Roundup: Bats explode as Brandon-Evansville wins seventh straight Pheasant Conference championship

Mikenna Pattrin combined for 7 hits, 5 RBIs and 5 runs scored to help lead an offense for B-E that was good from top to bottom in a doubleheader sweep of Ashby that wrapped up the conference championship.

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The Brandon-Evansville softball team holds up seven fingers after winning its seventh straight Pheasant Conference championship with a doubleheader sweep of Ashby on May 25, 2021. Team members are (back, left to right) assistant coach Erika Traphagen, Kylee Dingwall, Kaytlyn Pattrin, Sydney Schaefer, Sophie Koep, Kendra Klimek, Olivia Otto, Kiley Lund, Taylin Kramer, head coach Kasi Sieling, (front) Bailey Schaefer, Morgan Bitzan, Mikenna Pattrin and Korrie Randt. (Contributed photo)

Brandon-Evansnville softball continued its reign atop the Pheasant Conference by sweeping Ashby in a doubleheader on May 25.

The Chargers had already clinched at least a share of the conference title, but they left no doubt about grabbing sole possession. Brandon-Evansville (17-3, 13-1 Pheasant) won 18-2 and 21-0 against Ashby (6-12, 4-10 Pheasant). Both games ended in four innings.

“These were two solid wins for our team,” B-E head coach Kasi Sieling said. “This group has clinched our 7th consecutive Pheasant Conference championship and I’m extremely proud of them for achieving this goal. They work hard and I’m excited to see how we can wrap up the regular season and get ready to start our postseason play.”

Almost everybody got in on the act offensively Tuesday as B-E collected 36 hits in the doubleheader. Mikenna Pattrin was 4-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored and three RBIs in the 18-2 win. The senior added three more hits, two runs and two RBIs in the 21-0 final.

“Our bats stayed hot into the second game and we continued to get hits and contributions from our lineup from top to bottom,” Sieling said. “Taylin (Kramer) did a nice job in the circle and the defense made some nice plays behind her to back her up.”


The Chargers have one regular-season game left when Minnewaska (5-13) comes to Brandon for a 4:30 p.m. first pitch on May 27.

ASHBY 002 0 - 2 5 4

B-E (13)41 X - 18 18 0

B-E PITCHING - Mikenna Pattrin - W, 3IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5SO; Kylee Dingwall - 1IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 1SO

B-E OFFENSE - Sydney Schaefer - 2-4, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Taylin Kramer - 2-3, 2 runs; Bailey Schaefer - 2-2, HR, 4 runs, 2 RBI; Mikenna Pattrin - 4-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 3 runs; Kylee Dingwall - 2-4, 2 runs, 3 RBI; Kiley Lund - 1-3, 2 runs; Morgan Bitzan - 2-3, 1 run; Korrie Randt - 2-3, 1 run, RBI; Kaytlyn Pattrin - 1-3, 1 run

ASHBY 000 0 - 0 3 6

B-E 42(12) 3 - 21 18 1

B-E PITCHING - Kramer - W, 4IP, 3H, 0R, 1BB, 4SO


B-E OFFENSE - S. Schaefer - 3-4, 4 runs, 3 RBI; Kramer - 3-5, 2 runs, 3 RBI; B. Schaefer - 2-5, 2B, HR, 2 runs, 3 RBI; Mikenna Pattrin - 3-3, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Dingwall - 1-3, 2 runs; Lund - 2-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Bitzan - 1-1, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Kaytlyn Pattrin - 1-2, 2 runs, RBI

Scores from May 25, 2021

(Stats not yet available)

Browerville-Eagle Valley (16-0) 5, Osakis (12-6) 2

B-EV 20, Osakis 4

Barnesville (8-11) 10, West Central Area (8-9) 5

Minnewaska (5-13) 12, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (0-19) 5

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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