustad (L) 6-10-12-6-5-4 … Marshall: 7-8-5-5-3-10

Section 3A-North

Dawson-Boyd 11,


Blackjacks’ leadoff Justine Flatum went 4-for-4 with two triples, scored three runs and knocked in two runs. 

Sadie Zaiser pitched an eight-hitter, with no walks, for the win.

Morgan Flann took the loss. Paige Larson doubled and singled twice.

BOLD will meet Springfield at 11 a.m. Saturday in Cottonwood, loser eliminated Dawson-Boyd plays South No. 1 Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian at 12:30 p.m. in Cottonwood.

BOLD    201 020 0- 4  8 2 

Dawson-Boyd     700 301 x-11 8 1 

HITTING – BOLD: Lauren Kopel 1-for-4, Emily Gass 1-for-2, Paige Larson 3-for-4, rbi; Morgan Flann 1-for-4, rbi; Peyton Weis 0-for-3, rbi; Elsa Skeie 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Kiah Morse 1-for-3… Dawson-Boyd: Justine Flatum 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 rbi; Alyson Strand 1-for-3, rbi; Andrea Lee 0-for-2, 2 runs; Saie Zaiser 1-for-3, rbi; Nicole Jurgenson 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Hayley Mork 1-for-2, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BOLD: Morgan Flann (L) 6-8-11-7-5-3 … Dawson-Boyd: Sadie Zaiser (W) 7-8-5-3-0-5

Dawson-Boyd 10, YME 2

No. 2-seed Dawson-Boyd bounced 10th-seeded YME from the Section 3A-North tournament with a 12-hit attack and a fine start from Sadie Zaiser.

Justine Flattum was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, and Andrea Lee doubled twice, scored three times and drove in two.

Zaiser went the distance, striking out three and notching the victory.

YME      000 020 0 - 2  4  3

Daw./Boyd           441 001 x - 10 12 0

HITTING – YME: Megan Odegard 1-3, 3b, Marissa Sneller 1-3, 3b, rbi, Hailey Enstad 1-3, rbi, Allie Zieske 1-3 … Dawson-Boyd: Justine Flattum 3-4, r-2, Alyssa Strand 2-4, r-2, Andrea Lee 2-4, 2b-2, r-3, rbi-2, Sadie Zaiser 2-3, rbi-2, Kylie Schuelke 2-4, r-2, Hailey Mork 1-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - YME: Mariah Norell (L) 6-12-10-6-1-3 … Dawson-Boyd: Sadie Zaiser (W) 7-4-2-2-2-3


The No. 6 seeded Jaguars finish 10-10.

Morgan Flann pitched the victory, a five-hitter.

RCW      004 000 0 - 4 5  4 

BOLD    022 004 x -8 11 4 

HITTING – RCW: Brittney Krogman 1-for-4, Morgan Zaske 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Brooke Engstrom 1-for-3, Malerie Thompson 2-for-4, rbi  … BOLD: Lauren Kopel 2-for-4, rbi; Emily Gass 1-for-4, Paige Larson 1-for-4, Morgan Flann 1-for-4, Sierra Weis 1-for-3, Elsa Skeie 2-for-4, Bailey Elbert 2-for-3, rbi; Alison Krause 1-for-3, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - RCW: Cassidy Fransen (L) 6-11-8-3-0-6 … BOLD: Flann (W) 7-5-4-1-6-7

Morris/CA 15, MCLHI 6

Minneota/Canby/Lincoln HI hit two home runs, but it wasn’t nearly enough as No. 2-seeded Morris/Chokio-Alberta put up a pair of five-run frames to win its postseason opener.

Lauren Reimers ignited the Tigers’ offense with three hits, including a three-run double in the sixth that capped the scoring.

Brooke Gillespie scattered six hits, five earned runs and two strikeouts in five-plus innings of work to earn the win. Kayla Pring got the last four outs, three on strikeouts.

