MANKATO - Essig defeated Mankato 12-0 and 7-3 in 16-U softball action Tuesday.
Leah Krzmarzick earned the wins for Essig. Lindsay Simon, Nicole Gangelhoff and Sam Guggisberg each had a home run and Alyssa Wagner had two triples.
Essig plays Worthington in Okabena on Tuesday.
New Ulm 18s sweep Peppers
NEW ULM - The New Ulm 18-U softball team swept the Mankato Peppers 8-0 and 8-1 on Tuesday.
In the first game, Carlie Maasz earned the win. She went four inning and struck out five. Ellie Schneider was 2-for-2 with a home run and Brittany Hoffmann was 2-for-3 with a home run.
In the second game, Maasz earned the win again. She struck out seven over six innings. Schneider was 3-for-4 and Karlee Pfaff was 2-for-4.