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Monday sports roundup: WHS softball team wins; PA sweeps E/SWC in matchup of stalwarts

Monday high school sports roundup: Softball Worthington 12, JCC 10 JACKSON -- The softballs were sailing in Jackson on Monday as the Worthington Trojans and the Jackson County Central Huskies hit a combined six home runs in a Monday high school s...

Monday high school sports roundup:

Softball Worthington 12, JCC 10 JACKSON -- The softballs were sailing in Jackson on Monday as the Worthington Trojans and the Jackson County Central Huskies hit a combined six home runs in a Monday high school softball game. The Trojans bested JCC 12-10.

Haley Grimmius pitched all seven innings for Worthington, allowing 10 runs with seven earned, four walks, and two strikeouts. Jackson CC had an arsenal pitch for them as Blaney Johnson opened the game pitching  one inning, before being relieved by Ashley Heinrichs who pitched four innings. Jordann Schneekloth pitched the sixth inning in relief, before Heinrichs came in again to pitch the seventh frame.

Worthington started the game red-hot as Sophie Wietzema and Sidney Ponto hit back-to-back solo home runs in the top of the first. Wietzema, a sophomore, went 2-for-3 with two home runs. After hitting a two-run home run in the third inning Wietzema was intentionally walked in her next two at bats, a great homage to the slugger’s clout. Ponto went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Grimmius went 2-for-5 slugging a three-run home run and a total of five RBIs. Payton Sauerbrei went 2-for-3 with two doubles.

As the Trojans were cruising they let their guard down, and JCC was able to sneak its way back into the game with a momentum-swinging six-run sixth inning. The Huskies hit two home runs in that inning, but the Trojans were able to hang on for their seventh victory on the season.

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Worthington 202 152 0 -- 12 14 4

Jackson 001 026 1 -- 10 9 0

Pipestone 8-15, E/SWC 7-5 PIPESTONE -- Pipestone Area swept Edgerton/Southwest Christian in a doubleheader featuring two highly-regarded southwest Minnesota programs.

The Arrows won game one 8-7, as Adrianna Johnson pitched a complete game, striking out 10, and walking two. Sierra Van Dyke was the losing hurler, striking out five and walking three.

Gabby Buckridge went 2-for-4 with three RBIs for the Flying Dutchmen, and Hannah Nerem went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run.

Mara Taubert went 4-for-4 with an RBI, Kaitlyn Draper went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and April Haupert went 2-for4 with an RBI for the Arrows.

Pipestone’s bats came alive in the second game as it won via the 10-run rule after the fifth inning. Jessa Reinhert pitched for Pipestone, earning the win with five strikeouts and one walk. Buckridge pitched for the Flying Dutchmen, striking out four and walking four.

Mandi Miller went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a homerun, and Taubert went 2-for-2 with two RBIs for the Arrows.

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Jessa Nibbelink went 2-for-3 for E/SWC and Jazzy Prins went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

First Game

E/SWC 100 005 1 -- 7 8 1

Pipestone 230 012 x -- 8 12 2

Second Game

E/SWC 210 20 -- 5 7 1

Pipestone 1(11)1 2x -- 15 9 1

St. James 2, MLA/C 2 MOUNTAIN LAKE -- St. James Area scored a single run in the top of the seventh inning to give the Saints a one-run victory. Madison Brey and Callie Radenbaugh each had a pair of hits for the winners.

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Destiny Sybounheuan had two  hits for MLA/Comfrey.

Addie Bowers for St. James Area and Molly Carnell for MLA/C were the pitchers of record. Both teams collected six hits.

St. James Area 000 020 1 -- 3 6 1

MLA/C 020 000 0 -- 2 6 2

Baseball Luverne 3, JCC 1 JACKSON -- Derek Lundgren was in total command on the mound for Luverne in its tight Big South Conference victory over Jackson County Central. Lundgren went 5 and two-thirds innings, striking out eight, allowing one run on zero hits for the Cardinals. Jake Haugen pitched 1 and one-third innings in relief for LHS.

