Tuesday sports roundup: E/SWC softball team impressive

Tuesday night high school sports roundup: Softball E/SWC 11, Adrian 0 EDGERTON -- Edgerton/Southwest Christian, a 2018 state tournament entry, blitzed Adrian 11-0 in five innings Tuesday in the team's first fast-pitch softball game of the new season.

Tuesday night high school sports roundup:

Softball E/SWC 11, Adrian 0 EDGERTON -- Edgerton/Southwest Christian, a 2018 state tournament entry, blitzed Adrian 11-0 in five innings Tuesday in the team’s first fast-pitch softball game of the new season.

The Flying Dutchmen collected 16 hits and did not commit an error.

Jessa Nibbelink was 3-for-3 at the plate with three runs and an RBI. Liz Prins hit a two-run home run in the first inning and was also 3-for-3, adding a double and four RBIs. Teammate Gabby Buckridge was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs.

Sierra Van Dyke went the distance on the pitcher’s rubber, allowing just three hits while walking one batter and striking out 10.


Taylor Rogers took the loss for Adrian.

Adrian 000 00 -- 0 3 2E/SWC 254 0x -- 11 16 0 Fairmont 5, Worthington 0 FAIRMONT -- Jordan Ehlert went six innings, with nine strikeouts and three walks for Fairmont as it shut out Worthington 5-0. Madison Moeller went 2-for-3 with a double, and an RBI for the Cardinals. Hailey Meyer went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Haley Grimmius pitched six innings with seven strikeouts, one walk and three earned runs. Sidney Ponto went 2-for-2, and a walk. Grimmius went 1-for-3, and Kami Bird went 1-for-3.  Worthington falls to 2-2 on the season.

Worthington 000 000 -- 0 4 2Fairmont 210 002 -- 5 8 1 Luverne 6-13, Windom 4-7 WINDOM -- Rylee Olson led Luverne in pitching, and in the batter’s box in its 6-4 victory over Windom. Olson went seven innings, with two earned runs, two walks and 3 strikeouts. Olson went 2-for-3 at the plate, and Sydney Johnson went 2-for-4.

Ellie Maricle pitched seven frames for the Eagles. Maricle allowed five runs, one walk, and five strikeouts. Halle Jackson went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and Reegan Elder went 2-for-4.

Luverne scored 13 runs in the second game, against Windom in its 13-7 victory. Halle Jackson went  seven innings with 11 earned runs, five walks, and five strikeouts for Windom. Halle Hough pitched 6-innings with eight hits, seven runs, five earned runs, and five walks. Olson pitched the final frame in relief, allowing one hit.

Billi Connel went 2-for-4 with a three-run homerun, and Olson went 2-for5 with two RBIs for the Cardinals.

Daytona Smedsrud went 2-for3, Allison Letcher went 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs, and Kaitlee Huska went 2-for-4 for Windom.


1st Game Luverne 200 202 0 -- 6 13 4Windom 100 002 1 -- 4 8 22nd GameWindom 113 011 0 -- 7 9 1Luverne 300 235 x -- 13 9 1 MCC 6, MLA/C 3 SLAYTON -- Montana Beckmann and Danielle Kuball each hit a home run for Murray County Central in its conference victory over Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey. Beckmann went 2-for-3 batting with a run, and two RBIs, while Kuball went 2-for-3 with a run and three RBIs. Amanda Muecke pitched all seven frames, allowing four hits, three runs, one earned run, two walks, and six strikeouts.

Margo Stoesz went 2-for-3 batting for the Wolverines with an RBI. Riley Tollefson went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI double. Molly Carnell went six-innings allowing nine hits, three strikeouts, one walk, six runs, and four earned runs.

MLA/C 000 030 0 -- 3 4 3MCC 021 030 x -- 6 9 1 JCC 15-11, RV 0-0 REDWOOD VALLEY -- The pitching prowess of Jackson County Central was on full display with a doubleheader sweep of Redwood Valley.

In Game 1, Blaney Johnson threw a three-hit shutout. She walked just one and struck out 10.

In the nightcap, Ashely Heinrichs threw a two-hit shutout. She did not walk a batter and struck out nine.

Offensively, Mady Hamlett was 3-for-4 with two runs scored an five RBIs in the first game, while Keylee Rossow had two hits and drove in two runs. Jordann Schneekloth had two hits and scored twice, while Jordan Rogotzke scored three times.

In the second game, Heinrichs helped her own cause with three RBIs. Hamlett drove in three more runs and had two hits, while Mackenzie Moss, Johnson, Schneekloth and Haley Tvinnereim each had two hits. Rogotzke scored three runs.

Game 1 JCC 250 026 -- 15 11 2RV 000 000 -- 0 2 0Game 2RV 000 00 -- 0 2 1JCC 031 34 -- 11 14 2 Track


Cardinal Relays

The Worthington Trojans sat atop the 10-team field in the boys standings, and Luverne dominated on the girls side. Worthington had 297 points in the boys meet, ahead of Southwest Christian/Edgerton’s 247 and Luverne’s 239. The LHS girls scored a whopping 421 points. Canby/Minneota was second with 285 points and Southwest Christian/Edgerton was a distant third at 140.

Worthington placed sixth with 114 points.

Andrew Huber was a winner for WHS with an 800-meter run clocking of 2:08.77. Teammate Andrew Koller won the 3200-meter run in 10:05.96. They both teamed up with Christian Lietz and Ammanuel Ojha to win the 4x400-meter relay in 8:38.04.

