Softball roundup: Litchfield, Draeger down NLS

Prep girls softball report for Monday, May 2, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Dragons top Wildcats 10-0 in Wright County game

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LITCHFIELD — Taylor Draeger tossed a two-hitter and Litchfield lashed out nine hits of its own to beat New London-Spicer 10-0 on Monday in a Wright County Conference softball game.

Draeger, who is headed to Rochester Community & Technical College to continue her softball career, did not walk a batter, striking out one.

The game was called after five innings because of the 10-run rule.

“We didn’t strike out much this time, but everything we hit was to them,” NLS head coach Melissa Bergeson said. “Some of them weren’t hit that hard. But they made the plays and we didn’t.”

Izzy Pennertz went 2-for-3 with a home run, scoring twice and driving in one. Karlee Prahl was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs and Liv Olson was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI.


For NLS, Sadie Hatlestad and Emily Ruter each had hits.

Litchfield has a doubleheader with Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday in Litchfield. NLS plays a doubleheader Tuesday at Annandale.

Wright County

Litchfield 10, NLS 0

NLS               000   00-0   2   5
Litchfield      041   23-10   9   1
Hitting - NLS: Sadie Haltestad 1-2, Emily Ruter 1-2, Abbi Knutson 0-2 sb … Litchfield: Ryanna Steinhaus 0-3 r, Grace Braaten 0-3 rbi, Liv Holmgren 0-3 r, Izzy Pennertz 2-3 r-2 rbi hr, Karlee Prahl 2-3 r-2 2b, Cam Iverson 1-2 r sac, Liv Olson 2-3 r-2 rbi-2, Britney Prahl 1-2 rbi-2 2b sf, Addi Marquardt 1-2 r rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NLS: Ruter (L) 4.1-9-10-5-0-0 … Litchfield: Taylor Draeger (W) 5-2-0-0-0-1

West Central

Game 1: Benson 8, Minnewaska 7

Benson scored twice in the bottom of the sixth, then got a scoreless seventh inning pitched by Bella Wolter to beat Minnewaska at Benson.

Wolter went 2-for-3 with a run and three stolen bases. She also had the complete-game victory. Adysen Himley and Torie Andrews each had two hits for the Braves.

For Minnewaska, Jenna Prowes was 3-for-4 with a run and three stolen bases.

Minnewaska     112   200   1-7   10   1
Benson             000   602   x-8   9   2
Hitting - Minnewaska: Brooke Larson 1-4 r rbi sb-2, Olivia Richards 2-3 r rbi 2b-2 hbp sb, Maddy Muelebroeck 1-4 r 3b, Grace Larson 1-3 r rbi-2 bb 2b sb, Grace Jenson 2-4 sb, Jenna Prowes 3-4 r sb-3, Leslie Murkes 0-3 r bb sb, Leah Hagen 0-1 r bb-2  … Benson: Emma Krusemark 1-4 r rbi-2 sb, Bella Wolter 2-3 r sb-3, Adysen Himley 2-3 r rbi hbp sb, Presley Nygaard 1-4 r 3b, Brittany Flower 1-2 r rbi bb 2b, Lexie Simmonds 0-1 r bb sac, Torie Andrews 2-3 r sb, Madi Wrobleski 0-2 r rbi hbp sb-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minnewaska: Jenson (L) 6-9-8-8-3-10 … Benson: Wolter (W) 7-10-7-6-4-0

Game 2: Minnewaska 13, Benson 6

Maddy Muelebroeck went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, two runs and three RBI to lead Minnewaska past Benson in Game 2 of the doubleheader at Benson.


The Lakers scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth to break it open.

Benson committed seven errors.

“We’ve got to clean it up on defense,” Benson head coach Barb Schwarz said. “And, we did have an overabundance of strikeouts looking. But we’ve only got three starters from last year. At least we’re hanging in there.”

Benson (3-3) plays West Central Area in a doubleheader at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Benson.

