Prep Softball: Saints do no wrong
MURDOCK — KMS pitchers could do no wrong Tuesday afternoon against Yellow Medicine East.
Claire Hauge and Katie Krieger each tossed two-hit shutouts for KMS in a 12-0 and 10-0 win, respectively.
Hauge struck out six and didn't walk a batter in game one and Krieger followed that up with a five strikeout, one walk performance in game two. Both pitchers threw five innings.
Saint hitters were on top of things from the jump in game one, scoring three runs in the opening inning and four in the second.
KMS racked up 15 hits in the opening game, including a Maret Gjerde three-hit game. She scored three times and teammate Lexy Swanson added a 2-for-3 day with a run and three RBIs. Both players doubled in the game, too.
In game two, KMS started the game with another three-run burst but Yellow Medicine East pitcher Emily Cobb settled in for a couple of scoreless innings after that. The Saints picked up where they left off in the fourth inning, though, scoring six runs.
Savanna Hagen was the leader in game two, going 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and two runs scored.
KMS plays host to ACGC in a single game at 4:30 p.m. Thursday to end the regular season. The Saints begin section playoffs on Tuesday.
KMS 341 22-12 15 1
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Hitting - KMS: Katie Krieger 1-4 r, Maret Gjerde 3-3 2b r-3, Savanna Hagen 1-4 r rbi-2, Mallory Rudningen 1-3 3b r rbi, Lexy Swanson 2-3 2b r rbi-3, Annika Smith 1-2 rbi, Emalea Edberg 1-1 r, Morgan Lesteberg 1-3 2b r, Halie Nichols 2-3 2b r-2 rbi, Claire Hauge 2-3 r rbi, Haylee Johnson 0-3 rbi ... Yellow Medicine East: Tiana Rupp 1-2, Hannah Stark 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - KMS: Hauge (W) 5-2-0-0-1-6 ... Yellow Medicine East: Emily Cobb (L) 5-15-12-8-0-3
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KMS 300 61-10 8 0
Hitting - Yellow Medicine East: Emily Cobb 1-2, Jasmyne Jacobson 1-2 ... KMS: Katie Krieger 1-4 2b r-2 rbi sb, Maret Gjerde 1-4 2b r, Savanna Hagen 2-3 2b r-2 rbi sb, Lexy Swanson 1-2 rbi, Kaylee Johnson 1-1 rbi sb, Morgan Lesteberg 1-3 r, Halie Nichols 1-2 r, Mallory Rudningen 0-3 r-2 rbi-2, Hannah Garies 0-1 r rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Yellow Medicine East: Cobb (L) 4.2-8-10-0-3-1 ... KMS: Krieger (W) 5-2-0-0-1-4