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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

TUESDAY SOFTBALL: Eagles sweep Bucs

BEA 000 000 0 = 0-3-0
Windom 000 005 x = 5-6-0

Windom 001 020 2 = 5-7-0
BEA 010 001 0 = 2-6-5

The Windom Eagle fastpitch softball team ran its winning streak to six games Tuesday, sweeping a doubleheader against Blue Earth Area by scores of 5-0 and 5-2 at the Windom Recreation Area.

In the opener, the game was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth inning, when the Eagles erupted for five runs. Charlee Huska, Tristyn Maras and Anja Nielsen each hit RBI singles, Ada Smith plated a run with a groundout and Maras scored on a wild pitch.

That was all the support pitcher Nielsen would need, as she tossed a three-hit complete-game shutout. She walked one and struck out 14.

In the nightcap, BEA scored first, but the Eagles tied the game in the top of the third when Kadyn Paulson singled, stole second and third and scored on an errant throw.

The Eagles then took the lead in the fifth. Nielsen plated a run with a groundout and Maras scored on an error.

BEA cut the deficit to 3-2 in the sixth, but Windom added insurance runs in the seventh, scoring on an error and on a Nielsen RBI single.

Huska and Nielsen each had two hits in the win.

Nielsen picked up the complete-game pitching win, allowing five hits and three walks while fanning five.

HLOF 001 00 = 1-0-6
RRC/WWG 034 22 = 11-11-0

Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove picked up its first win of the season, rolling past Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda 11-1 in a game played at Plum Creek Park near Walnut Grove.

Falcon pitcher Carlie Ross earned her first career pitching victory, holding the Coyotes without a hit in the win. She walked five and struck out six.

At the plate, the Falcons took control in the second inning with three runs. Ella Erickson drew a bases-loaded walk, Chloe Ramthun drove in a run with a groundout and Natalie Wahl hit a sacrifice fly.

The Falcons scored four runs in the third, with three scoring on errors. Ramthun added an RBI single.

In the fourth, Sondra Rindfleisch scored on an error and Isabella Rentschler scored on a wild pitch.

Then, in the fifth, a pair of run-scoring wild pitches ended the game.

Rindfleisch led RRC/WWG with three hits. Ramthun, Rentschler and Reilly Hubin had two hits each.

MLAC 100 00 = 1-3-5
ESWC 200 0(11) = 13-7-0

One bad inning turned a close game into a rout Tuesday, as Edgerton/Southwest Christian topped Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey 13-1 in Edgerton.

The Wolverines took a lead in the top of the first. Jaci Tollefson walked, stole two bases and scored on an Annika Brinkman RBI single.

Brooke Naas and Alana Morey had the Wolverines’ only other base hits in the game.

ESWC plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the first, then blew the game open with 11 runs in the fifth to end the game. The Dutchmen had four hits in the inning, drew two walks and a hit batter and used a Wolverine error. The big hit to end the game was a three-run home run.

Kennedie Simon took the loss for the Wolverines, allowing 13 runs on seven hits. She walked three and struck out six.

Next games: Check for updates after each meet.
Windom: vs. Springfield, April 28
MLAC: vs. RRC/WWG (at Mt. Lake), April 27
RRC/WWG: at MLAC (Mt. Lake), April 27

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