Tigers Baseball Drops Sixth Straight, Softball Continues To Roll 10 May 18

Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

BASEBALL
Melrose 7, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 3
MORRIS – Reegan Nelson tossed six scoreless innings of one-hit ball and the Melrose Dutchmen defeated Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 7-3 on Thursday from Chizek Field in Morris.
Nelson stuck out seven and walked just one for the win. The Tigers put together a rally in the seventh scoring three on an RBI single from Noah Sheldon and two-run double from Joseph Kleinwolterink, but it was too little too late.
The Dutchmen took advantage of five Tiger errors to gain a 7-0 lead off Jaret Johnson, only three of those runs were earned. Parker Dierks pitched three hitless innings in relief. The Tigers have now lost six straight and fall to 4-7, Melrose is 4-6. 

Minnewaska 10, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 4
GROVE CITY – A six-run fourth inning proved the difference in Minnewaska’s 10-4 win over ACGC in game one of a doubleheader on Thursday.
Each team had five hits but the Lakers were able to take advantage of four Falcon errors for six unearned runs. Matt Gruber had two RBI’s and Ryan Christianson got the win. 

In game two, trailing 3-2 the Lakers rallied for five runs in the fifth to earn a 7-4 win for the sweep.
Colin Weidauer went 2-3 with three RBI’s and a run while Sean Kelling scored, drove in two, and picked up the win tossing six innings allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits, striking out five. The Lakers are now 7-4 while the Falcons fall to 5-7.

Hancock 6, Ashby 5 / Hancock 8, Ashby 7
Brandon-Evansville 2, Ortonville 1 / Ortonville 9, Brandon-Evansville 3
BOLD 11, Benson 1 (5 inn)
Sauk Centre 2, Osakis 0

SOFTBALL
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 18, Montevideo 0 (3 inn)
MONTEVIDEO – The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tigers continued their dominance over the competition with a 18-0 win over Montevideo on Thursday, moving the Tigers record to 11-0.
Liz Dietz allowed three hits over three innings striking out four to improve her record to 10-0. At the plate Dietz drove in four runs on two hits and scored twice. Jen Solvie, Mackenzie Hockel, and Riley Decker each had two RBI’s for the Tigers who have outscored their opponents 100-17. 

Hancock 17, Ortonville 2
HANCOCK – Hancock earned their third win of the season with a dominant 17-2 win over Ortonville on Thursday.
Emma Nelson, Lexi Staples, Rylee Hansen, and Katelyn Jepma each had two RBI’s for the Owls who only had three hits, but took advantage of 15 walks by three Trojan pitchers. Nadine Miller scored four runs and Morgan Kisgen earned the win tossing four innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits, striking out three. Hancock is now 3-10.

Brandon-Evansville 14, Ashby 7
BRANDON – Brandon-Evansville overcame seven errors for a 14-7 win over Ashby on Thursday in Brandon.
The Chargers collected 18 hits, including a 4-5 performance from Mikenna Pattrin who had three RBI’s and two runs while also earning the win in relief. Maddie Otto went 3-4 with three RBI’s, Bailey Schaefer was 3-4 with two RBI’s and Sara Jacobson had three hits. 

Minnewaska 5, Benson 1 / Benson 7, Minnewaska 2
BOLD 8, Sauk Centre 5 / Sauk Centre 8, BOLD 7
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross vs. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley

GOLF
Benson Invite
BENSON – The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta girls golf team took third at the Benson Invite, Peyton Hennen fired an 83 for fourth, Hannah Zimmel shot an 89.

Quad County Meet
FERGUS FALLS – The West Central Area Knights rose to the top on Thursday, May 10th at Pebble Lake Golf Course in a Quad County golf meet hosted by Rothsay. The Knights beat Ottertail Central by seven strokes, with Ortonville placing third. Libby Poyzer shot a 111 with a strong front nine score, scoring several bogies, Kate Wrolson scored a 110, and Jessica St. Martin earned medalist honors with an 86.