Roundup: Brandon-Evansville, Osakis run into section powers

Pierz limits Osakis to three hits in battle of winning teams out of Section 6-2A.

Sydney Schaefer
Sydney Schaefer

Brandon-Evansville softball (11-3) ran into one of the top Class A teams in the state on Thursday night as Browerville-Eagle Valley (8-0) stayed unbeaten with a 5-1 win in a battle of Section 6A programs.

The Tigers allow just 1.3 runs per game, and the Chargers had a hard time bunching together hits on them. Sydney Schaefer had a 3-for-4 day at the plate, and Taylin Kramer added two hits and the lone RBI for the Chargers.

“We came into tonight’s game knowing Browerville is a talented, disciplined team and we had to be ready to battle,” B-E head coach Kasi Sieling said. “We got behind early after a triple by their second batter who was able to score on a close play at the plate two batters later. After that first inning, our defense really settled in and made some great plays. We saw some very heads up, smart defensive plays from our fielders that I am very proud of and hope we can continue to execute.”

Browerville scored twice in the first inning and three more times in the sixth. The Chargers’ Mikenna Pattrin allowed six hits through six innings and allowed just one earned run.

“We hit the ball hard and got runners on base, but just weren’t able to string enough hits together and get the timely hit to bring in more runs,” Sieling said. “This was a tough game that we will learn from and hopefully gain some confidence from after competing well with one of the best teams in Class A.”


BRANDON-EVANSVILLE 000 010 0 - 1 6 3

BROWERVILLE-EV 200 003 X - 5 6 1

B-E PITCHING - Mikenna Pattrin - L, 6IP, 6H, 5R, 1ER, 1BB, 1SO

B-E OFFENSE - Sydney Schaefer - 3-4; Bailey Schaefer - 1-3; Taylin Kramer - 2-3, RBI; Kaytlyn Pattrin - 1 run

Section foe Pierz too much for Osakis

Osakis (9-2) ran into a buzz saw in Pierz on Thursday night as the Pioneers (14-1) beat the Silverstreaks 14-1.

Pierz had 14 hits and limited Osakis to just three. Hayleigh Niehoff had the lone RBI for Osakis.


Hayleigh Niehoff

“Pierz is a very good team and they swung the bat well,” Osakis head coach John Stigman said. “They put us in a huge hole early that we could not recover from.”

Tori Wagner threw a complete-game five innings for Pierz. She scattered three singles and a walk around five strikeouts.

PIERZ 553 01 - 14 14 2

OSAKIS 100 00 - 1 3 5

OSAKIS PITCHING - Shelbe Schmidt - L, 1IP, 6H, 7R, 7ER, 3BB, 2SO; Hayleigh Niehoff - 4IP, 8H, 7R, 2ER, 2BB, 5SO

OSAKIS OFFENSE - Grace Oeltjen - 0-3; Kennedy George - 0-2; Tia Dykema - 0-2, 1 run; Laynee Hartshorn - 0-2; Niehoff - 1-2, RBI; Schmidt - 0-2; Lexi Klimek - 0-2; Maggie Dirkes - 1-2; Kali Schoeck - 1-2


Scores from Thursday, May 13

(Stats not available)

Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (10-2) 6, Parkers Prairie (8-5) 1

Montevideo (6-6) 15, Minnewaska (2-11) 10

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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