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Softball roundup: Paynesville shuts down ACGC, 11-0

Prep softball report for Monday, May 9, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Behind ninth-grader Maddy McNab, Bulldogs earn a conference win

Adrianna Messer of Paynesville slides into home plate as the Bulldogs host ACGC at home Monday, May 9, 2022.
Adrianna Messer of Paynesville slides into home plate as the Bulldogs host ACGC at home Monday, May 9, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

PAYNESVILLE — The Paynesville softball team got a stellar pitching performance from Maddy McNab on Monday.

It helped the Bulldogs beat the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Falcons 11-0 in six innings.

The Central Minnesota Conference victory pushed Paynesville’s record to 8-7.

McNab, a ninth-grader, went the distance. She struck out eight and walked two, allowing two hits.

Taylor Hoekstra, center, of ACGC laughs with teammates in a huddle in between innings while taking on Paynesville on Monday, May 9, 2022.
Taylor Hoekstra, center, of ACGC laughs with teammates in a huddle in between innings while taking on Paynesville on Monday, May 9, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

“She’s really starting to come on as a freshman,” Paynesville head coach Zach Nelson said. “She throws the ball a lot like my other two pitchers, but I think it comes in there a little different. “Her control’s been great. It helps that we can put our best defense behind her.”

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Kianna Roeske went 1-for-1 with a triple, three runs and two RBI. Kaydence Roeske was 2-for-2 with a double, a run and three RBI for the Bulldogs.

ACGC pitcher Kendall Miller throws a pitch while taking on Paynesville on the road in Paynesville on Monday, May 9, 2022.
ACGC pitcher Kendall Miller throws a pitch while taking on Paynesville on the road in Paynesville on Monday, May 9, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Haley Wilner and Taylor Hoekstra each had hits for ACGC.

Nelson credited the Paynesville baseball team with helping get the softball field ready for play Monday. Nelson said the field was under water at 3:30 p.m. after rain all morning. By 4:15 p.m., it was ready to go.

Paynesville has a CMC doubleheader scheduled for Thursday at Kimball.

Paynesville head coach Zach Nelson speaks with his team before the start of Monday's game against ACGC on May 9, 2022.
Paynesville head coach Zach Nelson speaks with his team before the start of Monday's game against ACGC on May 9, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

“I think they’ve got decent pitching, but they haven’t hit a whole lot,” Nelson said. “With the exception of one game against Maple Lake, with McNab pitching we haven’t been giving up a lot of runs. I think we may have a good late run in us here. I think we can get a middle seed in our section. We could make a run.”

ACGC plays a doubleheader Tuesday at Holdingford.

Brooke Schultz, at left, of ACGC slides into third base while playing against the Bulldogs of Paynesville on Monday, May 9, 2022, in Paynesville.
Brooke Schultz, at left, of ACGC slides into third base while playing against the Bulldogs of Paynesville on Monday, May 9, 2022, in Paynesville.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Central Minnesota

Paynesville 11, ACGC 0

ACGC               000   00-0   2   2
Paynesville      902   00-11   3   0
Hitting - ACGC:  Haley Wilner 1-3, Taylor Hoekstra 1-3… Paynesville: Kianna Roeske 1-1 3b r-3 rbi-2, Kaydence Roeske 2-2 2b r rbi-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: Kendall Miller (L) 0.2-0-8-7-6-2, Abbie Kragenbring 3.1-3-1-0-3 … Paynesville: Maddy McNab (W) 6-2-0-0-2-8

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Non-Conference

Minnewaska 18, NLS 14

Minnewaska held off a late New London-Spicer comeback to beat the Wildcats at Glenwood.

NLS scored twice in the sixth and four times in the fourth after Minnewaska had taken a 15-8 lead. The Wildcats scored five times in the fifth to tie it at 8-8, but Minnewaska answered with seven runs in the bottom of the fifth.

For the Lakers, Brooklyn Larson went 3-for-4 with four runs, two RBI and three stolen bases. Maddy Muelebroeck went 2-for-4 with a home run, a run, a stolen base and six RBI.

