JCC takes a pair from RV (softball wrap-up)
JACKSON -- The Jackson County Central Huskies won a pair of softball games Thursday, knocking off Southwest Conference rival Redwood Valley, 6-0 and 15-9, in a split doubleheader.
In the opener with the Huskies the home club, Kate Rentschler picked up the victory, striking out six and walking two in a complete-game outing.
Amanda Wagley went 2-for-3 for the Huskies with a home run, while Shaylee Nelson also smacked a home run.
In the nightcap, Kelsey Hakes earned the victory on the hill, striking out four and walking two in 5 1/3 innings.
Megan Bezdicek was 3-for-5 for JCC. Rentschler had a home run, while Nelson went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI. Stacy Schuller was 2-for-4, and Hanna Fransen was 1-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored.
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RV 000 000 0 -- 0 3 1
JCC 042 000 x -- 6 7 2
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JCC 325 203 0 -- 15 14 6
RV 200 106 0 -- 9 4 1
MCC 33, SWU 5
BREWSTER -- Murray County Central's Kate Robinson blasted a pair of balls over the fence Thursday, helping Murray County Central claim a huge 33-5 Red Rock Conference softball victory over Southwestern United.
Robinson's three-run homer in the top of the first inning started the game's scoring and sparked a nine-run frame for the Rebels (4-1, 5-3) and her grand slam highlighted an 11-run second inning.
The Rebels slapped a total of 26 hits in the game and were also aided by 15 walks and eight Wildcat errors.
Robinson finished 4-for-5 with a total of seven RBI's, while MCC teammates Abby Van Meveren (4-for-5, two doubles), Steph Alhschlager (3-for-3, double, four RBI's) and Maddy Robinson (3-for-3) also had big days at the plate.
Four other players -- Elissa Reinsma, Dani Onken, Tara Onken (a pair of doubles) and Alyssa Claar -- had two hits each for the Rebels.
Maddy Robinson pitched the first three innings, recording four strikeouts, while walking five and giving up four hits.
Carrie Carlbom pitched a pair of scoreless innings for the Rebels, striking out two and yielding just a couple of hits and no walks.
The Wildcats (1-6, 2-11) had a nice offensive second inning, plating five runs on four hits and four walks.
Sarah Schmitz knocked in a pair of runs with her second single of the game, while Ceilia Schmitz and Karen Schmitz each had RBI singles and Kasey McNab also drove in a run.
Elly Schmitz and Anna Obermoller each had hits later in the game for SWU and Christine Kazemba drew three walks.
MCC hosts Adrian Area in a double header today. SWU hosts its own tournament Saturday at both Brewster and Okabena.
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MCC 9(11)4 63 -- 33 26 2
SWU 050 00 -- 5 6 8