Zimmel & Hennen Earn All-Conference, B-E Claims Share Of Pheasant Crown 17 May 18

Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

BASEBALL
Montevideo 4, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 1
MONTEVIDEO – Parker Dierks carried a shutout into the fifth inning before Montevideo put together a four-run rally, earning a 4-1 win over the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta. Dierks allowed two runs on five hits over four innings, Brock Anderson came in relief and was tagged for two more. Chandler Vogel had two hits and Dierks had the lone RBI as the Tigers fall to 6-9. Jackson Snell pitched a complete game allowing an unearned run on five hits with four strikeouts for the win. The Thunder Hawks are now 5-8.  

Minnewaska 8, Benson 2
GLENWOOD – Minnewaska came out on top in an error filled game with Benson for a 8-2 win on Thursday. 
The teams combined for 10 errors but it was the Lakers who took advantage. Matt Gruber had three RBI’s on two hits, Jake Hoffman added a two-run double and Isaiah Testa pitched a complete game, allowing two runs on six hits, walking two and striking out six for the win. Dan Lenarz had two RBI’s for the Braves while Hunter Mondor took the loss. Minnewaska is 11-4, Benson falls to 1-13.

Brandon-Evansville 3, Hancock 0
HANCOCK – Brandon Merritt tossed a complete game shutout and the Brandon-Evansville Chargers defeated Hancock 3-0 on Thursday. 
The Chargers broke a scoreless tie with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth, adding an insurance run in the seventh. Merritt allowed a lone hit and struck out three. Marshall Riedel was 2-4 with a run, Gaven Jacobson picked up an RBI and the Chargers improve to 10-5. The Owls are 8-10. 

Border West 13, West Central Area 10
BARRETT – Border West outlasted West Central Area in a slugfest for a 13-10 win in Barrett. 
Sam Adelman was 3-5 with two RBI’s and run to lead a 15-hit barrage by the Buccaneers. Spencer Ellison, Bryce Hoffman, and Matt Thielen each had two RBI’s with Thielen earning the win in relief of Adelman. 
Isaiah Sykora was 4-5 with three RBI’s and run for the Knights who had 16 hits. Grant Beuckens was 2-5 with two RBI’s and scored three times and Trystan Gapp took the loss. The Bucs are 9-3 while the Knights fall to 8-4. 

SOFTBALL
Melrose 3, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 2
MORRIS – A sixth-inning error led to the go-ahead run for Melrose, and the Dutchmen held on for a 3-2 win over Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta on Thursday. 
Trailing 2-1, the Tigers tied the game in the bottom of the fifth, but Melrose answered with a run in the sixth. Liz Dietz took the loss after going the distance, allowing three unearned runs on three hits, walking two and striking out six. Emma Bowman was 2-4 with an RBI, but the Tigers suffer their first conference loss, falling to 15-2 overall. Mikiya Luetmer allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits over seven innings for the win. Amy Austing had two RBI’s on two hits and the Dutchmen improve to 6-10.

Brandon-Evansville 8, Hancock 3
HANCOCK – Brandon-Evansville earned a share of their fifth straight Pheasant Conference title with a 8-3 win over Hancock.
Kristen Kokett had two hits with an RBI and run scored while tossing a complete game for the win. Kokett allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits, walking six and striking out seven. Allie Satterlie had two hits and two RBI’s and the Chargers have now won 11 straight, improving to 13-4 overall, and share the conference crown with West Central Area. 
Morgan Kisgen allowed eight runs (four earned) on 12 hits for the loss. The Owls are 3-14. 

Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 6, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 4
WHEATON – Wheaton/Herman-Norcross jumped out to a 5-0 lead and held on for a 6-4 win over Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley on Thursday. 
Maycee Tollifson went 2-3 with two RBI’s and tossed a complete game for the win. Tollifson allowed four runs (three earned) on 11 hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Haley Johnson had two RBI’s and the Warriors led 5-0 after three innings before the Wolverines scored four over the next two innings. Marlie Maanum went 2-4 with two RBI’s, Jessica Moberg was 3-3 with a walk. The Warriors finish the regular season 10-8, the Wolverines are 7-7. 

GIRLS GOLF
Benson/Montevideo Meet
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta girls golf started the day with a pair of conference meets in Benson and Montevideo on Thursday, and it ended with junior Peyton Hennen and sophomore Hannah Zimmel earning all-conference honors.

BENSON – First up was the Benson Golf Club where the Tigers Hannah Zimmel took fourth place with a 41, the Tigers were fourth as a team with a 185. Teammates Miranda Hesse fired a 45 (11th), Mackenzie Stahman had a 47 (14th), and Peyton Hennen finished with a 52 (23rd). 
Minnewaska’s Emily Harste took medalist honors with a 39 and the Lakers won the event with a team score of 164. 

MONTEVIDEO – At The Crossings in Montevideo the Tigers took third with a team score of 183, Zimmel carded the low score with a 43, good for sixth placer overall. Hesse shot a 48 (14th) with Hennen a shot behind with 49 (15th), Stahman finished with a 52 (18th). 
Madi McGinty’s 37 was good for first place, the Lakers again took first in team scoring with a 164. Minnewaska had six all-conference golfers. 

Complete results from Benson, HERE

Complete results from Montevideo, HERE

All-Conference list, HERE