St. James 001 205 1 = 9-11-2
Windom 004 000 0 = 4-6-4
A late rally helped St. James gain the lead Tuesday afternoon as the Saints spoiled the home finale for the Windom Eagle fastpitch softball team 9-4 at the Windom Recreation Area.
The Eagles did all of their offensive damage in the bottom of the third inning, stringing together five of the team’s six hits in the game. Kadyn Paulson and Tristyn Maras had RBI singles and Anja Nielsen hit a two-run single.
St. James cut the Eagle lead to 4-3 with two runs in the top of the fourth, then broke the game open with a five-run sixth inning. The Saints used a two-run single and a two-run double to take the lead.
Nielsen had two hits in the loss for the Eagles. She also took the pitching loss, working the first 5-2/3 innings before exiting with an injury. She allowed nine hits, walked two and struck out eight.
MLAC 001 121 1 = 6-11-3
AE 000 001 0 = 1-3-2
Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey had a strong pitching performance Tuesday, leading to a 6-1 victory over Adrian-Ellsworth at Ellsworth.
Kennedie Simon tossed a three-hitter, allowing one walk and striking out eight.
The Wolverines broke a scoreless tie in the third inning on a Brooke Naas RBI single. Thaila Sengchan added an RBI groundout in the fourth.
In the fifth, Jaci Tollefson hit an RBI single and Naas plated a run with a groundout. Tollefson added an RBI fielder’s choice in the sixth and Sengchan had an RBI single in the seventh.
Alana Morey had three hits in the win. Julia Brinkman added two hits.
RRC/WWG 000 00 = 0-3-5
ESWC 230 05 = 10-11-0
Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove never got going on offense Tuesday, dropping a 10-0 decision to Edgerton/Southwest Christian in Edgerton.
The Falcons were held to three hits and one walk in the game, while ESWC pitcher Paris Van Dyke struck out nine hitters.
The Dutchmen scored twice in the first and three times in the third, then plated five runs to end the game via the 10-run rule in the fifth.
Natalie Wahl, Mercedes Myers and Isabella Rentschler had the lone hits for the Falcons.
Carlie Ross took the pitching loss, working the first four innings. She allowed 10 hits, walked three and struck out one.
Next games: Check for updates after each meet.
Windom: at St. James, May 4
MLAC: at HLOF (Okabena), May 4
RRC/WWG: vs. MCC (at Walnut Grove), May 4