May 20—DAWSON — The Camden Conference softball title stays at Lac qui Parle Valley.
The Eagles secured their second straight conference championship after getting a sweep over Dawson-Boyd on Thursday.
LQPV won 5-0 in Game 1, then followed up with a 5-1 Game 2 victory.
With the sweep, the Eagles finish at 15-2 in the Camden (17-2 overall). Russell-Tyler-Ruthton finishes in second with a 14-3 conference record.
In both games, Eagles pitcher Rylee Sawatzky overwhelmed the Blackjack hitters. The senior right-hander threw all 14 innings, holding D-B to three hits and one walk. She had 26 combined strikeouts — 13 in each game.
In the opener, Tayler Kittelson led LQPV's offense, going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and a stolen base. Isabel Gerdes was also 2-for-4 with a double. Taylor Shelstad scored twice and stole two bases, finishing 1-for-3.
The Blackjacks' lone hit in Game 1 belonged to Madison Hansen. She finished 1-for-3. Alivia Haas threw all seven innings, striking out three in the loss.
Hits came at a premium for both teams in the night cap, with both D-B and LQPV having two hits apiece. But, the Eagles were able to capitalize on three Blackjack errors.
Shelstad went 1-for-2 with two runs and three stolen bases in Game 2. Rylee Lund had LQPV's other hit, going 1-for-2 with a run and an RBI. Tori Bungarden and Isabel Gerdes also scored runs in the Game 2 win.
Kate Dahl and Taylen Jorgenson were both 1-for-3 for D-B. Jorgenson hit for a double while Dahl scored the team's lone run in the fifth inning. In the circle, Allison Estling tallied seven strikeouts over six innings while being hit with the loss.
D-B has one more regular-season game, hosting Ortonville at 5 p.m. Friday.
Both LQPV and D-B are in the Section 3A tournament. Seeds are yet to be announced. The first and second rounds begin on Tuesday.
LQPV 120 000 2-5 8 2
Dawson-Boyd 000 000 0-0 1 1
Hitting — LQPV: Taylor Shelstad 1-3 r-2 sb-2, Rylee Lund 1-3 r rbi bb sb-2, Rylee Sawatzky 1-3 r bb, Tayler Kittelson 2-4 rbi-2 sb, Isabel Gerdes 2-4 2b, Kendyl Shelstad 1-4 r sb ... Dawson-Boyd: Madison Hansen 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — LQPV: Sawatzky (W) 7-1-0-0-0-13 ... Dawson-Boyd: Alivia Haas (L) 7-8-5-3-3-3
Dawson-Boyd 000 010 0-1 2 3
LQPV 001 121 0-5 2 0
Hitting — Dawson-Boyd: Kate Dahl 1-3 r, Taylen Jorgenson 1-3 2b ... LQPV: Taylor Shelstad 1-2 r-2 bb sb-3, Rylee Lund 1-2 r rbi bb sb, Tori Bungarden 0-2 r sb, Isabel Gerdes 0-1 r bb-2 sb-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Dawson-Boyd: Allison Estling (L) 6-2-5-3-6-7 ... LQPV: Rylee Sawatzky (W) 7-2-1-1-1-13
Renville County West/BOLD scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to get a walk-off win over Lakeview in Game 1 of a Camden Conference doubleheader at Danube.
With the bases loaded, Maura Hagen hit a single, allowing Jennifer Bratsch to score. On the same play, an error allowed Delaney Tersteeg and Olivia Hinz to score, claiming the victory.
