PA cruises with pair of victories in Section 3AA (softball wrap-up)PIPESTONE — Defending state Class AA champion Pipestone Area remains the team to beat in this year’s softball playoffs, as the Arrows won a pair of Section 3AA games Tuesday to begin their march toward a repeat performance.
PIPESTONE — Defending state Class AA champion Pipestone Area remains the team to beat in this year’s softball playoffs, as the Arrows won a pair of Section 3AA games Tuesday to begin their march toward a repeat performance.
PA 19, Worthington 1
Bailey Bouman struck out 10 and walked no one over four innings to claim the victory for the Arrows.
Emily Ebbers suffered the loss for the Trojans giving up 13 earned runs on 16 hits while striking out no one and walking two in four innings of work.
Brooke Henderson (6 RBI) went 4-for-4 at the plate for the Arrows with a double and two home runs. Kayla Rowden also was 4-for-4, including two doubles and a home run and knocked in six runs.
Bouman was 3-for-2 with a pair of RBI, while Megan VanderPoel was 3-for-4.
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WHS 001 00 — 1 1 5
PA 4(13)1 1x — 19 16 2
PA 9, Luverne 0
Chelsey Evans tossed a perfect game for the Arrows in their second game of the day against the Cardinals. Evans struck out 14 and walked no one in the five-inning contest.
Bouman was 2-for-4 with three RBI and a home run to lead the Arrows at the plate. Rowden also went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Henderson matched her effort with a 2-for-4 game and an RBI.
Nicole Buysse was 2-for-3 and Karli DeShepper was 2-for-2 with an RBI.
The Arrows will look to continue their playoff run on Saturday in Marshall against Yellow Medicine East.
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PA 331 020 x — 9 14 0
Worthington 4, Marshall 1
In their second game of the day, the Trojans posted 11 hits in beating the Tigers.
Kristen Dierks earned the complete-game victory for WHS, giving up one earned run on five hits while striking out three and walking two.
Karli Vandeputte suffered the loss.
Jordan Wiertzema, Kaela Wiese and Dierks each went 2-for-3 for the Trojans at the plate.
The Trojans remain alive in the playoffs and will play BOLD on Saturday in Marshall.
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WHS 210 001 0 — 4 11 0
MHS 000 100 0 — 1 5 1
Luverne 5, Lakeview 2
The Cardinals also kept their hopes alive with a second-game victory Tuesday.
Kelsey Theesfeld struck out 10 and walked no one to earn the victory for Luverne. Theesfeld allowed just one earned run on seven hits.
Courtney Fodness was 3-for-3 with an RBI and scored three runs to pace the Cardinals at the plate.
Theesfeld was 1-for-1 with a double and two RBI, while Paige Olson was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Kate DeBoer was 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored.
The Cardinals will play Redwood Valley on Saturday in Marshall.
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Luv. 102 020 0 — 5 7 3
Lkv. 001 001 0 — 2 7 1
JCC 5, Fairmont 0
NEW ULM — The Huskies score early and often to knock off the Cardinals in their opening game of the Section 3AA playoffs.
Kelsey Hakes gave up four hits while striking out seven and walking three to earn the victory on the hill for JCC.
Sarah Luhmann was 2-for-2 at the plate for the Huskies, scoring twice and batting in a run. Amanda Wagley also was 2-for-2 and posted three RBI.
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Fair. 000 000 0 — 0 4 0
JCC 302 000 x — 5 6 2
New Ulm 3, JCC 2 (10 innings)
The Huskies fell in their second contest of the day, as the Eagles scored in the bottom of the tenth inning to pull out the victory.
Becca Loose earned the victory for the Eagles, giving up two runs on nine hits while striking out four and walking two over 10 innings.
Kate Rentschler suffered the loss for JCC giving up three runs on seven hits while striking out 11 batters.
Megan Bezdicek was 2-for-5 for JCC, while Emma Reith had a two-run single. Wagley went 2-for-4 against the Eagels.
JCC will play Canby/Minneota on Saturday in Marshall.
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JCC 000 020 000 0 — 2 9 2
NU 000 000 200 1 — 3 7 1
Section 3A Windom 13, Edgerton 2 (six innings)
WANDA — The Eagles opened the playoffs in grand fashion Tuesday afternoon, tromping the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen in their first contest of the day.
Steph Utech earned the victory on the mound for Windom, giving up two earned runs on six hits while striking out seven and walking two in six innings.
Katie Hadler suffered the loss for Edgerton, giving up five earned runs on nine hits while striking out seven and walking six.
Abby Lund was 2-for-4 for the Eagles at the plate. Alii Holt went 2-for-3 with four RBI, while Mikayla Bergendahl was 2-for-4 with three RBI.
Ingrid Jasper and Dulci Boyum each had an RBI single for Edgerton.
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Win. 031 414 — 13 9 1
Edg. 100 010 — 2 6 8
Wabasso 10, Windom 3
The Eagles fell in their second game of the day, as the Rabbits posted 12 hits for the game.
Ashley Fenneren earned the pitching victory, giving up three earned runs on nine hits while striking out three and walking three in seven innings of work.
Utech suffered the loss, giving up six earned runs on 12 hits. Utech struck out two and walked two in six innings.
Morgan Borsgard was 3-for-3 at the plate, scoring two runs and batting in another. Karissa Borsgard and Bergendahl each went 2-for-3.
Windom will play Wheaton on Saturday in Montevideo.
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Win. 001 100 1 — 3 9 1
Wab. 311 500 x — 10 12 2
Edgerton 9, Lakeview 1
The Flying Dutchmen bounced back with a victory over the Lakers in their second game of the day to remain alive in the playoffs.
Hadler earned the victory on the bump, giving up one earned run on three hits while striking out eight and walking four.
Dana Boerboom suffered the loss for Lakeview.
Hadler was 2-for-3 at the plate with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored. Boyum went 2-for-3, while Alyson Drooger and Brianna Van Dyke each went 2-for-3.
Alesha Hansen was 2-for-4 with an RBI single for Lakeview.
Edgerton plays Morris Area on Saturday in Montevideo.
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Edg. 101 241 x — 9 11 1