Benson               110   022   0-6   9   7
Minnewaska      302   116   x-13   10   0
Hitting - Benson: Emma Krusemark 2-4 r rbi-2 sb-2, Bella Wolter 0-2 r bb-2, Adysen Himley 1-4 r sb, Ellie Krusemark 3-4 rbi-3, Presley Nygaard 1-4, Brittany Flower 2-2 r bb sb-2, Torie Andrews 0-2 r bb hbp, Madie Wrobleski 0-2 r … Minnewaska: Brooke Larson 1-4 r 3b, Olivia Richards 1-4 r-3 rbi 2b sb-2, Maddy Muelebroeck 3-4 r-2 rbi-3 2b 3b sb-2, Riley Eischens 0-4 r, Brenna Larson 0-2 r-2 rbi bb-2 sb-2, Ally Magard 2-3 rbi-2 bb 2b, Grace Jenson 0-0 r sb, Leslie Murkes 0-3 r rbi bb sb-2, Jenna Prowes 3-4 r-2 2b
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Benson: Wolter (L) 5.2-9-13-7-4-2, El. Krusemark 0.1-1-0-0-0-1 … Minnewaska: Bre. Larson (W) 7-9-6-6-4-6

Game 1: Morris/CA 13, Montevideo 0

Brienna Dybdahl tossed a five-inning shutout to lead Morris/Chokio-Alberta past Montevideo at Morris.

Dybdahl struck out eight and walked one, allowing four hits.

Mathea Jorgenson went 2-for-2 with a double for Montevideo.


Morris/CA        542   02-13   14   0
Montevideo     000   00-0   4   3
Hitting - Morris/CA: Yasmine Westerman 2-3 r rbi bb sb, Brienna Dybdahl 2-3 r-3 bb, Cate Kehoe 2-3 r-4 rbi-2 bb sb-2, Sydney Dietz 3-4 2b-2 r-3 rbi sb, Shannon Dougherty 2-2 rbi-3 sb, Bryanna Marty 1-3 bb, Bailey Hottovy 1-4 rbi sb, Kortney Sanasack 1-3 sb, Reilly Gibson 0-3 r-2 rbi-3 sb, Leah Staples 0-2 rbi … Montevideo: Emily Brace 1-2, Mathea Jorgenson 2-2 2b, Kassey Pauling 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris/CA: Dybdahl (W) 5-4-0-0-1-8 … Home: Taya Weber (L) 5-14-13-10-5-1

Game 2: Morris/CA 14, Montevideo 2

Yasmine Westerman, Cate Kehoe, Sydney Dietz and Reilly Gobson all had two hits in Morris/Chokio-Alberta’s sweep of Montevideo at Morris.

Kassey Pauling went 2-for-2 with a run for the Thunder Hawks.

Montevideo      020   00-2   3   4
Morris/CA     (11)12   0x-14   11   0
Hitting - Montevideo: Kassey Pauling 2-2 r, Kylie Cobb 1-2 rbi-2, Amery Arends 0-1 r bb … Morris/CA: Yasmine Westerman 2-4 2b r-2 rbi-3 sb, Bryanna Marty 1-3 3b r-2 rbi bb sb, Brienna Dybdahl 1-2 3b r-2 rbi bb sb, Cate Kehoe 2-3 r rbi-2, Sydney Dietz 2-4 2b r, Reilly Gobson 2-3 2b r-2 rbi-2, Kortney Sanasack 1-2 r-2 rbi bb, Lakia Manska 0-2 r-2 bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Montevideo: Pauling (L) 1-7-11-9-4-2, Tenley Epema 3-4-3-0-1-1 … Morris/CA: Dybdahl 1-0-0-0-0-2, Westerman (W) 3.2-3-2-1-1-9 

Central Minnesota

Game 1: EV-W 9, Paynesville 8

Karli Breuchel homered and Ellaree Anderson, Josie Stenger and Kali Torborg all had two hits to lead Eden Valley-Watkins past Paynesville at Watkins.

