PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Petersen home run lifts MCC over Southwestern United

OKABENA – Murray County Central used a sixth-inning home run by senior Nick Petersen to defeat Southwestern United 1-0 in Red Rock Conference action Tuesday night.

It was the season-opener for the Rebels (1-0 overall, 0-1 RRC), while the Wildcats (0-2, 0-1 RRC) was playing their second game in two nights.

Jordan Ahlers picks up the win for MCC, throwing two scoreless innings in relief of starting pitcher Paul Mesner. The two combined to allow no runs on six hits in the game.

The Petersen home run was one of the only mistakes of the game for SWU senior pitcher Aaron Fest, who allowed just one run on two hits, while striking out ten batters for Southwestern United (0-2).

SOFTBALL

Murray County Central 10, Southwestern United 7

SLAYTON – Lissa Carlson collected three hits and drove in five runs as Murray County Central defeated Southwestern United 10-7 in a Red Rock Conference game Monday.

The Rebels (1-0 overall, 1-0 RRC) trailed 5-4 after four innings until MCC scored twice in the fifth and four times in the sixth to go ahead 10-5.

Kenda Blomgren (three hits), Brooklyne Miller (two hits) and Makenzie Schmitz (two hits) also made contributions to the Rebels’ offense.

Bailey Jacobson was the winning pitcher for MCC after throwing a complete game five-hitter. She allowed seven runs (five earned) with two walks and six strikeouts.

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HITTING: Murray County Central (Brooklyne Miller 2-for-4; Kenda Blomgren 3-for-4, three RBI; Makenzie Schmitz 2-for-4, RBI, Lissa Carlson 3-for-4, five RBI).

PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Southwestern United (Ida Rogers 6-11-10-9-4-7); Murray County Central (Bailey Jacobson 7-5-7-5-2-6).

TMB 14-0, Lakeview 4-4

COTTONWOOD – The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers and Lakeview Lakers split a Camden Conference doubleheader on Tuesday evening.

In the first game, the Panthers took advantage of some Laker miscues to score six second-inning runs on just two hits. They added onto their lead in every inning thereafter to take the first game 14-4 over Lakeview in six innings.

Sara Stoneberg led the Panthers, going 4-for-5 in the game. She also added three RBI and a run scored.

Kylie Lessman pitched the full six innings for the Panthers to pick up the win. She allowed three earned runs on nine hits, striking out five.

Anissa Peppersack threw all 5 2/3 innings for Lakeview before the game was called. She allowed nine hits and four earned runs, including one strikeout and five walks.

In game two, Sadie Stelter threw a complete-game shutout, striking out ten batters while allowing just two hits, as the Lakers (1-1 overall, 1-1 Camden) defeated Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (1-1 overall, 1-1 Camden) by a score of 4-0 to split the doubleheader.

Lakeview started their scoring in the third inning when Caitlin Louwagie brought in Brooklin Peltier on an RBI single. Anissa Peppersack opened up the next inning with a first-pitch double, scoring later in the inning on a wild pitch.

The Lakers extended their lead in the fifth inning on back-to-back singles by Louwagie and Emily Streich.

Game 1

TMB 14, Lakeview 4, 6 innings

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HITTING: Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (Lexi Tauer 1-for-3, single, two walks, four runs; Sara Stoneberg 4-for-5, four singles, three RBI, run; Madeline Caron 1-for-4, single, RBI, run; Bailey McConnell 1-for-2, single, walk, two runs; Samantha Westberg 1-for-4, single, RBI, run); Lakeview (Caitlin Louwagie 1-for-4, single, run; Emily Streich 2-for-4, two singles, run; Abby Lee 1-for-4, single, two runs; Anissa Peppersack 1-for-3, double, two RBI; Rachel Kurtenbach 0-for-1, two walks, RBI; Sadie Stelter 3-for-3, three singles, RBI; Katie Timm 1-for-3, single).

PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (Kylie Lessman 6.0-9-4-3-2-5); Lakeview (Anissa Peppersack 5.2-9-14-4-5-1).

Game 2

Lakeview 4, TMB 0

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HITTING: Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (Sara Stoneberg 1-for-3, single; Madeline Caron 1-for-3, single); Lakeview (Caitlin Louwagie 2-for-3, two singles, RBI, run; Emily Streich 1-for-3, single, RBI; Anissa Peppersack 2-for-3, single, double).

PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (Kylie Lessman 6.0-5-4-3-1-0); Lakeview (Sadie Stelter 7.0-2-0-0-4-10).

Montevideo 11, Yellow Medicine East 5

GRANITE FALLS – Yellow Medicine East saw its season opener get away as it dropped an 11-5 decision to Montevideo on Tuesday night.

Kelsey Olson was a thorn in the side of the Sting as she doubled and singled twice, going 3-for-4 while driving in three runs and scoring two runs of her own. Hannah Kuno also had a strong night for Montevideo from the heart of the order. Kuno finished 4-for-4 and had two RBI while crossing the plate three times.

The Thunder Hawks also got an RBI from Ashley Hoehne, Lindsey Olsen, Mikaela Erickson and Kiersti Grey.

Grey also got the start on the mound and allowed all five of the Sting’s runs on nine hits while striking out just one batter. Alex Tongen took over in the sixth inning and was able to quiet the attack, striking out five while walking four and allowed just one hit.

Hailey Enstad led the Sting in RBI with two as she went 3-for-3 with three singles and scored two runs. Marissa Sneller had the lone double for YME, going 1-for-4 from the plate. YME also got RBI from Allie Zieske (1-for-3) Allison Carmony (1-for-4) and Brooke Blue (0-for-2). Mariah Norell and Sam Rigge each singled on the night.

