Prep softball: RRC/WWG tops HL-O

DAILY GLOBE OKABENA -- Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove managed only three hits off of Ida Rogers-Fergusen Friday, but it took advantage of five Heron Lake-Okabena errors.The Falcons scored twice in both the fifth and seventh innings with ...


OKABENA - Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove managed only three hits off of Ida Rogers-Fergusen Friday, but it took advantage of five Heron Lake-Okabena errors.
The Falcons scored twice in both the fifth and seventh innings with one in the sixth. Each of those tallies was unearned as they came back to defeat the Wildcats 5-2 in a Red Rock Conference tilt.
HL-O built a 1-0 lead, but two in the fifth put RRC/W-WG on top for good.
Hannah Stevenson earned the win for the Falcons, allowing two earned runs on six hits and striking out nine over seven innings of work. Hailey Simonson was 2-for-4 at the plate while Rachel Kedl added a basehit.
Rogers-Fergusen took the hard-luck loss, allowing no earned runs on just three hits and striking out nine in seven innings. Megan Haberman was 2-for-4 at the dish for the Wildcats. Kailee Haberman - an eighth-grader - was 1-for-1 with an RBI.
RRC/W-WG 000 021 2 - 5 3 2
HL-O 001 001 0 - 2 6 5
MLA 18, C/MC 6
MORGAN - Mountain Lake Area came out and hung 10 runs on the board before Cedar Mountain/Comfrey even had a turn at-bat Friday.
The Wolverines ended up slugging out 18 runs on 19 hits in an 18-6 nonconference victory.
Jordan Boldt pitched the first six innings and struck out two to get the win for MLA. Signey Stoesz came on in relief and slammed the door. She also cracked eight hits, as did her sister, Margo Stoesz. Boldt drove in three runs with Merideth Suess adding three ribbies.
Molly Carnell took the loss for CM/C, notching three hits and three RBIs at the plate.
MLA (10)00 041 3 - 18 19 4
CM/C 200 211 0 - 6 6 4
PA 12, SJA 2
PA 10, SJA 0
ST. JAMES - Pipestone Area picked up its sixth and seventh wins of the season in as many tries Friday. All but one of those victories have come by run-rule.
The Arrows continued that run by sweeping a Big South Conference doubleheader against St. James with wins of 12-2 and 10-0.
In the opener, Pipestone scored nine runs in the first three innings to give Shelby Bloemendaal a big cushion. The sophomore hurler got the win after three innings during which she struck out five and didn’t walk anyone. Tiffany Evans fanned three during two frames of relief work.
Bloemendaal went 2-for-3 with three RBIs at the plate. Tarryn Woelber went 3-for-4 with one driven in while Logan Winter was 2-for-2.
The Arrows got out to a fast start again in the nightcap with 10 runs in three innings. Bloemendaal pitched another gem, allowing just two hits and setting down three over four innings of work. She didn’t walk anyone in either game. Woelber went 2-for-2 with two RBIs while Kirsten Houg was 2-for-3.
PA 144 21 - 12 14 1
SJA 000 11 - 2 5 2
SJA 000 00 - 0 2 4
PA 352 0x - 2 5 2
Mankato East 7, JCC 0
Winona Cotter 3, JCC 1
NORTH MANKATO - Morgan Keim-Wolfe and Madalyn Clark combined to throw a no-hitter against Jackson County Central in the first round of the 2016 Mankato East Cougars Tournament Friday.
It was the start of a somewhat rough day for the Huskies, who took a 7-0 loss to East and later allowed two runs in the bottom of the sixth in a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Winona Cotter.
Keim-Wolfe and Clark combined to strike out five as JCC never managed a baserunner. Torey Richards went 3-for-4 to lead the Cougars offense.
Blaney Johnson took the pitching loss for the Huskies. She surrendered six runs -- three earned on seven hits and struck out three before giving way to Ashley Heinrichs.
The nightcap was much closer. Bailey Berkner drove in Elyse Johnson in the top of the third to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead. Cotter knotted it up in the bottom of the fourth and took the lead for good with two in the sixth.
Johnson was stuck with the loss again, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and striking out nine in a complete game. Isabel Northrop also fanned nine for the Ramblers. Elyse Johnson went 2-for-3 with a run. Berkner, Abagail Turner and Jacey Edlin all added hits. Turner’s was a two-bagger.
The Huskies resume play at Caswell Park in North Mankato at 10 a.m. today.
JCC 000 000 0 - 0 0 3
East 131 200 x - 7 11 0
JCC 001 000 0 - 1 5 1
Cotter 000 102 x - 3 7 4

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