Softball roundup: Morris/CA drops Litchfield in opener

Prep girls softball report for Monday, April 11, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Tigers beat Dragons 13-7, getting 13 hits

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LITCHFIELD — The Morris/Chokio-Alberta softball team beat Litchfield 13-7 on Monday in both teams’ season-opener.

Morris/CA had 13 hits, led by Reilly Gibson, who went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored.

Liv Holmgren was 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and a walk for Litchfield. Izzy Pennertz was 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI and Liv Olson was 2-for-2 with three RBI for the Dragons.


Morris/CA 13, Litchfield 7

Morris/CA    101   412   4-13   13   3
Litchfield      020   120   2- 7     8   6
Hitting - Morris/CA: Brianna Marty 2-5 r-2 rbi sb, Yasmine Westerman 1-4 r-3 sb-4, Brienna Dybdahl 1-5 2b r-3 rbi-3, Sydney Dietz 2-5 rbi-2, Shannon Dougherty 1-3 rbi, Bailey Hottovy 2-6 r sb, Reilly Gibson 3-4 2b-2 r-3, Leah Staples 1-1 r, Kortney Sanasack 0-3 rbi … Litchfield: Grace Braaten 1-3 2b r bb, Liv Holmgren 2-3 2b-2 r-2 rbi bb, Izzy Pennertz 2-4 2b r rbi, Cam Iverson 1-3 r sb, Liv Olson 2-2 rbi-3, Britney Prahl 0-4 r, Addi Marquardt 0-3 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris/CA: Dybdahl (W) 6-7-7-4-2-0, Westerman 1-1-0-0-0-3 … Litchfield: Holmgren (L) 4-8-6-4-2-3, Olson 3-5-7-3-2-0

RCW/BOLD 6, Benson 5

Jennifer Bratsch had a walk-off single to lead the new Renville County West/BOLD co-op to a victory over Benson at Danube.


RCW/BOLD scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh for the come-from-behind victory, Hannah Savig drew a walk and Laila Ridler hit an RBI single to tie it up. Bratsch then hit a single to drive home Savig for the winning run.

Benson            010   400   0-5   11   0
RCW/BOLD      110   000   4-6     9   0
Hitting - Benson: Bella Wolter 2-2 2b-2 r bb-2 sb-4, Ellie Krusemark 2-3 3b r-2 bb sb-3, Presley Nygaard 1-2 2b r rbi bb-2, Brittany Flower 1-3 2b r rbi, Emma Krusemark 1-3 2b rbi … RCW/BOLD: Laila Ridler 2-4 2b r rbi, Jennifer Bratsch 2-4 rbi, Caylee Weber 1-3 2b r, Shay Skold 1-3 r sb, Jenna Bohlin 2-3 2b r-2 rbi-2 sb, Breana Winzenburg 1-3 3b rbi, Delaney Tersteeg 0-3 rbi, Hannah Savig 0-2 r bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Benson: Wolter (L) 7-9-6-3-1-2 … RCW/Benson: Weber (W) 7-11-5-5-6-6

YME 9, Minnewaska 8

With one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Yellow Medicine East’s Hope Stark cranked out an RBI single to score Aria Peters for a walk-off win over Minnewaska in non-conference play at Granite Falls.

Peters was the Sting’s top batter, going 3-for-4 with a triple, three runs and an RBI. Yansi Flores and Atrinity Tipton each had two hits, with Tipton connecting with a double. Bayni Sneller got the win in the circle, striking out 14 in a complete-game effort.

Olivia Richards went 3-for-4 for the Lakers with a double, two runs and an RBI.

Minnewaska    041   002   1-8     6   3
YME                  004   310   1-9   10   4
Hitting - Minnewaska: Olivia Richards 3-4 2b r-2 rbi sb-4, Madalynn Meulebroeck 1-2 2b r rbi-2 bb-2 sb, Riley Eischens 1-3 rbi-2 bb sb, Grace Jensen 1-4 r-2 rbi sb-2, Grace Larson 0-3 r sb, Leslie Murken 0-3 r rbi bb, Brenna Larson 0-1 r sb … YME: Aria Peters 3-4 3b r-3 rbi, Yansi Flores 2-4 r-2 bb, Hope Stark 1-4 rbi sb, Hannah Stark 1-4 r rbi-2, Atrinity Tipton 2-3 2b rbi-2, Abbie Winter 1-2 bb, Bayli Sneller 0-3 r bb, Jenna Weir 0-3 rbi bb, Alana Almich 0-3 r-2 bb sb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minnewaska: Jensen (L) 6 1/3-10-9-5-6-4 … YME: Sneller (W) 7-6-8-3-7-14


Game 1: R-T-R 15, Dawson-Boyd 3

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton’s Kya Alderson struck out 15 Dawson-Boyd batters in a Camden Conference victory in Dawson.

All three of the Blackjacks’ runs came in the sixth innings. Rachel Jorgens was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.


R-T-R                    001   402   8-15   3   4
Dawson-Boyd      000   003   0-  3   2   9
Hitting - R-T-R: Laken Baartman 1-4 r bb sb, Briella Buchert 1-4 r-2, Jenna Kremin 1-2 r-2 bb sb-2, Sara Hartson 0-3 r-2 bb-2, Madi Burns 0-3 r rbi-2 bb sb, Kya Alderson 0-4 r rbi bb sb-2, Ragen Mitchell 0-4 rbi bb, Whitney Bruns 0-3 r-3 bb-2 sb-3, Lilly Klumper 0-3 r-2 bb-2 sb, Melissa Barber 0-0 r … Dawson-Boyd: Alli Estling 1-3 sb-2, Rachel Jorgens 1-3 r sb, Alivia Haas 0-4 r sb, Makaylee Wente 0-2 r bb 
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - R-T-R: Alderson (W) 7-2-3-0-1-15 … Dawson-Boyd: Estling (L) 7-3-15-7-11-8

Game 2: R-T-R 16, Dawson-Boyd 0

Maykaylee Wente and Ali Estling had hits for Dawson-Boyd in the nightcap at Dawson.

The game was called after four innings.

Dawson-Boyd       000   0-0     2   5
R-T-R                 (10)06   x-16   5   0
Hitting - Dawson-Boyd: Makaylee Wente 1-2, Ali Estling 1-2 … R-T-R: Sara Hartson 1-2 r-2 rbi-2 bb-2, madi Burns 2-3 r-2 rbi-2 bb, Kya Alderson 0-2 r-2 rbi bb-2, Ragen Mitchell 0-2 r-2 rbi bb-2, Laken Baartman 0-2 r rbi bb, Whitney Bruns 0-1 r rbi bb-2, Lily Klumper 1-2 r-2 rbi bb, Briella buchert 0-2 r rbi bb, Melisaa Barber 1-2 r rbi-2, Madysen Davis 0-0 r rbi bb, Jenna Kremin 0-0 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Dawson-Boyd: Alivia Haas (L) 0.2-2-10-0-8-1, Maddie Wente 2.1-3-6-1-5-2 … R-T-R: Alderson (W) 4-2-0-0-0-4

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