For the Wildcats, Delaney Hanson was 4-for-4 with a double, two runs, three RBI and stolen bases. Sadie Hatlestad, Emily Ruter and Caitlin Wileman all had three hits for NLS.

NLS                    100   252   4-14   19   2
Minnewaska      241   173   x-18   17   4
Hitting - NLS: Nayla Johnson 0-4 rbi hbp, Sadie Hatlestad 3-4 r-3 rbi sb-2, Emily Ruter 3-4 r-3 rbi-2 2b-2 sb, Brianna Wileman 2-4 r-2 2b hbp sb-2, Delaney Hanson 4-4 r-2 rbi-3 2b sb-2, Courtney Ronning 1-4 r rbi sb, Abby Keck 1-4 r rbi-2 sb, Caitlin Wileman 3-4 r rbi sb, RaeAnn Holmquist 2-3 r … Minnewaska: Brooklyn Larson 3-4 r-4 rbi-2 sb-3, Olivia Richards 2-4 r-2 rbi-3 hbp sb-2, Maddy Meulebroeck 2-4 r hr rbi-6 sb, Grace Larson 1-4 r 2b, Ally Mogard 1-3 hbp, Brenna Larson 2-4 r-2 sb-2, Leslie Murken 2-4 r-2 sb, Jenna Drewes 2-2 r-4 rbi-2 hbp-2 sb-3, Leah Hagen 2-3 r-2 rbi hbp
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NLS: Ruter 4.1-13-15-13-2-0, Johnson 1.2-4-3-3-0-1 … Minnewaska: Bre. Larson (W) 7-19-14-10-4-1

Minneota/Canby 19, Montevideo 9

With 34 hits between the two teams, Minneota/Canby scored eight runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to secure a non-conferennce win over Montevideo at Minneota.

Summer Hennen, Lexi Sanow, Ava Carlson and Madison Hennen each had three hits for the Vikings. Dakota Pesch, Zahndra Bordewyk and Tessah Overgaard each finished with a pair of hits.

Kassey Pauling was 3-for-3 with a home run, a double and four RBIs for the Thunder Hawks. Emily Brace was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, and Alyssa Sachs went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in the loss.

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Montevideo               330   120-9   13   0
Minneota/Canby       234   802-19   21   0
Hitting - Montevideo: Mathea Jorgenson 1-3 3b r-2 hbp, Alyssa Sachs 2-3 r rbi, Emily Brace 2-3 r-2 rbi hbp, Kassey Pauling 3-3 2b hr r rbi-4 sb, Madyson Kling 1-1 r, Amery Arends 1-3 hbp, Kylie Cobb 1-3 2b r, Keely Foley 1-3 r rbi, Brooke DeJong 1-3 … Minneota/Canby: Summer Hennen 3-4 r-3 rbi-3 bb 2b, Myhre Faith 1-4 r-2 bb 2b, Lexi Sanow 3-4 r rbi-4 2b hbp, Ashlee Ann Cole 1-3 r bb, Ava Larson 3-4, Kiersyn Hulzebos 1-1 r-3, Madison Hennen 3-5 r-3 rbi 3b, Dakota Pesch 2-3 r-3 bb-2, Kenadi Arndt 0-2 r sb-2, Zahndra Bordewyk 2-2 rbi bb 2b, Tessah Overgaard 2-2 r-2 rbi-2 bb 2b
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Montevideo: Pauling (L) 4-18-17-14-7-7, Kling 1-3-2-2-0-1 … Minneota/Canby: Larson (W) 4-10-7-7-1-2, M. Hennen 2-3-2-2-0-4

Camden

Game 1: MACCRAY 7, Dawson-Boyd 1

Led by a two-run double by Lizzie Koenen, a four-run second inning set the table for MACCRAY in a Game 1 win over Dawson-Boyd at Dawson.

Olivia Naatjes finished 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and two RBIs for the Wolverines. Hady Schoffman secured the complete-game victory.

Madison Peterson finished 2-for-3 for the Blackjacks.

