Prep softball: Top whiffs 8 for E/SWC
MOUNTAIN LAKE — Propelled by strong pitching by Tianna Top, the Edgerton-Southwest Christian Flying Dutchmen shut out the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines 8-0 in high school softball Thursday.
Tianna Top struck out eight batters, surrendering only two hits. Savannah Tinklenberg led the Wolverines hitting, going 4-4 with two singles, a double and a triple, and two RBIs. Tanner Gunnink went 3-4 with three RBIs, and Kameron Krowe also added two hits.
The only two batters able to muster hits for MLA were Lexia Peters and Samantha Stahl.
Edgerton is now 1-0, and MLA drops to 0-2.
R H E
E-SWC 202 040 0 — 8 13 0
MLA 000 000 000 — 0 2 2
Worthington 13-12, Marshall 20-13
MARSHALL — The Worthington Trojans and the Marshall Tigers split a doubleheader, with the Trojans winning the first game 13-12, and the Tigers taking the second by a score of 20-13.
In a high-scoring first game, the Trojans scored the game-tying run in the seventh inning, forcing an extra inning of play. In the eighth, the Trojans scored one run and didn’t allow the Tigers to re-tie to take the win.
Miranda LeBrun led the Trojans hitting in the first game with three RBIs on three hits. Mackenzie Carstensen also added three RBIs, and Becca Linder also added three hits. Paige Kinley earned the win on the mound, with four walks, one earned run and seven strikeouts in five innings of work.
For Marshall, Miranda Fischer took the loss on the hill, surrendering four hits. Fischer had four RBIs and one home run. Sadie Zahrbock also added three hits for the Tigers.
In the second game, the score was a little more lopsided, this time in favor of the Tigers. Ashley Stattelman went 4-4 at the plate for Marshall, adding five RBIs. Callie Graff won the game on the mound, with five strikeouts and one earned run.
For Worthington, Carly Byrne took the loss giving up two earned runs in three and one-third inning’s work.
Becca Linder, Brooke Henning each had four hits for the Trojans, and Betsy Thompson, Kinley and LeBrun each had three hits. Allie Bruns had four RBIs and one home run.
“We came back in the first game, and we battled back in the second,” Worthington head coach Josh Wasmund said. “In the second game, we really battled to give ourselves a chance.”
R H EW 410 123 11 — 13 14 5
M 324 102 00 — 12 12 5
R H E
M 105 705 2 —20 15 3
W 200 036 2 — 13 21 4
SWU 9, Adrian 4
OKABENA — In a game riddled with Adrian errors, the Dragons lost to the Southwestern United Wildcats 9-4.
The Wildcats only earned two of their nine runs, taking advantage of the Dragons’ errors to score their other seven unearned. Devin Dreesen took the loss on the hill for Adrian, giving up seven hits, nine walks and four strikeouts. Annie Bents went 1-3 at the plate for the Dragons, her lone hit being a double.
For SWU, Rachel Mathias went 4-4 at the plate, and Ida Rogers-Ferguson won the game, finishing with 14 K’s, giving up three hits and surrendering three walks.
R H E
Adrian 001 030 0—4 3 10
SWU 103 010 4x—9 7 1
Redwood Valley 10,
Windom Area 5
REDWOOD FALLS — Alyssa Lueck picked up the win for the Redwood Valley Cardinals after throwing a complete game, striking out six and allowing five earned runs.
Megan Theesfeld was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Madison Maras went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs and Meghan Vesey also went 2-for-4 with one run scored. Kelly Riordan took the loss for the Eagles.
In the second game, Vesey went 1-5, with a double and two RBIs. Theesfeld went 3-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Morgan Hockel went 3-3 with a triple, and Lueck pitched once again for the Cardinals. She finished with two walks, one strikeout and four earned runs. Vesey took the loss for the Dragons, finishing with three strikeouts, four walks and nine earned runs.
R H E
WA 102 010 1 — 5 9 1
RV 320 023 x — 10 9 2
R H E
WA 020 622 0—12 9 9
RV 010 348 2—18 18 3