Softball results: Ashby, Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska, Osakis record wins
Ashby used a six-run first inning to stay ahead of Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley and came away with a 9-7 win in Pheasant Conference softball Tuesday.
“The girls were aggressive on the bases and at the plate,” said Arrow head coach Kandace Norby. “Their tough defense played a factor when CGB threatened on the bases, putting together a nice win on the road.”
Madison VanSanten led Ashby to its fourth win of the season as she went 2-for-4 at the plate, driving in two runs and stealing two bases.
Jaden Witt went 2-for-3 with one RBI and one stolen base, and Amber Sundal went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases.
Abbie Ras and Meg Roley each had one hit.
Sundal also picked up the pitching win, giving up nine hits while striking out two and walking three.
Parkers Prairie will be at Ashby today, Friday, with Wheaton coming to town on Monday.
B-E 21, Wheaton 20
In a game that saw more runs scored than hits, the Brandon-Evansville softball team outlasted Wheaton for a 21-20 victory Tuesday night.
“Wild game today,” said head coach Tim Pattrin. “Wheaton can really hit the ball, and we didn’t play well in the field.
“Good thing our bats were active all day,” he added. “I’m proud of the girls for keeping their heads and pulling this one out.”
At the outset, it looked as if the Chargers would cruise to a victory as they scored eight runs in the bottom of the opening inning, added two more in the second and five in the third for a 15-6 lead, but the Warriors wouldn’t go away that easily, scoring four times in the fourth and had a huge fifth inning as seven runs came across the plate.
Wheaton tied the game at 20 apiece in the top of the seventh with a three-run inning, but Brandon-Evansville came away with the win as the Chargers squeezed one run across.
Megan Kokett drove in four runs on her three hits, scoring twice for the Chargers, with Emma Friedrich knocking home three runs as she went 3-for-3 and scored four times herself.
Jessica Ranweiler also had four runs scored in the game.
Carlie Steffenson picked up the pitching win in relief of Kinsley Randt as Steffenson went the final three frames of the game.
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BRANDON-EV 825 032 1 21-15-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Kinsley Randt 4-11-15-11-5-2; Carlie Steffenson 3-5-5-5-2.
WHEATON – Jenna Severance 1-4, 4 runs, 1 rbi; Kristi Engquist 2-4, 3 runs, 1 rbi; Allison Ikeogu 2-3, 3 runs, 4 rbi; Abby lee 1-3, 2 runs, 1 rbi; Haley Gail 1-3, 2 runs, 1 rbi; Sarah Lachowitzer 2-2, 1 run, 1 rbi; Samantha Larson 3-3, 2 runs, 3 rbi; Talyer Arndt Krenz 2-6, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Katherine Budtke 2 rbi; Taylor Kemper 1-2, 1 run; Kamrie Siegel 1-5, 1 rbi.
BRANDON-EVANSVILLE – Megan Kokett 3-5, 2 runs, 4 rbi; Carlie Steffenson 1-3, 1 run; Tasmine Okerlund 2-4, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Kinsley Randt 1-2, 2 runs; Kristine Betterman 2-4, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Sara Roers 2-2, 1 run; Claire Bedore 1 run, 1 rbi; Jessica Ranweiler 4 runs; Emma Friedrich 3-3, 4 runs, 3 rbi; Alea Alstead 1-2, 2 runs, 2 rbi.
Browerville 4, B-E 1
The Brandon-Evansville softball team couldn’t generate enough offense in a 4-1 loss to Browerville on Monday night.
The Chargers were held to four hits on the night. Their only run came in the sixth when Megan Kokett drove in Alea Alstead to make it a 4-1 game. That is how the game would end as Browerville’s Abby Aksamit finished off the Chargers in the seventh.
Carlie Steffenson countered Aksamit and went all six innings. She scattered eight hits and two walks, while striking out three. Aksamit worked out of jams created by nine walks by striking out nine Brandon-Evansville batters. That helped her strand 12 Chargers base runners throughout the night.
“Carlie pitched a great game and we played good defense behind her,” head coach Tim Pattrin said. “We had a few small mistakes that turned out to be the difference in the game. We left way too many base runners today. We get a few key hits and this game is a different story. Browerville is a very good team. We will learn from this one and move on.”
The Tigers moved to 5-0 with the win and dropped Brandon-Evansville to 3-1.
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BROWERVILLE 013 000 X – 4 8 0
BRANDON-EVANSVILLE PITCHING – Steffenson – L, 6IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 3SO
BRANDON-EVANSVILLE HITTING – Kokett – 1-3, 2B, RBI; Tasmine Okerlund – 2-4; Kinsley Randt – 1-4
S-M 5, Minnewaska 4
The Lakers saw their 5-4 lead disappear as Staples-Motley scored a pair of runs in the top of the seventh to hand Minnewaska a non-conference softball loss Tuesday.