Trojans Eh Kyoo won the long jump (19-7) and Sean Souksavath the triple jump (41-3).

Pipestone Area’s Carter Nesvold was a double winner, taking the 100 meters in 11.62 and the 200 meters in 23.35.

The Luverne girls won four relays, the 4x100 in 53.56, the 4x200 in 1:54.15, the 4x400 in 4:17.10 and the 4x800 in 9:58.76. The Cardinals’ Mallory Thorson won the long jump (15-6.5) and the triple jump (34-8.5). Gracie Zewiske won the 100 meters (13.39) and Sydney Biever the 200 meters (28.41). Tenley Nelson was first in the 3200-meter run (11:49.36) and Regan Feit won the 300-meter hurdles (52.27).

Complete meet results are online at

Baseball E/SWC 12, Adrian 2 ADRIAN -- Jacob Van Dam was dominant on the mound for Edgerton/Southwest Christian going five-innings allowing two hits, four strikeouts, and earned the win against Adrian.

Van Dam led E/SWC batting going 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, and three runs. Kade Fey went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Brent Hokeness went 1-for-2 with an RBI for the Dragons.

E/SWC 603 03 -- 12 9 0Adrian 110 00 -- 2 2 3 Luverne 10, Pipestone 0 LUVERNE -- Luverne beat Big South Conference opponent Pipestone Area 10-0 in an early season tilt. Jake Haugen started for the Cardinals, going 3-innings with three strikeouts, one walk, and two hits. Isaiah Bartels pitched in relief going 3-innings with four strikeouts, one hit, and zero walks. Ben Serie went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, and Mark Sterrett 1-for-3 two runs, and a double.

Josh Tinklenberg went 2-for-2 for Luverne. Carson Wipf went 4-innings with four earned runs, en route to a loss.

Pipestone 000 000 -- 0 3 3Luverne 002 206 -- 10 5 0 MLA/C 4, MCC 1 MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Drake Harder broke the game open in the bottom of the sixth for Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey with a two-run double. Abraham Stoesz pitched a gem on the mound, going five-innings, allowing one hit, walking eight, striking out eight, en route to a win. Brett Willaby went two-innings, allowing two hits, as he went on to get the save for MLA/C. Harder went 1-for-1 batting and walked twice, Jon Faber went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Kyler Deacon pitched two and one-third innings for Murray County Central, allowing two hits, walking three, and one unearned run. Nate Everson relieved him going two and two-thirds innings, allowing four hits, three earned runs, two strikeouts, and one walk. Wajer pitched the final frame for the Rebels allowing one hit, and striking out one.

MCC 100 000 0 -- 1 3 0MLA/C 010 102 x -- 4 7 0 HL-O/F 3, RRC/WWG 2 HERON LAKE -- Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda edged Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove in nine innings to improve to 2-1 on the season.

Eli Fest also went 2-for-4 with a run scored and pitched 6.1 innings, striking out eight. Eli Becker was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, including the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Becker also picked up the mound win, going the final 2.2 innings.

Trenton Hill pitched three innings for RRC/WWG and Mason Irlbeck pitched the last six.

RRC/WWG 001 000 100 -- 2 4 2HL-O/F 001 000 101 -- 3 7 3 Golf Larchwood Triangular LARCHWOOD -- Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda, Pipestone Area and Hills-Beaver Creek met for a triangular, with the HL-O/F boys and Pipestone Area girls winning team titles. HL-O/F had 177 points, Pipestone Area 204 and H-BC 220 points on the boys’ side. Pipestone Area had 203 points for the girls, while HL-O/F had 220. H-BC was incomplete.

Cory Renneke of HL-O/F was boys medalist with a 43. Teammate Payton Marquardt was a single stroke behind at 44. Tyler Madison and Ethan Koep struck 45s.

McCaden Biever and Cody Thompson led Pipestone Area with 48 and 49, respectively. Thomas Dysthe had a 51 for H-BC.

Emma Budden and Jenna Kerkaert both had 46s for the PA girls. Courtney Kanthak (55) and Lauren Lapthorn (56) rounded out the Arrows’ team scoring.

Lexy Ruesch had a 54 for HL-O/F while her teammates Sam Freking (55), Elly Bang (55) and Meakin Bang (56) were close behind.

Tess Van Maanen had a 52 for H-BC.

Windom at Luverne LUVERNE -- The Windom girls golf team snuck past host Luverne 192-201. Lily Mellstrom was the medalist for the Eagles, shooting a 40. Paige Pigman had a 47, Allie Ward had a 49, and Miranda Cory had a 56.

Anna Huisman was the runner-up for Luverne with a 45. Paige Sandbutle had a 48, Morgan Gonnerman had a 52, and Josie Golla had a 56.

Jackson Roll was the Medalist for Windom shooting a 44. Parker Alvstad had a 45, Tylan Porath had a 51, and Zach Rabbe had a 54.

Cooper Arends had 45 and Carter Stemper had 46 for Luverne. Jack Golla, Carter Loosbrock, and Colton Schutz all shot a 49 for the Cardinals. Luverne beat Windom 189 to 194.

SWC at W-WG WESTBROOK -- Westbrook-Walnut Grove boys eked out a victory over Southwest Christian 187-188.  Andrew Quade and Brady Ross scored a 44 each. Nathan Ross scored a 48, and Ben Olson scored a 51. The Charger girls had a score of 219. Halle Steen had 53, Brittany Erickson had 55, Emma Wahl had 55, and Lexy herding had 56. SWC girls team was incomplete.


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