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Prep softball: Rogers-Ferguson dominates for SWU

BRIAN KORTHALS/DAILY GLOBE Southwestern United’s Ida Rogers-Ferguson winds up to deliver a pitch during Tuesday’s high school softball game in Okabena.


OKABENA — Ida Rogers-Ferguson was about as close as she could get to a perfect game.

The Southwestern United sophomore struck out 11, walked no one and allowed just one hit Tuesday. All of that led the Wildcats to a 10-0, five-inning win over Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove.

The only thing between Rogers-Ferguson and perfection was a Mikaela Smith double. Aside from that, it was pretty much all Southwestern United.

The Wildcats — who improved to 6-3 — scored nine runs in the second inning to give Rogers-Ferguson more than enough breathing room.

Rachel Mathias finished the night 2-for-3 with two RBis with Lizzie Rossow going 1-for-1 with a pair of runs driven in. Hannah Stevenson took the loss for the Falcons.


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SWU 091 0x — 10 7 0

Fairmont 12, WHS 5

FAIRMONT — Worthington struggled in the field and couldn’t seem to come up with the big hit when it needed one Tuesday on the road.

The Trojans banged out 12 hits but were only able to push five runs across. On top of that, they committed six errors in the field; helping Fairmont to a 12-5 nonconference win.

Worthington scored two runs in both the second and seventh innings, but it wasn’t enough to overcome nine runs given up during the first three.

Carly Byrne took the loss, going all six and striking out two. Paige Kinley, Becca Linder, Brooke Henning and Makensie Carstensen all went 2-for-4 for the Trojans with Allie Bruns finishing a perfect 2-for-2. Alyson Eversman got the win for the Cardinals.

The Trojans will host their annual cook-out fundraiser at 4 p.m. on Thursday at Centennial Field when they play host to Jackson County Central.


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E/SWC 21, Adrian 0

EDGERTON — Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian put up 21 runs and allowed just one hit Tuesday in a Red Rock Conference thrashing of Adrian.

The Flying Dutchmen scored seven runs in the first and never looked back as they cruised to a 21-0 win.

Much of that was thanks to sophomore catcher Courtney Jouwstra, who had a night at the plate that won’t soon be forgotten. Twice she came to bat with the bases loaded; both times she cleared them. Jouwstra finished the night 4-for-4 with a double, a triple and nine RBIs.

“That’s a good day,” E/SWC coach Andrew Fleischman said.

Jenny Nelson was also 4-for-4 as she slammed a double and drove in three runs. Savanah Tinklenberg and Tianna Top were both 2-for-3 with two RBIs with Sydney Esselink going 2-for-3 with three batted in.

Breanna Nelson got the win, going three innings and not allowing a hit. Top struck out two and walked one in two innings of work.

Bailey Grussing took the loss for the Dragons with Danielle DeBeer dropping in a base hit.


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E/SWC 755 4x — 21 20 0

PA 18-7, JCC 6-6

JACKSON — Pipestone Area belted 18 hits in the opener and scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings before winning in walk-off fashion to sweep its doubleheader with Jackson County Central Tuesday.

The Arrow bats were on fire when they scored in every inning but the seventh in game one, coming away with an 18-6 victory. In the second game, the Huskies held a 6-4 lead going into the bottom of the seventh before a pair of runs kept the Arrows alive. They scored the winning run in the home half of the ninth to finish off a 7-6 thriller.

An eight-run sixth put the game out of reach as six different Pipestone batters finished with multiple hits in game one. Megan Remund was 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs with Kirsten Houg finishing 3-for-4 and also had two of each. Tayla Sysavath was 3-for-5 with three runs scored. Brittany Evans, Kelly Nettik and Bloemendaal ended the game with two hits each.

Bloemendaal was the beneficiary of those hits when she pitched a complete game for the win.

Blaney Markman had the hot bat for JCC in the opener, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Moira Carlson went the distance and struck out three.

Nettik put together a gutsy, nine-inning pitching performance to come away with the win in the nightcap. She surrendered six earned runs and struck out eight. Sysavath was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored with Brittany Evans driving in two during a 1-for-4 showing.

Kelsey Kannenberg also went the distance for the Huskies, allowing eight hits and four earned runs while striking out three. Kathryn Nasby, Sydney Nyborg, Markman and Jayde Price belted two hits apiece.


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JCC 040 020 0 — 6 7 3


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Windom Area 10, RRC/W-WG 0

WINDOM — Meghan Vesey allowed only three hits and also scored three runs Tuesday as Windom Area took a 10-0 win over RRC/W-WG in the second half of what was a busy day for the Falcons.

Vesey was efficient from beginning to end, allowing just three hits and striking out five to pick up her third victory of the season. She also went 2-for-3 at the plate with three runs scored and an RBI. Megan Theesfeld was 1-for-4 with a two-run double with Hannah Redmond going 2-for-3 with one driven in.

Taylor Willhite took the loss for RRC/W-WG, allowing six earned over 4 1/3. Willhite, Rachael Kedl and Olivia Bittner had a hit each for the Falcons.


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WA — 122 23 — 10 8 0

MCC 15, MLA 0

MOUNTAIN LAKE — Kristi Bose fired a one-hitter and the Murray County Central offense picked up steam as the night went on. In the end, eight runs in the fourth and seven more in the fifth led the Rebels to a 15-0 Red Rock Conference victory over Mountain Lake Area.

On top of her stellar one-hit, three-strikeout showing in the pitcher’s circle, Bose had a big night at the plate. She went 3-for-4 with five RBIs with a double and a triple. Jade Giese added to onslaught by going 3-for-4 with two runs and two more driven in with Lissa Carlson ending her night 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.

Signey Stoesz struck out two and took the loss for the Wolverines. She also smacked her team’s only hit; a single in the fourth.


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