Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Brandon-Evansville 10, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross (5 Inn)
BRANDON – Mikenna Pattrin tossed five shutout innings and Brandon-Evansville flexed their muscles with a 10-0 defeat of conference foe Wheaton/Herman-Norcross on Monday.
Pattrin surrendered just two hits, while walking one and striking out 10, improving to 2-0 in the circle. She added an RBI single at the plate, and the Chargers racked up 10 hits in all.
Haddey Zastrow went 3-3 with a run and Kristen Kokett added two hits while scoring twice, and the Chargers improved to 3-1 on the season, 3-0 in the Pheasant conference.
Maycee Tolifson took the loss for the Warriors, allowing 10 runs (six earned) on 10 hits and they fall to 0-1.
Hankinson 4, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 3
HANKINSON – A late push by Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley came up a run short in a 4-3 loss to Hankinson on Monday.
Down 4-1, the Wolverines were able to take advantage of some erratic pitching by the Pirates to score twice, cutting the deficit to one but that’s as close as they got.
Emma Botker was 2-3 with an RBI and run scored, Reanna Ward knocked in another, Jessica Moberg took the loss in the circle, giving up four runs over 3.1 innings.
With the loss the Wolverines fall to 0-3 on the season.
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 16, Hancock 9
BROOTEN – Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa scored eight runs in the bottom of the sixth to complete a comeback win over Hancock 16-9 in Brooten.
The Owls exploded out of the gate with a seven-run first and held an 8-0 lead going into the third, but the Jaguars answered with eight runs in the middle innings before they broke away in the sixth.
Tori Pahl had two RBI’s for Hancock, Lexi Staples and Nadine Miller each had two hits with Miller scoring twice, Morgan Kisgen took the loss.
Cassie Tenson picked up the win, tossing 6.1 innings of relief without giving up an earned run. Kiara Quade was 2-3 with three RBI’s.
New London-Spicer 13, Minnewaska 3
GLENWOOD – Emma Hanson’s 3-run home run helped NL-S pick up a 13-3 win over Minnewaska. Kyla Koob took the loss for the Lakers who are 1-3. Ashlyn Leindecker gave up no earned runs on three hits for the win, the Wildcats are 3-2.
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 2, Redwood Valley 1
MORRIS – Noah Sheldon’s RBI single to score Chandler Wilts in the bottom of the sixth proved the difference for Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta in a 2-1 win over Redwood Valley.
After the Cardinals took a 1-0 lead in the first, the Tigers tied it on Cade Fehr’s fourth inning RBI to score Michael Halvorson.
Austin Berlinger tossed five innings for the no-decision, allowing a run on nine hits, striking out five, Zach Bruns earned the win with two innings of scoreless relief, and the Tigers improved to 1-1 on the season.
Minnewaska 15, New London-Spicer 1
NEW LONDON – Minnewaska drew 16 walks and collected 10 hits in a 15-1 rout of New London-Spicer.
Eight different Lakers had an RBI, with five collecting two apiece. Clay Blair and Jared Freese each had two hits with two RBI’s, and Freese picked up the win tossing five innings, allowing a run on three hits. The Lakers are now 4-0 on the season.
Benson 5, Montevideo 3
BENSON – Fifth inning RBI doubles from Jared Knutson and Will Enderson highlighted Benson’s 5-3 comeback win over Montevideo. Matt Goossen earned the win in relief.
Border West 2, Ashby 0
ASHBY – James Conroy broke a scoreless tie in the sixth with an RBI single to score Nelson Schmidt, Hunter Johnson then drove in Conroy for an insurance run and Border West held on for a 2-0 win over Ashby.
Sam Adelman tossed a complete game shutout on three hits, walking one and striking out 10 for the win, and the Bucs improved to 2-0 on the season.
Jaden Norby took the loss for the Arrows, allowing two runs on four hits over six innings.