Prep Softball Roundup: NLS downs Dragons with 7th-inning rally
SPICER -- New London-Spicer rallied in the bottom of the seventh to come from behind and beat Litchfield 13-12 on Tuesday in a Wright County Conference game.
SPICER - New London-Spicer rallied in the bottom of the seventh to come from behind and beat Litchfield 13-12 on Tuesday in a Wright County Conference game.
After a back-and-forth slugfest, Kenzie Peterson flied out to centerfield with runners on second and third, driving in the tying run. The game-winner scored from second on an errant throw home.
Olivia Christopherson and Lindsay Vagle each had three hits, and Espi Austvold was 2-for-5 with a triple and three RBIs.
Peterson got the win in relief with 1.1 scoreless innings.
Jasmin Estrada was 1-for-4 with a fourth-inning grand slam for Litchfield.
Ashley Warren added two hits and three RBIs, and Kirsten Weseman and Kyndra Beavers were 2-for-4.
The two teams play a rematch at 4 p.m. today in Litchfield.
NLS 13, Litchfield 12
Litchfield (3-14) 040 404 0 - 12 8 1
NLS 310 313 2 - 13 20 2
HITTING – Litchfield: Kyndra Beavers 2-4, Ashley Warren 2-4 rbi-3, Madison Larson 1-2 rbi-2, Kirsten Weseman 2-4 rbi, Jasmin Estrada 1-4 grand slam … NLS: Kenzie Peterson 1-3 rbi, Olivia Christopherson 3-4 rbi, Mya Rohman 2-3 3b rbi-2, Rachel Vraa 1-1, Espi Austvold 2-5 3b rbi-3, Shea Oman 2-4, Megan Thorson 1-2 2b rbi-2, Lindsay Vagle 4-5 rbi-2, Jordin King 3-3 rbi, Alyssa Fredrick 1-5
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Larson (L) 7-20-13-11-4-1 … NLS: Christopherson 5.2-7-12-8-10-3; Peterson (W) 1.1-1-0-0-1-1
Paynesville 6, ACGC 3
Paynesville only managed three hits but took advantage of seven ACGC walks to beat the Falcons on Tuesday.
Allie Stanger and Halle Johnson each had a hit and an RBI for the Bulldogs.
ACGC’s Hannah Wilner was 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in the first inning.
ACGC 200 000 1 - 3 3 1
Paynesville 202 101 x - 6 3 1
HITTING – ACGC: Maree Lee 1-2 r, Hannah Wilner 1-3 2-run HR, Payton Wilner 1-3 r 2b … Paynesville: Kayla Schaefer 1-3, Allie Stanger 1-3 r rbi 2b, Halle Johnson 1-2 r rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: Taryn Reinke (L) 6-3-6-5-7-2 … Paynesville: Schaefer (W) 7-3-3-2-0-5
Paynesville 12, ACGC 8
Paynesville clubbed 15 hits, including three hits and three RBIs from Kayla Schaefer, to take Game Two of the doubleheader.
The Bulldogs plated eight run in the fourth inning on seven hits.
Lexi Skoglund had three hits, two runs and two RBIs, and Emma Stevens, Allie Stanger and Abbie Wuertz each had two hits.
Schaefer tossed five innings in relief to grab the win.
Paynesville (6-3, 10-5) next plays Thursday at BOLD, and ACGC hosts Royalton on Friday.
Pay. (6-3, 10-5) 102 810 0 - 12 15 5
ACGC 340 100 0 - 8 5 1
HITTING – Paynesville: Lexi Skoglund 3-5 r-2 rbi-2 2b-2, Emma Stevens 2-5 r rbi 2b, Schaefer 3-3 r-2 rbi-3 2b, Stanger 2-4 r rbi-2 2b-2, Brooke Caldwell 1-4 r, Hannah Lange 1-3 r rbi, Johnson 1-4 r rbi 2b, Abbie Wuertz 2-4 r-2 rbi 2b … ACGC: Lee 1-3 r-2, Tori Hayunga 1-4 r-2, H. Wilner 1-4 2-run HR, Kaitlyn Moore 1-4 rbi, P. Wilner 1-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Paynesville: Brianna Hemmesch 2-3-7-3-0-1; Schaefer (W) 5-2-1-1-0-4 … ACGC: n/a
Mady Krienke doubled in a run and Krista Motzko singled home a run in Benson/Hancock’s three-run third inning in the first game of a West Central Conference doubleheader against Yellow Medicine East on Tuesday in Granite Falls.
The Brave Owls also took Game Two 2-1.
Addie Forbord got the win in both games. In Game One, she allowed just four hits and struck out six.
Motzko was 2-for-3, Kayla Crowell was 2-for-3 and scored a run, and Samantha Payne also drove in a run.
YME’s Becca Rigge was 2-for-3 and Megan Odegard scored the Sting’s lone run.
YME 001 000 0 - 1 4 3
Benson/Hancock 023 000 x - 4 8 2
HITTING – Yellow Medicine East: Marissa Sneller 1-4, Megan Odegard 0-4 r, Becca Rigge 2-3, Rachel Johnson 1-3 … Benson/Hancock: Shaleah Schmidt 0-4 r, Krista Motzko 2-3 rbi, Kayla Crowell 2-3 2b r, Mady Krienke 1-3 2b rbi, Nicole Berens 1-3, Brittney Kurkosy 1-3, Lizzie Staton 1-3 r, Presley Gonnerman 0-0 r
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - YME: Mariah Norell (L) 6-8-4-1-1-0 … B/H: Addie Forbord (W) 7-4-1-0-2-6
Motzko doubled in the tying run in the fourth inning and Brittney Kurkosky singled home the winning run in the fifth inning as the Brave Owls swept the doubleheader.
