Area Softball Roundup: Alexandria sweeps Willmar in opener

Joe Brown, West Central Tribune, Willmar, Minn.
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Apr. 16—ALEXANDRIA — It was a difficult season-opener for the Willmar softball team.

Willmar was swept in a doubleheader with Alexandria on Thursday.

Willmar lost 18-8 and 19-2 in the matchup of Central Lakes Conference teams.

In the first game, Amelia Reed went 3-for-4 and Hailie Smith, Lily Reed, Bentley Sjoberg and Ashley Pitzen all had two hits for Willmar.

In the second game, Sjoberg and Caroline Becker had a hit for Willmar.

Willmar (0-2) is scheduled to host Rocori at 4 p.m. Tuesday in a doubleheader.

Central Lakes

Game 1:

Alexandria 18,

Willmar 8

Willmar 040 04-8 16 3

Alexandria 181 08-18 15 2

Hitting — Willmar: Amelia Reed 3-4 rbi ... Hailie Smith 2-4 r rbi-2 ... Lily Reed 2-4 rbi ... Edyn Saulsbury 1-3 ... Carlie Berskow 1-3 r ... Caroline Becker 1-2 r sb sac ... Bentley Sjoberg 2-3 2b r-2 rbi ... Ashley Pitzen 2-3 r-2 sb ... Marin Enstad 1-2 r ... Alexandria: Emily Harris 1-3 3b r rbi-2 ... Brooklyn Stender 3-4 r-2 rbi ... Emma Magaard 3-5 r-3 rbi-2 ... Kinzie Johnson 2-4 r rbi-3 ... Madi Heid 0-3 r ... Maddie Buboltz 2-3 r-3 rbi-2 ... Maddie Magnuson 0-4 r-2 rbi ... Josie Steidl 2-3 r rbi-3 ... Chloe Loch 1-3 r-2 ... Peyton Goetsch 0-0 r-2.

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Willmar: L. Reid (L) 5 1/3-15-19-11-6-4 ... Alexandria: Harris (W) 5-9-8-2-1-3.

Game 2:

Alexandria 19,

Willmar 2 (4)

Alexandria 814 6-19 13 3

Willmar 002 0-2 2 5

Hitting — Alexandria: Maci Tilleskjor 3-3 R-3 BB ... Brooklyn Stender 1-3 R-2 RBI-2 BB 3B ... Emily Harris 1-2 R-2 RBI-4 BB HR ... Emma Magaard 1-4 R-3 RBI-2 ... Kinzie Johnson 2-2 R-2 RBI-2 2B HR ... Aubrie Porter 1-3 R-3 RBI ... Maddie Buboltz 1-4 R RBI-2 ... Chloe Loch 1-2 BB ... Emma Walters 1-1 RBI ... Willmar: Amelia Reed 0-2 R .... Hailie Smith 0-2 R ... Bentley Sjoberg 1-2 RBI ... Caroline Becker 1-2.

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Alexandria: Josie Steidl (W) 4-2-2-0-1-3 ... Willmar: Carlie Berkskow (L) 1-7-8-7-2-1, Abby Clancy 3-9-11-7-4-4.

Wright County

Litchfield 5,

Dassel-Cokato 0

Avery Stilwell was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs, two stolen bases and an RBI, helping Litchfield (1-0) to a Wright County Conference win over Dassel-Cokato in Cokato.

Ema DeWolf also had multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base. Britney Prahl and Izzy Pennertz also drove in runs in the Dragons' victory.

Taylor Draeger was the winning pitcher, holding the Chargers to two hits while striking out four and walking one over seven shutout innings.

Litchfield 202 000 1-5 7 1

Dassel-Cokato 000 000 0-0 2 1

Hitting — Litchfield: Emma DeWolf 2-3 rbi sb ... Avery Stilwell 2-4 2b r-2 rbi sb-2 ... Britney Prahl 1-3 r rbi ... Izzy Pennertz 1-4 rbi ... LIv Holmgren 1-3 ... Janessa Olson 0-3 r sb ... Sydney McCann 0-2 r sb ... D-C: A. Kivisto 1-3 ... M. Bayer 1-3.

