PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Edgerton splits with AAELLSWORTH — One run proved to be the difference in the first game of Tuesday’s softball doubleheader between Adrian Area and Edgerton. One run also decided Game 2.
By: Daily Globe , Worthington Daily Globe
ELLSWORTH — One run proved to be the difference in the first game of Tuesday’s softball doubleheader between Adrian Area and Edgerton.
One run also decided Game 2.
Edgerton scored a run in the first inning of Game 1 in a 1-0 victory before Adrian Area ralled for an 8-7 victory in the nightcap.
Breana VanDyke threw a shutout in the first game, allowing one hit while walking seven and striking out 13 for Edgerton.
However, AA’s Rachel Kontz matched her pitch for pitch. Kontz allowed one unearned run on one hit while walking none and striking out 13 in a complete-game effort.
Alyssa Meyer had AA’s only hit of the game, while Tara DeKam had a hit for the Flying Dutchmen. Jessica Menning scored the run for Edgerton.
In the second game, Edgerton scored four runs in the third inning and added another in the fourth to take a 5-0 lead.
However, the Dragons rallied for seven runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to lead 8-5.
Edgerton added two in the bottom of the seventh, but AA held on for the one-run victory.
Jessi Meyer earned the victory for the Dragons in the circle. She allowed seven runs on eight hits while striking out six in six and two-thirds innings.
Kontz came in and earned the save by striking out the final batter of the game.
VanDyke suffered the loss. She allowed six earned runs on eight hits while walking six and striking out five.
Menning was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Dutchmen, while Amanda Schaap was 2-for-3. Emilee Fey added two RBIs for Edgerton.
Harli Homan was 2-for-3 with a double and a triple to lead AA. Nina Weidert was 2-for-3, while Courtney Vaske had a double.
Kontz had a pair of RBIs, while Sam Meester led the way with a hit and four RBIs.
The Dragons (7-7, 4-4) will host Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove on Thursday.
Game 1 R H E
Edgerton 100 000 0 — 1 1 2
AA 000 000 0 — 0 1 1
Game 2 R H E
AA 000 071 0 — 8 8 5
Edgerton 004 100 2 — 7 8 4
PA 13, Marshall 1; PA 2, Marshall 1 (8 innings)
MARSHALL — Tasia Woelber pitched the Pipestone Area Arrows past the Marshall Tigers in a Southwest Conference softball doubleheader Tuesday.
Woelber allowed struck out nine batters in each complete-game win while walking just one batter, which was in the second game.
Amanda Haupert (three RBIs), Samantha Berg, Peyton Petersen and Ashley Bos each went 2-for-4 in the first game blowout for PA while Tiffany Woelber was 2-for-3.
Game 2 was a pitcher’s duel as the Arrows needed eight innings to complete the sweep.
Amber Haupert drove in the game-winning run in eighth as Tiffany Woelber (2-for-3) doubled with one out, moved to third on a ground out and scored on Haupert’s single.
Emily Darveaux was 2-for-3 for PA (14-2) while Paige Petersen had an RBI double.
The Arrows travel to Murray County Central Thursday.
Game 1 R H E
PA 232 06 — 13 14 0
MHS 100 00 — 1 3 5
Game 2 R H E
MHS 100 000 00 — 1 2 0
PA 100 000 01 — 2 6 1
MCC 18, SWU 0
SLAYTON — Murray County Central exploded for 11 first-inning runs and seven more in the third as the Rebels torched the Southwestern United Wildcats in a Red Rock Conference softball game.
Ashley Clarke earned the win in the circle for MCC (13-1, 10-0), allowing a hit and striking out five in three innings of work. Kristi Bose struck out two SWU batters in the final two innings.
Ellissa Reinsma (2-for-2) and Abby Van Meveren (2-for-3) each doubled for the Rebels while Jade Giese (2-for-4) drove in two runs and Taylor Schreier was 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs.
Ida Rogers-Ferguson suffered the loss for the Wildcats and also collected the lone base hit for SWU (1-15).
R H E
SWU 000 00 — 0 1 3
MCC (11)07 0X — 18 11 0