Tigers Win Baseball Invite, Softball Takes Second 13 May 18

Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

Morris Invite
MORRIS – The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tigers got a dominant pitching performance in game one, great hitting in game two, but came up short in the championship game, taking second place at the Morris Invite on Saturday from Eagles Park.

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 1, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 0
Liz Dietz threw a no-hitter and the Tigers beat Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 1-0 in the first game of the day. Dietz walked three and stuck out nine while Jen Solvie delivered an RBI hit in the sixth inning that proved the winner.
Maycee Tollifson threw six innings allowing an unearned run on four hits and took the loss for the Warriors.

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 14, Fergus Falls 3 (6 inn)
The bats came alive in game two for the Tigers with 15 hits in a 14-3 win over Fergus Falls. Dietz launched a three-run home run and finished 3-5 with five RBI’s and scored a run. Solvie was 3-4 with three doubles, an RBI, and three runs, Bailey Marty had three hits. Mackenzie Hockel and Riley Decker each had two hits and combined for an RBI with five runs.
Kenna Kehoe overcame a rough first inning and shutdown the Otter lineup to earn the win. Kehoe allowed three runs on five hits. 

Annandale 5, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 2
The Tigers suffered their first loss of the season with a 5-2 loss to Annandale in the championship.
Sara Johnson tossed a complete game allowing two runs on five hits and striking out nine for the Cardinals who win the Invite for the third straight year.
Jen Solvie provided the offense for the Tigers with a two-run home run, but Dietz took the loss giving up five runs (two earned) on six hits. The Tigers are now 14-1 on the season. 

Fergus Falls 10, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 9 (8 inn)
Following their loss to the Tigers, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross erased a seven-run deficit to force extra innings against Fergus Falls, only to fall 10-9.
After the Otters scored six runs in the fifth, taking a 9-2 lead. The Warriors came back with a five-run sixth, and scored twice in the seventh with three straight two-out hits to tie the game at nine. Alex McKinnell’s RBI single in the eighth proved the winner for the Otters who got a five RBI performance out of Amzie Aho.
Lesley Rinke went 2-3 with three RBI’s for the Warriors, Kilee Blume and Carly Fuentes each drove in two.

Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 6, Moorhead 4
Tollifson had three hits with an RBI to help the Warriors win the fifth place game against Moorhead 6-4. Kilee Blume earned the win in relief after the Warriors scored three in the top of the sixth. 

Morris Invite
MORRIS – Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta got some great pitching performances on Saturday and won the Morris Invite Tournament.
In game one, Trevor Voges and Chandler Vogel each tossed three shutout innings and the Tigers beat Pelican Rapids 10-0.
Each pitcher gave up a hit and struck out three with Vogel getting the win. They were backed by a 13-hit game from the lineup, four coming from Parker Dierks who scored twice, Brock Anderson had three hits with an RBI and run scored, Vogel and Kevin Asfeld each had two RBI’s.

Dierks tossed a complete game shutout in the championship and the Tigers defeated Hancock 3-0.
Dierks allowed just two hits while striking out six for the win. Kevin Asfeld had a hit and RBI for the Tigers who are 6-7 on the season. Carder Joos took the loss for the Owls, giving up three runs (two earned) on two hits and walking six over five innings. 

Hancock 3, Silver Bay 1

Minnewaska 3, Perham 2 (9 inn)
GLENWOOD – Minnewaska got a walk-off win in extra innings 3-2 over Perham at the Laker Invite on Saturday.
Isaiah Testa threw eight innings allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits and took a no-decision. Jared Freese earned the win in relief. Ryan Christianson had an RBI single at the plate. 

Dacotah Ridge Invite
MARSHALL – Hannah Zimmel fired a 96 taking 25th place at the Dacotah Ridge Invite in Marshall on Saturday.
Peyton Hennen was a shot back with a 97, and Mackenzie Strahman had a 123. Megan Welch of Lakeville North won with a 75, North also took the team title. The Tigers did not qualify for team standings. 

Ortonville Invite
ORTONVILLE – The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger boys track and field team took first place at the Ortonville Invite on Friday.
The Tigers had six first place finishes, including Abram Schmidgall (400), Noah Stewart (3200), Kenny Soderberg (110 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles), Tate Nelson (triple jump), and the 4×200 relay team. CGB took third place and had top finishes with Cedric Barnes (long jump, 200), Janik Hau (100), and the 4×100 relay team.
West Central Area boys were fifth, Hancock took seventh and Wheaton/Herman-Norcross placed eighth. 

In girls results the Tigers were runner-up to Ortonville.
The Tigers had four top finishers, with Lydi Fynboh (100), Olivia Lebrija (200), the 4×200 and 4×400 relay teams.
West Central Area took third with their 4×800 relay, Demara Bumgardner (high jump), and Teagan Nelson (3200) taking first. Wheaton/Herman-Norcross finished fifth, Emma Schmidt (400) and Amber Findlay (pole vault) each had first place finishes. 

Complete results HERE