Area Softball: Tigers top Knights
Lake City notched another Hiawatha Valley League win with a 10-2 victory over Kenyon-Wanamingo on Monday.
The Tigers had six hits on the day. Nora Baer led the way, going 1-for-2 with three RBI and a run. Ashley Thieren, Jamee Norland and Elyse Dalager had two runs each.
Kasi Cronin pitched six innings to earn the win. She struck out two, walked five and gave up one run on two hits.
Stewartville 10, Goodhue 2
Goodhue couldn't keep its momentum going from Saturday as it fell to Stewartville on Monday, 10-2.
The Wildcats only managed four hits on the day — two of which were hit by Torrie Rehder. Katie Pearson and Hailey Hurlbut had the two RBI for Goodhue, while Hannah Gadient and Hurlbut had the two runs.
Abby Doerhoefer took the loss after pitching 4 ⅓ innings. She struck out four, walked five and gave up six earned runs on six hits.
Lake City splits at home invite
Lake City was only outhit by Bethlehem Academy 10-8 on Saturday, but lost the game 15-8.
Grace Viland led the Cardinals with three hits and four RBI. The Tigers were led by Olivia Bailey who went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI.
Lake City put together three runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Fillmore Central, 3-0. Nora Baer led the Tigers with two hits. The Falcons had three different players record a hit.
Goodhue wins two at Lake City invite
Goodhue was able to hold on for a 9-7 win over Bethlehem Academy on Saturday.
The Wildcats had 15 hits while the Cardinals had 10.
Torrie Rehder led Goodhue with three hits and a triple, while Arianna Thomforde, Abby Jonsgaard, Abby Doerhoefer, Elise Tipcke and Hannah Gadient all had two hits. Jonsgaard hit a home run and led the Wildcats with three RBI.
Doerhoefer was the winning pitcher. She struck out six and walked five.
Three runs in the final two innings gave Goodhue the offense it needed to come away with a 6-3 victory over Fillmore Central on Saturday.
Haley Evans had three hits and Doerhoefer had two for Goodhue. Evans also led the Wildcats with two RBI.
Rehder struck out eight and walked two en route to earning the win.
Randolph cruises at home invite
Randolph had no trouble in its first game on Saturday at its home invite, defeating Blooming Prairie, 16-2.
With the Rockets holding onto a 1-0 lead entering the third inning, Randolph blew the game wide open with 10 runs to make it 11-0 through three.
Morgyn Otte was Randolph's top hitter, going 4-for-5 with four RBI, Megan Erickson also went 3-for-3 with four RBI and three runs. Mackenna Otte and Chloe Kimmes tied for the team lead with three runs as well.
Morgyn Otte was the winning pitcher. She struck out five, walked three and gave up just two hits.
Mayer Lutheran gave Randolph more trouble, but the Rockets would hold on to win, 3-2.
All of the scoring happened in the first inning for both teams. A double by Meredith Taylor in the bottom of the first would bring home Skyler Turek and Madelyn Dibble to give the Rockets the lead for good.
Erickson led Randolph with two hits. Morgyn Otte was the winning pitcher for the second time in two games. She struck out eight, walked two and gave up six hits to earn the win.
Z-M wins two loses one at Jackson County Central invite
Zumbrota-Mazeppa defeated Murray County Central, 3-0 on Saturday at the Jackson County Central invite.
Z-M did all of its scoring in the third inning. Avery Steffen and Megan Johnson both had two hits for the Cougars. Lyndsey Quam pitched all seven innings, striking out 16, walking two and giving up just three hits.
The Cougars faced Delano — the 10th-ranked team in Class AAA — but fell, 4-0. Rylee Schliep led the way for the Cougars, going 2-for-3 with a double. Quam pitched five innings, striking out five and walking one. She gave up three earned runs on five hits in the loss.
Z-M took two out of three games when it defeated Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial, 10-0, on Saturday.
Steffen had three hits and Natalye Quam and Johnson both had two hits. Natalye Quam scored three runs, Steffen hit a double, a triple and scored two runs, and Johnson hit three RBI.
Steffen pitched five innings to earn the win. She struck out 10 and gave up just two hits.