Softball: Area results
The Ashby softball team won its fourth straight game last week with a doubleheader sweep over Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley after beating Pelican Rapids 5-0 on Thursday.
The Arrows capped off the week with 11-7 and 7-3 wins over CGB on Friday. They opened things up in the nightcap with five runs in the fourth inning on their way to 11 hits for the game.
Abbie Ras had a double and a triple to go along with two runs and two RBIs. Madison VanSanten added three RBIs and two runs scored on two hits, including a home run.
Paige Nelson got the win after going another seven innings. She allowed four earned runs, while walking two and striking out three.
VanSanten went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI to help lead the offense. Ashby had 12 hits total in the opener, getting two doubles from Jeannette Evavold that accounted for three RBIs.
Ashby also got a strong pitching performance out of Abbie Ras to beat Pelican Rapids last Thursday. She went all seven innings, allowing just three hits in the shutout.
The two wins over CGB helped the Arrows hold strong to the top spot in the Pheasant Conference at 7-1 in league play. They were 10-2 overall heading into the final week of the regular season.
ASHBY 11, CGB 7
ASHBY PITCHING - Nelson - W, 7IP, 7R, 4ER, 2BB, 3SO
ASHBY OFFENSE - Ras - 2-3, 2B, 3B, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Evavold - 2-4, 2B, 3 runs, RBI; VanSanten - 2-4, HR, 2 runs, 3 RBI; Meg Roley - 2-4; Emily Elliot - 1-3, 2 runs, 3B, Sac, 2 RBI; Chelsy Ness - 1-3; Amber Sundal - 1-4, RBI; Jordan - BB, SB, 1 run; Bailey Funkhouser - BB, 1 run
ASHBY 7, CGB 3
ASHBY PITCHING - Nelson - W, 7IP, 6H, 3R, 4BB, 6SO
ASHBY OFFENSE - VanSanten - 3-4, 1 run, RBI; Evavold - 2-3, 2 2B, 1 run, 3 RBI; Sundal - 2-4, 1 run, RBI; Ras - 1-3, 1 run, RBI; Ness - 1-3, 2B, 1 run; E. Elliott - 1-3, SB; Roley - 1-4, 1 run, RBI; Jordan - 1-4, 1 run
PELICAN RAPIDS 0
ASHBY PITCHING - Ras - W, 7IP, 3H, 0R, 0ER, 3BB, 6SO
ASHBY OFFENSE - Ras - 2-3, 2B; VanSanten - 2-4, 2 runs, 3 SB, 2 RBI; Roley - 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Jordan - 1-4, 2 runs, SB; Funkhouser - 1-4, 2 SB; Ness - 1-3, SB; Sundal - 1 run, SB
Osakis 5, Parkers Prairie 4
The Silverstreaks struggled against Panther hurler Becky Suchy Friday, leading to a 4-0 deficit heading into the bottom of the fourth inning.
"This was a nice comeback win for us," said head coach John Stigman. "Suchy had us hitting off our front foot the whole game. We never did adjust to her fully.
"We got down four runs in the third and had to play catch up. We were successful playing some small ball, which got our offense going. We scratched across three with some timely hits."
Trailing by just one after four innings, the Silverstreak's relied on Lauren Silbernick to help keep the Panthers in check through the remainder of the game, holding them scoreless for the four final frames and put up a personal best of 13 strikeouts.
In the fifth, Osakis added the tying run as Katie Anderson led off with a bunt single and stole second base, making it possible for her to score on L. Silbernick's ground out to short.
Morgan Silbernick scored the game winner in the bottom of the seventh as she singled and moved to second on Kaitlin Deel's sacrifice bunt.
A single by Fearing moved M. Silbernick to third and a ground out off the bat of Brooke Waldorf allowed her to score.
A five-run first inning gave Osakis the edge they needed to hold off a charging Minnewaska squad.
"A very wild game with Minnewaska," said Stigman. "Both teams battled a tough wind, making every defensive play interesting, to say the least.
"Defensively, both teams struggled taking care of the ball. We had a hard time holding the lead, so we kept pace by scoring runs in six of the seven innings."
Rachelle Rajdl picked up the win for the Silverstreaks as she gave up just four earned runs in the game.
Chisholm had a big home run for Osakis to add to her double for a pair of RBIs.
"Offensively, we swung the bat well and had contributions from up and down the lineup," said the Osaki coach. "Dani Chisholm, Lauren Silbernick and Morgan Silbernick had big days for us at the plate.
"Our hitters swung the bat well," he added. "Every inning that Minnewaska fought back and got back in the game, our bats responded with a couple runs to open up the lead."
Osakis will play Upsala and Royalton on Thursday at Royalton.
PARKERS PRAIRIE 004 000 0 4-6-1
OSAKIS 000 311 X 5-9-0
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Lauren Silbernick (W) 7-6-3-3-1-13; Becky Suchy (L) 6-9-5-5-X-X.
OSAKIS - Katie Anderson 2-3, Morgan Silbernick 2-3, Jenna Fearing 2-3, Brooke Waldorf 1-3, 2 rbi; Dani Chisholm 1-3, 2b, Kaitlin Deel 1-1.
MINNEWASKA 232 202 1 12-9-4
OSAKIS 523 310 X 14-11-7
PITCHING - Rachelle Rajdl (W) 7-9-14-4-3-4; Sydney Joos (L) 6-11-14-X-X.
OSAKIS - Morgan Silbernick 3-3, 2b, 1 rbi; Dani Chisholm 2-4, hr, 2b, 2 rbi; Lauren Silbernick 2-5, 2 2bs, 2 rbi; Katie Anderson 1 hit, Mackenzie Staloch 1 hit, Nicole Lebrun 1 hit, Brooke Waldorf 1 hit.
