Springfield, GFW split doubleheader
Springfield 7, GFW 6
GFW 6, Springfield 5
SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield and Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop softball teams split a doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon.
The opening game was played as a conference game, and Jordan Salonek had a big day at the plate for the Tigers. Salonek had a pair of hits including a triple and two RBI, while teammate Jenny Thoreson added a pair of hits.
Molly Dunn was the winning pitcher, going seven innings allowing 10 hits, two earned runs, three walks and four strikeouts.
Erin McDurmont took the loss for the Thunderbirds, going six innings, allowing six runs, with three strikeouts.
Jessica Bode and Sammie Kretsch each had two hits for GFW.
In Game 2, Breanna Ahlers hit a game-winning two-run home run to push GFW to a 6-5 nonconference win.
Crolin Goebel got the win, going five innings. McDurmont added two hits in the win.
Jenny Platz took the loss for Springfield, allowing six runs. Sonja Fiedler and Tiffany Schwanke each had two hits for Springfield.
Springfield moves to 8-6 overall and will play at Comfrey/Cedar Mountain today. GFW moves to 9-5 and will host BOLD on Thursday.
MCW 19, M-T 4, 5 inn.
MADELIA – Martin County West defeated Madelia-Truman Tuesday in a Valley Conference softball game.
Becca Steen was the winning pitcher, giving up four runs, 13 hits, walking two and striking out four.
Beth Kotewa was the losing pitcher, giving up 19 runs, 18 hits, one walk and five strikeouts.
Molly Klima of MCW was 3-for-4 and she scored three runs. Savannah Hodge was 3-for-4 with an RBI.
Madelia-Truman (4-10, 2-10) hosts Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton today.
Sleepy Eye 10, BLHS 0
Sleepy Eye 13, BLHS 2
SLEEPY EYE – Sleepy Eye’s doubleheader sweep of Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart was highlighted by McKayla Ahlrich’s no-hitter in Game 1.
Ahlrich walked just one batter and recorder seven strikeouts in the process.
Jordyn Domeier was 3-3 with a double and a run batted in, while Sammy Villanueva added a pair of hits and a pair of stolen bases.
Katie Kalenberg took the loss for BLHS.
Game 2 saw Carly Jensen nearly repeat Ahlrich’s performance by allowing just one hit.
Ahlrich, Jamie Fischer, and Domeier all had a pair of hits and five combined runs batted in. Jamie Wells knocked in a pair of runs and Villanueva stole two more bases.
Kalenberg took the loss for BLHS again, while Dani Winkelman had the lone hit of the day.
Sleepy Eye improves to 7-8 and will play at home against MVL on Thursday. BLHS falls to 1-12 on the season and will play against C/CM on Thursday.
St. Mary’s 3, Wabasso 2
WABASSO – Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s defeated Wabasso in a nonconference softball game Tuesday.
Laura Pelze led St. Mary’s by going 3-for-3 and Maddy Helget was 2-for-3. Pelzel earned the win, going seven innings and striking out four.
Kimberly Frank took the loss for the Rabbits. She went the distance, allowing 11 hits and she struck out six.
Wabasso (7-3, 5-2 in Tomahawk) is at Springfield on Thursday while St. Mary’s improves to 12-3 overall and 6-1 in Tomahawk action.