Prep softball: Vesey no-hitter gives Windom Area first win
WINDOM — Host Windom Area won its first game of the high school softball season Monday afternoon. And the Eagles did it in style.
Senior Meghan Vesey threw a no-hitter in a six-inning victory over Mountain Lake Area, walking two and striking out four as the Eagles improved to 1-3.
“She kept the ball low today and that’s what really helped her,” said Vesey’s coach, Jess Smith.
Megan Theesfeld doubled and tripled for Windom Area. Morgan Hockel went 3-for-4 with a double and Sutton Dewanz went 2-for-3 with a triple.
R H E
MLA 000 000 — 0 0 1
WA 101 314 — 10 15 2
MCC 16, WHS 13
SLAYTON — Worthington put up some big time runs Monday in its road non-conference matchup against Murray County Central.
Unfortunately for the Trojans, so did the Rebels.
Worthington scored 10 runs in the third inning Monday only to see the home team come from behind to hand it a 16-13 loss in a wild, Monday afternoon shootout.
Early on, it looked like MCC might run away with it. The Rebels came out on fire to the tune of a six-run bottom of the first before Trojans junior pitcher Carly Byrne settled down, allowing only one run during the next two frames. In the meantime, her offense put together a massive outburst to put Worthington on top.
After scoring a single run in the top of the second, the Trojans put everything together offensively in the third. Still trailing 6-1, the Rebel lead wasn’t going to hold for long.
Senior Brooke Henning got it started with a big double before Paige Kinley delivered the big blow. She smacked a three-run triple that was eventually the catalyst in a 10-run third. When MCC finally got out of the inning, Worthington had claimed an 11-6 lead.
“We got to the second time through the order and just started hitting,” Worthington coach Josh Wasmund said. “During the first time through we hit some balls hard but it was just right at people. The second time we got three extra-base hits, so that helped out a lot.”
The Rebels got one of those runs back in the bottom of the third before things got truly interesting after a three-run fourth cut the Trojan lead to 11-10. The lead eventually disappeared as Byrne ran into a hard-hitting offense and, despite walking just one, gave up her second six-run inning of the night. That put MCC back on top for good at 16-11.
“Carly struggled a little bit in the first inning but she was very good in the second and the third,” Wasmund said. “She gave up a few in the fourth and in the fifth inning, we got one out and she just kind of lost control. (Abbey) Lee had a big hit for them. They got seven of their hits in that inning.”
Worthington scored two in the seventh but, despite 20 hits, fell shy.
Byrnes took the loss, going all six innings and allowing 14 earned runs. Kristi Bose got the win for the Rebels in relief of Bailey Jacobson. Kinley and Henning both finished 3-for-5 at the plate for Worthington with Kinley driving in a team-high three runs. Miranda LeBrun and Aleanna Heig added three hits apiece. Lee went 3-for-4 with six RBIs for the Rebels. Aranda Forsberg and Angela Dahlgren also went 3-for-4 for MCC.
R H E
WHS 01 10 000 2 — 13 20 3
MCC 60 1 360 x — 16 15 3