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Monday, May 27, 2024

SOFTBALL: Eagles take two from Bucs

Windom 000 052 0 = 7-10-0
BEA 101 000 0 = 2-6-5

BEA 000 100 0 = 1-5-0
Windom 401 000 x = 5-9-0

The Windom Eagle softball team improved to 7-1 for the season Thursday, sweeping a doubleheader at Blue Earth 7-2 and 5-1.

In the opener, the Eagles trailed 2-0 before erupting for five runs in the top of the fifth inning. Kadyn Paulson started the rally with a two-out RBI single. Elliot O’Donnell followed with a single and both scored when Tristyn Maras reached on an error. Anja Nielsen followed with an RBI double and Charlee Huska hit an RBI single.

In the sixth, Paulson hit an RBI triple and scored on an error.

Paulson, O’Donnell and Leah Hauge had two hits each in the opener.

Nielsen earned the pitching win, allowing six hits and one walk while fanning 10.

In the nightcap, the Eagles jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. Nielsen got the Eagles on the board with an RBI single and Huska followed with a two-run double. Hailey Veenker added a sacrifice fly for a 4-0 lead.

The Eagles got their final run on a Leah Hauge RBI double in the third.

Maras, Nielsen and Hauge had two hits each in the win.

Nielsen earned the complete-game win, allowing five hits without a walk and striking out 12.

MLAC 200 000 3 = 5-7-0
MCW 010 130 1 = 6-11-1

Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey rallied in the top of the seventh to tie the game, but Martin County West strung together three hits in the bottom of the inning to claim a 6-5 walk-off win Thursday in Welcome.

The Wolverines got off to a strong start, scoring twice in the first inning on a two-run Ella Dockter single.

The Mavericks tied the game with single runs in the second and fourth, then scored three times in the fifth to take the lead.

In the seventh, Kaila Blom led off with a single and Kelby Janzen scored when Nadia Phommachan reached on an error. Julia Brinkman singled. With two outs, Reagan Pedersen slashed a double down the left field line, tying the game at 5-5.

But in the bottom of the seventh, the Mavericks blooped a pair of hits to put runners on the corners with one out before a solid smash to left field ended the game.

Dockter had three hits in the loss for the Wolverines.

Ashlyn Pfeiffer took the pitching loss, allowing 11 hits. She walked three and struck out three.

ESWC 624 012 2 = 17-20-1
RRC/WWG 510 210 0 = 9-9-4

Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove couldn’t keep pace on offense with a powerful Edgerton/Southwest Christian squad Thursday, falling 17-9 at Walnut Grove.

ESWC scored six times in the top of the first inning, but RRC/WWG battled back with five runs in the bottom of the first. Ella Knakmuhs drew a bases-loaded walk, Leah Carter and Deanne Roiger each hit an RBI single and the Falcons scored twice on double steals.

After ESWC stretched the lead to 8-5 in the top of the second, the Falcons got a run back in the bottom of the inning on a solo home run from Natalie Wahl.

But the Dutchmen kept piling up runs, scoring four times in the third to take a 12-6 lead.

The Falcons scored on an error and on a Wahl RBI single in the fourth, then got a sacrifice fly from Carlie Ross in the fifth to finish their scoring.

Wahl and Carter had two hits each in the loss.

Addison Jenniges took the pitching loss, allowing 20 hits and five walks while striking out three.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: at Worthington, April 26
MLAC: vs. RTR (at Mt. Lake), DH, April 20
RRC/WWG: vs. MLAC (at Walnut Grove), April 23

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