Area Softball: Perfect game goes wrong way for Bombers
The fourth game in four days caught up with Cannon Falls when it traveled to Stewartville and couldn’t get its bats humming. Taylor Smith pitched a perfect game for Stewartville, which won, 8-0 on Friday.
Abby Breuer took the loss after pitching four innings. She struck out three, walked four and gave up seven earned runs on eight hits. Bella Davisson came on in relief for two innings, striking out one, walking two and giving up one earned run on two hits.
St. Anthony Village 10, Z-M 5
Zumbrota-Mazeppa was unable to control the Huskies bats as St. Anthony Village racked up 17 hits on the way to a 10-5 victory over the Cougars on Friday.
The Huskies did most of its damage with a six-run third inning that was aided by three Cougar errors.
Z-M tallied nine hits in the game, with Lyndsey Quam, Natalye Quam and Matti Stensland all recording two hits.
Avery Steffen was given the starting nod but took the loss.
Randolph gives up just two hits in doubleheader
Randolph had no trouble getting past Lyle-Pacelli in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader. Morgyn Otte pitched a no-hitter and the Rockets won, 13-0.
Megan Erickson was a force at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and three runs. Morgyn Otte went 2-for-5 with an RBI, a triple and a double, while Haylee Gunderson went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and one run.
Otte pitched all five innings to earn the win, striking out five and walking one.
In the nightcap, it was much of the same for the Rockets. Otte pitched five innings to earn the win and struck out six while only giving up two hits.
Otte went 3-for-3 at the plate with two doubles and three RBI. Erickson went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs. Mackenna Otte went 2-for-3 with a double, one RBI and two runs, while Skyler Turek went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run.
Cannon Falls 6, Triton 1
Three games in three nights were not a problem for Cannon Falls as it defeated Triton, 6-1, on Thursday for the third win in a row.
The Bombers held a narrow 2-1 lead until Abby Breuer hit a grand slam in the seventh inning.
Abby Breuer led the way for Cannon Falls with three hits, a home run and four RBI. Hannah Singewald went 2-for-2 with a double and two runs, while Tatum Pickar and Bella Davisson both had one hit and one run.
Breuer was the winning pitcher. She struck out 14 for the second game in a row, while only issuing one walk and giving up four hits.
Lourdes 11, Goodhue 1
Goodhue got on the board with a quick run in the top of the first inning but was held scoreless form there on out, falling to Lourdes, 11-1 on Thursday.
The Wildcats were held to only two hits in the game — a solo home run by Abby Jonsgaard and a single by Arianna Thomforde.
Abby Doerhoefer took the loss after pitching four innings. She struck out one, walked five and gave up eight earned runs on 12 hits.
Byron 11, Pine Island 3
With three straight three-run innings for Byron, Pine Island found itself in a hole it couldn’t dig out of and lost, 11-3 on Thursday.
Leading batters for Pine Island were Emilie Rucker who went 3-for-4 with a run and Nicole Fall who went 2-for-3 with a RBI.
Bridget Kennedy was the losing pitcher as she struck out seven, walked two and gave up four earned runs on 10 hits.
Cannon Falls 7, Minnehaha Academy 6
Cannon Falls made it two wins in two nights as it defeated Minnehaha Academy on Wednesday, 7-6.
The teams went back and forth the whole night with Minnehaha Academy taking the first lead but watching it change hands five different times. The Bombers got the last laugh with a run in the bottom of the fifth inning to keep the lead for good.
Tatum Pickar paced Cannon Falls with two hits, a triple, a run and two RBI. Anja Black also hit a double and had two runs, while Bella Davisson had one hit and two RBI.
Abby Breuer was the winning pitcher. She struck out 14, issued no walks and gave up six earned runs on eight hits.
Cannon Falls 4, Kasson-Mantorville 3
Cannon Falls scored three runs in the fourth inning to secure a 4-3 victory over Kasson-Mantorville on Tuesday.
The KoMets had the tying run on third with only one out, but Abby Breuer struck out a batter and induced a pop-up to end the game.
Tatum Pickar went 3-for-3 with two doubles, one RBI and one run. Bella Davisson led the Bombers with two RBI.
Breuer was the winning pitcher. She struck out six, walked three and gave up two earned runs on six hits through seven innings.
Goodhue 10, Lake City 1
Goodhue came out strong in the first inning with four hits and three runs en route to a 10-1 victory over Lake City on Tuesday.
The lone run for the Tigers came in the sixth inning after a single by Kasi Cronin, a double by Allison Hanson and an RBI single by Cora Fitterer.
Leading hitters for Goodhue were Katie Pearson (three hits, four runs) and Abby Jonsgaard (two hits, two runs). Arianna Thomforde led off the game with a home run.
Abby Doerhoefer was the winning pitcher. She struck out four, walked three and gave up one earned run on eight hits.
Kasi Cronin took the loss after pitching 2 ⅓ innings. She struck out one, walked three and gave up five earned runs on six hits. Deonna Jostock came on in relief for 3 ⅔ innings. She gave up one earned run on four hits.
Randolph 4, Bethlehem Academy 1
Randolph kept its winning streak alive on Tuesday as it traveled to Bethlehem Academy and came away with a 4-1 win.
The Cardinals recorded seven hits on the day but were unable to string them together and settled for just one run. The Rockets did most of its damage in the third inning when they led off with four singles and a fielder's choice to score three runs.
Mackenna Otte, Morgyn Otte and Skyler Turek led Randolph with two hits each. Megan Erickson recorded two RBI and Mackenna Otte scored two runs.
Morgyn Otte pitched all seven innings en route to the win. She struck out 10 and walked one.
Pine Island 7, Kasson-Mantorville 2
Pine Island scored runs in all but two innings on the way to a 7-2 victory on Tuesday over Kasson-Mantorville.
Shannon Pike, Katelyn Kennedy and Emilie Rucker all recorded two hits for the Panthers. Rucker led the team with two RBI and two runs.
Bridget Kennedy was the winning pitcher as she struck out six and gave up one earned run on eight hits through all seven innings.
Byron 11, K-W 0
Kenyon-Wanamingo had six hits on the day but gave up 12 to Byron en route to an 11-0 loss on Tuesday.
Morgyn Schaefer, Sydney Burow, Nora Woock, Ellie Benson, Kallie Bauer and Emma Berquam had one hit for the Knights.
Berquam took the loss after pitching four innings. She struck out three and walked seven.