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Area roundup: MVL girls, Springfield boys win at Mayflower

Prep Golf

MVL girls 263, Madelia 304

Springfield boys 194, Madelia 209, MVL 234

FAIRFAX — The Minnesota Valley Lutheran girls’ golf team (263) topped Madelia (304) at the Mayflower Golf Club on Friday, while the Springfield boys (194) defeated Madelia (209) and MVL (234).

The medalist for the girls was MVL’s Nadine Clobes (48). Madelia’s top girl was Savannah Wyman (70).

The medalist for the boys was Springfield’s Maverick Winkelmann (38). Colin Wihlm was the top Madelia golfer for the boys (44), while MVL’s top boy was Ben Pearson (47).

SEU boys 179, CM 204, Wabasso 205, GFW 213

CM girls 242, SEU 277, Wabasso Inc., GFW Inc.

SANBORN — The Sleepy Eye United boys’ and the Cedar Mountain girls’ golf teams took first at a Tomahawk Conference golf meet in Sanborn on Friday, with the SEU boys finishing first with a score of 179 and the Cedar Mountain girls finishing first with a 242.

Wabasso and Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop also competed, with the Cedar Mountain boys taking second (204) and the SEU girls taking second (277).

GFW’s Logan Martin was the medalist for the boys (42), while Cedar Mountain’s Morgan Engholm was the medalist for the girls (47). SEU’s top boy golfer was Jacob Schultz (43), while Wabasso’s top boy golfer was Will Carlson (47). Cedar Mountain’s top boy golfer was Aidan Nelsen (46).

Boys’ Golf

Mankato West 327, New Ulm 357

NORTH MANKATO — Mankato West defeated New Ulm in a nonconference boys’ golf meet on Friday.

Aiden Guggisberg led New Ulm with a 76, followed by Evan Griebel (86), Kyle Esser (94) and Josh Gulden (95).

Prep Softball

Springfield 17, MCC 1

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield crushed Murray County Central in a nonconference softball game on Friday.

Springfield scored 12 runs in the third inning to break a 1-1 tie. Jalivia Richert pitched four innings, allowed tow hits and one run to earn the win. She struck out five and walked none.

Brooklyn Sturm went 2 for 3 for the Tigers.

Wabasso 18, Montevideo 1, 4 innings

MONTEVIDEO — Wabasso downed Montevideo 18-1 on Friday in four innings of nonconference softball action.

Avery Carlson got the win for Wabasso in the circle, giving up two hits. Sarah Franta was 2 for 3 for the Rabbits with a double, while Sophia Hanna had a single and three runs scored.

Also for Wabasso, Kelsey Frank was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, Halle Huhnerkoch had a hit and two runs scored, Kelsey Fischer scored three runs, Kylee Fogelson had a double and three RBIs and Madeline Hanna added a hit.

Wabasso (5-1) plays a doubleheader at Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Thursday.

College Softball

(Info courtesy of MLC Athletics)

NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College softball team scored a pair of big wins in a doubleheader sweep of Crown by the scores of 8-3 and 7-6 on Friday.

MLC 8, Crown 3

The Knights built a big early lead and never looked back in an 8-3 win in Game 1.

Elena Hoffman’s two-run double in the first inning put the Knights on the board, and MLC continued to add on in the middle innings. The Knights scored three times in the third inning, and then added two in the fourth and one more in the fifth.

Crown threatened with three runs in the top of the fifth, but that was all the offense it could muster on the day. Brett Burger (2-5) went the distance on the mound for MLC and allowed three runs on only seven hits in an efficient outing.

Hoffman went 4-4 at the plate with three runs batted in, while Lisa Hoffer (three hits) and Samanatha Schoch (two hits) each scored a pair of runs.

MLC 7, Crown 6

MLC held off a furious seventh-inning rally by the Storm to complete the sweep with a 7-6 win in Game 2.

Jordyn Heckendorf started the game with a triple to lead a four-run first inning for the Knights, and then continued to befuddle Storm pitchers as she finished the game 4-4 with four runs scored. Kylie Wolf, Schoch, Burger and Lexi Fischer each drove in runs in the first inning, while Hoffer, Schoch and Wolf each drove in Heckendorf later in the game for the final three runs.

MLC led 7-2 going into the top of the seventh, but the Storm would not go away quietly. Crown cut the Knights’ five-run lead down to one and loaded the bases with one out, but Burger shut the door in relief by striking out one batter and fielding a comebacker for the final out of the game to secure the win and her first career save.

Megan Pung (1-4) recorded her first career win in her best collegiate performance on the rubber, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits in 6.1 innings.

MLC improved to 3-9 overall and 3-3 in UMAC play with the sweep. Crown fell to 3-13 on the season and 1-8 in league play with the two defeats.

The Knights will return to action at home tomorrow (Saturday, April 17) with a doubleheader against Northland. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 1 p.m.

College Baseball

(Info courtesy of MLC Athletics)

NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College baseball team lost both games of its Friday doubleheader at Carleton by the scores of 8-1 and 11-3.

Carleton 8, MLC 1

Carleton used a four-run third inning to break free of MLC in an 8-1 win in Game 1.

Carleton took a 1-0 lead with a two-out run in the first inning, but MLC tied the game 1-1 in the top of the third thanks to a Mason Cox RBI-single that scored Caleb Heckendorf.

That momentum would not last for MLC, however, as Carleton answered with four runs in the third, and then put the game away with a three-run fifth inning.

Cox led MLC with a pair of hits. Zachary Klement, Micahel Fromm and Heckendorf each added one hit. Jackson Lindemann (0-2) started the game for MLC and allowed five runs on five hits in 2.2 innings. Matthew Rieger pitched the fnial 3.1 innings in relief, allowing three runs on four hits.

Carleton 11, MLC 3

Carleton batted around in the first inning and never looked back as it took Game 2 11-3.

Tony Sahatjian scored the first run of the game for MLC on a Jonas Lindemann single in the first inning, but Carleton once again answered the Knights’ offense with a big inning. Carleton sent 10 batters to the plate and scored six times in the bottom of the first to build a big lead early.

MLC came back for two runs in the third inning thanks to RBI from Cox and Sahatjian, but that would be all the score the Knights could muster.

Callahan Diersen (0-1) took the loss for the Knights after the big first inning. Aaron Bode and Brandon Mueller pitched the final 5.2 innings in relief, allowing a combined five runs on 12 hits.

Sahatjian led MLC with a pair of hits at the plate.

MLC fell to 0-7 on the season in defeat. Carleton improved to 2-5 with the win.

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