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Prep Softball: Dragons have a blast

Litchfield's Emma DeWolf celebrates with her teammates after hitting a home run in the first inning of Monday's game against New London-Spicer in Litchfield. Jake Schultz / Tribune1 / 7
Litchfield's Avery Stilwell (8) celebrates with her teammates at home plate after hitting a home run in Monday's game against New London-Spicer in Litchfield. Jake Schultz / Tribune2 / 7
New London-Spicer shortstop Sam Johnson makes a basket catch in Monday's game against Litchfield in Litchfield. Jake Schultz / Tribune3 / 7
Litchfield's Emma DeWolf makes contact in Monday's game against New London-Spicer in Litchfield. Jake Schultz / Tribune4 / 7
New London-Spicer second baseman Mackenzie Rich throws to first base in Monday's game against Litchfield in Litchfield. Jake Schultz / Tribune5 / 7
New London-Spicer third baseman Katelyn Nordmeyer fires over to first base in Monday's game against Litchfield in Litchfield. Jake Schultz / Tribune6 / 7
Litchfield's Janessa Olson slides safely into home in Monday's game against New London-Spicer in Litchfield. Jake Schultz / Tribune7 / 7

LITCHFIELD — Litchfield came out on top of a hit parade against New London-Spicer thanks to a pair of blasts by Avery Stilwell and Emma DeWolf in a 6-5 win Monday night.

The Dragons spread six runs out across the opening three innings to jump out to a 6-4 lead. The Wildcats added another run in the seventh but couldn't complete the comeback, despite out-hitting their hosts 11-10.

Sam Johnson, Emma Hanson, Katelyn Nordmeyer and Mackenzie Rich each finished with two-hit games for the visitors but Litchfield's Janessa Olson paced all hitters with a solid 3-for-3 day.

The Dragons made the most of their 10 hits, going for extra bases in six of those.

Taylor Draeger struck out eight on the way to earning the win. She didn't allow a free pass in her complete game performance.

Litchfield 6, NLS 5

NLS 013 000 1-5 11 0

Litchfield 222 000 x-6 10 1

Hitting - New London-Spicer: Brianna Deming 1-4, Sam Johnson 2-4 2b r-2, Emma Hanson 2-4 2b r, Katelyn Nordmeyer 2-4 2b rbi, Ava Kraemer 1-4 2b rbi-2 r, Mackenzie Rich 2-3 2b rbi r, Presley Arndt-Callenius 1-3 ... Litchfield: Sydney McCann 1-4 2b r, Emma DeWolf 2-3 hr rbi-2 r-2, Avery Stilwell 1-2 hr rbi-2 r, Katelyn Cruze 1-3 2b, Neriah Lara 1-3 r, Janessa Olson 3-3 sb 2b r, Jocie Larson 1-2 2b rbi-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New London-Spicer: Ashlyn Leindecker (L) 6-10-6-6-2-1 ... Litchfield: Taylor Draeger (W) 7-11-5-4-0-8

Game 1

ACGC 5, Montevideo 0

Lindsey Minnick threw a complete-game shutout for Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, leading the Falcons past Montevideo in a Game 1 win on Monday.

Minnick, who was also 1-for-3 at the plate, struck out seven while allowing just four hits and two walks. Rachel Wilner went 1-for-3 with a triple and an RBI while Pailey Wilner had a double and an RBI in the ACGC victory.

Sydney Zindel, Kaylee Pauling, Tegan Marty and Noelle Sulflow each had a hit for the Thunder Hawks.

Montevideo 000 000 0-0 4 1

ACGC 030 020 x-5 5 3

Hitting - Montevideo: Sydney Zindel 1-3, Kaylee Pauling 1-3, Tegan Marty 1-3, Noelle Sulflow 1-2 ... ACGC: Shayna Hobson 1-2 rbi, Pailey Wilner 1-3 2b rbi, Rachel Wilner 1-3 3b rbi, Lindsey Minnick 1-3, Brittney Schultz 1-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Montevideo: Megan Anderson (L) 4.2-4-5-3-4-2, Maddie Kilibarda 1.1-1-0-0-1-1 ... ACGC: Minnick (W) 7-4-0-0-2-7

Game 2


Montevideo 5 (11 inn.)

