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Prep Softball: Weatherly near perfect as Morris/CA wins WCS title

OLIVIA -- Mackenzie Weatherly took a perfect game into the sixth inning and faced just two batters over the minimum after striking out 17 to spark Morris/Chokio-Alberta to a 2-0 win over BOLD Tuesday in the West Central South Conference.

OLIVIA -- Mackenzie Weatherly took a perfect game into the sixth inning and faced just two batters over the minimum after striking out 17 to spark Morris/Chokio-Alberta to a 2-0 win over BOLD Tuesday in the West Central South Conference.

The win allowed the Tigers to win the conference title outright.

Weatherly struck out the first nine batters she faced and didn't allow a hit until Carly Sigurdson singled with two outs in the sixth.

Weatherly knocked in the Tigers' (15-0, 17-1) first run when her fielder's choice drove in Katie Holzheimer. Haley Henrichs scored another run in the seventh.

BOLD (8-7, 8-9) starter Brittany Nissen gave up three hits, while striking out eight and allowing three walks and one earned run.

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Morris/CA 2, BOLD 0

Morris/CA 000 100 1 -- 2 3 0

BOLD 000 000 0 -- 0 1 2

HITTING - Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Sadie Fischer 1-for-4; Dani Schultz 1-for-3; Mackenzie Weatherly 1-for-3, rbi ... BOLD: Carly Sigurdson 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Mackenzie Weatherly (W) 7-1-0-0-1-17 ... BOLD: Brittany Nissen (L) 7-3-2-1-3-8

Game One

Paynesville 8, YME 3

Brooke Wuertz, Jackie Skoglund, Caitlyn Gottwald, Shelby Goltz and Jessica Solum had two hits apiece to pace Paynesville's 13-hit attack.

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Skoglund gave up 12 hits, but she didn't issue a walk and gave up just two earned runs to get the complete-game win.

Courtney Hinz went 3-for-4 while Angie Scheffler and Jennessa Hoffman added two hits apiece for Yellow Medicine East.

Paynesville 101 301 2 -- 8 13 2

YME 000 101 1 -- 3 12 4

HITTING - Paynesville: Megan Wuertz 1-for-4, rbi; Brooke Wuertz 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Jenna Kincade 1-for-4, rbi; Kayla Reiman 1-for-4; Jackie Skoglund 2-for-4, 2b; Caitlyn Gottwald 2-for-4; Shelby Goltz 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Jessica Solum 2-for-4, 2 runs, rbi ... Yellow Medicine East: Danie Roden 1-for-4; Mollie Nielsen 1-for-4; Courtney Hinz 3-for-4; Ashly Sneller 1-for-4; Allie Trudel 1-for-4, rbi; Angie Scheffler 2-for-4, 2 runs; Haley Fischer 1-for-3, rbi; Jennessa Hoffman 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Paynesville: Jackie Skoglund (W) 7-12-3-2-0-3 ... Yellow Medicine East: Allie Trudel (L) 7-13-8-5-0-6

Game Two

Paynesville 11, YME 1

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Caitlyn Gottwald and Jenna Kincade hit solo home runs for Paynesville as the Bulldogs (12-3, 14-3) invoked the 10-run rule in the sixth inning. Kincade's fourth hit of the game drove in the Bulldogs' 11th run.

Gottwald pitched 12/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win.

YME (4-11, 5-13) scored in the second when Kendra Sander's sacrifice fly knocked in Allie Trudel, who got two hits, along with Angie Scheffler and Jennessa Hoffman.

YME 010 000 -- 1 7 4

Paynesville 303 014 --11 10 1

HITTING - Yellow Medicine East: Nena McCalla 1-for-3; Allie Trudel 2-for-3; Angie Scheffler 2-for-3; Jennessa Hoffman 2-for-2 ... Paynesville: Sam Dahl 2-for-4, 3 runs; Megan Wuertz 1-for-4, 2b; Brooke Wuertz 1-for-4; Jenna Kincade 4-for-4, 2b, solo HR, 3 runs, 3 rbi; Kayla Reiman 1-for-3; Caitlyn Gottwald 1-for-3, solo HR, rbi; Shelby Goltz 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Yellow Medicine East: Taylor Bruflat (L) 5-7-8-5-0-2, Allie Trudel 1/3-3-3-2-1-1 ... Paynesville: Jackie Skoglund 21/3-3-1-1-0-0, Caitlyn Gottwald (W) 12/3-1-0-0-1-1, Megan Schaefer 2-3-0-0-0-0

Game One

ACGC 18, LQPV 5

A seven-run first inning ignited an offensive outburst for the visiting Falcons, who nearly put the game out of reach in the seventh by producing six more runs.

Paige Wilner, Natasha Dallmann and Payton Wilner had two hits apiece for Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City.

