Montevideo 005 00 = 5-6-1
Windom 151 26 = 15-14-4
RTR 000 000 0 = 0-2-4
Windom 110 331 x = 9-9-6
The Windom Eagle softball team put together back-to-back strong performances Saturday, sweeping a pair of games at the Marshall Invitational.
The Eagles opened the day with a 15-5 victory over Montevideo, then followed with a 9-0 shutout over Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.
In the opener, the Eagles jumped to an early lead behind an RBI single from K.J. Huska in the first. Windom then strung together four hits to score five runs in the second. Leah Hauge had an RBI single and Jenna Veenker hit a two-run single. Huska added a sacrifice fly and Camryn Elness hit an RBI single.
Montevideo rallied with five runs in the top of the third, but the Eagles regained control with an RBI double from Veenker in the third. Ada Smith added an RBI single in the fourth.
The Eagles then put the game away with six runs in the fifth. Alexa O’Donnell and Elness each hit a two-run single and Anja Nielsen ended the game with a two-run double.
Elness had three hits to lead the Eagles.
Hailey Veenker worked the first 2-2/3 innings to earn her first varsity career pitching win. She allowed five hits, walked one and struck out two.
In the nightcap, Nielsen was in control, pitching a two-hit shutout while fanning nine RTR batters.
Windom scored on a Jenna Veenker groundout in the first, then added a Sydney Skarphol RBI single in the second.
In the fourth, Hailey Veenker hit an RBI double and two runs scored on errors.
The Eagles added RBI singles from Huska and Nielsen in the fifth and scored their final run on a wild pitch.
Nielsen led the Eagles with two hits.
RRC/WWG 000 000 = 0-1-3
LQPV 011 035 = 10-12-0
RRC/WWG 520 243 2 = 18-18-2
Montevideo 100 061 1 = 9-11-8
Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove ran into one of Section 3A’s top teams Saturday, which resulted in the Falcons splitting a pair of games at the Marshall Invitational.
In the opener, the Falcons were held to one hit in a 10-0 loss to Lac Qui Parle Valley. The lone Falcon hit was a Hailey Amsden slap single with one out in the third inning.
Addeson Jenniges took the pitching loss, allowing seven hits and two walks while fanning three.
In the second game of the invite, the Falcons slugged out 18 hits and jumped to an early lead, rolling to an 18-9 win over Montevideo.
RRC/WWG scored five runs in the first inning. Amelia Sikel hit an RBI double, Reilly Hubin added an RBI single and Ella Erickson drove in a run with a groundout.
RRC/WWG added two runs in the second on an error and a Mercedes Myers sacrifice fly.
Nora Hemmingsen added an RBI single in the fourth. The Falcons then scored three runs on errors in the fifth before Myers added an RBI single in the sixth and Carlie Ross had an RBI double in the seventh.
Amsden had four hits in the win. Sikel added three hits.
Jenniges earned the pitching win, allowing 11 hits and one walk while striking out two.
Worthington 201 74 = 14-10-0
Windom 100 00 = 1-3-6
Defensive miscues kept the Windom Eagle softball team on the field Friday, allowing Worthington to pile on runs in a 14-1 win at the Windom Recreation Area.
The Trojans capitalized on six Eagle errors to go with 10 hits. All but two Worthington runs were unearned.
The lone Eagle run scored in the first inning on a Jenna Veenker RBI single.
Veenker took the pitching loss, allowing nine unearned runs in 3-1/3 innings.
Nicollet 184 01 = 14-13-0
MLAC 000 03 = 3-4-1
One of the state’s top-ranked teams got off to a hot start Friday, as Nicollet rolled to a 14-3 victory over Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey in Mt. Lake.
Nicollet pitcher Marah Hulke held the Wolverines to four hits and struck out 13 in the game.
A leadoff single from Jaci Tollefson in the fourth gave MLAC its first baserunner of the day. The Wolverines scored all their runs on a three-run Presley Dockter home run in the fifth inning.
Kennedie Simon took the pitching loss, allowing 10 hits and five walks in three innings.
St. James 001 03 = 4-6-0
Windom 000 00 = 0-0-3
The Windom Eagle softball team couldn’t solve St. James pitcher Addie Bowers Thursday, as the Saints claimed a 4-0 victory at the Windom Recreation Area.
The game was called after five innings due to weather.
Bowers held the Eagles without a hit, striking out 13 batters in the game. Windom’s lone baserunners were K.J. Huska, who reached on a dropped third strike in the first inning, and Sydney Skarphol, who was hit by a pitch in the second.
Anja Nielsen took the pitching loss for the Eagles, allowing four runs on seven hits. She walked two and struck out four.
AE 101 00 = 2-5-1
RRC/WWG 114 21 = 9-10-2
Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove turned in a steady offensive performance Thursday, rolling to a 9-2 win over Adrian-Ellsworth at Sanborn.
The game was called after five innings due to weather.
The Falcons got on the board in the first inning on a Sondra Rindfleisch RBI single. RRC/WWG scored on an error in the second.
Then, in the third, Hailey Amsden scored on a double steal and Rindfleisch smashed a three-run home run, giving the Falcons a 6-2 lead.
RRC added runs on a double steal and a passed ball in the fourth, then scored on an Ella Erickson sacrifice fly in the fifth.
Rindfleisch and Nora Hemmingsen had two hits each.
Addeson Jenniges earned the pitching win, scattering five hits. She walked three and fanned seven.
MCC 011 012 0 = 5-9-2
MLAC 100 101 1 = 4-9-6
As bad weather approached Thursday, the Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey softball team tried to mount a late rally, but came up just short, falling 5-4 to Murray County Central in Mt. Lake.
MCC took the lead with a run in the fifth and two in the sixth.
MLAC scored in the first inning on a Kennedie Simon groundout, then added a run in the fourth on an error.
Down 5-2 in the sixth, MLAC scored on a Presley Dockter RBI double.
Then, in the seventh, Annika Brinkman hit an RBI single with two outs. But with the potential tying and winning runs on base, a comebacker to the pitching circle ended the threat and the game.
Ella Dockter had three hits in the loss for the Wolverines. Brooke Naas and Brinkman had two hits each.
Simon took the pitching loss, allowing nine hits. She walked three and fanned six.
Next games: Check for updates after each meet.
Windom: vs. RRC/WWG, May 19
MLAC: vs. Madelia (at Comfrey), DH, May 19
RRC/WWG: at Springfield, May 17