Deep into extra innings, an RBI single by Jordyn Mortensen and a Montevideo error allowed a pair of runs to score for Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City as the Falcons got the West Central Conference sweep over Montevideo with a Game 2 win in 11 innings.

Pailey Wilner was 5-for-6 with an RBI while Mortensen was 4-for-6. Lindsey Minnick picked up the win after striking out seven in 9-2/3 innings of relief.

Lexi Brockmoller finished 2-for-5 with a double for the Thunder Hawks, followed by a 2-for-6 effort from Noelle Sulflow.

ACGC 100 130 000 02-7 14 5

Montevideo 050 000 000 00-5 6 4

Hitting - ACGC: Pailey Wilner 5-6 rbi, Jordyn Mortensen 4-6 rbi, Rachel Wilner 2-6, Lindsey Minnick 1-6, Brittney Schultz 1-6 rbi, Haley Wilner 1-4 ... Montevideo: Noelle Sulflow 2-6, Lexi Brockmoller 2-5 2b, Sydney Zindel 1-4, Maddie Kilibarta 1-5

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: Shayna Hobson 1.1-3-5-0-1-2, Minnick (W) 9.2-3-0-0-1-7 ... Montevideo: Megan Anderson 4.2-5-2-2-5-5, Kilibarda (L) 6.1-9-5-3-0-1

Game 1

Morris/CA 10, Sauk Centre 2

Bailey Marty and Emma Bowman both scored twice for Morris/Chokio-Alberta as the Tigers raced past Sauk Centre to open a West Central Conference doubleheader on Monday, 10-2.

Kenzie Hockel went 1-for-2 with a pair or RBIs while Carissa Oberg went 2-for-3. Kenna Kienholz was the winning pitcher with five strikeouts and no walks over 5-1/3 innings.

Morris/CA 300 500 2-10 8 4

Sauk Centre 000 002 0-2 5 3

Hitting - Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Bailey Marty 1-2 r-2, Emma Bowman 1-5 r-2, Liz Dietz 1-2 rbi, Kenzie Hockel 1-2 rbi-2, LaRae Kram 1-4, Katelyn Wehking 1-3, Carissa Oberg 2-3 ... Sauk Centre: Megan Klaphake 1-3, Maddie Nelson 1-3

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Kenna Kienholz (W) 5.1-5-2-2-0-5, Liz Dietz 1.2-0-0-0-0 ... Sauk Centre: Nelson (L) 7-8-10-7-6-1

Game 2

Morris/CA 6, Sauk Centre 4

Holding onto a two-run lead and with Sauk Centre threatening with bases loaded, Kenna Kienholz got two straight outs to shut the door on the Mainstreeters as Morris/Chokio-Alberta won Game 2, 6-4, to complete the West Central Conference doubleheader sweep on Monday.

Liz Dietz was the winning pitcher and was 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Jen Solvie hit a solo home run in the third inning, finishing the day 3-for-4.

Sauk Centre 003 000 1-4 5 0

Morris/CA 201 210 x-6 13 1

Hitting - Sauk Centre: Maddie Nelson 1-4, Alyssa Denk 1-3 ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Bailey Marty 2-4, Emma Bowman 2-3 2b, Liz Dietz 2-4 2b-2 rbi, Kenzie Hockel 2-4 rbi-2, Jen Solvie 3-4 hr 2b rbi, LaRae Kram 1-4, Carissa Oberg 1-3 2b

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Sauk Centre: Maddie Nelson 6-13-6-6-1-1 ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Liz Dietz (W) 6.1-5-4-4-5-4, Kenna Kienholz (S) 0.2-0-0-0-1-1

Game 1

W/HN 12, Hancock 2

Wheaton/Herman-Norcross used a nine-run fourth inning to get by Hancock for a 12-2 Game 1 win in a Pheasant Conference doubleheader Monday.

Carlee Hanson and Tori Pahl were both 1-for-3 with a run for the Owls, with Pahl getting a stolen base.

