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PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Pipestone Area sweeps Windom in doubleheader

Pipestone Publishing/Kevin Kyle Pipestone Area's Kelly Nettik drives a double to the fence in center field against the Windom Eagles during the bottom of the first inning of Game 1 Thursday evening in Pipestone.

PIPESTONE -- The Pipestone Area girls' softball team earned a sweep of the Windom Eagles in a doubleheader Thursday in Pipestone.

In Game 1, the Arrows jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after a four-run first inning. They added two runs in the third to take a 6-0 lead before scoring another 5 runs in the fifth to end the game in six innings. The final score was 11-0.

Kelly Nettik picked up the win for the Arrows in five innings of work. She struck out seven batters while allowing three hits and walking just one. Meghan Vessey took the loss for the Eagles and struck out one batter while walking another five.

Nettik led PA in hitting with two RBIs on a two hits in three attempts. Megan Remund went 1-for-1 in Game 1 with three RBIs and two walks.

The Eagles picked up just three hits in the Game 1, with Jasmine Carlson, Jamie Symens and Megan Theesfeld all getting hits.

The Arrows also won Game 2 in six innings, this time outscoring the Eagles 15-2.

Pipestone Area took a 6-0 lead after two innings before going scoreless for three straight innings. In the bottom of the fifth, Windom picked up its first points of the day when it scored two runs to cut the lead to four. But the Arrows put together a nine-run sixth inning to end the game early.

Tasia Woelber got the win in Game 2 for the Arrows, picking up 12 strikeouts and walking just two batters. Vessey took the loss again in Game 2 after walking five batters and striking out one.

Tasia Woelber picked up three RBIs on three hits for PA, while Tiffany Woelber went 3-for-4 on the day. Nettik was 2 of 3 with an RBI.

Meegan Hanson picked up a hit for the Eagles in Game 2, while Symens also had a hit in three at-bats.

Pipestone Area (2-0) hosts Worthington in a doubleheader today, while Windom takes on Red Rock Central Monday.

Game 1 R H E

Windom 000 000 -- 0 3 4

Pipestone Area 402 05X -- 11 8 0

Game 2 R H E

Pipestone Area 240 009 -- 15 15 1

Windom 000 020 -- 2 2 10


JCC 18, MLA 8

JACKSON -- With the game tied at eight heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, the Jackson County Central Huskies put together a 10-run inning to defeat the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines 18-8 in six innings Thursday.

MLA got on the board with a run in the top of the first, but JCC scored two runs in the bottom of the inning and another four runs in the second to go up 6-1. The Wolverines added four runs of their own in the third to cut the lead to one. In the bottom of the third, the Huskies scored another two runs to push their lead to three.

Two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth for MLA tied the game at eight before JCC exploded for 10 runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Kyle Luhmann started the game for the Huskies, going four innings with nine strikeouts and five earned runs. Tanner Menke picked up the win after pitching two innings in relief, giving up three runs to go along with two strikeouts.

Austin Watkins pitched the first three innings for the Wolverines, but Nathan Adrian was credited with the loss after pitching the final three innings.

Luhmann was also a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate for JCC, with five RBIs including a three-run home run, to go along with five runs scored and five steals. Menke was 3 of 4 on the day with three RBIs, while Taylor Christopher went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Andrew Hempeck had an RBI on two hits in five attempts for MLA, while Andrew Hirsch went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Jackson County Central (2-2) travels to Fairmont today, while Mountain Lake Area (1-1) is scheduled to host ML-GHEC-Truman today.


MLA 104 021 -- 8 10 2

JCC 242 00(10) -- 18 12 2