Friday area high school sports roundup:
SLAYTON -- A solid 1-2 pitching punch helped Pipestone Area improve to 19-2 on the girls fast-pitch softball season, with senior Adrianna Johnson shutting out Murray County Central in the first game of a Friday doubleheader and sophomore Jessa Reinert displaying excellence in the nightcap.
Pipestone Area won the first game 5-0 and the second game 8-1 in six innings.
Johnson walked one batter and struck out 10, allowing just three hits. Reinert gave up four hits in her game, walking no one and whiffing 11 in a game called early due to weather conditions.
Carmen Skyberg went 4-for-4 at the plate for PA in the opener. April Haupert had two hits and two RBIs, and Kaitlyn Draper also had two hits.
Lily Schmahl went 2-for-3 for MCC.
In the second game Draper and Paige Ahrendt had two hits apiece. Montana Beckmann went 2-for-3 for the Rebels, who fell to 11-7 with the losses.St. Mary’s 7, MLA/C 5
SLEEPY EYE -- Cassie Heinrichs and Leah Weiss each drove in a pair of runs as Sleepy Eye-St. Mary’s defeated Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey.
The Knights gathered 14 hits off Wolverines pitcher Molly Carnell. Weiss was the winning pitcher.
Carnell had three hits in four at bats for MLA/C, with two RBIs. The Wolverines made the game close with four runs in the top of the seventh inning.Baseball MCC 12, Minneota 0
SLAYTON -- Host Murray County Central inched closer to the .500 mark with a one-sided 12-0 victory over Minneota in five innings. The Rebels (7-9) out-hit the Vikings 11-2.
Kyler Deacon pitched the first four innings for MCC and Drew Coulter finished up.
Spencer Wajer, Danny Blankenship and Deacon all had two hits for MCC. Wajer scored two runs, Blankenship scored twice and drove in three runs, and Deacon scored once and hit a double.
Teddy Pesch was the losing pitcher.T-M-B 1, RRC/W-WG 0
TRACY -- In a pitcher’s duel, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton scored in the bottom of the first inning. Leadoff hitter Jake Tauer reached on an error and later came around to touch the plate.
Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove didn’t have many scoring chances against Panthers pitcher Lucas Gervais. Only twice in the contest did the RRC/W-WG squad get a runner as far as second base.
Jonah Hanson had two of visiting team’s five hits.
Austin Irlbeck was saddled with the loss.