Forbord worked a complete game, surrendering seven hits, walking one and striking out three.
Kurkosky was 3-for-4 and also scored a run on Motzko’s double.
Motzko, Crowell and Nicole Berens all had two hits.
YME’s Jordan Glad was 2-for-2 and doubled in the Sting’s only run in the first inning. Marissa Sneller was 2-for-3 and also doubled. Megan Odegard had a hit and scored YME’s run.
The Sting open the section playoffs against an opponent to be determined at 5 p.m. Friday at the home field of the higher seed.
Benson/Hancock 000 110 0 - 2 11 0
YME 100 000 0 - 1 7 3
HITTING – Benson/Hancock: Motzko 2-4 2b rbi, Forbord 1-4, Crowell 2-4, Krienke 0-3 r, Berens 2-4, Payne 1-4, Kurkosky 3-4 rbi r … Yellow Medicine East: Sneller 2-3 2b, Odegard 1-3 r, Jordan Glad 2-2 2b rbi, Norell 1-3, Johnson 1-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - B/H: Forbord (W) 7-7-1-1-1-3 … YME: Norell (L) 7-11-2-2-1-4
Morris/CA 15, Minnewaska 0
Piper Gibson and Lauren Reimers both homered and Abby Daly as Morris/Chokio-Alberta won the first game of a West Central Conference doubleheader on Tuesday in Glenwood.
Gibson, Reimers and Kayla Pring all had two hits, and Pring threw a four-hitter.
Morgan Hess, Mason Schlief, Bayley Pooler and Ashley Bakko had the Lakers’ hits. They are 13-6 overall and play at Staples-Motley at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Morris/CA 329 01 - 15 9 0
Minnewaska 000 00 - 0 4 6
HITTING – Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Piper Gibson 2-4 hr 2b rbi r-3, Lauren Reimers 2-2 hr 3b rbi r-4, Tracy Meichsner 1-4 rbi r-2, Abby Daly 1-4 rbi-2 r, Kayla Pring 2-3 rbi r-2, Brooke Gillespie 1-3 rbi r-2 … Minnewaska: Morgan Hess 1-2, Mason Schlief 1-3, Bayley Pooler 1-2, Ashley Bakko 1-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris/CA: Pring (W) 5-4-0-0-1-0 … Home: Hess (L) 5-9-15-6-4-0
Morris/CA 12, Minnewaska 7
The Tigers and Lakers slugged it out in Game Two, with Morris/CA’s six-run third making the difference.
Gibson and Lindsey Dierks both had two hits and drove in a run and Tracy Meichsner doubled in two runs as the Tigers completed the doubleheader sweep.
The Lakers’ Morgan Hess was 3-for-4 with an RBI, Bayley Pooler drove in three runs and Morgan Majerus had two hits and drove in two runs.
Minnewaska 002 032 0 - 7 11 3
Morris/CA 126 120 x - 12 9 2
HITTING – Minnewaska: Hess 3-4 2b rbi r-2, Schlief 2-3 2b rbi, Pooler 1-4 rbi-3 r, Morgan Majerus 2-4 2b rbi-2, Taylor Amundson 1-4 r, Abby VerSteeg 2-3 r-2 … Morris/CA: Becca Holland 1-4 rbi, Gibson 2-4 rbi r-3, Reimers 1-1 rbi r-2, Meichsner 1-5 2b rbi-2, Pring 1-2 rbi, Gillespie 1-4 r, Lindsey Dierks 2-3 rbi r
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minnewaska: A. Bakko (L) 3-6-10-4-4-0, Hess 3-3-2-1-3-1 … Morris/CA: Pring (W) 7-11-7-5-1-1
BOLD 6, RCW 2
RCW grabbed a brief 2-0 lead in the fifth but the visiting Warriors scored five times in the sixth to end the Jaguars’ regular season on a sour note Tuesday in Danube.
Taylor Sagedahl was 4-for-4 and Morgan Flann doubled, singled twice and had two RBIs to ignite BOLD’s 14-hit attack. Sierra Weis added two hits and drove in three runs, and Allison Krause had two RBIs.
Flann also earned a complete-game win, striking out eight and scattering five hits.
Brittany Harazin had two hits for RCW (11-9).
BOLD (6-9) hosts Paynesville on Thursday for a West Central Conference doubleheader that starts at 4 p.m.
BOLD 000 005 1 - 6 14 0
RCW 000 020 0 - 2 5 4
HITTING – BOLD: Morgan Flann 3-4 2b rbi-2, Lauren Kopel 1-4, Elsa Skeie 1-4, Taylor Sagedahl 4-4 2b, Allison Krause 1-4 rbi-2, Sierra Weis 2-4 rbi-3, Kiah Morse 1-3, Emily Gass 1-3 … RCW: Carli Krogman 1-3 rbi-2, Brittany Harazin 2-3, Malerie Thompson 1-2 2b, Cassidy Fransen 1-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BOLD: Flann (W) 7-5-2-2-2-8 … RCW: Fransen (L) 7-14-6-5-2-3