The Ashby softball team lost to Frazee 7-3 last Thursday night.
The Arrows put runners on base led by two-hit nights from Amber Sundal and Cassandra Jordan. Paige Nelson, Emily Elliot, Jeannette Evavold, Bailey Funkhouser and Jaden Witt also had a hit apiece on a night when Ashby couldn’t bunch enough of them together.
“The Hornets played great defense,” head coach Kandace Norby said. “We had six innings that we had runners in scoring position but weren’t able to capitalize with a timely hit to score.”
Paige Nelson took the loss. She allowed 10 hits and five walks, while striking out five.
HILLCREST 14, B-E 7
The Brandon-Evansville softball team couldn’t slow down a potent Hillcrest Lutheran Academy offense last Thursday night as the Comets beat the Chargers 14-7.
Hillcrest used a three, four and five-run inning to break things open. The Comets got 20 hits off of Brandon-Evansville starter Carlie Steffenson.
Emma Friedrich led the Chargers’ offense with three hits, four runs scored and an RBI. Kinsley Randt went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Marissa Medkeff had two hits and a run scored and Jordan Baardsen added three hits, two runs and an RBI.
HILLCREST 304 050 2 – 14 20 0
B-E 100 230 1 – 7 12 1
B-E PITCHING – Steffenson – L, 6 2/3IP, 20H, 14R, 9ER, 0BB, 2SO
B-E HITTING – E. Friedrich – 3-4, 3B, 4 runs, RBI; Steffenson – RBI; Randt – 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Claire Bedore – 1-4; Marissa Medkeff – 2-4, 1 run; Baardsen – 3-4, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Alea Alstead – 1-4
The Osakis softball team wrapped up its second straight win of the week last Friday with a 15-4 win over Swanville in six innings.
The Silverstreaks used an eight-run third to turn a two-run deficit into a 10-4 lead. They never looked back after that.
“We got a huge boost from a big third inning,” head coach John Stigman said. “We were able to get the big hits we have been waiting for with runners in scoring position.”
Lauren Silbernick got the start from the circle and settled down after allowing four runs through the first two innings. She finished with a complete-game win after allowing two earned runs on four hits.
Rachelle Rajdl had three hits, including a triple and a double, to go along with an RBI. Tonya Hetland, Silbernick and Dani Chisholm all homered and combined for seven RBIs.
OSAKIS 208 203 X – 15 14 2
SWANVILLE 130 000 X – 4 4 4
OSAKIS PITCHING – Silbernick – W, 6IP, 4H, 4R, 2ER, 4SO
OSAKIS HITTING – Hetland – 2-3, HR, 3 RBI; Chisholm – 1-3, HR, 2 RBI; Silbernick – 1-4, HR, 2 RBI; Staloch – 3-4, 2 RBI; Rajdl – 3-4, 2B, 3B, RBI; Juntunen – 2-2, 2B, RBI; Alex Anderson – 1B, RBI; Alida Hovey – 1B, RBI
WASKA 13, NLS 2
The Minnewaska softball team rebounded from its second loss of the season last Tuesday by running over New London-Spicer 13-2 two days later.
The Lakers trailed 2-0 after a half inning but didn’t need long to get going. Minnewaska scored five in the first and two in the second to take a commanding lead that it wouldn’t relinquish.
Kaylyn Oberg went 2-for-3 with a run scored and three RBIs. Kaylee Jacobs added three hits, including a double, to go along with three runs scored and an RBI.
Phillips got another win from the circle. She settled down after allowing two unearned runs in the first. Phillips went 4 2/3 innings, allowing just two hits, while striking out one.
The Lakers moved to 6-2 overall with the win and 4-1 in the West Central North Conference.
NEW LONDON-SPICER 200 00 – 2
MINNEWASKA 521 23 – 13
MINNEWASKA PITCHING – Phillips – W, 4 2/3IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 1SO; Jacobs – 1/3IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 0SO
MINNEWASKA HITTING – Oberg – 2-3, 1 run, 3 RBI, SB; Winter – 2-4, 2 runs, RBI, SB; Jacobs – 3-4, 2B, 3 runs, RBI, 2 SB; Jillian Hendrickson – 1-3, BB, 1 run, RBI; Julie Helander – 1-4, RBI; Phillips – 2-3, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Bridget Opdahl – 1-1, 1 run; Courtney Schmidt – 1 run, RBI; Allyssa Engfer – 1-4, 2B, 1 run, 2 RBI, SB; Colleen Rutledge – BB
EAGLE VALLEY 10,
A young West Central Area softball team cleaned up some things but couldn’t capture its first win of the season in a 10-2 loss to Eagle Valley last Friday night.
The Knights gave up 10 hits to the Rebels but committed no errors in the field for the first time this season. That was a step in the right direction for a WCA team that fell to 0-7 with the loss.
The Knights just couldn’t find a big hit when they needed it after stranding 11 runners on base.
“The Rebels are a well coached team and very disciplined at the plate,” WCA head coach Bryan Poyzer said. “We just couldn’t get the big hit off [Danielle] Pratt when we had the chance, and we had chances.”