Softball roundup: LQPV looks sharp in sweep

Prep softball report for Thursday, May 12, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Eagles beat RCW/BOLD 7-4 and 13-0 to maintain Camden Conference lead

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DANUBE — The Lac qui Parle Valley softball team strengthened its standing atop the Camden Conference.

Going on the road for a conference doubleheader Thursday, the Eagles picked up a pair of wins over Renville County West/BOLD. LQPV won Game 1 7-4, then got the sweep with a 13-0 victory in five innings in Game 2.

The opener saw the Eagles collect 11 hits. Rylee Sawatzky led the charge, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Tayler Kittelson and Isabel Gerdes were both 2-for-4. Kendy Shelstad hit a home run, going 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Sawatzky also got the win in the circle with 12 strikeouts in a complete-game effort.

Seven different Jaguars got hits in Game 1. Holly Bratsch scored twice and drew two walks, finishing 1-for-2.

The nightcap saw the Eagles put up seven runs in the bottom of the second inning. Gerdes went 2-for-2 with a double, two runs and two RBIs while Taylor Shelstad went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a run. Sawatzky got another victory, striking out four and holding RCW/BOLD to four hits and no walks.


Caylee Weber finished 2-for-2 for the Jaguars.

LQPV will play a pair of games Saturday in Marshall. The Eagles will play Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove at 10 a.m., followed by Redwood Valley at 11:30 a.m. RCW/BOLD hosts Lakeview at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Olivia.


Game 1: LQPV 7, RCW/BOLD 4

LQPV                300   103   0-7   11   4
RCW/BOLD      100   001   2-4   7   3
Hitting - LQPV: Taylor Shelstad 1-4 r sb, Rylee Sawatzky 3-4 2b rbi, Tori Bungarden 1-4 r, Tayler Kittelson 2-4 rbi, Isabel Gerdes 2-4 r-2 rbi, Kendyl Shelstad 1-3 hr r rbi-2, Ayanna Gipson 1-2 bb, Jayla Jahn 0-0 r sb, Jalyn Lee 0-0 r … RCW/BOLD: Holly Bratsch 1-2 r-2 bb-2, Jennifer Bratsch 1-4 2b, Delaney Tersteeg 1-4 r sb, Caylee Weber 1-4 rbi, Laila Ridler 1-4 rbi-2, Maura Hagen 1-3 rbi bb, Shay Skold 1-4, Breana Winzenburg 0-0 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - LQPV: Sawatzky (W) 7-7-4-3-3-12 … RCW/BOLD: Weber (L) 7-11-7-5-1-1

Game 2: LQPV 13, RCW/BOLD 0

RCW/BOLD   000   00-0   4   5
LQPV             170   5x-13   7   1
Hitting - RCW/BOLD: Caylee Weber 2-2, Laila Ridler 1-2, Maura Hagen 1-2 … LQPV: Taylor Shelstad 1-4 r rbi-2 sb, Rylee Lund 1-3 r-2 rbi bb sb-2, Rylee Sawatzky 1-3 rbi bb, Tori Bungarden 1-3 2b r rbi, Isabel Gerdes 2-2 2b r-2 rbi-2 bb, Addy Bonn 1-2 r, Tayler Kittelson 0-2 r bb, Kayla Jahn 0-0 r-2, Jalyn Lee 0-0 r, Kendyl Shelstad 0-2 r, Claire Borstad 0-1 r bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - RCW/BOLD: Weber (L) 4-7-13-6-5-0 … LQPV: Sawatzky (W) 5-4-0-0-0-4

KMS 1, Minneota/Canby 0

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg snuck in the first game of a doubleheader with Minneota/Canby, getting a one-hitter from Grace Collins for the victory at Murdock.

“Grace Collins pitched the game of her life,” KMS head coach Eileen Suter said.The senior right-hander struck out 12 and walked two. The lone hit was surrendered to Madison Hennen, who singled with one out in the seventh.

Suter said the Fighting Saints also got a great game from catcher Carli Jensen. Jensen threw out one runner trying to steal, then made a diving catch to get another out.

“She came up with some stellar plays to keep them in check,” Suter said.


KMS then took a 1-0 lead in the first inning of the second game when Thursday’s storms forced both teams to take shelter at KMS Elementary School.

Suter said the storm did damage in town.

“There were (power) lines down,” she said. “Trees down. It was bad. Our town’s messed up.”

Minneota/Canby boarded its bus to head home when the storm passed after some checking to make sure it was OK, Suter said.

KMS                          000   001   0-1   5   2
Minneota/Canby      000   000   0-0   1   0
Hitting - Minneota/Canby: Madison Hennen 1-3 … KMS: Shakira Olson 2-3 r hbp, Grace Collins 1-2 hbp, Emily Wagner 1-3, Julia Carlson 1-2 bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minneota/Canby: Ava Larson 6-5-0-0-3-6, Hennen (L) 1-0-1-0-0-2 … KMS: Collins (W) 7-1-0-0-2-12

T-M-B 17, YME 3

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton collected 15 hits in a five-inning win against Yellow Medicine East at Tracy.

Kamryn Peterson, Kiarra Danielson and Hailey Gernentz each finished with three hits for the Panthers.

Hannah Stark finished 1-for-1 with a run scored. Abbie Winter and Atrinity Tipton both was 1-for-2 with an RBI.


YME        102   00-3   4   5
T-M-B      063   8x-17   15   3
Hitting - YME: Hannah Stark 1-1 r bb-2, Jenna Weir 1-2, Abbie Winter 1-2 rbi, Atrinity Tipton 1-2 rbi, Yansi Flores 0-1 rbi, Ella Cherveny 0-2 r bb … T-M-B: Kamryn Peterson 3-4 2b 3b r-3 rbi-2, Grace Dolan 2-2 2b-2 r-2 rbi-3 bb-2 sb, Margaret Dolan 1-3 2b r rbi, Kiarra Danielson 3-4 2b-2 3b r-3 rbi-2, Camille Dolan 2-3 rbi-2 sb, Hailey Gernentz 3-3 2b hr r-3 rbi sb, Alivia Jenson 1-1 2b r-2 rbi-2 sb, Amber Hensch 0-3 r bb sb, Emma Edwards 0-2 rbi-2, Jordyn Hanson 0-2 r-2 bb sb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - YME: n/a … T-M-B: n/a

Joe Brown is a sports reporter for the West Central Tribune.

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