McKenzie Long and Coleen Wagner both had three hits for Lac qui Parle Valley.

ACGC 703 020 6 --18 10 2

LQPV 011 300 0 -- 5 10 3

HITTING - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Sydney Larson 1-for-4; Mikeyla Holm 1-for-4; Paige Wilner 2-for-3; Natasha Dallmann 2-for-5, 3b; Erica Melbie 1-for-4; Hanna Lang 1-for-5; Payton Wilner 2-for-4 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: McKenzie Long 3-for-4; Mackenzie Clark 1-for-3; Tianna Tosel 1-for-4; Micaela DuFrane 1-for-4; Coleen Wagner 3-for-4, 3b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Natasha Dallmann (W) ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Micaela DuFrane (L)

Game Two

ACGC 17, LQPV 1

The Falcons (8-7, 8-8) scored in every inning, including posting a pair of five-run frames.

Sydney Larson was the only Falcon to collect two hits, while Megan Wildung had two of the three hits for LQPV (0-14, 0-17).

LQPV 000 01 -- 1 3 4

ACGC 453 5x --17 8 1

HITTING - Lac qui Parle Valley: Karley Weir 1-for-2; Megan Wildung 2-for-2 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Sydney Larson 2-for-3; Mikayla Holm 1-for-1; Paige Wilner 1-for-2; Natasha Dallmann 1-for-2; Erica Melbie 1-for-4; Ashley Nelson 1-for-1; Payton Wilner 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Lac qui Parle Valley: Rachel Schlieman (L) ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Sydney Larson (W)

Benson/Hancock 12, Montevideo 1

Sara Rajewsky threw a five-inning three-hitter and twice singled to plate three runs. Kendra Schmidgall, Mackenzie Jensen and Brennan Hagen each finished with two hits for Benson/Hancock (5-10, 5-11).

Kelsey Olson drove in the run for Montevideo (2-11, 3-12).

Montevideo 000 10 -- 1 3 3

Ben./Hancock 066 0x--12 12 0

HITTING - Montevideo: Dani Emkes 1-for-2, 2b; Kelsey Olson 1-for-2, rbi; Nicole Bennett 1-for-2 ... Benson/Hancock: Mackenzie Jensen 2-for-3; Kelsey Hammerschmidt 1-for-1; Natasha Wiebold 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Kendra Schmidgall 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Sara Rajewsky 2-for-3, 3 rbi; Brennan Hagen 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Datriana Jensen 1-for-3; Kelsey Sonnabend 1-for-1, rbi, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Vanessa Jordahl (L) 3-11-12-8-3-0, Ashley Hoehne 1-1-0-0-0-2 ... Benson/Hancock: Sara Rajewsky (W) 5-3-1-1-1-5

West Central North

Game One

SC Cathedral 8, NLS 4

McKenzie Bangasser slugged a two-run double in the second inning and Allison Ruter had RBI singles in the fifth and seventh innings for New London-Spicer.

Jen Hinnenkamp went 3-for-4 to pace the St. Cloud Cathedral offense.

SCC 140 300 0 -- 8 8 2

NLS 020 010 1 -- 4 9 2

HITTING - St. Cloud Cathedral: Jen Hinnenkamp 3-for-4; Abby Hagen 2-for-3; Shawna Johnson 1-for-3, 2b ... New London-Spicer: Aaste Bakke 2-for-4; Allison Ruter 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Rachel Solheid 2-for-3; McKenzie Bangasser 1-for-2, 2b, 2 rbi; Brianna Fredrick 1-for-3; Taylor Thunstedt 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- St. Cloud Cathedral: Maria Bastin (W) 7-9-4-*-0-4 ... New London-Spicer: Amanda Radel (L) 7-8-8-*-4-4

Game Two

NLS 4, SC Cathedral 2

New London-Spicer (9-8, 10-10) closed out the regular season by holding on despite getting outhit 10-7.

The Wildcats scored twice in the first inning behind Taylor Thunstedt's and Amanda Radel's run-scoring singles. NLS then scored two more in the second with Aasta Bakke driving in a run with a single.

Radel worked all seven innings in the pitcher's circle to collect the win.

NLS 220 000 0 -- 4 7 1

SCC 100 001 0 -- 2 10 2

HITTING - New London-Spicer: Taylor Thunstedt 2-for-4, rbi; Brianna Fredrick 2-for-3; Aasta Bakke 1-for-4, 2 runs, rbi; Erika Norris 1-for-3; Amanda Radel 1-for-3, rbi ... St. Cloud Cathedral: Kayla Theis 2-for-3; Leah Gross 2-for-4; Maria Bastin 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- New London-Spicer: Amanda Radel (W) 4-10-2-1-3-3 ... St. Cloud Cathedral: Maria Bastin (L) 7-7-4-*-1-8

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