Tigers Pull Away From Braves, Knights Survive A Scare In Softball Playoffs 22 May 18

Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

Section 3AA-North Playoffs
(1) Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 7, (4) Benson 2
MORRIS – Liz Dietz tossed a complete game one-hitter and Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta won their second round playoff game against Benson 7-2 on Tuesday from Eagles Park in Morris.
Dietz allowed two unearned runs while walking four and striking out seven for the win. The Tigers opened up a 4-0 lead after Mackenzie Hockel opened the scoring with a two-run single in the third. After the Braves cut the deficit to two in the top of the sixth, Jenna Howden’s two-run double helped the Tigers add three insurance runs in the bottom half. Emily Miller took the loss for the Braves. The Tigers improve to 16-2 and face Martin County West on Saturday at 12:30 in Marshall. 

(4) Benson 7, (5) Minnewaska Area 5
MORRIS – Benson won their first-round game by erasing a four-run deficit to defeat Minnewaska 7-5 from Eagles Park.
Leading 2-0, Kaitlyn Lange’s two-run single gave the Lakers a 4-0 lead they carried into the bottom of the fourth. That’s when the game turned and the Braves scored four runs on three hits to tie the game, then took a 6-4 lead on back-to-back run producing hits with two-outs in the fifth from Lizzie Staton and Abby Lundebrek.
Emily Miller tossed 3.2 innings of one-run ball in relief for the win, Rachel Erickson took the loss, Lange finished with three RBI’s but the Lakers season ends with a record of 7-12. 

(7) New London-Spicer 16, (2) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 1 / 5 inn
(3) Minneota-Canby 10, (6) Montevideo 0 / 5 inn
(7) New London-Spicer 10, (3) Minneota-Canby 3

Section 3AA-South Playoffs
(1) Pipestone Area 10, (8) Redwood Valley 0 / 5 inn
(5) St. James Area 7, (4) Jackson County Central 2
(1) Pipestone Area 13, (5) St. James Area 0 / 5 inn

(7) Martin County West 2, (2) Luverne 1
(6) Windom Area 11, (3) Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 1 / 5 inn
(7) Martin County West 10, (6) Windom Area 3

Section 6A-South Playoffs
(1) West Central Area 11, (8) Hancock 5
BARRETT – Run producing triples from Alexis Meierding and Lindsay Mattson gave Hancock a 5-4 lead in the fourth, but a pair of two-run home runs from Brianna Kreft and Kaitlyn Sanstead helped West Central Area recover and earn an 11-5 win in Barrett. Kreft allowed five runs (one earned) on seven hits over five innings, striking out five for the win. The Knights are 17-4 and face Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Thursday. Jordan Hausman had two hits and an RBI for the Owls who end the season with a 3-15 record.

(2) Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 11, (7) Swanville 5
WHEATON – Maycee Tollifson was 3-4 with four RBI’s while tossing a complete game as Wheaton/Herman-Norcross defeated Swaville 11-5.
Tollifson allowed five runs (two earned) on seven hits with six strikeouts and helped stake herself to an 11-1 lead after three innings after the Warriors collected 13 hits. Taryn Kemper had two RBI’s and three runs, Haley Johnson and Carma Sykora each had two hits for the Warriors who are 11-8 and will face Ortonville at 4:00 on Thursday from Minnewaska. Avery Johnson was 3-4 for Swanville who ends the year 2-15. 

(6) Ortonville 9, (3) Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 5
(5) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 6, (4) Upsala 3

Section 6A-North Playoffs
(3) Brandon-Evansville 10, (6) Parker Prairie 0
BRANDON – Sara Jacobson and Mikenna Pattrin combined for six innings of one-hit ball as Brandon-Evanville defeated Parkers Prairie 10-0 on Tuesday in Brandon.
Jacobson tossed three hitless innings with five strikeouts while driving in three runs on two hits. Pattrin allowed a hit with five strikeouts in relief and knocked in two runs on two hits, and the Chargers won their 13th straight game to improve to 15-4 overall, they’ll face Browerville on Thursday at 4:00 from NY Mills. 

(2) Browerville/Eagle Valley 4, (7) Pelican Rapids 1

(1) NY Mills 13, (8) Hillcrest Lutheran 3
(4) Frazee 10, (5) Ashby 0

Benson 11, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 9
MORRIS – Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta fell behind 11-2, and couldn’t complete a comeback attempt losing 11-9 to Benson from Chizek Field on Tuesday.
The Tigers put together a six-run fourth inning but came up short in the regular season finale, despite collecting 15 hits at the plate. Brock Anderson had two hits with three RBI’s and two runs, Jaret Johnson was 3-5 with three RBI’s and two runs but the Tigers couldn’t overcome three costly errors. Johnson took the loss allowing eight runs (five earned) on five hits as the Tigers head into the playoffs with a 7-11 record. Matt Tolifson was 2-4 with four RBI’s and a run for Benson who improve to 2-15. 

Minnewaska Area 4, Montevideo 1
GLENWOOD – Isaiah Testa pitched five innings of one-run ball and Minnewaska defeated Montevideo 4-1 on Tuesday. Testa gave up six hits and Darion Alexander tossed two hitless innings of relief for the Lakers who are 14-5. 

Border West 10, Canby 5
CLINTON – Sam Adelman allowed an unearned run over 5.1 innings and Border West defeated Canby 10-5 on Tuesday in Clinton.
Adelman gave up five hits while striking out nine with a walk while driving in a run on two hits at the plate. James Conroy was 2-2 with three RBI’s and the Buccaneers end the regular season at 12-3. Canby is 5-8. 

Parkers Prairie 8, West Central Area 4

  • http://donnellyminn.blogspot.com/ allen e anderson

    go tigers!!