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W/HN 000 903-12 10 1

Hitting - Hancock: Carlee Hanson 1-3 r, Haley Mattson 1-3, Tori Pahl 1-3 r sb, Alexis Staples 1-3 sb, Rylee Hanson 0-2 rbi, Morgan Kisgen 0-3 rbi ... Wheaton/Herman-Norcross: Carma Sykora 2-4 r rbi-2, Jordyn Perry 2-2 2b r rbi-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Hancock: Kisgen (L) 4-5-9-1-4-2, Lindsey Mattson 1.1-5-3-2-2-0 ... Wheaton/Herman-Norcross: Maycee Tolifson (W) 6-4-2-2-2-8

Game 2

Hancock 18, W/HN 15

In a high-scoring night cap, Hancock beat Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 18-15 to split Monday's Pheasant Conference twinbill.

Tori Pahl was 4-for-4 with a double, three RBIs, a pair of runs and a stolen base for the Owls. Haley Mattson was 1-for-5 with three runs, an RBi and a stolen base while Nadine Miller went 2-for-4 with a double, three runs and two RBIs.

W/HN 236 030 1-15 13 9

Hancock 255 024 x-18 16 6

Hitting - Wheaton/Herman-Norcross: Maycee Tolifson 3-4 2b 3b r rbi, Haley Johnson 2-5 r-4 rbi ... Hancock: Carlee Hanson 1-4 2b r-2, Haley Mattson 1-5 r-3 rbi sb, Nadine Miller 2-4 2b r-3 rbi-2, Rylee Hanson 2-5 r-2 rbi-2, Tori Pahl 4-4 2b r-2 rbi-3 sb, Alexis Staples 2-3 r-2 rbi sb, Morgan Kisgen 2-5 r-2 rbi sb, Lindsey Mattson 2-5 2b r rbi-2, Gabi Joos 0-3 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Wheaton/Herman-Norcross: Amanda Lanter 3-12-12-9-4-1, Tolifson (L) 3-4-6-1-2-4 ... Hancock: C Hanson (W) 7-13-15-4-4-3

Holdingford 16,


Holdingford's Paige Soltis had two hits and scored twice in a win over BBE on Monday.

BBE's Kylie Winter had two hits, including a double, and scored two runs. Josie Knutsen was 2-for-2.


Holdingford 16

Hitting - BBE: Kylie Winter 2-3 2b r-2, Ally Gruber 1-2 r, Josie Knutsen 2-2, Nicole Thonvold 1-2, Cassandra Tensen 1-3 r ... Holdingford: Paige Soltis 3-3 2b r-2, Amanda Burton 1-2 r-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BBE: Dacie Herickhoff (L) 3-8-13-4-5-1, Tensen 1-1-3-3-2-0 ... Holdingford: K Gerads 5-8-4-3-1-1

Game 1


Abi Pieper had two hits and drove in two runs as MACCRAY scored four runs in the fifth inning to come back against Dawson-Boyd in the first game of a Camden Conference doubleheader on Monday.

The Wolverines' Kate Hultgren, Sage Mecker and Celena Jenkins all had hits and drove in runs, and Jaimi Heida got the win.

D-B's Mary Bothun doubled twice, drove in a run and scored twice, but she took the pitching loss.

MACCRAY 001 040 0-5 6 1

D-B 200 100 0-3 4 1

Hitting - MACCRAY: Kate Hultgren 1-4 rbi r, Sage Mecker 1-3 rbi r, Abi Pieper 2-3 rbi-2, Ashley Levitz-Mickels 1-3, Celena Jenkins 1-3 r ... Dawson-Boyd: Karoline Dahl 1-4 2b r, Mary Bothun 2-3 2b-2 rbi r-2, Jenna Wyum 1-3 rbi

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - MACCRAY: Jaimi Heida (W) 7-4-3-3-4-5 ... Dawson-Boyd: Mary Bothun (L) 7-6-5-4-1-7

Game 2


MACCRAY took an early lead and tacked on runs in the fifth inning to sweep a Camden Conference doubleheader from Dawson-Boyd on Monday.

Seven MACCRAY hitters had hits, with Kate Hultgren driving in a run and Jaimi Heida scoring twice.

Hultgren allowed two runs on six hits, didn't issue a walk and struck out two to get the win.

D-B's Kaia Jordahl singled and drove in a run.

