Panthers, 'Jacks split Camden doubleheader
Two teams battling near the top of the Camden Conference split a doubleheader in softball on Friday in Dawson. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton snuck out a Game 1 win over Dawson-Boyd 4-1, but the Blackjacks responded loudly in Game 2, belting 13 hits for 11 runs.
Jenny Welu was on the mound both games for the Panthers and struck out five and allowed one unearned run in Game 1. All four TMB runs came in the fourth inning, highlighted by a successful bases-loaded suicide squeeze by Alyssa Campbell. A walk, a hit batter and a single brought across the other Panther runs in the game.
Sadie Zaiser worked both games in the circle for Dawson-Boyd, holding the Panthers to just three hits in Dawson-Boyd's 11-0 win in Game 2. Amber Borstad, Mari Lee and Andrea Lee each chipped in with two hits, while Andrea Lee smashed a double.
The Blackjacks (4-3 overall, 3-3 Camden) host Minneota/Canby/Lincoln HI for a conference doubleheader on Monday, while TMB (5-1, 5-1) host Murray County Central in Tracy on the same day in its first non-conference game of the season.
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T-Jenny Welu; DB-Sadie Zaiser. WP-Welu. LP-Zaiser.
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DB-Sadie Zaiser; T-Jenny Welu. WP-Zaiser. LP-Welu. 2B: DB-Andrea Lee.
KMS rolls over Vikings
The Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg softball team continued its dominant start to the season with a pair of blowout wins in Minneota Friday against Minneota/Canby/Lincoln HI.
KMS pitchers Samantha Dunn and Erin Haglund combined to allow just one run and five Vikings hits in the doubleheader. The Fighting Saints won the opener 16-1 and took the second game 8-0 to improve to 8-0 on the season.
Dunn gave up one run on four hits in the first game, and Haglund went 3-for-4 at the plate with a pair of doubles to lead the KMS offense to the win.
In Game 2, Haglund took the circle and tossed a one-hit shutout. M/C/L's Brook Bauman tossed a complete game in the loss and held KMS to seven hits.
The Vikings (1-3 overall) play another doubleheader today when they take their home field at noon to face Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.
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MCL-Kelsea Tolk. KMS-Samantha Dunn. WP-Dunn. LP-Tolk. 2B: KMS-Erin Haglund 2, Dunn, Courtney Olson.
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KMS-Haglund. MCL-Brook Bauman. WP-Haglund. LP-Bauman. 2B: KMS-Olson 2, Kalli Forsell.
Wabasso 7, Springfield 1
Kimberly Frank kept her opponents in check and provided some offense of her own as the Wabasso softball team defeated Springfield 7-1 on Friday in Wabasso.
Frank struck out six and walked two while picking up the win inside the circle for the Rabbits. She also belted a three-run home run during the six-run sixth inning that proved to be the difference in the game. Frank finished 3-for-4 from the plate with three RBIs.
Springfield had just two hits in the game and committed four errors. One of their hits was a solo home run by Katie Gatzlaff in the fourth inning.
Wabasso (3-1 overall) had its home tournament canceled for today and will, instead, play next on Monday at Minnesota Valley Lutheran in New Ulm.
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S-Tiffany Schwanke; W-Kimberly Frank. WP-Frank. LP-Schwanke. HR: S-Katie Gatzlaff; W-Frank.
TMB 7, Dawson-Boyd 5
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton held off a late charge by Dawson-Boyd to capture a 7-5 victory Friday in a Camden Conference baseball game in Dawson.
TMB scored five runs over the first two innings and two more in the fifth to take a 7-0 lead before Dawson-Boyd scored five runs in the final two innings to put a bit of a scare into the Panthers, who move to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in conference play.
Beau Priegnitz had a strong outing on the mound for the Panthers. He worked five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and three walks with nine strikeouts. Dawson-Boyd struck for five runs (three earned) against TMB reliever Tayler Carlson before Jordan Lanoue came on and got the final out to earn the save.
Austin Gleis and Cory Apperson each had a double for TMB, which had five hits as a team. Dawson-Boyd's Justin Lee was 2-for-4 with a double.
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Wabasso 11, NUC 5
A 10-run outburst during the latter innings powered Wabasso to an 11-5 win over New Ulm Cathedral in Tomahawk Conference baseball action Friday in Milroy. The Rabbits trailed 4-1 before scoring five runs in the fifth and sixth innings to knock off the Greyhounds.