Things started to fall apart for the Sting when Norell left the mound after 2 2/3 and was replaced by Jordan Glad. Glad, in her 4 1/3 innings of work, surrendered 10 runs on 10 hits while walking seven and recording no strikeouts.

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HITTING: Montevideo (Janisch 1-for-4, double, two runs; Bartz 2-for-5, double, single, two runs; K. Olson 3-for-4 double, two singles, two runs, three RBI; Ashley Hoehne 1-for-5, two runs, RBI; Kuno 4-for-4, three runs, two RBI; L. Olson 0-for-2, RBI; Erickson 0-for-2 RBI; Grey 1-for-3, RBI ); Yellow Medicine East (Sneller 1-for-4, double; Odegard 2-for-5, run; Rigge 1-for-4; Zieske 1-for-3, RBI; Carmany 1-for-4, RBI; Blue 0-for-2 RBI; Enstad 3-for-3, two RBI, two runs; Sorenson 0-for-1, two runs).

PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Montevideo (Grey 5-9-5-3-3-1; Tongen 2-1-0-0-4-5); Yellow Medicine East (Norell 2 2/3-2-1-1-0-3; Glad 4 1/3-10-10-7-7-0).

KMS 15-7, M/C/LHI 6-1

KERKHOVEN – Canby-Minneota-Lincoln HI dropped its first two games of the season against Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Tuesday night, losing both games of the doubleheader. CML dropped the first game 15-6 and the second game 7-1.

KMS put the first game away in the bottom of the seventh, scoring six runs in their final at-bats in the seventh inning. Shelly Syverson gave the Vikings trouble with three RBI as she finished 2-3 with a single and a double. KMS also got two RBI from Samantha Gjerde (1-for-3).

The Vikings helped the KMS cause, committing five errors. Emily Stienessen and Sara DeSmet each finished with two RBI on the night while Brandi Merritt finished the game with two doubles in four plate appearances. They also got hits from Becca Kamrath (2-for-3) and Brook Baumann (1-for-4) and Payton Boerboom (1-for-3).

Baumann had rough night on the mound, giving up 15 runs (eight earned) in all seven innings of work while walking eight and striking out just one. Alison Krieger went the full seven innings for KMS, striking out three while walking two and giving up six runs on 11 hits.

In Game 2, CML didn’t score until the fourth in a contest that was called after five innings due to darkness. Kamrath had the lone RBI for the Vikings, while they also got hits from Stienessen, Merritt and Baumann.

Game 1

KMS 15, CML 6

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HITTING: Minneota/Canby/Lincoln HI (Brandi Merritt 3-for-4, two doubles, Stienessen 2-for-4, two RBI, double, Sara DeSmet 1-for-4, two RBI, Kamrath 2-3, Baumann 1-for-4, two RBI, Boerboom 1-for-3); Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (Syverson 2-for-3, three RBI, double, Gjerble 1-for-3, two RBI, Rasmussen 1-for-2 double).

PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Minneota/Canby/Lincoln HI (Baumann 7-7-15-8-8-1); Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (Krieger 7-11-6-6-2-3).

Game 2

KMS 7, CML 1 (5 innings)

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HITTING: Minneota/Canby/Lincoln HI (Kamrath 1-for-2, RBI; Stienessen 1-for-2; Baumann 1-for-3, Merritt 1-for-3); Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (Sulier 2-for-3, one RBI; Olson 1-for-3, double, RBI; Hagen 2-for-2).

PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Minneota/Canby/Lincoln HI (Stienessen 4-7-7-5-8-1); Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (Gjerble 5-4-1-1-1-7).

Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 13, Wabasso 3 (4 innings)

SLEEPY EYE – A seven-run third-inning lifted Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s to a 13-3 Tomahawk Conference win in four innings over Wabasso on Tuesday.

The Rabbits received two singles in three at-bats from Morgan Frank, while Janessa Baune went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run and Callie Rohlik was 1-for-2 with a walk.

Rohlik was the losing pitcher after giving up 11 runs (nine earned) on five hits with six walks and three strikeouts over 2 2/3 innings. Ali Benz pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief while yielding two runs on four hits with two walks.

Wabasso (0-2 overall, 0-2 Tomahawk) hosts Minnesota Valley Lutheran on Thursday.

Monday’s Result

New Ulm Cathedral 10, Wabasso 0 (5 innings)

NEW ULM – Anna Mohr pitched a two-hit shutout as New Ulm Cathedral won 10-0 in five innings over Wabasso in the season openers for both teams Monday.

Mohr struck out four and walked two, yielding singles to Shelby Taylor and Janessa Baune. The Rabbits’ Becky Franta and Callie Rohlik each drew walks.

Karlee Pfaff blasted a first-inning, two-run home run to give the Greyhounds (1-0 overall, 1-0 Tomahawk Conference) all the run-support they needed.

Rohlik was charged with the loss after giving up 10 runs (seven earned) on nine hits. She walked seven and struck out five for Wabasso (0-1 overall, 0-1 Tomahawk).

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HITTING: Wabasso (Shelby Taylor 1-for-2, single; Janessa Baune 1-for-2, single; Becky Franta 0-for-1, walk; Callie Rohlik 0-for-1, walk); New Ulm Cathedral (Karlee Pfaff 3-for-4, two singles, home run, two runs, three RBI; Janessa Rothmeier 3-for-3, three singles, two runs; McKenna Berden two RBI; Anne Schwartz two runs; Lindsay Simon two runs).

PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Wabasso (Callie Rohlik 5-9-10-7-7-5); New Ulm Cathedral (Anna Mohr 5-2-0-0-2-4).