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Monday, May 27, 2024

SOFTBALL: Eagles split with Huskies

JCC 000 010 20 = 3-5-0
Windom 000 000 31 = 4-8-2

Windom 000 00 = 0-5-2
JCC 225 5x = 14-13-0

The Windom Eagle softball team rallied in the opening game of a doubleheader Friday, salvaging a split against Jackson County Central at the Windom Recreation Area.

The Eagles won the opener 4-3 in eight innings before the Huskies answered with a 14-0 win in the nightcap.

In the opener, JCC broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fifth and added two insurance runs in the seventh, but the Eagles rallied.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Eagles scored on a double steal and RBI singles from Reagan Haugen and Elliot O’Donnell to tie the game at 3-3.

In the bottom of the eighth, Tristyn Maras led off with a single, advanced on a groundout and scored on a walk-off single from Leah Hauge.

Maras led the Eagles with three hits. Hauge added two hits in the win.

Anja Nielsen earned the pitching win, allowing five hits and three walks while fanning six.

In the nightcap, the Huskies jumped to a quick lead and scored in each of its four at-bats, rolling to a 14-0 win.

The Eagles had their best chance to score in the second inning, starting with back-to-back hits. But an Eagle runner was thrown out at the plate and a pop-up ended the threat.

Charlee Huska led the Eagles with two hits.

Nielsen took the pitching loss, working the first 2-⅔ innings.

RTR 311 030 1 = 9-13-3
MLAC 100 000 0 = 1-8-3

MLAC 103 000 0 = 4-8-5
RTR 401 006 x = 11-12-4

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton stayed in a tie atop the Red Rock Conference standings Saturday, sweeping a doubleheader from Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey in Mt. Lake.

RTR won the opener 9-1, then took the nightcap 11-4.

In the opener, RTR took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first before the Wolverines scored their only run of the game on an Ella Dockter RBI single.

The Wolverines had baserunners as far as second base in only two other innings in the game.

Ellamae Peters and Ashlyn Pfeiffer each had two hits in the loss.

Julia Brinkman took the pitching loss, allowing 13 hits and five walks while striking out three.

In the nightcap, RTR again used a strong first inning to take the lead, then scored a run in the third and six in the sixth to seal the win.

The Wolverines struck first, scoring in the top of the first when Peters reached on an error.

Down 4-1 in the third, MLAC tied the game on a bases-clearing double from Dockter.

But the Wolverines again couldn’t capitalize on scoring chances, leaving three runners in scoring position the rest of the way.

Peters and Dockter each had two hits in the loss.

Pfeiffer took the pitching loss, allowing 12 hits and one walk while fanning three.

Sleepy Eye 000 003 3 = 6-7-1
RRC/WWG 000 000 0 = 0-2-0

Sleepy Eye broke a scoreless tie in the top of the sixth inning Friday and went on to claim a 6-0 victory over Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove at Walnut Grove.

The Indians broke the game open with three straight hits, scoring a pair of runs. Sleepy Eye added a run on a sacrifice fly to take a 3-0 lead.

The Indians then scored on a triple and two wild pitches in the seventh.

RRC/WWG’s best scoring chance came in the sixth, when the Falcons loaded the bases on an error, a single and a walk but could not score.

Natalie Wahl had both Falcon hits in the loss.

Addeson Jenniges took the pitching loss, allowing seven hits and two walks while striking out seven.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: at Springfield, May 13
MLAC: vs. RRC/WWG (Mt. Lake), May 14
RRC/WWG: at MLAC (Mt. Lake), May 14

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