PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Pipestone Area takes DH from Marshall

PIPESTONE – Marshall dropped two Southwest Conference games Thursday, running into league-leader Pipestone Area.

The Arrows beat the tigers 14-0 in the first game and 12-3 in the second game.

In Game 1, Ashley Bernardy came up with a double while Julia Marshall also added a hit for the MHS.

Tiffany Evans finished 4-for-4 and had a double for Pipestone Area, while Rachel Skyberg also doubled while going 3-for-4 and Kelly Nettik recorded a triple.

Miranda Fischer took the loss for Marshall. She struck out two and walked one.

Shelby Bloemendaal was the winning pitcher in Game 1. She had four strikeouts and had one walk.

In Game 2, Nettik and Libby Schneider both had home runs for the Arrows. Bernardy and Ashley Stattleman each had doubles for the Tigers.

Graff took the loss for Marshall as she struck out two and walked two. Nettik was the winning pitcher and recorded five strikeouts against just one walk.

Marshall coach Jack Houseman saw some things his team needed to work on.

“We needed to play better defense in Game 1,” Houseman said. “We still need to work on our consistency and our defense, but we did have a couple girls get their bats going. That’s a good thing.”

Game 1

Pipestone Area 14, Marshall 0 (5 innings)

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HITTING: Marshall (Bernardy 1-for-2, double; Marshall 1-for-2) Pipestone Area (Evans 4-for-4, doubles, Skyberg 3-for-4, double, Nettik 3-for-3, triple).

PITCHING: Marshall (Fischer 4-13-14-9-1-2) Pipestone Area (Bloemendaal 5-5-0-0-1-4).

Game 2

Pipestone Area 12, Marshall 3

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HITTING: Pipestone Area (Nettik 2-for-3, home run; Schneider 1-for-3, home run); Marshall (Bernardy 1-for-3, double; Stattleman 1-for-3, double).

PITCHING: Pipestone Area (Nettik 7-10-3-2-1-5) Marshall (Graff 7-10-12-12-2-2).

KMS 6-9, Dawson-Boyd 0-3

DAWSON – Dawson-Boyd softball dropped a pair of Camden Conference games Thursday against Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, losing the first 6-0 and the second 9-3.

Dawson-Boyd was led by Andrea Lee in Game 1, delivering two of the three Blackjack hits.

The Blackjack offense picked things up in Game 2, but were still only able to muster three runs on their eleven hits. Justine Flattum, Andrea Lee and Kylie Schuelke each delivered two hits in the game.

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HITTING: Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (Alison Krieger 2-for-3, two singles; Shelly Syverson 2-for-3, two singles; Alexis Lamecker 2-for-3, two singles; Sam Gjerde 1-for-4, single; Sadie Sulier 1-for-4, single); Dawson-Boyd (Andrea Lee 2-for-4, two singles; Sadie Zaiser 1-for-3, single).

PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (Alison Krieger 7-0-3-4-0-5); Dawson-Boyd (Sadie Zaiser 7-9-6-4-1-1).

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HITTING: Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (Sam Gjerde 4-for-5, four singles; Sadie Sulier 4-for-5, HR, three singles, RBI; Alison Krieger 2-for-4, two singles; Kalli Forsell 3-for-5, three singles); Dawson-Boyd (Justine Flattum 2-for-4, two singles; Andrea Lee 2-for-4, two singles; Kylie Schuelke 2-for-4, two singles; Helena Olson 1-for-3, single; Hailey Mork 1-for-3, single; Brooke Franzky 1-for-3, single; Sydney Giese 1-for-2, single).

PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (Sam Gjerde 7-11-3-3-0-3); Dawson-Boyd (Sadie Zaiser 7-16-9-6-2-3).

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 15, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 14

TRACY – Bailey McConnell of Tracy-Milroy-Balaton put an end to a wild game against Russell-Tyler-Ruthon with an RBI on a sac-fly RBI, giving the Panthers a 15-14 win over the Knights. Lexi Tauer finished with three RBI while Lexi Nordsiden finished with one RBI. Evelyn Dolan finished with three hits to go with three from Raelin Radke and three from Samantha Westberg. Radke also tallied three RBI. Lessman picked up the win in the pitchers circle for the Panthers, striking out four while walking none.

