Prep Softball: Big innings propel Lakers over T-Hawks
GLENWOOD — Avery Hoeper hit a three-run home run and Olivia Richards had two hits and drove in four runs as Minnewaska thumped Montevideo 12-2 on Tuesday at Minnewaska High School.
The Lakers led 2-0 in the third inning but Montevideo pitchers had trouble finding the plate and Minnewask scored six to up the lead to eight runs.
Hoeper connected in the Lakers' four-run fourth to plate the eventual game-ending runs.
The Lakers' Sydney Metz had two hits, drove in a run and scored twice, and winning pitcher Kyla Koob worked five innings, allowing two runs and striking out four.
Montevideo's Lexi Brockmoller hit a solo home run leading off the fourth inning and Sydney Zindel singled in a run in the top of the fifth.
Minnewaska 12, Montevideo 2
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Minnewaska 026 4x-12 10 1
Hitting - Montevideo: Maddie Kilibarda 1-2, Lexi Brockmoller 1-2 hr r rbi, Sydney Zindel 1-3 rbi, Tegan Marty 1-2, Mackenzie Hoidal 1-2, Zola Olson 1-2 ... Minnewaska: Olivia Richards 2-4 rbi-4, Kyla Koob 1-2, Gara Geiser 1-2 r, Michele Stai 1-2 r-2 sb, Sydney Metz 2-3 r-2 rbi, Hannah Orlowski 1-1 r-3 sb-4, Avery Hoeper 1-2 hr r-2 rbi-3, Alyssa Erickson 1-2 r rbi, Elizabeth Murken 0-1 r rbi sb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Montevideo: Anderson (L) 2-4-7-7-6-2, Kilibarda 2-6-5-5-2-0 ... Minnewaska: Koob (W) 5-6-2-2-3-4
Edyn Saulsbury was 3-for-3 and Callie Slagter went 2-for-3 with a double but Rocori pieced together 12 hits in a 16-2 win over the Cardinals in Game 1 of Tuesday's Central Lakes Conference doubleheader.
Both of Willmar's runs came in the third inning when Slagter scored on a passed ball and Saulsbury reached home on a double steal.
The Spartans' Caitlin Heinen was 2-for-3 with four runs and four RBIs, including a three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth.
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Rocori 000 0x-16 12 1
Hitting - Willmar: Callie Slagter 2-3 2b r, Edyn Saulsbury 3-3 r ... Rocori: McKenzie Dufner 3-4 r rbi, Kylie Barthel 1-2 2b r-2 rbi-2, Caitlin Heinen 2-3 hr 2b r-4 rbi-4
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Carlie Berskow (L) 1-6-9-1-3-1, Lily Reed 3-6-7-5-4-2 ... Rocori: Heinen (W) 5-5-2-1-2-10
Carlie Berskow had the lone hit for Willmar in Game 2 of Tuesday's Central Lakes Conference doubleheader as Rocori capped the twinbill off with a 15-0 win.
Berskow led the bottom of the second inning with a single and got to second base before the Spartans got the final out.
Rocori's Bree Griffin was 5-for-5 at the plate with four RBIs. Lindsey Dvorak added three hits with a pair of runs and two RBIs.
Rocori 611 34-15 16 2
Willmar 000 00-0 1 5
Hitting - Rocori: Bree Griffin 5-5 r rbi-4, Lindsey Dvorak 3-3 r-2 rbi-2, Shelby Gately 1-4 r-2 rbi-3 ... Willmar: Carlie Berskow 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Rocori: Olivia Drontle (W) 5-1-0-0-0-6 ... Willmar: Lily Reed (L) 4-13-11-8-4-2, Bentley Sjoberg 1-3-4-4-3-0
Liz Dietz threw a five-inning perfect game as Morris/Chokio-Alberta defeated Benson to wrap up the West Central Conference championship on Tuesday in Morris.
Morris/CA's Jen Solvie hit a two-run home run and Carissa Oberg had a hit and drove in two runs. Dietz also had two hits, including a double, and Jordann Baier singled and drove in two runs.
Benson 000 0-0 0 0
Morris/CA 321 9-15 12 0
Hitting - Benson: None ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Bailey Marty 1-1, Emma Bowman 1-4 2b, Liz Dietz 2-3 2b, Kenzie Hockel 2-3, Jen Solvie 1-3 hr rbi-2 r, Carissa Oberg 1-1 rbi-2, Macee Libbesmeier 1-1, Riley Decker 2-2, Jordann Baier 1-2 rbi-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Benson: Cally Miller (L) 3-8-12-9-9-3, Zoe Doscher 0-4-3-3-1-0 ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Dietz (W) 4-0-0-0-0-4
GSL 10, NLS 0
Glencoe-Silver Lake's Brianna Wraspir held New London-Spicer to just one hit as the Panthers end Tuesday's Wright County Conference game in five innings with a 10-0 win.