Tersteeg was 2-for-2 with a home run, a double, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Lakeview 120 02-5 6 1
RCW/BOLD 102 03-6 5 3
Hitting — Lakeview: Teagan Fiene 2-2 2b r-2 rbi bb sb, McKenzy Grunewald 1-3 2b rbi, Aubreigh Rausch 1-3 rbi sb, Olivia Hinz 1-3, Myha Grunewald 1-2, Grace Rausch 0-3 r, Kiara Hinz 0-1 r bb-2 sb-2, Mackenzie Herrick 0-2 r bb sb-2 ... RCW/BOLD: Delaney Tersteeg 2-2 2b hr r-2 rbi-2 bb sb, Caylee Weber 1-3 2b, Maura Hagen 1-3 rbi, Breana Winzenburg 1-1 bb, Holly Bratsch 0-1 r-2 bb-2 sb, Laila Ridler 0-1 r bb-2, Jennifer Bratsch 0-2 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Lakeview: G. Rausch (L) 4.1-5-6-4-6-2... RCW/BOLD: H. Bratsch (W) 5-6-5-3-5-4
Holly Bratsch tossed a complete-game shutout, striking out four for Renville County West/BOLD for a Game 2 win and a sweep of Lakeview at Danube.
Bratsch was also 1-for-3 with a run at the plate. Jenna Bohlin finished 2-for-3 for the Jaguars. Maura Hagen drove in three runs, going 1-for-3.
RCW/BOLD 003 20-5 5 4
Lakeview 000 00-0 4 2
Hitting — RCW/BOLD: Holly Bratsch 1-3 r, Delaney Tersteeg 1-3 r rbi sb, Maura Hagen 1-3 rbi-3, Jenna Bohlin 2-3, Jennifer Bratsch 0-1 r bb-2 sb-2, Caylee Weber 0-2 r bb, Adriana Molenaar 0-2 r bb sb-2 ... Lakeview: Grace Rausch 2-2 bb, Kiara Hinz 1-3 sb, Myha Grunewald 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — RCW/BOLD: H. Bratsch (W) 5-4-0-0-3-4 ... Lakeview: Teagan Fiene (L) 5-5-5-2-4-4
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg completed a suspended game with Minneota/Canby at Minneota.
Play picked up in the second inning of what was the second game of a doubleheader last Thursday with KMS leading 1-0. Play was halted last Thursday because of severe storms and winds that swept through west central Minnesota, causing downed power lines and property damage in Murdock, where the game was held.
In the first game of doubleheader Thursday in Murdock, KMS won 1-0.
This day, the Fighting Saints got a strong pitching performance from Maddy Anderson. The sophomore right-hander struck out a season-best 10, allowing four hits and no earned runs.
Shakira Olson, Katlyn Peters, Avery Joyce and Maddy Anderson all had two hits for KMS.
The Fighting Saints (13-6) await word on their seeding for the Section 3A-North playoffs. Coaches seeding takes place Friday. Lac qui Parle is the likely No. 1 seed, KMS head coach Eileen Suter said.
Minneota/Canby 000 040 0-4 4 0
KMS 100 032 x-6 11 2
Hitting — Minneota/Canby: Summer Hennen 2-4 rbi-2, Lexi Sanow 1-4 3b rbi, Kiersten Hulzebos 1-3 ... KMS: Shakira Olson 2-4 2b, Josie Gjerde 1-3 rbi-2, Katlyn Peters 2-4, Avery Joyce 2-3 rbi-2, Grace Collins 1-2 rbi, Emily Wagner 1-2, Elsa Gjerde 1-3, Maddy Anderson 2-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Minneota/Canby: Madison Hennen 5-8-4-3-2-10, Ava Larson (L) 1-3-2-2-0-0 ... KMS: Anderson (W) 7-4-4-0-1-10
MACCRAY opened up a Camden Conference doubleheader with a victory over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in Raymond.
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton was able to turn the tables on MACCRAY in Game 2 as the two teams split a doubleheader in Raymond.
Jordan out-hit Willmar 16-1 as the Jaguars got the non-conference win in Willmar.
Myah Briese went 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored for Jordan. Brooke Vohnoutka finished 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a run.
The Cardinals' offense came from Madison Norsten. She hit a solo home run in the second inning.
Willmar's home finale is at 4 p.m. Friday in a doubleheader against St. Cloud. The Cardinals wrap up the regular season Saturday with a tournament in Becker.
