Prep softball: Luverne wins twice
DAILY GLOBE LUVERNE -- The Luverne Cardinals swept the Redwood Valley Cardinals in a softball doubleheader on Thursday.Despite a slow start, Luverne won the first game 16-6. It led 4-3 after three innings, and the home Cardinals scored 12 runs in...
LUVERNE - The Luverne Cardinals swept the Redwood Valley Cardinals in a softball doubleheader on Thursday.
Despite a slow start, Luverne won the first game 16-6. It led 4-3 after three innings, and the home Cardinals scored 12 runs in the fifth and sixth.
Freshman Rylee Olson pitched six innings for Luverne with six strikeouts, one walk, four hits, and no earned runs.
Teammate Kaitlyn Roberts had three runs on two hits. Brianna Jonason also had two hits, and she scored one run. Olson, Ariel DeBeer, Katie Kracht and Natasha Thone all had two runs.
In game two, Luverne started scoring immediately with eight runs in the top of the first inning and went on to win 19-1.
DeBeer earned the win, pitching all five innings with four strikeouts, no walks, and one earned run.
Batting for Luverne, Olson had two hits and a three-run home run in the first inning. Zayna Hustoft had two runs on a perfect 2-for-2, and Thone also earned two runs hitting 2-for-3.
R H E
RV 030 030 - 6 4 5
Luverne 022 057 - 16 12 6
R H E
Luverne 814 33 - 19 15 2
RV 010 00 - 1 4 1
Adrian 13, Worthington 7
ADRIAN - The Worthington Trojans got off to a great start. After the first two hitters of the game singled, Morgan LeBrun belted a three-run home run.
But the Dragons rallied back and improved to 4-11 with the 13-7 victory.
“We finally hit the ball. We’ve been in kind of a little slump lately,” said AHS head coach Judy Huisman.
Olivia Weidert went 4-for-4 at the plate for the Dragons with a run and five RBIs. Teammate Devin Dreesen was 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs and an RBI.
Dreesen also was the winning pitcher. She hurled a complete game, allowing 10 hits, walking one and striking out four.
Sydney Ponto pitched the first four innings for Worthington and Erin Benz the last three.
Katie Rogers and Olivia Petersen had two hits apiece for Worthington. Rogers drove in two runs and Petersen scored two runs.
R H E
Worthington 310 300 0 - 7 10 7
Adrian 203 530 0 - 13 12 4
MLA 12, Cleveland 3
CLEVELAND - The Mountain Lake Area Wolverines defeated the Cleveland Clippers with an explosive seventh inning.
The Wolverines were up 4-3 after six innings, and they went on to score eight runs to seal their victory.
Signey Stoesz went the distance for MLA, throwing five strikeouts and no walks. The senior also batted 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs.
Her teammate Samantha Stahl also went 2-for-4 and scored three runs. Riley Tollafson was 1-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs with the sole home run of the game.
Joie Weller took the loss at the pitching rubber for Cleveland. Amanda Smith led the Clippers at the plate at batted 2-for-3.
R H E
MLA 100 012 8 - 12 10 4
Cleveland 003 000 0 - 3 4 7
PA 5, St. Peter 2
PIPESTONE - With a victory over St. Peter, the Pipestone Area softball team won the Big South Conference championship.
The Arrows, who were the small-school champs, improve to 20-0 entering next week’s section playoffs.
The Saints, who won the big-school division, had a rally in the seventh, but came up short against the Arrows.
Shelby Bloemendaal earned the victory, allowing one earned run on five hits while walking none and striking out six.
Kelli Hanson suffered the loss for St. Peter, which scored its only two runs in the seventh inning.
Taylor Nesvold was 2 for 4 with a triple to lead PA. She scored two runs and drove in a run. Rachel Skyberg had a hit, drove in a run and scored twice, while Tiffany Evans had a double. Bloemendaal and Kirsten Houg each had a hit.
The Arrows begin the section tournament Tuesday at home against the winner of Windom Area and St. James.
R H E
St. Peter 000 000 2 - 2 5 4
Pipestone Area 201 020 x - 5 6 2