The Wildcats' hit came from freshman Nyla Johnson, who finished 1-for-1.
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GSL 141 22-10 12 0
Hitting - New London-Spicer: Nyla Johnson 1-1 ... Glencoe-Silver Lake: Brianna Wraspir 3-3 rbi-2, Alison Kettner 2-4 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New London-Spicer: Ava Kraemer (L) 4-10-8-7-2-3, Ashlynn 0.1-2-2-2-1-0 ... Glencoe-Silver Lake: Wraspir (W) 5-1-0-0-0-8
Litchfield 7, W-M 6
Jocie Larson drove in Alyssa Olson with an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to complete a comeback in Tuesday's game against Watertown-Mayer.
The Dragons trailed 6-4 heading into their final at-bats but Litchfield tied it up early with a Katelyn Cruze two-run single. The game appeared bound for extra innings after back-to-back strikeouts but Larson's heroics ended the game.
Emma DeWolf helped lead the charge for Litchfield, going 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored.
Litchfield opened things up with a four-run third inning to take an early lead but the Royals battled back to tie things up in the fifth inning. They kept things up, too, taking a 6-4 lead in the top of the seventh.
Taylor Draeger ended up with the win, going all seven innings.
W-M 000 130 2-6 11 2
Litchfield 004 000 3-7 9 2
Hitting - Watertown-Mayer: Lauren Foley 3-4 rbi r ... Litchfield: Sydney Braaten 1-2 r-2, Emma DeWolf 2-4 rbi r, Avery Stilwell 1-3 2b rbi r, Katelyn Cruze 1-3 rbi-2, Neriah Lara 2-4 rbi, Sydney McCann 0-3 rbi, Jocie Larson 1-4 rbi, Kristin Foley 1-3 r, Brittney Prahl 0-0 r, Alyssa Olson 0-0 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Watertown-Mayer: Morgan Matson 3-5-4-4-2-0, Karly Swanson (L) 3.2-4-3-0-0-7 ... Litchfield: Taylor Draeger (W) 7-11-6-5-5-5
Sauk Centre 3
Lindsey Minnick hit a three-run home run and earned the win from the pitching circle Tuesday against Sauk Centre.
Minnick was excellent all day, tossing a shutout until the seventh, when Reece Ritter broke it up with a three-run homer of her own.
Rachel Wilner helped out Minnick's causes with a four-hit day, driving in a pair of runs.
ACGC will wrap up the regular season against KMS at 5 p.m. Thursday in Murdock.
ACGC 020 014 2-9 15 2
Sauk Centre 000 000 3-3 6 2
Hitting - ACGC: Rachel Wilner 4-5 2b rbi-2, Nicole Whitcomb 3-4 rbi, Shayna Hobson 2-5 rbi, Lindsey Minnick 2-5 hr rbi-4 r, Abbie Kragenbring 1-3 3b, Brooke Schroeder 1-3, Jade Bierwerth 1-3 ... Sauk Centre: Reece Ritter 2-3 hr rbi-3 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: Minnick (W) 7-6-3-2-3-6 ... Sauk Centre: Maddy Nelson (L) 6-11-7-7-5-1, Maggie Warring 1-4-2-2-0-2
Melrose's Makiya Luetmer shut down BOLD's offense in a 4-0 win Tuesday.
Luetmer struck out 11 and allowed just four hits and no walks in a complete game win. Ashley Rademacher helped out her pitcher's cause, too, with a two-run home run.
Jordan Johnson finished with two of BOLD's four hits.
Melrose 200 020 0-4 5 1
BOLD 000 000 0-0 4 1
Hitting - Melrose: Mackenzie Wolbeck 2-3, Ashley Rademacher 1-3 hr rbi-2 r ... BOLD: Caylee Weber 1-3, Jordan Johnson 2-3, Kya Young 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Melrose: Makiya Luetmer (W) 7-4-0-0-0-11 ... BOLD: Kendall Mack (L) 7-5-4-4-2-2
Maple Lake 10,
Maple Lake defeated BBE in the first game of a Central Minnesota Conference doubleheader on Tuesday. Josie Knutson and Kaylee Torgerson had the Jaguars' hits.
Maple Lake 10
Hitting - BBE: Josie Knutson 1-1, Kaylee Torgerson 1-2 ... Maple Lake: Katie Goelz 2-3 3b hr rbi-2 r-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BBE: Cassandra Tensen (L) 5-12-10-5-0-1 ... Maple Lake: Peyton Tongen (W) 5-2-0-0-0-na
Maple Lake 15,
Maple Lake wrapped up a sweep of BBE in the second game of a conference doubleheader on Tuesday.
Maple Lake 15
Hitting - Maple Lake: Not provided ... BBE: Amber Jaeger 1-1, Cassandra Tensen 1-2, Nicole Thonvold 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Maple Lake: Not provided ... BBE: Dacie Herickoff 3.1-7-8-6-na-na