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Litchfield: Taylor Draeger (W) 7-2-0-0-1-4 ... D-C: A. Kivisto (L) 4-8-4-4-4-3 ... E. O'Brien 3-2-1-1-1-8.

Central Minnesota

Paynesville 18,

ACGC 3 (4)

A 14-run first inning helped Paynesville beat Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in the season-opener at Paynesville.

The game was called after four innings because of the 15-run rule. The Bulldogs scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth with one out.

Mikayla Roberg, Lynzee Wander, Madison Leyendecker and Paige Ludwig all had two hits for Paynesville.

Haley Wilner had ACGC's lone hit.

ACGC 2 00 1-3 1 2

Paynesville (14)10 3-18 14 1

Hitting — ACGC: Haley Wilner 1-2 ... Paynesville: Mikayla Roberg 2-3 R-2 RBI-3 ... Lynzee Wander 2-3 R-4 RBI-2 2B 3B ... Olivia Haines 1-1 R-2 RBI ... Cadence Roeske 1-1 R ... Madison Leyendecker 2-2 R-2 RBI ... Catlyn Gilk 1-1 R ... Taylor Schmit 1-2 R-2 RBI-2 ... Paige Ludwig 2-2 R RBI-2 2B ... Adrianna Messer 1-2 2B R RBI.

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — ACGC: Wilner (L) 1/3-7-9-9-4-1, Abby Kragenbrink 3-7-9-7-5-4... Paynesville: Wander (W) 4-1-3-3-3-2

West Central

Montevideo 8,

BOLD 6

A five-run fourth inning carried Montevideo to the victory at BOLD.

Montevideo was credited with two hits in the win, one each from Kassay Pauling and Amery Arends.

BOLD had six hits, led by Shayleen Skold, who went 2-for-2 with two runs and a stolen base. Caylee Weber homered for the Warriors.

Montevideo 102 500 0-8 2 2

BOLD 002 012 1-6 7 2

Hitting — Montevideo: Kassay Pauling 1-2 r ... Amery Arends 1-1 r ... Megan Anderson 0-2 r-2 sb-2 ... Alyssa Sachs 0-1 r rbi sb ... Mathea Jorgenson 0-3 r rbi-3 sb ... BOLD: Delaney Tersteeg 1-5 ... Caylee Weber 1-2 hr r-2 rbi ... Jenna Bohlin 1-4 rbi sb ... Maura Hagen 1-2 sb ... Arabelle Walton 1-4 r sb ... Shayleen Skold 2-2 r-2 sb ... Kilee Elfering 0-4 r sb.

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Montevideo: Anderson (W) 7-7-6-3-12-8 ... BOLD: Weber (L) 7-2-6-1-14-5.

Morris/CA 13,

Minnewaska 9

Morris/Chokio-Alberta rallied by scoring seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Minnewaska at Morris.

Minnewaska led 1-0 before the Tigers scored three in the fourth, three in the fifth and seven in the sixth. The Lakers countered with six runs in the sixth and two two in the seventh to have their rally fall short.

Minnewaska 100 006 2-9 7 4

Morris/CA 000 337 x-13 13 2

Hitting — Minnewaska: Olivia Richards 1-2 R-2 RBI-2 .. MaKenna Panitzke 1-2 R-2 RBI ... Maddy Meulebroeck 1-4 RBI ... Brooklyn Larson 1-2 R-2 ... Britta Nelson 1-2 R RBI ... Brecklyn Beyer 1-3 R RBI-2 ... Leah Hagen 1-3 ... Morris/CA: Not available

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Minnewaska: Panitzke 5-4-6-4-1-3 ... Rylee Metz IP-1-6-7-5-2-1 ... ... Morris/CA: Not available