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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Eagles open with sweep over Huskies

Windom 060 31 = 10-10-0
JCC 000 00 = 0-3-1

JCC 010 100 0 = 2-5-3
Windom 432 010 x = 10-12-0

The Windom Eagle softball team opened the season in strong fashion Friday afternoon, sweeping a doubleheader over Jackson County Central at Jackson. Windom won the opener 10-0, then took the nightcap 10-2.

In the opener, the Eagles broke the game open in the top of the second. Elliot Espenson hit an RBI double, followed by a two-run double from Camryn Elness. Alexa O’Donnell scored on an error and Jenna Brockman smashed a two-run triple.

The Eagles added three runs in the fourth inning. Kait Huska was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Jenna Veenker ripped a two-run single.

Windom’s final run scored on an error in the fifth inning.

Brockman and Veenker each had two hits in the win.

Ellie Maricle tossed a complete-game shutout, holding the Huskies to three hits while fanning nine.

In the nightcap, the Eagles again wasted no time to get going, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first. Huska started the fireworks by blasting a three-run home run. Espenson followed with an RBI triple.

In the second, the Eagles stretched the lead to 7-1. Brockman hit an RBI single, with Allison Letcher scoring on a throwing error. Huska followed with an RBI double.

In the third, Letcher and Brockman hit back-to-back RBI doubles, giving the Eagles a 9-1 lead. Windom’s final run scored in the fifth, when Elness scored on an error.

Huska finished with three hits and four RBI. Maricle added three hits and Letcher and Brockman had two hits each.

Maricle earned the pitching win, scattering five hits and two walks while striking out six.

TMB 102 123 2 = 11-6-0
RRC/WWG 017 201 1 = 12-15-2

Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove saw an early lead slip away, but the Falcons regrouped, scoring a walk-off 12-11 victory over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Friday in Sanborn.

The Falcons tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the second when Bianca Weis doubled, stole third and later scored on a wild pitch.

The Falcons then erupted for seven runs in the third inning. Mercedes Myers drew a bases-loaded walk, Weis and Nora Hemmingsen hit two-run singles and Isabella Rentschler hit an RBI single.

The Falcons added a pair of runs in the fourth, as Weis blasted a two-run home run to center field, giving the Falcons a 10-4 lead.

But TMB battled back, scoring twice in the fifth and three times in the sixth, cutting the Falcon lead to 11-10.

The Falcons took a 12-10 lead in the sixth when Rentschler hit a run-scoring sacrifice fly, but the Panthers tied the game with two runs in the top of the seventh.

In the bottom of the seventh, Myers singled, advanced to second on a walk to Weis, moved to third on a sacrifice fly by Sondra Rindfleisch and scored on a throwing erros.

Weis led the Falcons with four hits and four RBI. Hemmingsen added four hits in the win.

Nicole Schroepfer earned the pitching win, allowing 11 runs on six hits. She walked 11 and struck out 12.

RRC/WWG 8(12)2 5 = 27-24-0
HLOF 000 0 = 0-1-0

Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove did a lot of damage in a short amount of time Thursday afternoon, smashing 24 hits and drawing 10 walks to score 27 runs in a 27-0 victory over Heron Lake-Okabena Fulda at Okabena.

The game ended after four innings, as RRC/WWG had a lead of 15 runs or more.

The Falcons plated eight runs in the top of the first inning. Nicole Schroepfer hit a two-run double in the inning.

The Falcons then plated 12 runs in the top of the second, with the big blow being a three-run home run from Bianca Weis. Schroepfer added an RBI triple and Avery Schoer hit a two-run double.

After adding a pair of runs in the third, the Falcons put the game away with a five-run fourth. Sondra Rindfleisch hit a two-run triple and Isadora Bunting had a two-run double.

Schoer finished with four hits and five RBI in the win. Schroepfer added three hits and four RBI.

Schroepfer earned the pitching win, allowing no hits and one walk in two innings, striking out five. Addeson Jenniges allowed one hit and fanned five in two innings of relief.

Next meets: Check for updates after each meet.
Windom: vs. St. James Area, April 20
MLAC: vs. HLOF (at Mt. Lake), April 19
RRC/WWG: vs. MLAC (at Sanborn), April 20

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