Luverne 000 100 2 = 3-5-1
Windom 000 000 0 = 0-4-1
The Windom Eagle fastpitch team struggled to come up with timely hits Saturday afternoon, allowing Luverne to claim a 3-0 victory in the Section 3AA Playoffs at Pipestone.
The loss ended the Eagles’ season with a 13-9 overall record.
The Eagles left runners in scoring position in four innings, including leaving the bases loaded in the second inning.
Luverne scored the game’s first run in the fourth. After a one-out triple, an infield grounder allowed the runner to score.
Luverne then put the game away with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh. A double, a single and a stolen base put two runners in scoring position. The Cardinals then beat out a squeeze bunt, allowing a run to score. An errant throw on the play allowed the second run to score.
Windom was retired in order in the bottom of the seventh to end the game.
The Eagles were held to four hits in the game.
Ellie Maricle took the pitching loss, allowing three runs on five hits. She struck out five.
RRC/WWG 000 020 2 = 4-11-1
RTR 100 100 0 = 2-5-2
RRC/WWG 002 000 = 2-8-1
Wabasso 001 01(10) = 12-12-0
Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove kept its season alive with a come-from-behind victory over Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Saturday in Edgerton, but the Falcons saw their Section 3A playoff run come to an end with a 12-2 loss to Wabasso.
In Saturday’s opener, the Falcons allowed a run in the first and another in the fourth, falling behind RTR 2-0.
In the top of the fifth, the Falcons battled back. Beth Byers led off with a single. A Hailey Amsden single put runners on the corners and Nicole Schroepfer drove both runners home with a two-run double, tying the game at 2-2.
The Falcons then stole a victory in the top of the seventh. Amsden led off the inning with a double, then raced home on a pair of errant relay throws, giving the Falcons the lead. Mercedes Myers hit a one-out double and scored on a Bianca Weis RBI single.
Amsden finished with three hits in the win. Schroepfer added a pair of hits.
Schroepfer earned the pitching win, allowing two runs on five hits. She walked eight and struck out six.
In the second game against Wabasso, the Falcons jumped to an early lead, but the wheels fell off for the Falcons in the bottom of the sixth, as Wabasso plated 10 runs to earn a 12-2 win.
The Falcons plated the first two runs of the game. Weis plated a run with a groundout and Sondra Rindfleisch followed with an RBI single.
Wabasso scored once in the bottom of the third, then tied the game with a run in the fifth. The Rabbits then sent 13 hitters to the plate in the bottom of the sixth, ending the game with a 10-run inning. The big blows of the inning were a two-run double, a three-run double and a game-ending three-run triple.
Isabella Rentschler had three hits for the Falcons in the loss. Schroepfer added a pair of hits.
Schroepfer took the pitching loss, allowing five runs on nine hits in five-plus innings. She walked two and struck out four.