M/C/L, LQPV split tightly-contested doubleheader
The Minneota/Canby Lincoln HI and Lac qui Parle Valley softball teams wrapped up their regular seasons with two one-run games in a non-conference doubleheader Saturday in Minneota.
A three-run triple by Payton Boerboom in the third inning proved to be the difference for M/C/L in a 5-4 win over LQPV in Game 1. The Vikings and Eagles went to an extra inning in Game 2, where LQPV scored a run in the bottom of the sixth for a 4-3 win.
Pitching was strong for both sides in both games, as neither team had more than six hits in either contest.
M/C/L's Kelsea Tolk was the winning pitcher in the opener. She gave up four runs on five hits with three strikeouts and a pair of walks. At the plate, Vikings senior Jessica Fox was 2-for-2 with two RBIs.
Mikaela DuFrane got the win for LQPV in the second game, holding M/C/L to three runs on six hits with six strikeouts and no walks. Brook Bauman took the loss for M/C/L in Game 2, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks.
The Vikings (9-5 overall) open play in the Section 3AA-North tournament Tuesday in Montevideo. Fifth-seeded M/C/L faces No. 4 seed Redwood Valley at 4:30 p.m.
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MCL023 0X-5 4 1
LQPV-Jordan Halvorson. MCL-Kelsea Tolk. WP-Tolk. LP-Halvorson. 2B: LQPV-Tara Laechelt. 3B: MCL-Payton Boerboom.
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MCL-Brook Bauman. LQPV-Mikaela DuFrane. WP-DuFrane. LP-Bauman. 2B: MCL-Ricki Kallhoff. 3B: MCL-Sara DeSmet.
Lancers drop 2 games in wood bat tournament
The Canby Lancers came out on the wrong end of a couple of tight games at the own wood bat baseball tournament Saturday in Canby.
The Lancers went into extra innings in their opener with Browerville as the two teams were knotted at 1-1 before the Tigers struck for five runs in the top of the ninth to earn a 6-1 win. Then in the consolation game against Southwestern United, the Wildcats struck for four runs in the top of the sixth inning on their way to an 8-7 win over Canby.
In the first game, Canby's Jordan Holmlund and Browerville's Chris Buhl each worked seven innings and only gave up one run each. The one run that the Tigers scored in the fourth against Holmlund was unearned and they only managed two hits off the Canby starter.
Bryce Gorder tossed the two extra innings for Canby and took the loss. He gave up five runs (four earned) on three hits.
Cole Brusven had two of Canby's six hits in the game. The Lancers scored their lone run in the first inning.
Canby got its offense going in the next game against Southwestern United, scoring seven runs over the first five innings. But a four-run sixth inning by the Wildcats was the difference in an 8-7 Southwestern United victory.
Canby's Matt Gallegos went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple in the losing effort.
Browerville met Lac qui Parle Valley in the tournament's championship game and claimed the title with a 6-1 victory.
Now 5-6 on the season, Canby will look to rebound today in a game against Camden Conference foe Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in Milroy.
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B-Chris Buhl, Reid Pearson (8). C-Jordan Holmlund, Bryce Gorder (8). WP-Pearson. LP-Holmlund. 2B: B-Kyle Petermeier, Noah Iten.
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SWU-Justin Jass, Dakota Schmid (4). C-Brusven, McKinley Johansen (5). WP-Schmid. LP-Johansen. 2B: SWU-Eric Jass 2, Mark Ferguson, Jacob Post; C-Matt Gallegos, Tate Citrowske.