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Prep softball: Worthington swept; Murray County Central hangs on

MARSHALL -- Things went sour for the Worthington Trojans in the first game of their doubleheader with Marshall Tuesday, looked brighter in the middle of the nightcap, then finished on a sour note as the Tigers earned a sweep.Marshall won the firs...

MARSHALL - Things went sour for the Worthington Trojans in the first game of their doubleheader with Marshall Tuesday, looked brighter in the middle of the nightcap, then finished on a sour note as the Tigers earned a sweep.
Marshall won the first game 15-4 in five innings and the second 30-11 in six.
The Tigers scored in every inning of both games but led just 15-11 heading into the fourth inning of the second game. Unfortunately for the Trojans, they were outscored 15-0 the rest of the way and allowed 10 runs in the sixth inning when everything seemed to go wrong for them.
Erin Benz took the loss for WHS in the first game. Maddie Marks and Karley Polejewski pitched for Marshall.
Abby Smith belted a two-run home run in a four-run fourth inning for Worthington. Teammates Megan Kluever and Morgan LeBrun had two hits apiece and Allie Bruns hit a double.
“We had a lot of runners on. We just couldn’t get ‘em in. We had a few mental errors defensively,” Worthington head coach Josh Wasmund said about the first game.
Polejewski was the winning pitcher in the second game. Katie Rogers and Benz pitched for Worthington.
Again, the Trojans showed up at the plate. Bruns had two hits with a double. Courtney Bauman had two hits. Kluever and Rogers each collected a double, and Brittin Fauskee hit a two-run double.
But WHS committed 12 errors in the game, with several of them coming in that 10-run sixth ininng.
“It was everything,” Wasmund said. “It wasn’t just one area. We made the errors, and then they’d bloop the ball into an open area.”
R H E
Worthington 000 40 - 4 8 3
Marshall 341 7x - 15 14 0
R H E
Marshall 339 32(10) - 30 18 1
Worthington 038 000 - 11 9 12
MCC 7, HL-O 5
SLAYTON - Host Murray County Central built up a 6-0 lead through five innings and held on against the Heron Lake-Okabena Wildcats.
Brooklyne Miller went 3-for-4 at the plate for MCC with an RBI and three runs scored. One of her hits was a third-inning home run.
Shelby Christensen picked up the victory while hurling a complete seven-inning game. She withstood a four-run seventh inning to secure the win, finishing with no walks and two strikeouts while allowing seven hits.
Ida Rogers-Ferguson took the loss. She walked nobody and struck out nine in six innings of work.
R H E
HL-O 000 001 4 - 5 7 3
MCC 113 011 x - 7 13 3
MLA 7, Adrian 4
MOUNTAIN LAKE - Senior Channah Brandt went 3-for-4 with a home run in the second inning as her Mountain Lake Area team dispatched Adrian. Taylor Naas hit a two-run single in the fifth inning.
Signey Stoesz pitched seven complete for the Wolverines, walking two and striking out 12 in a seven-hitter.
Devin Dreesen pitched six innings in the loss.
R H E
Adrian 013 000 0 - 4 7 2
MLA 211 120 x - 7 6 2
JCC 5, Windom Area 1
JCC 8, Windom Area 4
WINDOM - In the first game of a doubleheader, Jackson County Central won by a solid margin over Windom Area.
For JCC, Kelsey Kannenberg pitched a complete game. The sophomore totaled 10 strikeouts while only giving up three hits.
The Huskies’ top performance at the plate came from Sydney Nyborg. She went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Jadin Bezdicek also had a good night batting, going 2-for-4 with an RBI of her own.
Faith Willard took the loss for the Eagles. Willard pitched four innings, giving up four hits and striking out one.
In the second game of the evening, JCC again took home the victory.
Blaney Johnson also pitched a complete game for the Huskies. The freshman gave up six hits, struck out six, and walked one.
At the plate, JCC’s Jayni Anderson went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Keylee Rossow went 2-for-4.
For the Eagles, Morgan Hockel went 1-for-3 at the plate with an RBI. Meanwhile on the mound, Ellie Marcile took the loss for Windom. Marcile pitched two innings in which she gave up three hits, struck out three, and walked two.
R H E
Windom 000 100 0 - 1 3 2
JCC 000 221 x - 5 9 5
R H E
Windom 000 112 0 - 4 6 4
JCC 123 200 x - 8 10 4
E/SWC 17, RRC/W-WG 1
SANBORN - Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian put on an offensive clinic Tuesday night. As a team, it racked up 14 hits on its way to 17 runs.
On the mound Liz Buckridge was stellar. The junior pitched a complete game, allowing only three hits and striking out eight. Buckridge also had a great night at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs.
Other top hitters for the Dutchmen were Jordyn Smidt (3-for-4, five RBIs) and Jaidyn Henstra (3-for-3).
Hannah Stevenson took the loss for RRC/W-WG. the junior fanned two and walked five.

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