Minnewaska, which is now 5-2, had eight players pick up a hit apiece, as Brooke Winters and Colleen Rutledge each hit doubles to drive in a run. Jillian Hendrickson and Bridget Opdahl also drove in a run.
Madi Phillips took the loss for the Lakers as she went six and two-thirds innings, scattering eight hits and striking out five.
Minnewaska will be at Benson on Monday and at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Tuesday.
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MINNEWASKA 000 050 0 5-8-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – WP-Nicolette Edin, SM, 7-8-5-4-0-2; LP-Madi Phillips, Min, 6.2-8-5-3-3-5; Kaylee Jacobs 0.1-1-1-1-2-1.
STAPLES-MOTLEY – Kelsey Zetah 3-4, rbi, 1 run; Alexis Bendson 2-4, rbi; Claire Uhlman 2 runs; Tomann 1-3, 1 run; Mackenzie Holst 1-3, 1 run; Kelli Klein 1-4; Quinn Uhlmann 1-4.
MINNEWASKA – Kaylyn Oberg 1-4, Brooke Winter 1-4, 2b, rbi, 1 run; Kaylee Jacobs 1-4, 1 run; Roberts 1-1; Jillian Hendrickson 1-4, rbi; Madi Phillips 1-3, 1 run; Allyssa Engfer 1-2; Bridget Opdahl 1-1, 2b, 1 rbi, 1 run; Colleen Rutledge 1-1, 2b, rbi, 1 run.
Minnewaska 13, Monte 3
The Minnewaska softball team won its third straight game on Monday with a 13-3 win over Montevideo that moved it to 5-1 on the season.
The Lakers continue to get solid production from throughout their lineup. Kaylyn Oberg caused havoc at the top of the order with four hits, four runs scored, three stolen bases and an RBI from the leadoff spot.
That was part of a 16-hit night for Minnewaska. Kaylee Jacobs went 3-for-5 with a double and four RBIs, while Courtney Schmidt and Mady Phillips each had two hits and two runs scored.
Phillips took that run support and ran with it from the circle. She got the win after scattering six hits through five innings. She allowed three runs, two earned, before Jacobs closed out the game by pitching a perfect final two innings.
MINNEWASKA 110 621 2 – 13
MONTEVIDEO 020 010 0 – 3
MINNEWASKA PITCHING – Phillips – W, 5IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 2SO; Jacobs – 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 1SO
MINNEWASKA HITTING – Oberg – 4-5, 4 runs, RBI, 3 SB; Brook Winter – BB, SB, 1 run; Jacobs – 3-5, 2B, 4 RBI, SB; Jillian Hendrickson – 1-5, 1 run, RBI, SB; Julie Helander – 1-4, RBI; Bridget Opdahl – 1-1, RBI; Schmidt – 2-5, 2B, 2 runs; Phillips – 2-3, 2 runs, SB; Allyssa Engfer – 1-3, 1 run; Colleen Rutledge – RBI; Lexi Amundson – 1-3, 1 run, RBI, SB
Osakis 6, Eagle Valley 2
Improving their record to 5-1, the Silverstreaks defeated Eagle Valley 6-2 Tuesday night to stand in second place in the Prairie Conference behind undefeated Browerville.
A four-run third for Osakis was the difference in the game.
“The four-run burst in the third inning began with a Mackenzie Staloch triple, followed by some well-placed bunts and some timely hits,” said head coach John Stigman. “We were able to tack on a couple of insurance runs to keep them at a safe distance.”
Sabrina Zimmel picked up the pitching win as she went the first five innings, allowing just one earned run on two hits. Lauren Silbernick relieved in the sixth, and allowed just one run on one hit.
“Sabrina threw well and Lauren did a nice job in relief,” said Stigman. “Both pitchers kept their hitters off balance.
“This was a good effort on our part today. We were able to take advantage of a couple of fielding miscues and used aggressive base-running to push runs across.”
Osakis will now be at Swanville today, Friday, and will compete in the Morris tournament on Saturday.
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EAGLE VALLEY 000 101 0 2-4-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Sabrina Zimmel 5-2-1-1-2-3; Lauren Silbernick 2-1-1-1-0-3.
HITTING – Sabrina Zimmel 2-3, 2 runs; Alex Anderson 1-3, 2 runs, 1 rbi; Mackenzie Staloch 1-3, 3b; Lauren Silbernick 1 hit, Janna Juntunen 1 hit.