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Softball: Worthington upends St. James

ST. JAMES -- Visiting Worthington plated eight runs in the third inning, breaking open a close game en route to an 11-2 victory over host St. James in a high school girls softball contest Monday.

The Trojans improved to 3-7 on the spring in outhitting the Saints 14-7. Becca Linder and Kara Honius collected three hits apiece and Alina Heig had two hits. Yadira Barragan tripled, and Linder and Honius doubled. KC Riley drove in two runs.

Sarah Ebbers went the distance to pick up the pitching win. She walked three and struck out two.

Emily Bottem was the losing pitcher.

WHS head coach Josh Wasmund said he was happy with the Trojans' offensive output, saying they did a good job of hitting when they had the opportunity to score runs.

R H E

WHS 018 010 1 -- 11 14 2

St.J 002 000 0 -- 2 7 4

SWU 4-1, E/SWC 1-11

EDGERTON -- Ida Rogers-Ferguson fanned 16 batters and issued just one walk in a sparkling complete-game performance in the circle to lead the Southwestern United Wildcats to a three-run victory over the Edgerton/Southwest Christian Flying Dutchmen in the opener of a Red Rock Conference softball doubleheader Monday.

Rogers-Ferguson helped her own cause by going 2-for-4 at the plate, while Samantha Obermoller went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Kassaundra Rossow and Stephanie Kazemba each added an RBI single for the Wildcats.

Tianna Top (seven strikeouts, one walk) pitched a complete game for E/SWC and also had a base hit. Breanna Nelson, Tara DeKam and Ciara Everett smacked a base hit apiece.

Nelson (three strikeouts, no walks) pitched a complete game in the nightcap, as E/SWC claimed a 10-run win in six innings.

Everett (2-for-3, RBI), Top (2-for-3, four RBIs), Jessica Menning (2-for-4, RBI) and Kameron Kroh (3-for-4) paced the Flying Dutchmen at the plate.

Jennifer Jimenez and Andrea Hinkeldey each had two hits for SWU, while Rogers-Ferguson, Mariah Crowell and Kaylan Untiedt handled the pitching duties.

SWU (3-6, 3-3) plays a doubleheader at Mountain Lake Area today. E/SWC (5-1, 4-1) hosts Murray County Central today.

Game 1 R H E

SWU 022 000 0 -- 4 7 1

E/SWC 000 000 1 -- 1 4 5

Game 2 R H E

E/SWC 002 144 -- 11 13 2

SWU 010 000 -- 1 5 3

LHS 2-4, Adrian 1-15

LUVERNE -- Kristen Reisdorfer clubbed a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Luverne Cardinals a walk-off victory over the Adrian Area Dragons in the opening game of a non-conference softball doubleheader Monday.

Reisdorfer and Alexis Hiller each had two hits for Luverne, while Ellen Dahl (nine strikeouts, one walk) pitched a complete game.

Autumn Engelkes and Danielle DeBeer each had two hits for Adrian, while Rachel Kontz (nine strikeouts, two walks) tossed a complete game.

Adrian scored 15 runs on 15 hits in the nightcap. Courtney Vaske (4-for-4), Sam Croat (3-for-4), Heidi Nolte (2-for-4) and Kontz (2-for-4) were the leaders at the plate, with Bailey Grussing earning the win in the circle.

Kaitlyn Roberts pitched for Luverne, while Hiller (two RBIs) and Susan Thompson (solo home run) led the Cardinals offensively.

Luverne (5-3) plays a doubleheader at Jackson County Central today.

Game 1 R H E

Adrian 010 000 0 -- 1 7 0

Luverne 000 000 2 -- 2 7 0

Game 2 R H E

Luverne 100 21 -- 4 2 4

Adrian 663 0X -- 15 15 1

New Ulm 2, JCC 0

NEW ULM --Ellie Schneider and Brittany Hoffmann each drove in a run, while Sydney Schuck struck out seven batters in seven innings to lead New Ulm past Jackson County Central Monday.

Moira Carlson did the pitching for JCC, striking out four batters and issuing three walks in six innings.

Blaney Markman had two hits for the Huskies, while Adriane Rentschler and Jenna Stade each had a hit.

JCC hosts Luverne today.

R H E

JCC 000 000 0 -- 0 4 1

New Ulm 002 000 X -- 2 6 0

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