Dirk Pistulka was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs for the Rabbits, while Blake Altermatt drove in two runs on a double as well. Altermatt also started on the mound for the Rabbits, allowing four runs on four hits with seven strikeouts in five innings of work. Neil Eichten threw the final two innings, allowing one run on one hit and two walks.
New Ulm Cathedral committed six errors behind their pitchers, with Brandon Beranek picking up the loss. Gabe Knowles was 2-for-4 and drove in two runs for the Greyhounds.
Wabasso (3-2 overall, 2-2 Tomahawk) will host Minnesota Valley Lutheran in Milroy on Monday
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N-Brandon Beranek; W-Blake Altermatt, Neil Eichten (6). WP-Altermatt. LP-Beranek. 2B: W-Altermatt, Dirk Pistulka.
JCC 13, RRC/WWG 2
Five errors and 10 walks in the final two innings turned a tightly contested non-conference baseball game between Jackson County Central and Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove into a rout in favor of JCC on Friday. The Huskies led 4-1 after three innings but scored nine runs (eight of them unearned), over the last six outs to earn a 13-2 victory in five innings in Lamberton.
Tyler Schoborg pitched three innings for RRC/WWG, but was credited with the loss. Tyler Martius, Thomas Blomgren and Henry Rogotzke combined to pitch the last two innings.
Offensively Dillion Benson belted a double, while Colby Davis legged out a triple for two of the Falcons' four hits in the game.
With the loss, RRC/WWG drops to 2-4 overall and returns to actions on Tuesday for a road Red Rock Conference doubleheader with the Adrian Dragons.
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J-Kyle Luhmann, Josh Thaemlitz (4); R/W-Tyler Schoborg, Tyler Martius (4), Thomas Blomgren (5), Henry Rogotzke (5). WP-Luhmann. LP-Schoborg. 3B: R/W-Colby Davis. 2B: R/W-Dillion Benson.
Wabasso teams compete at Tomahawk tournament
The Wabasso boys' and girls' golf teams took part in an 18-hole Tomahawk Conference tournament Friday at the par-72 Oakdale Golf Club in Buffalo Lake for the first a series of three conference meets this season.
The Wabasso girls came in fifth place among eight teams with a score of 430. Sleepy Eye won the team title with a 389.
Carly Schmalz of Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart had the low round of the day. Her 82 was 10 strokes lower than the runner up.
Wabasso's Briana Jenniges and Kendra Haase each shot a 105, and teammate Brooke Maasch was just a stroke off the pace.
In the boys' competition, Wabasso fired a 415 to finish in sixth in the field of nine teams. Springfield took top honors with a 350.
Wabasso's top score came from Kyle Cambpell, who shot a 96.
The medalist for the day was Springfield's Christopher Kretsch. He finished with an 80.
Girls' Team Results: 1. Sleepy Eye 389, 2. Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 393, 3. Springfield 419, 4. New Ulm Cathedral 423, 5. Wabasso 430, 6. Minnesota Valley Lutheran 455, 7. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 467, 8. Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop. Incomplete: Cedar Mountain/Comfrey.
Wabasso Individual Scores: Briana Jenniges 105, Kendra Haase 105, Brooke Maasch 106, Sidney Pitzl 114.
Boys' Team Results: 1. Springfield 350, 2. Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 354, 3. Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 368, 4. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 368, 5. Sleepy Eye 380, 6. Wabasso 415, 7. Gibbon-Fairax-Winthrop 427, 8, Minnesota Valley Lutheran 461, 9. New Ulm Cathedral 488.
Wabasso Individual Scores: Kyle Campbell 96, Chase Haase 99, Connor Huhnerkoch 107, Shawn Zollner 113.
Lancers duel with Arrows
The Canby golf team had a non-conference dual against Pipestone Friday in Canby. The Lancer girls shot a 201 to defeat the Arrows by 53 strokes, while the Canby boys' score of 193 was seven strokes off the pace of Pipestone.
Kristy Schmidt and Natalie Morris each shot 49 to lead the Lancer girls. Nick Simonton's 45 was the low round for the Canby boys.
Boys' Team Scores: Pipestone 186, Canby 193
Canby Individual Scores: Nick Simonton 45, Dylan Smith 48, Vasu Potla 49, Landon Anderson 51.
Girls' Team Scores: Canby 201, Pipestone 254
Canby Individual Scores: Kristy Schmidt 49, Natalie Morris 49, Taylor Gorder 51, Scarlett Thorston 52.