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Prep softball: Pipestone Area sweeps; E/SWC rolls over MCC

DAILY GLOBE PIPESTONE -- The Pipestone Area girls softball team swept the Redwood Valley Cardinals in a double header Thursday afternoon.The Arrows had complete contol, winning the first game 18-1 and the second 18-0. The winning pitcher of game ...

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PIPESTONE - The Pipestone Area girls softball team swept the Redwood Valley Cardinals in a double header Thursday afternoon.
The Arrows had complete contol, winning the first game 18-1 and the second 18-0.
The winning pitcher of game one was Shelby Bloemendaal. The sophomore pitched three innings with five strikeouts and no walks. Tiffany Evans took over and collected three strikeouts. She allowed a single hit but no runs.
Nicole Bunting pitched for the Cardinals and had three strikeouts and seven walks.
Batting for the Arrows, Bloemendaal was 2-for-2 with four RBIs and a three-run home run. Taylor Nesvold and Rachel Skyberg each were 2-for-3 at bat, and Skyberg had two RBIs. Morgan Taubert also earned a pair of RBIs and hit two out of two at the plate.
In the second game, Pipestone Area didn’t delay putting points on the board and put seven up in the first inning. Evans was the winning pitcher, going three innings with three strikeouts and three hits. Bloemendaal also threw a single strikeout in two innings.
The Cardinals’ pitcher was Nicole Stoen, who threw two stikeouts and had seven walks.
Pipestone’s Nesvold and Logan Winter both were 3-for-4 at the plate and Winter had three RBIs. Kristen Houg and Tarryn Woelber each batted 2-for-4 with two and three RBIs, respectively.
The Arrows are 5-0 and will travel to Saint James tomorrow.
R H E
Redwood Valley 000 01 - 1 1 3
Pipestone Area 391 5x - 18 14 1
R H E
Redwood Valley 000 00 - 0 3 4
Pipestone Area 730 8x - 18 14 0
E/SWC 12, MCC 2
EDGERTON - Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian took the game over the Murray County Central Rebels in five innings.
Liz Buckridge earned the win for the Flying Dutchmen with seven strikeouts, a single walk, and no earned runs. At the plate, Hope Veldkamp was 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Jordyn Smidt also earned three RBIs and hit 2-for-3 with a triple. Junior Jenny Nelson nailed one over the fence, and Jaiden Henstra had two hits out of two opportunities at bat.
Shelby Christensen took the loss for the Rebels pitching one strikeout and five walks. Her teammate Brooklyne Miller had two hits.
The Flying Dutchmen have a record of 5-3 and will face Heron Lake-Okabena next Thursday.
R H E
Murray County Central 200 00 - 2 5 1
Edgerton/SWC 425 01 - 12 10 1

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