Hayfield blows past K-W with big inning
Hayfield fought back from a two-run deficit to score seven runs in the fifth inning en route to a 14-5 win over Kenyon-Wanamingo in Hiawatha Valley League softball Thursday in a game played in Hayfield.
Crystal Stier's bases-loaded triple was the key blow in the fifth inning for the Vikings, during which 12 players batted. Amy Nelson added two hits and three RBIs in the game.
Hayfield (5-1, 3-1 HVL) got 13 hits in all. Pitcher Cassie Kraetsch struck out 13, walked three and scattered six hits.
HIAWATHA VALLEY LEAGUE
Stewartville 4, Byron 3 (8 innings)
Stewartville's Angie Rogers doubled and then scored on an error in the eighth inning to give the Tigers a 4-3 Hiawatha Valley League win Thursday in a softball game played in Stewartville.
Stewartville tied the game in the bottom of the seventh when, with two outs, Liz Gehrking doubled in Amanda Hanson. Gehrking got the pitching win for the Tigers, allowing five hits and walking three. She got strong backing on defense from third baseman Dani Mullenbach and second baseman Tami Oeltjen.
Pine Island 5, Cannon Falls 2
Pine Island pitcher Stephanie Schroeder allowed no earned runs and scattered five hits. Audrey Lenoch backed her by going 3-for-3 with a double and an inside-the-park home run and three runs batted in. The Panthers (4-0, 4-0 HVL) scored three runs in the third inning with two outs.
Kasson-Mantorville 10, Triton 2
Kasson-Mantorville used an eight-run second inning to put this HVL game away early. Jessica Larsen went six innings on the hill for the home team to get the win with three strikeouts and three walks. Megan Dorschner threw in the seventh for K-M and struck out three with a walk.
Brooke Pearson highlighted the big inning for K-M with a three-run homer on a gap shot to the fence. Karyn Robinson had singled and Amy Franke doubled in the same rally right before the home run. Katra was the pitcher for Triton
Lake City 0 (5 innings)
Zumbrota-Mazeppa struck for 11 runs in the second inning on three hits and six walks, and by taking advantage of errors. Fourteen players went to the plate during the rally. Kara Rude led the offensive effort with three RBIs including a two-run double. Amanda Berg also got a double.
THREE RIVERS CONFERENCE
Kingsland 6, Lewiston-Altura 5
Kingsland sophomore Ashley Sabotke gave up just two hits and two earned runs while striking out nine and walking four in a game played in Spring Valley. She struck out the side in the top of the seventh inning to end the game. Kingsland scored three runs in the fourth inning, while Lewiston-Altura got one in the second and four in the third. Amy Mahlum got two hits and two RBIs, with a double, for Kingsland. Jessie Tammel got two hits, with a triple, and Lina Lopez tallied two hits.
Wabasha-Kellogg 8, St. Charles 4
Megan Kreye allowed six hits and struck out four in going the distance for Wabasha-Kellogg (5-2, 4-2 Three Rivers). Shelley Arens batted 3-for-4 with a triple for the Falcons; Ashley Marx got a double, and Amy Glomski and Krey both got two hits.
Chatfield 4, Goodhue 1
Chatfield pitcher Amy Stevens had a no-hitter intact until the fifth inning at Goodhue. She finished with a four-hitter and had seven strikeouts and one walk. Stevens also had a run-scoring double in the seventh for Chatfield. For Goodhue, junior Michelle Roschen pitched a complete game and allowed only one earned run. Goodhue is 0-5, but it was the first game the Wildcats weren't 10-runned. Chatfield improved to 2-3.
Rushford-Peterson 9, L-O/GM 2
Rushford-Peterson 7, L-O/GM 2
Rushford-Peterson swept the doubleheader, getting a total of 15 hits on the day and allowing seven. Leah Rislove got a home run in the first game, and R-P's Denise Jacobson got one in the second. For LeRoy-Ostrander/Grand Meadow, Emily Huey and Cassie Dennisen hit solo homers in the second game.
Southland 5, Houston 1
Southland 8, Houston 0
Miranda Schneider was 2-for-2 with a double and triple, and scored twice for Southland in game one. Amy Walerak, the Southland pitcher, was also 2-for-2 in the opener as she struck out two and walked one.
Michelle Landherr pitched a one-hit shutout in the second game. She struck out two and didn't allow a walk.
Megan Schroeder led Southland at the plate going 4-for-4 with a double. Shannon Halbach had two doubles and Walerak also had a pair of hits. Amanda Landherr hit a double and Allison Chapek added a triple in the late game.