Section softball: E/SWC still alive; PA to play today
MARSHALL — Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta eliminated the Jackson County Central Huskies in the Section 3AA girls’ high school softball tournament on Tuesday, 5-3.
Morris Area/ Chokio-Alberta advanced to play Pipestone Area in a game later Tuesday. The game, however, was posponed in the second inning due to lightning and will be re-played today (Wednesday) at 4:30 p.m. in Marshall or Montevideo.
In Section 3A action Tuesday, Murray County Central defeated Wabasso 7-1 to set up a meeting with Edgerton/Southwest Christian in an elimination game later Tuesday. E/SWC won it, 6-5, and will face Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg on Thursday at 4 p.m. in Cottonwood for the section championship.
MA/C-A 5, JCC 3
Becca Holland went 2-for-4 for MA/C-A while scoring two runs. Lauren Reimers had a great day at the plate, going a perfect 4-for-4 with a run scored. Kayla Pring recorded the win on the rubber. Pring went all seven innings, giving up three runs, two of which were earned, while striking out two.
Kelsey Kannenberg took the loss for the Huskies after pitching four innings in relief of Sydney Nyborg. Kannenberg struck out three and gave up three runs, one earned. Nyborg pitched the first three innings and allowed two runs that were both earned.
Moira Carlson was the only Huskie with multiple hits as she was 2-for-3. Blaney Markman was 1-for-3 and came around to score.
R H E
MA/C-A 002 030 0 — 5 9 3
JCC 000 210 0 — 3 5 2
MCC 7, Wabasso 1
COTTONWOOD — Kristi Bose pitched a gem to spur the Murray County Rebels’ victory in a Section 3A tournament game against Wabasso.
Bose went all seven innings, allowing only one run on five hits and struck out three.
Bose helped herself out at the plate as she was 1-for-4 with two RBI. Jade Giese went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored while McKenna Schreier also went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Callie Rohlik was credited with the loss for Wabasso. Rohlik went the distance, striking out seven and allowing seven runs, five earned. Shelby Taylor was 3-for-3 with a triple and scored the Rabbits’ lone run.
R H E
MCC 410 000 2 — 7 7 1
Wab. 001 000 0 — 1 5 2
E/SWC 6, MCC 5
COTTONWOOD — The Flying Dutchmen of Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian rallied late and stole a victory from Murray County Central.
Tianna Top earned the victory for E/SWC. She gave up 11 hits and five runs, three earned. Top also struck out seven. E/SWC only mustered four hits but was able to capitalize on seven Rebel errors.
MCC sent out Bose again and she tossed another solid seven innings, allowing four hits and striking out five. Only three of the Flying Dutchmen’s six runs were earned.
Abbey Lee was 3-for-4 for MCC, Mckenzie Schmitz was 2-for-3, and Angela Dahlgren went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
MCC outhit E/SWC 4 to 11.
Rebels’ coach James Wajer said, “They earned it. They put pressure on us. When you have two singles, a walk and two errors you’re going to have a decent inning. The stats don’t lie.”
Wajer was referring to the sixth inning in which E/SWC put up four decisive runs.
MCC finishes its season with a record of 15-11.
E/SWC and Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg faced off just last Saturday in a game that K-M-S won by a score of 9-2.
R H E
E/SWC 110 004 0 — 6 4 3
MCC 212 000 0 — 5 11 7