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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

SECTION SOFTBALL: Falcons top Knights in first round of sections

RRC/WWG 210 301 1 = 8-12-5
SESM 101 002 0 = 4-6-0

Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove took an early lead Wednesday and made it stick as the Falcons claimed an 8-4 victory over Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s in the Section 2A playoffs at Sleepy Eye.

The Falcons took a lead with a two-out rally in the top of the first inning and never trailed in the game.

Ella Knakmuhs got the Falcons on the board with an RBI single and Carlie Ross drew a bases-loaded walk for a 2-0 lead.

Natalie Wahl gave the Falcons a 3-1 lead in the second with an RBI double.

Leading 3-2 in the fourth, the Falcons put the game out of reach. Mercedes Myers hit an RBI single and Knakmuhs added a two-run single for a 6-2 Falcon lead.

Knakmuhs added an RBI single in the sixth and Wahl had an RBI single in the seventh.

Knakmuhs led the Falcons with three hits and four RBI. Wahl added three hits and two RBI and Addeson Jenniges had two hits.

Jenniges also was the winning pitcher, allowing six hits and four walks while striking out four.

MLAC 001 000 0 = 1-5-5
Cleveland 300 240 x = 9-10-2

Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey’s offense never got on track Wednesday, as the Wolverines dropped a 9-1 decision to Cleveland in the Section 2A playoffs at Cleveland.

The Clippers got off to a quick start, plating three runs in the bottom of the first. 

The lone Wolverine run of the game came in the third inning. Reagan Pedersen hit a one-out single, moved to third on a Lexi Romsdahl single and scored on an errant pickoff attempt.

Cleveland added a pair of runs in the fourth inning, the took command of the game with a four-run fifth to take a 9-1 lead.

The Wolverines put two runners in scoring position in the sixth inning but failed to score, then loaded the bases in the seventh without scoring.

Julia Brinkman led the Wolverines with two hits in the loss.

Ashlyn Pfeiffer took the pitching loss, allowing 10 hits and one walk while striking out two.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. JCC/RV winner, May 23
MLAC: at Cleveland, May 21
RRC/WWG: at New Ulm Cathedral, May 23

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