Windom 100 000 0 = 1-5-3
St. James 100 022 x = 5-7-1
St. James Area rallied in the late innings to take the lead for good Thursday, claiming a 5-1 win over the Windom Eagle fastpitch team at St. James.
The Eagles struck first, scoring in the top of the first inning. Allison Letcher hit a one-out single and scored on a Jenna Brockman double. The Eagles had runners at the corners with one out, but a line-drive double play ended the inning.
The Saints answered with a single run in the bottom of the first, then scored two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings. Meanwhile, the Eagles were able to get runners in scoring position in the third and seventh innings, but were unable to push any runs across.
Jenna Veenker took the pitching loss for the Eagles, working four innings of relief. She allowed four runs on five hits, walked three and struck out one.
HLOF 000 0 = 0-1-2
RRC/WWG (12)(13)0 x = 25-16-0
Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove had a monster game from Mercedes Myers and Bianca Weis Thursday, doing all its damage in the first two innings of a 25-0, four-inning win over Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda at Sanborn.
The Falcons plated 12 runs in the bottom of the first inning, then tacked on 13 runs in the second.
In the first inning, Myers hit a two-run double and a three-run home run. Weis and Avery Schoer added RBI singles in the inning.
In the second, Myers hit a pair of two-run singles. Weis added an RBI single and a two-run double in the inning.
Myers finished the game with four hits and eight RBI, while Weis had four hits and four RBI. Isabella Rentschler added two hits and three RBI.
Nicole Schroepfer earned the pitching win, working the first two innings. She allowed one hit, walked three and struck out five.
MLAC 001 00 = 1-5-2
ESWC 750 0x = 12-8-0
ESWC 431 004 = 12-8-0
MLAC 001 000 = 1-4-1
Conference-leading Edgerton/Southwest Christian made quick work of Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey in two games Thursday afternoon, sweeping a doubleheader in Edgerton by identical 12-1 scores.
In the opener, the Dutchmen did all their damage in the first two innings, scoring seven runs in the first and five in the second.
MLAC’s lone run of the game came in the third inning on a Brooke Naas solo home run.
Naas had two of the Wolverines’ five hits in the loss.
Alana Morey took the pitching loss, working 2-2/3 innings total. She allowed six runs on four hits, walked four and struck out two.
In the nightcap, the Dutchmen again got off to a fast start, scoring four runs in the first and three in the second.
Down 8-0 in the third, MLAC got on the board on an RBI double from Naas.
ESWC plated four runs in the top of the sixth to put the game away.
Naas finished with three of the Wolverines’ four hits in the game.
Naas also took the pitching loss, allowing five runs on three hits and five walks in 3-2/3 innings. She struck out seven.
Next games: Check for updates after each meet.
Windom: at Worthington, May 7
MLAC: at Cleveland, May 7
RRC/WWG: at MLAC (Mt. Lake), May 11