SC 5, Minnewaska 1
One inning was all it took for Sauk Centre to avenge an earlier loss to Minnewaska as the Mainstreeters handed the Lakers their third loss of the season 5-1 Thursday afternoon.
All five of Sauk Centre's runs scored in the second inning as Laker pitcher Mady Phillips served up five hits in that frame, including two doubles, and hitting one batter to bring the runners across.
Phillips got Minnewaska's offense started in the top of the first on a walk, and eventually scoring on Kacia Kollman's sacrifice.
Phillips allowed just two other hits in the game, one in the first and one in the seventh, which didn't amount to a threat.
SAUK CENTRE 050 000 0 5-7-2
MINNEWASKA 100 000 0 1-4-1
PITCHING - Colleen LuGrain (W) 7-4-1-0-1-0; Mady Phillips (L) 7-7-5-4-0-3.
SAUK CENTRE - Jenna Klaphake 1-4, 1 run, 1 rbi; Madison Moritz 2-4, 2b, 1 rbi; Becca Moe 1 run; Jordy Gramradt 1 run; Kaitlynn Durbin 1-3, 1 run; Morgan Gramradt 1-3, 2b, 1 run, 2 rbi; Ashley Denny 1-3.
MINNEWASKA - Mady Phillips 1 run; Lexi Amundson 1-3; Kacia Kollman 1 rbi; Shanae Suchy 1-3; Sydney Joos 2-3, 2b.
B-E drops four
The Brandon-Evansville softball team lost four straight games last week after Wheaton-Herman-Norcross won a doubleheader with a 9-0 victory in game two after taking game one 12-5.
"We had a tough night but the girls never gave up," head coach Tim Pattrin said. "We will learn from this and move on."
The Warriors broke open a scoreless game in the nightcap with a five-run fifth inning. They had 10 hits in the game and Zoe Gronwold held the Chargers to just two hits in the complete-game shutout.
The Chargers took an early 1-0 lead before Wheaton's bats came to life through the middle innings in the opener. The Warriors scored at least twice in four straight innings from the second through the fifth.
Carlie Steffenson took the loss for the Chargers. She went all six innings, allowing eight earned runs on 15 hits and four walks, while striking out one. Steffenson also went in game two, allowing six earned runs on 10 hits and four walks. She struck out three in that game.
The two losses dropped the Chargers to 6-6 overall and to 6-4 in the Pheasant Conference.
W-H-N 000 252 0 - 9 10 1
B-E 000 000 0 - 0 2 4
B-E PITCHING - Steffenson - L, 7IP, 10H, 9R, 6ER, 4BB, 3SO, 37BF
B-E OFFENSE - M. Kokett - 1-3; Lund - 1-3
B-E 101 200 1 - 5 7 3
W-H-N 024 231 X - 12 15 1
B-E PITCHING - Steffenson - L, 6IP, 15H, 12R, 8ER, 4BB, 1SO, 37BF
B-E OFFENSE - M. Kokett - 2-4, 2 runs; Morgan Steltzer - 0-2, 2 runs; Carrigan Okerlund - 1-4, 2B, 3 RBI; Kinsley Randt - 1-3; Sara Roers - 1-3, 2B; Lund - 1-3, 1 run, RBI; Alea Alstead - 1-3; Steffenson - 0-3, RBI
Osakis 19, B-E 2
When a team opens the game with 10 runs in the first inning, it's highly likely what the outcome will be.
Osakis did just that Thursday afternoon, putting up a 10-spot against Brandon-Evansville as they rolled to a 19-2 win in non-conference softball action.
"We hit the ball extremely well today against a good team," said head coach John Stigman. "B-E is no slouch. They are a good ball team. We just seemed to have a day when everything clicked."
Lauren Silbernick, who also got the pitching win, had two hits on the day, but one was a big home run and the other a double, driving in three runs.
Silbernick didn't allow the Chargers to get a rhythm at the plate, striking out five and scattering just seven hits in the five innings.
"Lauren pitched well, with a comfortable cushion behind her," said Stigman. "Defensively, we played a solid game once again.
Kinsley Randt, on the other hand, couldn't keep the Silverstreaks off the ball, giving up 21 hits in the game.
"Seemed today, every ball they hit, hit an opening," said Charger coach Tim Pattrin. "Kinsley's control was great today, but we just couldn't seem to get an out when we needed it.
"The girls had great attitudes when we were having some trouble and missing some girls. Good thing about this condensed season is we can put this one behind us and play tomorrow."
Morgan Stelzer and Carrie Okerlund led the Chargers with two hits each.
OSAKIS (10)21 24 19-21-0
BRANDON-EVANS 100 01 2-8-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Lauren Silbernick (W) 5-8-2-2-0-5; Kinsley Randt (L) 5.1-23-19-12-2-0.
OSAKIS - Lauren Silbernick 2-5, 2b, hr, 3 rbi; Rachelle Rajdl 3-5, 4 rbi; Katie Anderson 4-5, 4 runs; Dani Chisholm 2-5, 3 rbi; Mackenzie Staloch 3-5, 2 runs; Morgan Silbernick 2-4, 2b; Brook Waldorf 3-4, rbi; Krista Fearing 1 hit, Nicole Lebrun 1 hit.
BRANDON-EVANSVILLE - Megan Kokett 1-3, 1 run; Morgan Stelzer 2-3, 1 rbi; Carrigan Okerlund 2-3, 1 run; Kinsley Randt 1-3; Steph Roers 1-2, 1 rbi; Kennedy Lund 1-2.