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Saturday, May 25, 2024

TUESDAY SOFTBALL: Eagles split with Cardinals

Luverne 100 000 0 = 1-5-1
Windom 020 000 x = 2-8-2

Windom 012 030 0 = 6-8-1
Luverne 523 023 x = 15-15-0

The Windom Eagle softball team remained in a tie atop the Big South Conference standings, but saw a 12-game win streak snapped as it split a doubleheader with Luverne at the Windom Recreation Area Tuesday.

The Eagles won the opener 2-1 before dropping the nightcap 15-6.

In the opener, the Eagles fell behind 1-0 on a first inning home run, but the Eagles took the lead in the bottom of the second on a two-run single from Tristyn Maras.

Neither team would score again in the game, as Luverne would have just three more runners in scoring position after the first inning. The Cardinals’ best chances to score were cut down on a pickoff in the fifth inning. Luverne had a runner at third with two outs in the seventh before Reagan Haugen ended the game with a diving foul-territory catch in right field.

Maras had two hits in the win for the Eagles.

Anja Nielsen earned the pitching win, allowing five hits and fanning 12.

In the nightcap, the Cardinals pounced early, scoring 10 runs in the first three innings.

The Eagles got on the board on a Haugen groundout in the second. Groundouts from Nielsen and Charlee Huska made the score 7-3 in the third inning.

Trailing 10-3 in the fifth, the Eagles got a two-run single from Nielsen and an RBI single from Leah Hauge, but Luverne answered with two runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to seal the win.

Maras had three hits in the loss for the Eagles.

Nielsen took the pitching loss, working the first two innings. She allowed seven hits and struck out one.

HLOF 300 00 = 3-4-0
RRC/WWG 151 42 = 13-12-1

RRC/WWG 102 003 0 = 6-10-0
TMB 400 021 x = 7-11-1

Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove split a pair of games Tuesday in Walnut Grove, defeating Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda 13-3 before dropping a 7-6 decision to Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.

In the opener against HLOF, the Falcons shook off an early 3-0 deficit to score 13 unanswered runs.

Ella Knakmuhs got the Falcons on the board with an RBI groundout in the first.

In the second, Carlie Ross hit an RBI single, Natasha Wahl had a two-run double and Natalie Wahl ripped a two-run home run for a 6-3 lead.

Natasha Wahl added an RBI single in the third. In the fourth, Hadley Jenniges hit a two-run double, Addeson Jenniges hit an RBI groundout and the Falcons scored on a wild pitch.

RRC/WWG then plated two runs on wild pitches in the fifth inning, ending the game via the 10-run rule.

Mercedes Myers had three hits in the win.

Addeson Jenniges earned the pitching win, allowing four hits and two walks while fanning five.

In the nightcap, the Falcons played as the visiting team, scoring first on a Knakmuhs RBI single. But the Panthers took the lead with four runs in the bottom of the inning.

RRC/WWG cut the deficit to 4-3 on a double from Myers and an RBI single from Leah Carter in the third.

RRC/WWG then tied the game with a three-run sixth. Natalie Wahl hit a two-run triple and scored on a Myers single.

But TMB plated a run in the bottom of the sixth, sealing the win.

Addeson Jenniges took the pitching loss, working 1-⅔ innings in relief.

MLAC 011 101 1 = 5-7-5
MCC 121 031 x = 8-10-4

Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey couldn’t completely close an early deficit Tuesday, leading to an 8-5 loss to Murray County Central in Slayton.

MLAC played from behind much of the game, tying the game at 1-1 in the top of the second on a wild pitch.

Trailing 3-1 in the third, the Wolverines scored on an Annika Brinkman RBI single.

Then, down 4-2 in the fourth, the Wolverines scored when Julia Brinkman reached on an error.

But MCC built a commanding lead with a three-run fifth, then added an insurance run in the sixth.

Julia Brinkman had an RBI single in the sixth and Nadia Phommachan hit an RBI single in the seventh.

Julia Brinkman, Annika Brinkman and Phommachan each had two hits in the loss.

Ashlyn Pfeiffer took the pitching loss, allowing 10 hits and three walks while fanning six.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. JCC, DH, May 10
MLAC: vs. Cleveland (at Comfrey), May 9
RRC/WWG: at ESWC (Edgerton), May 9

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