Paynesville had the bases loaded with no outs in the top of the seventh, but couldn’t score the tying run, Bulldogs head coach Zach Nelson said.

Kianna Roeske, Maddy McNab and Ariana Messer all homered for Paynesville.

Paynesville    102   104   0-8   8   2
EV-W               111   204   x-9   11   2
Hitting - Paynesville: Kianna Roeske 1-3 r hr rbi-2, Kayli Pauls 1-4 r, Paige Ludwig 2-4 r, Maddy McNab 1-4 hr rbi-2, Ariana Messer 1-2 hr r-3, Jada Belmont 1-3, Mikayla Roberg 1-3 … EV-W: Ellaree Anderson 2-2 r-2, Karli Breuchel 1-2 r-2 hr rbi-2, Josie Stenger 2-3 r rbi-4, Kali Torborg 2-3 r rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Paynesville: Kaydence Roeske (L) 6-11-9-8-4-3 … EV-W: Amber Scherer (W) 7-8-8-6-4-7

Game 2: Paynesville 10, EV-W 9

Kayli Pauls was 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI and Paige Ludwig went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI to help Paynesville beat Eden Valley-Watkins in Game 2 of their doubleheader at Watkins.

Paynesville (6-5) plays Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Paynesville.

EV-W                100   221   3-9   9   2
Paynesville      041   203   x-10   12  2
Hitting - EV-W: Amber Scherer 2-5 rbi-3, Shelby Geislinger 2-3 r-2, Alyssa Plantenberg 1-3 rbi, Brooklyn Glenz 1-3 … Paynesville: Kianna Roeske 2-4 rbi-2 r, Kayli Pauls 3-4 r-2 rbi-2, Paige Ludwig 3-4 r-2 rbi-2, Arian Messer 2-4 rbi-2, Katie Good 2-3 r-2 rbi.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - EV-W: Karli Breuchel (L) 5-10-10-8-2-4, Scherer 1-2-0-0-1-1 … Paynesville: Maddy McNab (W) 5-5-6-5-8-3, Ki. Roeske (Sv) 2-4-3-3-2-1

Game 1: BBE 4, ACGC 3

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa picked up its first win of the season in Game 1 of a Central Minnesota Conference doubleheader against Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Brooten.

Game 2:BBE 18, ACGC 11

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa got the Game 2 win and the sweep over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Brooten.


Game 1:Minneota/Canby 11, MACCRAY 5

Dakota Pesch went 3-for-3 with a double, two runs and two RBI to help Minneota/Canby beat MACCRAY at Minneota.

Greta Meyer was 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBI and a double for the Wolverines.

MACCRAY                002   30-5   7   0
Minneota/Canby      325   1x-11   9   0
Hitting - MACCRAY: Elizabeth Koenen 1-3 r bb sb, Gabby Randt 0-1 r bb hbp sb-3, Olivia Naatjes 1-2 r rbi bb 3b, Greta Meyer 2-3 r-2 rbi-2 2b, Hadley Schoffman 1-1 sb  … Minneota/Canby: Ashlee Ann Cole 0-2 r bb-2, Faith Myhre 1-2 r-2 rbi bb sb, Lexi Sanow 1-2 rbi-2 bb 3b sb-2, Ava Larson 0-1 hbp-2, Summer Hennen 1-2 r-2 bb sb-2, Madison Hennen 1-2 r rbi bb sb-2, Dakota Pesch 3-3 r-2 rbi-2 2b sb-2, Kierzyn Hulzebos 2-3 r rbi-2 2b sb-3, Kenadi Arndt 0-2 r bb, Tessah Overgaard 0-0 r sb-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - MACCRAY: Regan Aker (L) 1.2-4-4-4-2-1, Jasmine Colby 0.1-3-6-6-4-1, Layla  Owen-Dobmeier 2-2-1-1-1-2 … Minneota/Canby: Ava Larson (W) 5-7-5-5-5-2

Game 2: Minneota/Canby 10, MACCRAY 8

Minneota/Canby completed the sweep of MACCRAY at Minneota, getting a 3-for-4 performance with two doubles from Summer Hennen.

