PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Walks, errors doom Trojans’ softball teamBRANDON, S.D. — Worthington’s softball team committed more errors and issued more walks than it recorded hits Tuesday in a 6-1 loss to Brandon Valley (S.D.).
BRANDON, S.D. — Worthington’s softball team committed more errors and issued more walks than it recorded hits Tuesday in a 6-1 loss to Brandon Valley (S.D.).
Jordan Wiertzema, who suffered the loss for the Trojans, allowed just three hits and three earned runs in four and two-thirds innings. But the senior issued six walks, and Worthington’s defense committed five errors, leading to three unearned runs and a non-conference loss.
“Jordan pitched a great game on the mound again, but the defense kind of let us down a little bit and a few too many walks got us in a little bit of trouble,” Worthington coach Sam Baumgartner said. “The errors really hurt us again. If we cut down on errors, we’re right there.”
Wiertzema scored Lynn Harberts on a single in the first inning, but Worthington went scoreless in the ensuing six frames.
The Trojans trailed 3-1 going into the bottom of the fourth inning, in which Brandon Valley scored three runs to break the game open.
Harberts went 2-for-4 with a run, and Wiertzema went 1-for-3 with an RBI to lead Worthington, which had just four hits.
The Trojans (1-4) will travel to face Jackson County Central in a doubleheader Thursday.
R H E
WHS 100 000 0 — 1 4 5
BV 102 030 x — 6 3 1
PA 4, Windom 0;
PA 4, Windom 1
WINDOM — Bailey Bouman combined to allow just eight hits and one run while walking one and striking out 22 to lead Pipestone Area to a sweep.
A junior, Bouman scattered five hits and struck out 15 en route to a complete-game victory in the opener. She allowed just three hits and an earned run while striking out seven in the nightcap.
Steph Utech, who suffered the loss in Game 1, allowed four runs on 13 hits while striking out six and walking one for Windom. Brianna Ramos, who suffered the loss in Game 2, allowed four runs on three hits while walking five and striking out three.
Brooke Woelber went 4-for-4 with a run and an RBI to lead the Arrows in the opener. Steph Rudie went 3-for-4 with two runs, and Sam Bloemendahl went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Alii Holt went 3-for-3, and Abby Lund and Ellie Hormig each had a hit to lead the Eagles in the opener.
Lund, Ramos and Abby Hayenga each had a hit, and Ramos delivered an RBI for Windom in the nightcap.
Woelber and Jesse Gergen each had a hit, and Bouman went 1-for-2 with two runs to lead the Arrows.
Game 1 R H E
PA 000 012 0 — 4 13 3
Win. 000 000 0 — 0 5 0
Game 2 R H E
Win. 100 000 0 — 1 3 0
PA 300 001 x — 4 3 0
Edgerton 18, ML/B-O 1
EDGERTON — Alyssa Claar went 3-for-4 with a triple, a home run and two RBI, and Hailey VanKley went 4-for-4 with a double and five RBI to power Edgerton to a five-inning victory against Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin.
Kelsey Wolthuizen went 3-for-4 with five RBI, and Samantha Vanden Bosch went 2-for-3 with three RBI for the Flying Dutchmen (8-1, 3-0), who exploded for 11 runs in the second inning and finished the game with 16 hits.
Katie Hadler struck out six, walked one and allowed just three hits and an unearned run in a complete-game effort to pick up the win.
Brittany Wenner suffered the loss for the Wolverines.
Danielle Kunkel delivered a double in the fourth inning that scored ML/B-O’s lone run.
R H E
ML/B-O 000 10 — 1 3 3
EHS 2(11)3 2x — 18 16 1
MCC 15, Adrian Area 2
ELLSWORTH — Murray County Central took advantage of 19 walks and eight wild pitches en route to a five-inning victory.
Becky Bloemendaal allowed just two hits and two earned runs while walking two and striking out seven in a complete-game effort to earn the win for the Rebels. The senior also went 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Adrian Area’s Karli Meyer, who suffered the loss, scattered just two hits but allowed 10 earned runs on 15 walks and eight wild pitches.
Mary Loosbrock had an RBI triple, and Sam Meester recorded a single to lead the Dragons, who will host Luverne in a doubleheader Thursday.
Tara Onken went 2-for-3 with an RBI for MCC, which will travel to face Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Thursday.
R H E
MCC 335 40 — 15 7 0
AA 002 00 — 2 2 3
Marshall 6, Luverne 3; Luverne 6, Marshall 4
LUVERNE — Kat Dahl hit two home runs and drove in three runs in the first game of a Southwest Conference doubleheader, but it was Marshall that came out with the victory.
However, the Cardinals were able to get a little revenge in a two-run victory in the second game of the doubleheader.
Kelsey Theesfeld suffered the loss in the first game, allowing one earned run on three hits while walking three and striking out three.
Hilary Deragisch had a pair of hits for the Cardinals, who dropped a 6-3 decision.
In the second game of the night, Luverne scored a pair of runs early, but fell behind 4-3 entering the seventh inning.
Hitting in the top of the seventh, the Cardinals’ Steph Schultz had a 3-run double, giving Luverne a 6-4 victory.
Theesfeld allowed three earned runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out two.
Deragisch had three hits, scored twice and drove in a run, while Katelyn Brands had three hits and drove in a run. Schultz finished with two hits on the day.
Luverne (4-6, 3-3) will travel to face Adrian Area Thursday in a non-conference doubleheader.
Game 1 R H E
Marshall 003 030 0 — 6 3 2
LHS 201 000 0 — 3 6 4
Game 2 R H E
LHS 200 100 3 — 6 11 2
Marshall 000 031 0 — 4 7 0
RRC/W-WG 10, SWU 1
SANBORN — Audra Schmidt struck out 15 Southwestern United hitters to lead Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove to a nine-run victory.
Schmidt allowed one run on three hits while walking two.
Anna Obermoller suffered the loss for SWU (0-8, 0-4), allowing 10 runs on 11 hits while walking three.
She also scored the Wildcats’ lone run on an RBI single by April Wallace.
Connor DeWall had the other hit for SWU.
Nichole Schroeder had four hits to lead the Falcons. Yvonne Kedl and Schmidt each had a pair of hits for RRC/W-WG.
SWU, which had a solid defensive effort from freshman right fielder Kayla Droll, will travel to Madelia/Truman Friday.
R H E
SWU 000 100 0 — 1 3 5
R/W 043 210 X — 10 11 0
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