Lourdes rallies for win over Triton

Rochester Lourdes rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and beat Triton 12-11 in a Hiawatha Valley League softball game Thursday afternoon at Soldiers Field.

Courtney Miller delivered the game-winning hit with a run-scoring double to cap Lourdes’ last-inning rally. Lindsay Frie had a run-scoring double and Audrey Wenner an RBI single earlier in the inning.

Lourdes evened its HVL Conference record at 1-1 and 3-2 overall.

"The thing that I told the girls was that I didn’t see any quit in them; we were down the whole game," Lourdes coach Doc Johnson said. "We’re going in the right direction."

Frie pitched a complete game for the win and was also a hitting star, going 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, three runs and one RBI. Amanda Dushane went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, and Courtney Miller was 2-for-5 with a double, triple and five RBIs.


For Triton, Taylor Staffon went 2-for-3 with three runs, Jen Ellingson was 2-for-4, and Emily Fischenich was 2-for-4 with a solo homer. Fischenich pitched a complete game.

Lourdes has two road games next week, Tuesday at Lake City, and Thursday at Kasson-Mantorville.


Triton 211 105 1 — 11 9 3

Lourdes 111 204 3 — 12 16 7

WP: Lindsay Frie, 7 IP, 2 K, 2 BB.

LP: Emily Fischenich, 7 IP, 4 K, 4 BB.



Hot start sparks Rockets

Rochester John Marshall took advantage of two Faribault errors in the first inning, scoring five runs en route to a four-run victory at home.

DeAnna Mock provided a strong pitching performance for JM and the Rockets played an error-free game. Mock pitched a complete game, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out 11 Falcons hitters.

Maly Schacht had an RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases for JM, while Kristen Thelen scored two runs.

"We know Faribault is a better team than what they showed, so the final score is a bit misleading," JM coach Thang Nguyen said. "They struggled to throw strikes and we took what they gave us. In terms of defense and pitching, we did a nice job as a team."

JM (3-1 overall, 3-1 Big Nine) plays at the Hastings Invitational on Saturday.


Faribault 200 000 1 — 3 5 3


JM 510 100 x — 7 1 0

WP: Deanna Mock, 7 IP, 11 K, 2 BB, 5 H. LP: Henry.


Packers score five in first

Kristen Faber and Laura Davis each hit run-scoring doubles in the first inning to spark Austin to a 12-0, five-inning Big Nine Conference softball victory at Century High School on Thursday.

Austin led 5-0 after one inning and 7-0 after two.

"We’re having some trouble getting out of the first inning," Century coach Tim Strain said. "We’re digging some holes that we have to try to dig our way out of … but we talked after the game about staying positive."

Davis was the winning pitcher, allowing just three hits in five innings.

Chelsey Nelson had a double for the Panthers.

Century plays host to Owatonna on Saturday in a doubleheader.


Austin 520 23 — 12 12 0

Century 000 00 — 0 3 5


Scarlets rally late

MANKATO — Rochester Mayo hung with a talented Mankato West team, but the Scarlets scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull away for a 5-1 Big Nine Conference softball victory on Thursday.

Emma Leof drove in Carly Grassle in the top of the fourth for the Spartans only run of the game. It pulled Mayo within 2-1, but left runners on second and third that inning.

Grassle finished 2-for-3 with a run, while Leof, Sarah Bohlen and Katie Garretson each had a hit for Mayo.

West was led by pitcher Kendra Huettl, who allowed just five hits and no walks while striking out eight. Dani Cattrysse was 3-for-3 with an RBI for West.

"Mankato is a very good softball team but we played with them," Mayo coach Steve Riles said. "We are very pleased at how the girls reacted to playing a very good team and look forward to meeting some very good teams this weekend in the Austin Elks Tournament."

Mayo plays Eden Praiere at 5:30 p.m. Friday and Hill Murray at 7:30 p.m.


Mayo 000 100 0 — 1 5 1

Mankato West 011 030 x — 5 9 0

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