Minnewaska Softball Invitational
Brandon-Evansville 18, Otter Tail Central 0 / 4 inn
GLENWOOD – Haddey Zastrow earned her first varsity win, and had plenty of backing from her teammates in Brandon-Evansville’s 18-0 win over Otter Tail Central on Saturday.
The Chargers left no doubt in the outcome almost as soon as the game started, scoring 11 first inning runs, with the big hit coming from Morgan Stelzer when she belted a grand slam over the left-center field fence.
Stelzer wasn’t finished though, connecting for her second home run of the game, a solo shot in the third inning. Zastrow took care of the rest, tossing four inning of two-hit ball, striking out four.
Stelzer finished 2-3 with five RBI’s, Carrigan Okerlund and Shyanna Behrens each went 3-4 with three RBI’s and two runs scored, and Michelle Lund was 3-4 as well.
Minnewaska 19, Otter Tail Centreal 2 / 5 innings
GLENWOOD – In the second round of games, the Minnewaska Area Lakers continued to hit the cover off the ball this year with a 19-2 win over OTC.
Leading 5-0, the Lakers put together a nine-run second inning on the back of Ashley Blom’s bases-loaded triple, and Bayley Poolers two-run double.
Trailing 16-0, the Bulldogs were able to collect back-to-back RBI hits in the fourth to extend the game another inning, but the Lakers answered with three more and Rachel Erickson shut down the Bulldogs in the fifth to end the game.
Erickson tossed five innings, allowing two runs on four hits, walking two and striking out two for the win. Blom was 2-3 with a walk and five RBI’s. Pooler finished 3-5 with four RBI’s and three runs, while Morgan Hess went 3-3 with three runs scored.
Brandon-Evansville 18, Breckenridge 4 / 5 innings
Minnewaska Area 11, Breckenridge 0 / 5 innings
WHEATON – Isaac Wilson collected two RBI’s on two hits to back seven strong innings from Zack Deal as the Wheaton/Herman-Norcross Warriors defeated Cass Lake/Bena 8-3 on Saturday.
Deal tossed a complete game, allowing three unearned runs on four hits, walking one and striking out 10 to earn the win. Deal and Matt Thielen each drove in a run for the Warriors who improve to 1-1 on the season.
Throwers Jacey Schlosser and James Strese led their teams and came out on top. Schlosser won the discus with a new personal record of 104-05.50. She was second in the shot put with a throw of 34-06. Strese also won the discus with his personal best of 144-10 and was second in the shot put throwing 41-01.50. Teammate Avery Wendt pulled out a sixth place finish in shot put with his personal best of 33-06.
Sprinters also had a good meet. Eighth grader Cade Carlson ran two personal bests in the 100 and 200 meter races. In the 100m dash he ran an 11.90, good enough for sixth place while the 200 meter he placed fifth in a time of 25.80 seconds. Fellow eighth grader Tarryn Hill ran a time of 13.96 seconds in her 100m dash and also finished fifth. Senior Madison Krupke competed in the 200m dash and placed second with her time of 28.88 seconds.
Senior Roland Fossell placed third in his 800m run debut with a time of 2:18. Two races later, he competed in the 3200m run and placed fourth running it in 12:19. Sophomore Aanika Anderson also ran the 800m. She placed sixth with her time of 2:50.94. Unfortunately, Anderson will be sitting out of meets and practices for a week in hopes of healing and injury as will Hill.
Senior hurdler Brett Peterson was second in the 100m hurdles in 18.13 seconds. On the boy’s side, eighth grader Kobe Reiland finished fourth in the 300m hurdles in 56.53 seconds.
Senior Kylee Hansen broke out the pole vault pole and successfully cleared 7 feet matching her personal best from a year ago. Hansen along with sophomore Kylie Hanson, Allie Satterlie and Krupke finished the 400m relay in 1:01.04. Peterson, Senior Hansen, Satterlie, and Krupke also ran the 800m relay and placed fifth in 2:00.54.
On the boy’s side, middle schoolers Carlson, Reiland, Jake Rein, and Derek Novotny ran the 400m relay in 52.12 seconds and placed sixth. Nathan Baumann, Reiland, Sam Fuller, and Novotny also placed sixth in the 800m relay finishing in 1:59.90. Seventh graders Wesley Siira, Nolan Bitzan, Abram Fossel, and eighth graders Morgan Storey ran the 1600m relay in 4:37.63 seconds and placed fifth. Eighth grader Deklin Goeden joined Storey, Bitzan, and A. Fossell in the 3200m relay where they placed fifth in 10:25.
The A-B-E track teams will compete at Wadena-Deer Creek High School on Monday and Morris on Tuesday next week before the Easter break.