Elizabeth Koenen went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and a stolen base to lead MACCRAY.

Minneota/Canby    000   253-10   12   0
MACCRAY               101   141-8   13   0
Hitting - Minneota/Canby: Ashlee Ann Cole 2-4 r-2 2b, Faith Myhre 2-3 r-3 rbi-2 bb, Lexi Sanow 1-3 r rbi bb, Kenadi Arndt 1-3 r rbi-2 bb, Summer Hennen 3-4 r rbi-2 2b-2 sb, Madison Hennen 2-4 rbi, Dakota Pesch 0-2 r bb sb-2, Tessah Overgaard 1-2 r bb 2b sb … MACCRAY: Elizabeth Koenen 3-4 r-2 2b sb, Tayte Nockleby 1-4 r sb, Gabby Randt 1-3, Olivia Naatjes 1-3 r rbi-3 2b, Greta Meyer 2-3 r-2 rbi sb, Layla Owen-Dobmeier 1-3, Jasmine Colby 2-3 rbi-2 2b, Hady Schoffman 1-3 r sb, Reyna Mendoza 1-3 r sb-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minneota/Canby: M. Hennen (W) 5.2-13-8-8-0-6 … MACCRAY: Hadley Schoffman (W) 6-12-10-10-5-2

Game 1: T-M-B 10, LQPV 0

Lac qui Parle Valley was held to three hits in the five-inning loss to Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at Madison.

Rylee Sawatzky, Isabel Gerdes and Addyson Bonn all had hits for the Eagles.

LQPV       000   00-0   3   4
T-M-B      104   23-10   11   0
Hitting - LQPV: Taylor Shelstad 0-2 bb, Rylee Lund 0-2 bb, Rylee Sawatzky 1-2 2b, Isabel Gerdes 1-2, Addyson Bonn 1-2 … T-M-B: K. Petersen 2-4 r-3 rbi 3b sb-2, G. Dolan 2-4 r-2 rbi-2 sb-2, M. Dolan 1-3 r rbi sb, K. Danielson 2-3 r rbi-3, A. Hensch 1-3, C. Dolan 2-3 r rbi sb, H. Gernetz 1-2 bb 2b, J. Hanson 0-2 r-2 bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - LQPV: Sawatzky (L) 4.2-11-10-5-2-7 … T-M-B: M. Dolan (W) 5-3-0-0-2-3

Game 2: LQPV 12, T-M-B 7

Tori Bungarden went 4-for-4 with two runs and three RBI to help lead Lac qui Parle Valley to the victory over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at Madison.

Kendyl Shelstad was 3-for-4 with a double, two runs, three RBI and a stolen base for the Eagles.

T-M-B      212   020   0-7   10   3
LQPV      106   500   x-12   13   1
Hitting - T-M-B: G. Dolan 2-3 r-2 bb 2b sb-2, M. Dolan 3-3 r-3 rbi-2 2b hbp sb-2, K. Danielson 1-4 r rbi, A. Hensch 2-4 rbi 2b 3b, H. Gernetz 1-3 r sb-2, K. Edwards 1-3 rbi … LQPV: Taylor Shelstad 1-4 r, Rylee Lund 2-4 r 3b, Rylee Sawatzky 0-3 r bb sb, Ayanna Gipson 0-0 r, Tori Bungarden 4-4 r-2 rbi-3, Tayler Kittelson 2-4 r-2 rbi 2b-2, Isabel Gerdes 0-3 r rbi bb, Maddie Mathies 0-4 r rbi, Kendyl Shelstad 3-4 r-2 rbi-3 2b sb, Addyson Bonn 1-3 rbi 2b
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - T-M-B: M. Dolan (L) 3-8-7-6-1-0, K. Petersen 3-5-5-2-1-2 … LQPV: Sawatzky (W) 4.1-4-2-0-0-3, Shelsad 2.2-6-5-5-1-0

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