Prep softball: St. Peter sweeps Trojans
DAILY GLOBE ST. PETER -- The scores were one-sided against the Worthington Trojans fast-pitch softball team on Thursday, but the performance was mixed.Though the Trojans dropped a doubleheader to host St. Peter 10-0 in five innings and 13-1 in si...
ST. PETER - The scores were one-sided against the Worthington Trojans fast-pitch softball team on Thursday, but the performance was mixed.
Though the Trojans dropped a doubleheader to host St. Peter 10-0 in five innings and 13-1 in six, they were able to play some good ball after a bad inning or two.
In the second game, Worthington committed five errors in the first inning as St. Peter plated seven runs. But after that, the visitors settled down a bit.
“The second through the fifth, we picked up our defense big-time. The first inning is what killed us,” said WHS head coach Josh Wasmund.
In the first game, St. Peter scored in every inning to end it in five. Kelli Hanson took the pitching win and Sydney Ponto took the loss.
Ponto pitched four innings and gave up only four earned runs.
Worthington had just two hits - singles by Megan Kluever and Madison Neuberger.
In the second game, the Saints’ Kaitlyn Brey out-duelled Worthington’s Erin Benz in the pitcher’s circle. Benz pitched five innings, allowing just one earned run.
Morgan LeBrun and Katy Phillips had two hits apiece for Worthington, and Kluever and Neuberger each hit a double.
R H E
Worthington 000 00 - 0 2 5
St. Peter 311 5x - 10 11 0
R H E
St. Peter 700 015 - 13 12 0
Worthington 000 100 - 1 7 7
MLA 5, HL-O 4
MOUNTAIN LAKE - Senior Signey Stoesz’s seven-inning outing and Merideth Suess’s fourth homer of the year pushed Mountain Lake Area to a walk-off win over the Heron Lake-Okabena Wildcats.
The resilient Wolverines outhit the Wildcats 13-6 and overcame three errors.
The losing pitcher for HL-O was Ida Rogers-Ferguson.
Other key contributors for MLA included Margo Stoesz, who had a three-hit day at the plate, while Riley Tollafson, Samantha Stahl and Jaelin Renquist all chipped in two hits apiece.
The Wildcats were boosted by Tessla Crowell’s two hits and two RBI and Megan Haberman’s two hits.
R H E
HL-O 103 000 0 - 4 6 1
MLA 021 010 1 - 5 13 3
JCC at Pipestone Area
PIPESTONE - A combination of strong hitting and stellar pitching led Pipestone Area to a pair of definitive wins over the Huskies of Jackson County Central.
In Game 1, Shelby Bloemendaal pitched the Arrows to a decisive 12-2 victory over JCC, striking out an impressive seven batters and issuing no walks. PA’s 12 runs came on 13 hits, led by Bloemendaal (1 for 3 with a home run and five RBI)and Taylor Nesvold (2 for 4, HR, one RBI).
Tiffany Evans and Logan Winter both notched two hits for the Arrows, while teammate Rachel Skyberg was a perfect 3-for-3 on the night.
Tiffany Evans took the mound and the win for the Arrows in Game Two. Logan Winter was 2-for-2 for PA, adding 3 RBI. Abby Hollingsworth was 3-for-4 with an RBI, and Kristen Houg was 1-3 with two RBI.
Up in front for JCC was Jadin Bezdicek, who went a solid 2-for-2 with a home run.
MCC 10, Adrian 0
SLAYTON - Amanda Muecke, Tori Wieneke and MacKenzie DeLong had two hits apiece as Murray County Central shut out Adrian in five innings.
Muecke pitched the complete game, allowing only two Dragon hits.
Wieneke, Montana Beckman and Brooklyne Miller all had two RBIs for MCC.
R H E
Adrian 000 00 - 0 2 4
MCC 132 4x - 10 9 1
E/SWC at Luverne
LUVERNE - Liz Buckridge pitched two complete game victories as Edgerton/Southwest Christian swept Luverne 10-3 and 8-3.
Chyna Berning went 3-for-3 with a home run in the first game and Jaidyn Henstra also had three hits. Jenny Nelson homered.
Hope Veldkamp had three hits including two doubles in the second game. Nelson homered and drove in three runs for E/SWC, 9-6.
Katie Kracht had three hits and a homer for Luverne in the first game.
R H E
E/SWC 011 003 5 - 10 14 2
Luverne 002 010 0 - 3 5 2
R H E
Luverne 100 001 1 - 3 2 2
E/SWC 102 041 x - 8 12 5