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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Eagles blast Cardinals in sweep; Falcons, Wolverines win big

RV 000 0 = 0-0-4
Windom 0(20)0 x = 20-14-1 

Windom 873 3 = 21-8-0
RV 000 0 = 0-4-4

The Windom Eagle softball team picked up a dominant pair of victories Thursday afternoon, sweeping a doubleheader over Redwood Valley at the Windom Recreation Area.

The Eagles won the opener 20-0, then took the nightcap 21-0.

In the opener, Eagle pitcher Ellie Maricle tossed a four-inning no-hitter, with the Cardinals’ only baserunner of the game reaching on an error. Maricle struck out seven hitters.

Windom did all of its damage in the bottom of the second inning, sending 25 batters to the plate to score 20 runs. Much of the damage was done with two outs, as the Eagles had 14 consecutive hitters reach base with two outs.

Allison Letcher and Camryn Elness each had two hits and three RBI in the win. Jenna Brockman and Jenna Veenker each added two hits and two RBI.

In the nightcap, Eagle hitters drew 15 walks, scoring multiple runs in each of the team’s four trips to the plate.

Windom started the game with eight runs in the top of the first. Kait Huska hit a two-run double. Letcher added an RBI single.

In the second, Huska ripped an RBI triple, with the Eagles’ other six runs scoring on walks, errors to wild pitches.

Maricle added an RBI single in the third. Alexa O’Donnell added an RBI double in the fourth.

Maricle and Veenker combined to pitch a four-hit shutout, with each allowing two hits in two innings. Maricle struck out six and Veenker fanned four.

RRC/WWG 164 60 = 17-15-0
MCC 202 00 = 4-2-0

Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove hammered out 15 hits, cruising to a 17-4 victory over Murray County Central Thursday in Slayton.

The Falcons scored six runs in both the second and fourth innings and four in the third for the win.

RRC/WWG got on the board in the top of the first, scoring on a wild pitch. MCC answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning, briefly holding a 2-1 lead.

But the Falcons took the lead for good in the second with a two-out, six-run rally. Hailey Amsden and Mercedes Myers each hit RBI singles. Bianca Weis then blasted a three-run home run and Sondra Rindfleisch scored on a wild pitch.

In the third, the Falcons again did all the damage with two outs. Amsden hit an RBI single and scored on a wild pitch. Weis added a two-run double.

In the fourth, Nicole Schroepfer scored on a wild pitch, Amsden hit an RBI single and later scored on a double steal, Weis hit an RBI sacrifice fly and Rindfleisch launched a two-run home run.

Amsden had four hits and three RBI in the win. Myers had four hits. Weis finished with two hits and six RBI for the Falcons.

Schroepfer earned the pitching win, allowing four runs on two hits. She walked six and struck out seven.

MLAC 346 05 = 18-17-2
HLOF 002 02 = 4-7-2

Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey had the bats working Thursday afternoon, pounding out 17 hits on its way to an 18-4 victory over Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda at Okabena.

The fireworks started early for the Wolverines. Jaci Tollefson led off the game with a single, stole two bases and scored on a wild pitch. Presley Dockter and Ella Dockter added RBI singles for a 3-0 lead.

In the second, Brooke Naas hit an RBI double and Ella Dockter laced a two-run double. Kayleigh Schumann added an RBI single for a 7-0 Wolverine lead. Then, in the third, Alana Morey ripped a two-run double and Sabrina Hanson added an RBI fielder’s choice, helping MLAC stretch the lead to 13-0.

The Wolverines closed out the game in the top of the fifth, as two-runs scored on errors and Naas laced a bases-clearing double.

Tollefson, Naas, Ella Dockter and Schumann each had three hits in the win, with Naas driving in four runs. Morey added a pair of hits and three RBI.

Morey earned the pitching win, allowing four runs on seven hits. She walked three and struck out eight.

Next meets: Check for updates after each meet.
Windom: vs. Fairmont, May 1
MLAC: at St. James Area, May 3
RRC/WWG: vs. Adrian-Ellsworth (at Sanborn), May 4

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