MACCRAY           040   020   1-7   8   0
Dawson-Boyd     000   000   1-1   6   2
Hitting - MACCRAY: Lizzie Koenen 1-4 2b rbi-2, Gabby Randt 1-4 r, Olivia Naatjes 2-3 2b r-2 rbi-2, Greta Meyer 1-2 rbi, Erika Pieper 1-3, Jasmine Colby 1-3 r, Reyna Mendoza 1-3 r … Dawson-Boyd: Kate Dahl 1-3 2b, Madelyn Wente 1-3 rbi, Taylen Jorgenson 1-3, Madison Peterson 2-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - MACCRAY: Hady Schoffman (W) 7-6-1-1-1-3 … Dawson-Boyd: Alivia Haas (L) 7-8-7-7-5-5

Game 2: MACCRAY 7, Dawson-Boyd 1

Gabby Randt hit a two-run inside-the-park home run in the third inning to help vault MACCRAY to a Game 2 win and the sweep over Dawson-Boyd at Dawson.

Randt finished 2-for-2 with three runs. Lizzie Koenen added a pair of hits, including a double, and an RBI. Hady Schoffman got her second complete-game victory of the day, striking out two.

Allie Estling and Kate Dahl were both 2-for-3 for the Blackjacks. Dahl drove in a run while Estling belted a triple.

Dawson-Boyd   000   000   1-1   8   2
MACCRAY         104   020   x-7   6   1
Hitting - Dawson-Boyd: MaKaylee Wente 1-4, Hayley Anderson 1-3, Allie Estling 2-3 3b, Kate Dahl 2-3 rbi, Taylen Jorgenson 1-3 2b rbi, Avery Peterson 1-3 … MACCRAY: Lizzie Koenen 2-4 2b rbi, Gabby Randt 2-2 hr r-3 rbi-2, Tayte Nokleby 2-2 r-2 rbi, Greta Meyer 0-1 rbi-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Dawson-Boyd: Estling (L) 6-6-7-5-2-5 … MACCRAY: Hady Schoffman (W) 7-8-1-1-0-2

Game 1: KMS 17, Lakeview 2

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg went off for 15 hits in a four-inning Game 1 win over Lakeview at Cottonwood.

Shakira Olson was 2-for-3 with two triples and three RBIs for the Fighting Saints. Avery Joyce finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Emily Wagner was a perfect 3-for-3 with an RBI.

Grace Collins got the win in the circle, striking out four.

Lakeview    101   0-2   5   4
KMS            2(10)3   2-17   15   1
Hitting - Lakeview: Teegan Fiene 2-3, Olivia Hinz 1-2, Aubreigh Rausch 1-2 rbi… KMS: Shakira Olson 2-3 3b-2 rbi-3, Josie Gjerde 1-1 2b rbi, Katlyn Peters 2-4 2b-2 rbi-3, Avery Joyce 3-4 2b-2 rbi, Grace Collins 1-1, Emily Wagner 3-3 rbi, Julia Carlson 1-3 rbi-2, Maddy Anderson 2-3 2b rbi 
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Lakeview: Grace Rausch (L) 4-15-17-12-4-3 … KMS: Collins (W) 4-5-2-2-0-4

Game 2: KMS 20, Lakeview 6

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg’s offense didn’t let up in Game 2 as the Fighting Saints completed the sweep with a five-inning victory against Lakeview at Cottonwood.

Shakira Olson’s bat remained hot as she finished 4-for-5 with a double, a triple and four RBIs. Avery Joyce added two hits and three RBIs for KMS. Maddy Anderson was 2-for-4 at the plate and got the win after tossing four innings.

KMS              552   53-20   14   3
Lakeview      012   12-6   3   2
Hitting - KMS: Shakira Olson 4-5 2b 3b rbi-4, Josie Gjerde 1-3 2b rbi, Katlyn Peters 1-2 rbi, Avery Joyce 2-3 rbi-3, Grace Collins 1-1, Emily Wagner 1-4 rbi, Julia Carlson 1-4 rbi, Elsa Gjerde 1-3 rbi-2, Maddy Anderson 2-4 2b … Lakeview: Aubreigh Rausch 1-3 rbi, Olivia Hinz 2-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - KMS: Anderson (W) 4-3-4-2-2-4, Taylor VanHeuveln 1-0-2-1-1-1 … Lakeview: Teegan Fiene (L) 5-14-20-16-6-4

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