Arrows advance to Section 3AA finalsMARSHALL — After falling behind 4-1 in the first two innings, the Worthington Trojans tried to make a comeback in Saturday’s Section 3AA softball playoffs, but fell short in a 4-3 loss to BOLD.
MARSHALL — After falling behind 4-1 in the first two innings, the Worthington Trojans tried to make a comeback in Saturday’s Section 3AA softball playoffs, but fell short in a 4-3 loss to BOLD.
Christy Gass led BOLD with a pair of hits and two RBI, and also earned the victory on the hill. She allowed three runs on five hits while walking none and striking out eight.
Kristen Dierks suffered the loss for the Trojans (8-14). She allowed three earned runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out four.
Jordan Wiertzema had a pair of hits, scored twice and had an RBI for Worthington, while Carrie Timmerman had a hit and drove in a run. Rachel Pavelko and Lynn Harberts each had a hit for the Trojans.
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BOLD 220 000 0 — 4 8 2
WHS 100 101 0 — 3 5 3
PA 8, YME 0
MARSHALL — Yellow Medicine East’s Ashley Vikander had the lone hit against Pipestone Area’s Chelsey Evans as PA continued its domination in the Section 3AA softball playoffs.
Evans walked two and struck out 18 in the game.
The Arrows were led by Bailey Bouman offensively. She had four hits, including two triples and scored four times.
Evans helped her own cause with a pair of hits and also drove in two runs. Kayla Rowden also had two hits and drove in two, while Brooke Woelber was 2-for-3 in the game.
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PA 210 001 4 — 8 12 1
YME 000 000 0 — 0 1 6
PA 7, New Ulm 1
MARSHALL — Evans gave up her first earned run of the season, but the Arrow offense managed seven runs to advance to the section finals.
Evans did not walk a batter and struck out 12 while allowing four hits.
Bouman had a pair of hits and scored twice, while Brooke Henderson had two hits. Amanda Monger had a hit and drove in two runs for the Arrows (17-3).
The Arrows will play again Thursday against an opponent yet to be determined.
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NU 000 010 0 — 1 4 5
PA 001 060 X — 7 10 0
Luverne 4, RV 3
MARSHALL — With three runs in the sixth inning, the Luverne Cardinals advanced in the Section 3AA softball playoffs Saturday.
Kelsey Theesfeld earned the victory for Luverne, allowing no earned runs on five hits while walking one and striking out five in a complete-game victory.
Liz Solma had a hit and drove in a run, while Katie DeBoer had a hit and drove in two runs to give the Cardinals the lead.
Paige Olson (run scored) and Kelsey Wessels (run scored) each had a hit for Luverne.
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LHS 100 003 0 — 4 5 3
RV 201 000 0 — 3 5 0
JCC 6, C/M 0
MARSHALL — With four runs in the fourth inning and a solid pitching performance from Kate Rentschler, the Jackson County Central Huskies earned a victory over Canby/Minneota Saturday.
Rentschler allowed two hits while walking none and striking out 12 to earn the complete-game victory.
Sara Luhmann had a solo home run in the fifth inning, while Megan Bezdicek had a two-RBI single. Stacey Schuller had a hit and a walk, and scored twice for the Huskies.
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C/M 000 000 0 — 0 2 0
JCC 000 411 0 — 6 5 1
JCC 2, Luverne 1
MARSHALL — In a pitching duel between Jackson County Central’s Rentschler and Luverne’s Theesfeld, it was Rentschler’s Huskies that came out victorious to stay alive in the Section 3AA softball playoffs.
In a complete-game victory, Rentschler allowed one run on four hits while walking two and striking out 11.
Theesfeld allowed no earned runs on three hits while walking four and striking out seven.
JCC was led by Amanda Wagley with a pair of hits and a run scored, while Hilary Geesman scored the other Huskies’ run.
Wessels, Steph Schultz, DeBoer (RBI) and Kat Dahl each had singles for Luverne.
JCC (19-4) will face Yellow Medicine East today in Marshall.
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JCC 000 011 0 — 2 3 1
LHS 010 000 0 — 1 4 3