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MACCRAY 150 030 x-9 7 0

Hitting - Dawson-Boyd: Amelia Olson 1-4, Olivia Stratmoen 1-3, Kaia Jordahl 1-3 rbi, Jenna Wyum 1-3, Breanna Long 1-3 ... MACCRAY: Jaimi Heida 1-3 r-2, Kate Hultgren 1-3 rbi r, Abi Pieper 1-3, Kelsey Butler 1-1, Ashley Levitz-Mickels 1-4 r, Gabby Randt 1-3 r, Jess Wellnits 1-2 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Dawson-Boyd: Not provided ... MACCRAY: Hultgren (W) 7-6-2-2-0-2

Game 2

KMS 10,

Lakeview 0

Katie Krieger threw a five-inning perfect game as KMS wrapped up a sweep of Lakeview in the second game of a Camden Conference doubleheader on Monday in Murdock.

Krieger struck out four and she also had two hits, including a double. Mallory Rudningen was 2-for-2 and drove in three runs.

The Saints play a doubleheader against Yellow Medicine East at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Murdock.

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KMS 213 4x-10 8 0

Hitting - Lakeview: None ... KMS: Katie Krieger 2-3 2b, Maret Gjerde 2-3, Savanna Hagen 1-3 rbi, Mallory Rudningen 2-2 rbi-3, Lexy Swanson 1-3

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Lakeview: Michaela Schuster (L) 4-8-10-6-3-3 ... KMS: Krieger (W) 5-0-0-0-0-4

Game 1

KMS 11,

Lakeview 0

Claire Hauge two-hit Lakeview and Haylee Johnson doubled and drove in three runs as KMS won the first game of a doubleheader on Monday in Murdock.

Hauge didn't allow a walk and struck out five. Katie Krieger, Morgan Lesteberg and Halie Nichols all drove in two runs.

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Lakeview 000 00-0 2 4

Hitting - KMS: Katie Krieger 2-4 rbi-2, Maret Gjerde 1-3, Mallory Rudningen 2-3 3b, Morgan Lesteberg 1-3 2b rbi-2, Halie Nichols 1-2 rbi-2, Haylee Johnson 1-2 2b rbi-3 ... Lakeview: Grace Rausch 1-2, Kaitlynn Bot 1-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - KMS: Claire Hauge (W) 5-2-0-0-0-5 ... Lakeview: Josie Johnson (L) 5-8-11-5-2-2

College Softball

Ridgewater 13, RCTC 11

Ridgewater's chances didn't look great.

The Warriors trailed 8-0 after the top of the second inning in their winner-take-all game Monday at Ridgewater College in Willmar and looked up at a 10-1 deficit through three innings.

That's when the Warriors' sophomores stepped up.

Ridgewater racked up 19 hits and put up a pair of five-run innings in a 13-11 win against Rochester Community and Technical College to keep their season alive and advance to the Region 13A playoffs.

They'll play top-seeded St. Cloud at noon on Thursday in St. Cloud.

"That was a big win for us," Ridgewater head coach Datriana Jensen said. "To come back like that is pretty big. We played with a lot of heart. We have a great group of sophomores that dug deep and kept chipping away."

Morgan Swenson, Aby Kienholz and Larady Lange were three of those sophomores. They combined to go 9-for-11 with five RBIs and five runs scored. Swenson doubled twice in the game, too.

The Warriors also featured plenty of help from their freshmen players, too. Rylie Wilner went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and a triple and Autumn Slowiak added a pair of hits and two runs scored atop the lineup.

Ridgewater scored five runs in the fourth and sixth innings, taking the lead in their final at-bats for the win.

RCTC 172 100 0-11 17 2

Ridgewater 012 505 x-13 19 3

Hitting - Rochester Community and Technical College: Abi Folkert 2-3 r, Cassie Voth 2-5 r-2 ... Ridgewater: Autumn Slowiak 2-4 r-2 2b rbi, Rylie Wilner 3-5 r-3 3b, Aby Kienholz 2-3 r 2b rbi-3, Morgan Swenson 3-4 r 2b-2 rbi-2, Miranda Scherer 1-4 rbi r, Larady Lange 4-4 r-3, Shauna Wehking 2-3 2b r, Chloe Duke 1-3 2b rbi-2, Morgan Tangen 1-3 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Rochester Community and Technical College: Hailee Stock (L) 6-19-13-13-3-2 ... Ridgewater: Brielle Krossman (W) 7-17-11-8-4-3