Softball: Kollman's home run boosts Lakers past WDC
Kacia Kollman's three-run homer in the first and Shanae Suchy's solo homer in the fifth propelled Minnewaska to its 10th victory of the season as the Lakers defeated section opponent Wadena-Deer Creek 10-5.
The Lakers got to Wolverine pitcher Caitlin Volkmann early as Lexi Amundson hit a one-out double in the first, with Julie Helander singling to put two aboard.
Alyssa Engfer singled home Amundson before Kollman blasted her shot over the fence to clear the bases and give Minnewaska a 4-0 lead after one.
The Lakers added a pair of runs in the second as Morgan Majerus singled and moved ahead on a misplayed sacrifice that left Suchy standing on first. Majerus scored on a passed ball and Suchy came home on an RBI single by Helander.
Suchy gave the Lakers a 7-0 lead in the fifth with her solo blast before pitcher Mady Phillips, who had pitched five shutout innings and allowed just three hits, was pulled for Rachel Bakko.
Bakko gave the Wolverines a couple of runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh, but the Lakers responded with their own two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh to cap the victory.
Phillips got the win as she went the first five innings.
Lakers take two
Minnewaska took both halves of a doubleheader against Montevideo last Friday, winning 10-0 and 5-4.
Phillips claimed both pitching wins, adding a pair of hits and driving in two runs to help the offense in game one.
MINNEWASKA 10, WADENA-DC 5
MINNEWASKA 420 012 1 10-14-1
WADENA-DC 000 002 3 5-9-1
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Mady Phillips (W) 5-3-0-0-0-2; Rachel Bakko 2-6-5-5-2-2. Kaitlin Volkmann (L) 7-18-10-9-1-4.
MINNEWASKA - Isabelle Schroeder 1 run; Rachel Bakko 1-1; Lexi Amundson 5-3, 2b; Julie Helander 4-5, 1 run, 2 rbi; Allyssa Engfer 2-4, 2 runs, 1 rbi; Kacia Kollman 2-5, 2 runs, 3-run hr; Sydney Joos 1 rbi; Colleen Rutledge 2-4; Morgan Majerus 2-4, 1 run; Shanae Suchy 2-4, 2 runs, 1 rbi, solo hr.
MINNEWASKA 10, MONTEVIDEO 0
MINNEWASKA 721 00 10-11-1
MONTEVIDEO 000 00 0-3-4
PITCHING - Mady Phillips (W) 5-3-0-0-2-2; Kiersti Grey (L) 5-10-11-6-1-1.
HITTING - Mady Phillips 2-3, 2b, 2 rbi, 1 run; Lexi Amundson 1-3, 2b, 2 runs; Allyssa Engfer 2-3, 1 run, 1 rbi; Kacia Kollman 2-3, 2 runs, 3 rbi; Colleen Rutledge 1 run; Sydney Joos 2-3, 1 run, 2 rbi, 2b; Morgan Majerus 1 run, 1 rbi.
MINNEWASKA 5, MONTEVIDEO 4
MONTEVIDEO 001 111 4-11-2
MINNEWASKA 100 04X 5-9-0
PITCHING - Mady Phillips (W) 6-10-4-3-1-1; Ashley Hoehne (L) 5-10-5-4-3-2.
MINNEWASKA - Mady Phillips 1 run; Lexi Amundson 2-2, 2b, 1 run; Allyssa Engfer 2-3, 1b, 2 rbi; Edmunds 1 run; Colleen Rutledge 2-3; Roggenkamp 1 run; Kacia Kollman 1-3, 2b, 1 run, 1 rbi ; Sydney Joos 1-1; Morgan Majerus 1-3, 1 rbi.