Jordan 370 40-14 16 0
Willmar 010 00-1 1 3
Hitting — Jordan: Grace Dahmen 2-5 r, Jade Thach 2-2 r-2 rbi, Claire Johnson 2-4 r-2 rbi-2, Myah Briese 3-4 r-3 hr rbi-4, Abi Johnson 1-3 r, Claire Johnson 1-2 r-2 2b hr bb-2, Shaylee Rademacher 1-3 rbi, Brooke Vohnoutka 3-3 r rbi-2 bb, Maddie Olinger 1-4 r rbi-2 ... Willmar: Madison Norsten 1-1 hr r rbi bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Jordan: Claire Johnson 2-1-1-1-0-3, Alyssa Larson (W) 1-0-0-0-0-1, Maddie Olinger 1-0-0-0-1-0, #36 name not available 1-0-0-0-1-1 ... Willmar: Lily Reed (L) 4-16-14-7-3-2, Grace Bjur 1-0-0-0-2-2
Makayla Roberg had three hits as Paynesville had 12 in its victory over host New London-Spicer.
Kylie Pauls was 2-for-4 with a triple, Kaydence Roeske was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI and Maddie McNab was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI for the Bulldogs.
Sadie Hatlestad went 1-for-2 for the Wildcats.
Paynesville 201 001 4-8 12 4
NLS 012 011 0-5 7 4
Hitting — Paynesville: Makayla Roberg 3-4, Kylie Pauls 2-4 3b, Kianna Roeske 1-3 rbi, Kaydence Roeske 2-4 2b rbi-3, Paige Ludwig 1-4, Jayda Brooks 1-4, Maddie McNab 2-3 2b rbi ... NLS: Nyla Johnson 1-4 2b, Sadie Hatlestad 1-2, Brianna Wileman 1-4 rbi, Delaney Hanson 1-4 rbi-2, Kaitlyn Preheim 1-4, Abby Knudsen 1-3, Caitlin Wileman 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Paynesville: McNab (W) 7-7-5-4-4-0 ... NLS: Emily Ruter (L) 7-12-8-5-2-1
Litchfield was held to two hits in its Wright County Conference West Division loss to Annandale at Litchfield.
Liv Holmgren and Izzy Pennertz had the Dragons' hits.
Taylor Draeger pitched well for Litchfield in the complete-game loss, allowing two hits and one earned run. She struck out six and walked no one.
Annandale 200 000 0-2 2 2
Litchfield 000 000 0-0 2 2
Hitting — Annandale: F. Simon 1-3 r, J. Jerpseth 1-3 rbi ... Litchfield: Liv Holmgren 1-3, Izzy Pennertz 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Annandale: E. Helget (W) 7-2-0-0-0-3 ... Litchfield: Taylor Draeger (L) 7-2-2-1-0-6
Annandale had 11 hits to complete the conference sweep at Litchfield.
Liv Olson went 3-for-4 with two RBI for Litchfield. Liv Holmgren was 2-for-4 with a run for the Dragons.
Litchfield 014 100 1-7 10 3
Annandale 102 502 x-10 11 1
Hitting — Litchfield: Liv Holmgren 2-4 r, Karlee Prahl 1-2 r bb-3, Izzy Pennertz 1-2 r bb-2, Britney Prahl 1-4 r rbi-2, Grace Braaten 1-4 r rbi, Addi Marquardt 1-3 rbi bb, Liv Olson 3-4 rbi-2 ... Annandale: F. Simon 1-4 r-2 rbi, J. Jerpseth 2-4 r-2 rbi-3, E. Simon 2-3 r rbi-2 bb, L.Memll 3-3 rbi-2 bb, H. Linh 1-3 r, M. Marquette 2-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Litchfield: Taylor Draeger (L) 5-9-10-7-3-3, Liv Holmgren 1-2-0-0-0-1 ... Annandale: K. Jones 2.1-7-6-4-1-2, M. Marquette (W) 2.2-2-1-1-3-2, E. Helget (Sv) 2-1-1-1-2-1