MCLHI 020 112 0 -  6  6 2

Morris/CA            250 053 x - 15 8 1

HITTING – Minneota/Canby/Lincoln HI: Brandi Merritt 1-3, Brook Bauman 1-3 2-run hr rbi-2, Emily Stienessen 1-3, Payton Boerboom 1-3, Jenna Kockelman 1-3 2-run hr, rbi-2, Becca Kallhoff 1-3 … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Lauren Reimers 3-3 rbi-3, Chelsey Ehleringer 1-5, Kayla Pring 1-2, Carlie Zimmel 1-3, Lacee Maanum 1-1, Nicole Strobel 1-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minneota/Canby/Lincoln HI: Kallhoff (L) 5-6-12-6-2-2, Bauman 1-2-3-3-1-1 … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Brooke Gillespie (W) 5.2-6-6-5-0-2, Pring 1.1-0-0-0-0-3

GFW 3, Morris/CA 0

The No. 3-seeded Thunderbirds knocked the Tigers into the loser’s bracket after Erin McDurmont spun a two-hit shutout with 15 strikeouts and slugged a three-run homer.

Singles from Reimers in the first and Abby Daly in the fifth was the only offense MCA could muster against McDurmont, who struck out 11 in Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop’s 10-0, five-inning win over Benson/Hancock in its opener.

Pring was the hard-luck loser after striking out six and allowing five hits and just one walk in a complete-game performance.

The Tigers will play an elimination game on Saturday against Fairmont at 11 a.m. in Marshall. The winner will then play at 2 p.m.

GFW      300 000 0 - 3 5 1

Morris/CA            000 000 0 - 0 2 2

HITTING – Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop: Erin McDurmont 3-3 3-run hr rbi-3, Carolin Goebel 2-3 … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Lauren Reimers 1-3, Abby Daly 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop: McDurmont (W) 7-2-0-0-0-15 … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Kayla Pring (L) 7-5-3-2-1-6

KMS 10, LQPV 0

Junior Alison Krieger blanked the Eagles on one hit through four innings and was backed by an 11-hit offense to oust Lac qui Parle Valley from the postseason.

LQPV    000 00 - 0    2 1 

KMS      230 41 -10 11 2 

HITTING – LQPV: Ally Jensen 1-for-1, Kylee Larsen 1-for-2 …KMS: Sam Gjerde 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Sadie Sulier 2-for-3, Alison Krieger 1-for-2, rbi; Kalli Forsell 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Shelly Syverson 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Andrea Olson 2-for-3, Aleis Lamecker 1-for-2, Mikaylie Hagen 1-for-1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Lac qui Parle Valley: Sarah Halldorson (L) 4-10-6-6-2-0, Madeline Patzer 0-1-4-4-4-0 … Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Alison Krieger (W) 4-1-0-0-1-4, Samantha Gjerde 1-1-0-0-0-1

Winners’ bracket


Sam Gjerde smashed a three-run homer and winning pitcher Alison Krieger hit a solo homer at the Murdock field. Krieger ended up the day with a four-hitter.

Jen Sommers singled in the run in the first inning and Emily Orwick had a double for MACCRAY.

The tournament continues at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Cottonwood with the Wolverines vs. Wabsasso at 11 a.m., loser eliminated. KMS meets Murray County Central in the winner’s bracket semifinals.

MACCRAY          100 00 -  1    4  1 

KMS      140 5x - 11  12 0

HITTING – MACCRAY: Emily Wrede 2-for-3, Jen Sommers 1-for-2, rbi; Emily Orwick 1-for-2, 2b … KMS: Sam Gjerde 3-for-4, 3-run HR; Sadie Sulier 3-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Alison Krieger 2-for-2, solo HR; Kalli Forsell 2-for-4, rbi; Shelly Syverson 1-for-4, rbi; Taylor Rasmusson 1-for-4, Mikaylie Hagen 1-for-2, Alyssa Gronseth 0-for-1, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - MACCRAY: Annie Sandry 1.2-4-5-5-2-0, Jen Sommer 3-8-6-6-2-0 … KMS: Alison Krieger 5-4-1-1-2-2

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