Nicole Enemark took the loss, giving up 19 hits against four strikeouts and one walk.

Enemark did have a productive day at the plate, hitting a home run, as she went 2-for-5. It was the only home run TMB had give up at home all season. Kaylie Neilsen and Ashlynn Wabeke each had doubles on the day. TMB moves to 6-12 on the season and will take on the Knights again tomorrow in the opening round of the Class 3A Section tournament, starting at 4 p.m. RTR saw its record go to 3-9 on the season.

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HITTING: RTR (Enemark 2-for-5, home run, RBI; K. Neilsen 3-for-5, double; Wabeke 4-for-5, double; J. Neilsen 3-for-5, Madsen 1-for-3; B. McWilliams 2-for-5) TMB (Tauer 3-for-5, double, three RBI; Radke 3-for-5, triple, three RBI; L. Nordsiden 1-for-4, RBI; Westberg 3-for-4, double; Dolan 3-for-5; Stoneberg 2-for-5; Lessman 1-for-4; McConnell 1-for-3).

PITCHING: RTR (Enemark 7-19-15-15-1-4) TMB (Lessman 4-12-9-9-0-4; Tauer 2-4-5-5-5-2).

Lakeview 5-9, LQPV 3-11

MADISON – Lakeview and Lac qui Parle Valley split a Camden Conference softball doubleheader on Thursday, with Lakeview winning Game 1 5-3 and LQPV taking Game 2 11-9.

Emily Streich led Lakeview in their Game 1 win, going 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored.

Sadie Stelter pitched a complete game for the Lakers, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out six.

In Game 2, Lakeview came out on the losing end despite a strong effort from Caitlin Louwagie at the plate. Louwagie went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Abby Lee also drove in a run, going 2-for-4 in the game.

Lakeview scored their nine runs on just eight hits.

Game 1

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HITTING: Lakeview (Caitlin Louwagie 1-for-3, run; Emily Streich 2-for-3, two RBI, two runs; 1-for-4, RBI; Katie Timm 1-for-1, run); Lac qui Parle Valley (Kelsea Lund 3-for-3, two RBI; Sarah Halldorson 1-for-3; Jenny Arnold 1-for-2, run).

PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Lakeview (Sadie Stelter 7-5-3-3-3-6); Lac qui Parle Valley (Kylee Larsen 4-3-5-5-6; Sarah Halldorson 3-2-0-0-0-3).

Game 2

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HITTING: Lakeview (Caitlin Louwagie 2-for-3, two runs; Emily Streich 1-for-2, two runs; Anissa Peppersack 1-for-2, RBI; Abby Lee 2-for-4, RBI, run; Rachel Kurtenbach 1-for-3; Brooklin Peltier 1-for-3, run); Lac qui Parle Valley (Maddie Jensen 2-for-4, two runs; Morgan Croatt 1-for-3, RBI, two runs; Kelsea Lund 1-for-5, run; Ally Jenson 4-for-5, three RBI; Kelsey Kuechenmeister 1-for-4, run; Kylee Larsen 1-for-4, run).

PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Lakeview (Anissa Peppersack 1 2/3-3-2-0-1-0; Sadie Stelter 2 1/3-2-2-0-0-3; Leah Stevens 3-2-2-0-2-0); Lac qui Parle Valley (Sarah Halldorsen 1 2/3-6-7-4-4-3; Madeline Patzer 5 1/3-5-7-4-5-6).

Melrose Area 10, YME 0, 5 innings

MELROSE – The Yellow Medicine East softball team dropped a conference game against Melrose Area 10-0 on Thursday.

Sam Rigge got half of the team’s hits, going 2-for-2 to lead the Sting.

Mariah Norell recorded the loss for YME, going the distance and striking out two.