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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

SECTION SOFTBALL: Eagles, Falcons bow out

Litchfield 000 000 0 = 0-3-0
Windom 102 000 x = 3-5-1

Windom 000 000 0 = 0-1-1
MCA 210 030 x = 6-4-1

The Windom Eagle softball team kept its season going with a 3-0 win Saturday over Litchfield, but saw the season come to an end with a 6-0 loss to Morris/Chokio-Alberta in the Section 3AA playoffs at Marshall.

In the opener against Litchfield, the Eagles made the most of two good scoring chances.

In the bottom of the first, Kadyn Paulson drew a walk, stole second and scored on a Tristyn Maras single up the middle.

Then, in the third, Paulson again walked and stole second. She scored on an Elliot O’Donnell double to the left-center gap. Anja Nielsen followed with an RBI single for a 3-0 lead.

O’Donnell had two hits in the win for the Eagles.

Nielsen tossed a three-hit shutout for the win, striking out 10.

But in the nightcap against MCA, the Eagles had a golden scoring chance in the top of the first, putting two runners on base with no outs, but failed to score. Windom had just two baserunners the rest of the way. The Eagles had just two more baserunners after the first inning. One came on a Brita Tjentland single in the fifth inning, which was the Eagles’ lone hit of the game. The other was on a leadoff walk in the sixth, which was quickly erased on a line-drive double play.

MCA got off to a quick start with two runs in the first and one in the second, then added three insurance runs in the fifth.

Nielsen took the pitching loss, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out 10.

RRC/WWG 001 100 0 = 2-2-4
Sleepy Eye 200 411 x = 8-7-1

Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove saw its season end Saturday with an 8-2 loss to Sleepy Eye in the Section 2A playoffs at Caswell Park in North Mankato.

After falling behind 2-0 early, the Falcons battled to tie the game.

In the third inning, Leah Carter ripped an RBI double. Then, in the fourth, Kendra Schroeder raced home from second on a groundout.

But the Indians regained the lead with a four-run fourth inning, with a two-run triple doing the bulk of the damage.

Carter and Addeson Jenniges had the lone hits of the game for the Falcons.

Jenniges took the pitching loss, allowing seven hits and eight walks while striking out five.

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