Area roundup: MVL splits DH with Sleepy Eye, Eagles shut out Trojans

Staff photo by Jeremy Behnke Minnesota Valley Lutheran first baseman Grace Bauer makes a running catch during Monday’s Tomahawk Conference softball doubleheader at Sleepy Eye.

Prep Softball

MVL 16, Sleepy Eye 6, 5 innings

Sleepy Eye 7, MVL 5, 5 innings

SLEEPY EYE — Minnesota Valley Lutheran split a Tomahaw Conference softball doubleheader with Sleepy Eye on Monday, winning the first game 16-6 before falling 7-5 in Game 2.

In Game 1, Samantha Dalueg led the Chargers with a 3-for-3 day at the plate, a home run, five RBIs and three runs scored. Grace Bauer was 3 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored for MVL, while Morgan Paulsen was 3 for 4 with three runs scored. Becca Kuck got the win in Game 1, giving up three earned runs while fanning three.

The Indians got a double and three RBIs from McKenna Strong in Game 1.

In Game 2, Stephanie Fernandez led the Indians with two hits and an RBI, while Brooke Arenson had a triple, an RBI and two runs scored. Morgan Klein got the win in five innings, giving up two earned runs while fanning six.

Kuck took the Game 2 loss, giving up two earned runs while fanning three. She also was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, while Cassondra Goeglein was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

MVL (1-13, 1-12) hosts Wabasso on Thursday, while Sleepy Eye (5-11, 2-11) hosts Red Rock Central on Tuesday.

New Ulm 1, Worthington 0

WORTHINGTON — New Ulm avenged last Thursday’s home loss to Worthington with a 1-0 road win over the Trojans on Monday in Big South Conference softball action.

Miranda Suess got the win in all seven innings, giving up two hits and a walk in the shutout while striking out four. Amber Gleisner was 1 for 3 with a run scored and steal for the Eagles, while Maddi O’Connor was 1 for 3 with a stolen base.

The Eagles (9-9, 6-4) are currently next scheduled to travel to Belle Plaine for a nonconference game on Thursday, May 27.

Madelia 8, ML/GHEC/T 2

MADELIA — Behind Abby Jacobs’ 3-for-3 game, Madelia downed Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman 8-2 on Monday in Valley Conference softball action.

Jacobs led the Blackhawks with three hits, three RBIs and three runs scored, while Kylie Smith went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Audrey Zaleski went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored and Addie Ahern was 2 for 4 with a run scored. Jacobs, Smith and Zaleski each had a double.

Corban Tatro got the win in seven innings, giving up five hits and a walk for two unearned runs while fanning 10.

Springfield 10, Windom Area 4

WINDOM — Springfield earned its 12th win in a row by defeating Windom Area 10-4 on Monday in nonconference softball action.

Springfield was led by Tori Roiger’s 2-for-3 day at the plate and three RBIs. Brooklyn Sturm was 2 for 4 with a homer, a double and three RBIs for the Tigers.

Jaeli Richert got the complete-game win, giving up eight hits and two walks for two earned runs while striking out one.

Springfield hosts Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s on Tuesday.

Prep Baseball

MVL 14, Nicollet 3, 5 innings

NICOLLET — Minnesota Valley Lutheran rolled to a 14-3 win over Nicollet in five innings of nonconference baseball action on Monday.

MVL’s Josh Giefer and Caleb Carlovsky led with three hits apiece, with Giefer adding three RBIs. Carlovsky got the win in four innings of work with seven strikeouts.

Riley Mans had two RBIs for Nicollet, while Grant Bruns took the loss in 3 2/3 innings, striking out five.

Owatonna 4, New Ulm 3

OWATONNA — Owatonna held off New Ulm 4-3 on Monday in nonconference baseball action.

Jaden Drill went 3 for 3 with an RBI to lead New Ulm, while Carter Lang added a triple and two RBIs. Hunter Sehr took the loss in 1 1/3 innings of relief, giving up one hit, one walk and one earned run while fanning three.

New Ulm (11-3) hosts St. Peter on Thursday.

Wabasso 11, Minneota 4

MINNEOTA — Carter Benz’s big game helped Wabasso down Minneota 11-4 on Monday in nonconference baseball action.

Benz was 4 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs, and he also got the complete-game win, allowing seven hits and a walk for three earned runs while fanning 10.

Matthew Evink also had two hits for the Rabbits, one a triple, and four RBIs, while Joe Liebl added two hits.

Wabasso (9-4) hosts Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Tuesday for a doubleheader.

Prep Golf

MVL golf teams split with Cedar Mountain

FAIRFAX — Minnesota Valley Lutheran girls’ golf team topped Cedar Mountain 224-243 on Monday in a Tomahawk Conference meet at the Mayflower Golf Club, while the Cedar Mountain boys’ team defeated the MVL boys 193-209.

Nadine Clobes medaled with a 44 for MVL, while Abbie Riederer turned in the MVL girls’ next best score with a 47. The Cedar Mountain girls were led by Morgan Engholm’s 48, while Abbie Hacker followed her up with a 62.

Jackson Jemmings of Cedar Mountain shot a 43 to medal, while Aidan Nelson shot a 48 to follow for the Cougars. For the MVL boys, Ben Pearson led with a 44, while Josiah Smith followed with a 52.

SEU boys win Tomahawk quad

MORTON — The Sleepy Eye United boys’ golf team won a Tomahawk Conference golf quad on Monday, scoring a 339 to beat Springfield (356), New Ulm Cathedral (390) and Wabasso (431).

Logan Haala of Cathedral finished with a 79 to medal, while SEU’s Carson Erickson finished tied for second with Springfield’s Christopher Thram (81). Mavrick Winkelmann shot an 82 to finish fourth, while SEU’s Logan Netzke took fifth (85).

Three SEU girls golfed at the event also in Liz Schwint (114), Sam Price (115) and Meriden Andres (138).


Amateur Baseball

Essig 3, Sleepy Eye 0

SLEEPY EYE — The Essig Bluejays defeated the Sleepy Eye Indians 3-0 on Sunday in exhibition amateur baseball action.

Eric Scheibel took the win on the mound for Essig, pitching three innings and allowing four hits for no runs. Jake Stadick got the save in two innings of work, walking one and striking out one.

Jake Mielke took the loss for Sleepy Eye, pitching three innings and giving up one earned run on a hit and a walk while fanning one.

Nolan Drill went 1 for 3 with an RBI for Essig, while Cody Serbus added a hit and scored a run.

Joey Walter, Dylan Klein, Matt Sellner and Marc Riederer each went 1 for 3 for the Indians.


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