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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Arrows sweep Eagle girls; Dutchmen edge Wolverines

Windom 000 001 = 1-4-7
Pipestone 035 003 = 11-12-1

Pipestone 411 210 6 = 14-17-1
Windom 001 110 2 = 5-11-4

The Windom Eagle softball team was able to dodge raindrops, but couldn’t dodge a potent Pipestone offense, dropping both games of a doubleheader Thursday at Pipestone, 11-1 and 15-5.

In the opener, the Eagles fell behind early, trailing 8-0 going to the sixth inning. Windom recorded its first baserunners of the game on back-to-back singles from Jenna Veenker and K.J. Huska in the fourth inning.

The lone Eagle run scored in the top of the sixth. Anja Nielsen led off with a double, stole third and scored on a Kadyn Paulson groundout.

Nielsen took the pitching loss, allowing 11 runs on 12 hits. She walked two and struck out two.

In the nightcap, the Arrows raced to an early lead with a four-run top of the first. Pipestone led 6-0 before the Eagles scored in the third inning on a Leah Hauge RBI single.

The Eagles added an RBI groundout from Aubri Spielman in the fourth and an Alexa O’Donnell sacrifice fly in the fifth. O’Donnell added a two-run double in the seventh inning for the Eagles’ final runs.

Hauge had three hits for the Eagles. Veenker, Huska and O’Donnell had two hits each.

Veenker took the pitching loss, allowing 17 hits and two walks while striking out two.

ESWC 100 000 0 = 1-5-1
MLAC 000 000 0 = 0-1-2

It was a good, old-fashioned pitcher’s duel Thursday in Mt. Lake, as Edgerton-Southwest Minnesota Christian used a first-inning run to claim a 1-0 victory over the Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey softball team.

The Dutchmen scored on an Aleida VandeGriend RBI single for the game’s only run, as MLAC’s Kennedie Simon and ESWC’s Paris Van Dyke hung zeros on the scoreboard the rest of the way.

The Wolverines mounted three potential scoring threats. In the second inning, Alana Morey led off with the Wolverines’ only hit of the game, then stole second. But two strikeouts and a groundout ended the threat.

The Wolverines put two runners on base in the fifth inning, but a groundout ended the inning. Then, in the seventh, Kaylie Baerg drew a one-out walk and was bunted to second, but a long fly to left off the bat of Presley Dockter was hauled in at the fence, ending the game.

Simon took the tough loss, allowing one unearned run on five hits. She struck out eight.

The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was suspended in the first inning due to lightning. No reschedule date has been determined.

Next games: Check for updates after each meet.
Windom: vs. Blue Earth Area, DH, May 2
MLAC: at T/ML/GHEC (Truman), April 29
RRC/WWG: vs. MCW (at Sanborn), April 29

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