Dalton Henning was the losing pitcher for the Huskies going 6-innings, allowing six hits, and three earned runs.

Nathan Nekali went 2-for-3, Ben Serie went 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs, Haugen went 1-2 for Luverne.

Springfield 9, Windom Area 5 WINDOM -- Mason Rummel went 4-for-4 and drove in two runs to help Springfield outscore host Windom Area.

The Eagles pounded out 12 hits against three Springfield pitchers but were unable to overcome an 8-0 second-inning deficit. Springfield scored seven runs in the second inning alone.

Conner Redman was 3-for-4 at the plate for Windom Area, and teammate Kobe Lovell was also 3-for-4. Alex Borsgard added two hits.

Borsgard gave up eight runs in two innings of mound work. Hunter Walklin allowed just three hits and one run in five innings of work.

Springfield 170 000 1 -- 9 8 2

Windom Area 021 010 1 -- 5 12 3

Wabasso 12, RRC/WWG 4 LAMBERTON -- What began as a tight game got out of hand as Wabasso scored three runs in the third inning and added four in the fourth.

Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove gained just six hits in the game, including two by Cory Anderson.

Ty Altermatt pitched six innings and got the win. Austin Irlbeck was the losing pitcher.

MLA/C 8, Adrian 2 ADRIAN -- Zach Spinks had two hits and drove in three runs to lead Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey to a victory over Adrian.

The game was close throughout as Adrian tied the game at 2-all in the bottom of the sixth. But the Wolverines pulled away with six runs in the seventh.

Brett Willaby had two hits, including a double, and scored two runs. Fletcher Hanson had two hits, including a double, for the Wolverines.

Willaby started for MLA/C and threw the first four and one third innings. He allowed one earned run on three hits and struck out five. John Faber threw the final two and two-thirds innings and earned the victory. He allowed one unearned run and struck out five.

Grant Jansma (three innings, one unearned run, three strikeouts), Lance Luettel (two innings, one unearned run, two strikeouts) and Ian Stamer (one and one-third innings, two earned runs) each saw time on the hill for the Dragons.

Marshall Wagner was 2 for 3 with a run scored for Adrian, while Luettel had a hit and drove in a run.

MLA/C 001 010 6 -- 8 7 1

Adrian 001 001 0 -- 2 4 4

Golf HLO/F 171, E/SWC 191 FULDA -- Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda took twenty less strokes than Edgerton/Southwest Christian as the Wildcat boys earned a victory. Payton Marquardt was the medalist for HLO/F taking 40 strokes, Tyler Madison from HLO/F was the runner up with a 43. Joe Fischer shot a 44 for the Wildcats, Cory Renneke shot 44, and Jaxon Tiesler shot 46.

Trey Huisken, Derek Fey, and Devin Van’t Hof paced the Flying Dutchmen with a 46. Tate Burvee shot a 53, and Josh Kreun shot a 59.

Brielle Vis medalled in the girls matchup shooting a 57 for E/SWC, and Keli Renneke was the runner up shooting a 60 for HLO/F. Abra Johnson shot a 62 for the E/SWC, and Leah Schmid shot an 81 for the Wildcats.

Boys tennis Luverne 6, BEA 1 LUVERNE -- The Cardinals won every match but No. 2 singles in a 6-1 triumph over Blue Earth Area. Matthew Jelken beat Jack Frundt 6-1, 6-1 at first singles, Colin Schoeneman won 6-4, 7-5 over Nick Frundt at third singles, and Pierce Cunningham won 5-7, 6-2, 10-8 over Vern Johnson at third singles.

Parker Kienitz topped Graham Cunningham 6-3, 6-3 at second singles for the Bucs’ only match win.

Cards Matt Sehr and Cole Stoltenberg won 7-5, 6-0 at first doubles over Jack Barke and Jonathan Hill. Jordan Winter and Carson Ehde won 6-2, 6-3 over the Bucs’ James Greer and Jaime Johnson at second doubles, and Griffen Jarchow and Blake Frahm won 6-3, 6-1 over Joe Frundt and Max Loge at third doubles.

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