Prep roundup: Knights top MLA/C in regular-season finale, Greyhounds sweep BLHS in softball doubleheader
SESM 7, MLA/C 5
SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s defeated Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey 7-5 on Friday in a nonconference softball game.
Leah Weiss earned the win. She pitched seven innings, gave up five runs (three earned) on eight hits with a walk, a hit batter and five strikeouts. Weiss also went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.
Cassie Heinrichs had a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs. Sara Zinniel was 2 for 4 with a run scored.
Molly Carnell took the loss, going six innings, giving up seven runs (four earned) on 11 hits with seven strikeouts. Carnell had a double, one run scored and two RBIS. Taylor Naas had a double and a run scored.
St. Mary’s finishes the regular season with an overall record of 16-3 and 13-1 in the Tomahawk Conference. The Knights will host an opponent to be determined in the second round of the Section 2A Tournament on Thursday.
Cathedral 12, BLHS 0
Cathedral 6, BLHS 1
HECTOR — New Ulm Cathedral swept Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Friday in a Tomahawk Conference softball doubleheader.
Josie Pautzke was the winning pitcher in Game 1. She pitched seven innings and gave up two hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts.
Emily Schommer went 3 for 5 with two RBIs, Lauryn Franta was 3 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs and Abby Beranek added two doubles with two RBIs.
In Game 2, Pautkze was the winning pitcher. She pitched seven innings, gave up one earned run, two hits, walked two and she struck out six batters.
Sarah Mohr went 2 for 3 with three runs scored and Abby Beranek had a double with two RBIs. Pautzke went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Calissa Weispfennig had BLHS’s lone run on a home run.
Cathedral (17-2) will play at Cleveland on Monday in the regular-season finale for the Greyhounds.
ML/GH/EC/T 13, Madelia 5
NORTH MANKATO — Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley/East Chain/Truman topped Madelia 13-5 on Friday in the Valley Conference Showcase.
Madelia’s Corban Tatro took the loss, pitching six innings, giving up 13 runs (six earned) on 11 hits with two walks and one strikeout.
Maiah Hennager went 2 for 4 with an RBI for Madelia, Addie Ahern was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and Abby Jacobs went 2 for 3 with two hits and a run scored.
Cleveland 4, Nicollet 2
NORTH MANKATO — Cleveland defeated Nicollet on Friday in the Valley Conference Showcase.
Haley Selby took the loss. She had four walks and eight strikeouts. McKenna Robb was the winning pitcher for the Clippers.
Nicole Hall went 3 for 4 with a triple, Marah Hulke went 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.
Cleveland 11, Nicollet 6
NICOLLET — Cleveland defeated Nicollet on Friday in a Valley Conference baseball game.
Ben Radke of Nicollet was the losing pitcher. He pitched 5 1/3 innings and he had 10 strikeouts and two walks.
Avery Northquest was 3 for 4 and Collin Bode added a double for the Raiders.
Nicollet (6-11, 5-4) will host Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Tuesday.
RCW 5, Wabasso 4
WABASSO — Renville County West edged Wabasso 5-4 on Friday in a nonconference baseball game.
Ty Altermatt took the loss. He pitched four innings, gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits with one strikeout.
Cole Frerichs and Will Carlson each had doubles for the Rabbits.
Wabasso will travel to take on Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Tuesday.
Cedar Mountain boys 180, Cathedral 184
Cathedral girls 224, Cedar Mountain Inc.
FAIRFAX — The New Ulm Cathedral boys’ golf team came up short to Cedar Mountain on Friday at Mayflower Country Club in a Tomahawk Conference golf meet.
The Cathedral girls shot a 224, while the Cedar Mountain girls’ score was incomplete.
Cathedral’s Logan Haala was co-medalist along with Cedar Mountain’s Aidan Nelson as both boys shot a 40. Ethan Kirchberg shot a 41 for Cathedral.
For the girls, Cathedral was led by medalist Kayla Goblirsch, who carded a 44.