aThe Ashby softball team fell to 3-3 on the season after a 15-7 loss at New York Mills last Friday night.
The Arrows got two hits apiece from Madison VanSanten, Amber Sundal and Emily Elliot. Meg Roley and Abbie Ras also collected hits, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a hot-hitting Eagles team. Paige Nelson took the loss for the Arrows after scattering 10 hits and striking out one.
“The [Eagles] were impressive in all facets of the game,” Ashby head coach Kandace Norby said. “I love the way the Arrows give it their all every inning, and I expect to see some great things from our girls as the season progresses.”
Osakis 30, sjp 1
The Osakis softball team used a five-RBI night from Tonya Hetland in exploding for a 30-1 win over St. John’s Prep last Thursday.
Sabrina Zimmel and Dani Chisholm went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs each to add to the offense. Lauren Silbernick and Alex Anderson also had two hits apiece.
Osakis made things easy on Silbernick in her pitching debut by scoring six in the first, 10 in the second and 14 in the third. Silbernick went the first three innings, allowing four hits and two walks before giving way to Alida Hovey and Rachelle Rajdl to close out the game.
“We did an excellent job being patient and disciplined hitters,” head coach John Stigman said. “We didn’t chase many bad pitches today. Lauren pitched well in her first varsity start.”
ST. JOHN’S 100 00 – 1 4 4
OSAKIS 61014 0X – 30 9 1
OSAKIS PITCHING – Silbernick – W, 3IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 2SO; Hovey – 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 1SO; Rajdl – 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 1SO
OSAKIS HITTING – Hetland – 1-3, 2B, 5 RBI; Zimmel – 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI; Chisholm – 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI; Silbernick – 2-3, RBI; Anderson – 2-4, RBI
browerville 6, osakiS 3
The Browerville softball team handed Osakis its first loss of the season in a 6-3 game last Friday night.
A battle of the top two teams in the Prairie Conference swung in the Tigers’ favor in the fifth inning. Browerville scored five runs in that inning to open up a 6-0 lead that it would never relinquish.
Osakis got one back in the bottom of the inning and two more in the sixth. It wasn’t enough as the Tigers moved to 4-0 and dropped Osakis to 4-1.
“We didn’t match the intensity that Browerville brought to the game so we were playing catch-up the entire game,” head coach John Stigman said. “We made several physical and mental errors that opened the door, and they took advantage of it.
“We couldn’t get anything going till the fifth, and by that time we were already down 6-0. That’s a big lead to overcome when two good teams are battling. We tried to get some momentum going in the late innings, but it wasn’t sustainable.”
Sabrina Zimmel took the loss in a complete-game performance. She allowed six runs, just two earned, on eight hits and three walks. She struck out 10.
Rachelle Rajdl had a triple and a run scored to help out the offense. Lauren Silbernick added a hit and two RBIs, while Alex Anderson added a run and her team’s only other hit of the night.
BROWERVILLE 001 050 0 – 6 8 1
OSAKIS 000 012 0 – 3 3 3
OSAKIS PITCHING – Zimmel – L, 7IP, 8H, 6R, 2ER, 3BB, 10SO
OSAKIS HITTING – Rajdl – 1-3, 3B, 1 run; Silbernick – 1-2, 2 RBI; Anderson – 1-2, 1 run
waska 7, sc 6
The Minnewaska softball team edged Sauk Centre 7-6 in a battle of West Central North Conference teams last Thursday.
The Lakers moved to 3-1 in league play behind a big night from leadoff hitter Kaylyn Oberg. The senior second-baseman finished 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead her team. Courtney Schmidt and Allyssa Engfer each had two hits, as well.
That made a winner out of Mady Phillips from the circle. She threw all seven innings, allowing nine hits, three walks and four earned runs. She struck out six on the night.
MINNEWASKA 003 201 1 – 7
SAUK CENTRE 112 100 1 – 6
MINNEWASKA PITCHING – Phillips – W, 7IP, 9H, 6R, 4ER, 3BB, 6SO
MINNEWASKA HITTING – Oberg – 3-4, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBI, SB; Winter – 1 run, 2 RBI; Kaylee Jacobs – 1-4, RBI; Julie Helander – 1-4; Schmidt – 2-4, 1 run; Bridget Opdahl – 1 run; Phillips – 1-4, SB, 1 run; Engfer – 2-4, 1 run, RBI; Lexi Amundson – 1-3, 1 run