Area roundup: GFW coasts by Nicollet in five
GFW 20, Nicollet 0, 5 innings
NICOLLET — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop downed Nicollet 20-0 in five innings on Thursday in a nonconference baseball game.
GFW was led by James Wickenhauser, who went 3 for 3 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI. Isaac Case also had three hits, an RBI and scored four runs for GFW, while Andres Herrera went 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs.
Zach Schwarzrock, Case, and Herrera combined for the five-inning win.
Shane Stevensen and Nathan Duis each had a hit for Nicollet.
Springfield 12, BLHS 2, Game 1
Springfield 7, BLHS 6, Game 2
HECTOR — Springfield picked up a pair of wins over Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Thursday by scores of 12-2 and 7-6 in Tomahawk Conference baseball action.
In the Game 1 win, Mason Leonard struck out 11 and got the win for the Tigers. Brendon Buerkle had three hits for Springfield, while Tori Helget and Jason Berberich added two hits apiece in the first game.
For the Tigers in Game 2, Helget got the win in four innings of relief, while Leonard added a double. Buerkle bunted in the winning run for the Tigers in Game 2.
Springfield (2-0, 2-0) hosts Sleepy Eye for a doubleheader on Monday.
Nicollet 11, TCU 4
NICOLLET — Nicollet topped Tri-City United on Thursday in nonconference softball action.
Marah Hulke led the Raiders by going 2 for 3 with three RBIs, three runs scored, a triple and a stolen base, while Leah Bode was 2 for 2 with two RBIs. Nicollet also saw Brook Gohr go 2 for 4 with a pair of RBIs and a pair of stolen bases. The Raiders allowed no errors and saw Hayley Selby pick up the win in the circle, giving up six walks and three hits while striking out 11.
BLHS 6, Springfield 1, Game 1
BLHS 6, Springfield 5, Game 2
SPRINGFIELD — Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart swept Springfield in a Tomahawk Conference softball doubleheader on Thursday by scores of 6-1 and 6-5.
Jaeli Richert took the losses for the Tigers in both games, with nine strikeouts and seven hits allowed in Game 1 and eight strikeouts and two hits allowed in Game 2.
Richert led the Tigers with a double in the first game, while Brooklyn Sturm and Courtney Wendt each had RBIs for the Tigers in Game 2. Maddy Digmann went 2 for 4 with two doubles in Game 2 for Springfield.
Springfield (0-2, 0-2) has a game against Edgerton on Saturday in Wabasso.