Frank helps Wabasso shut out Springfield
Wabasso 5, Springfield 0
SPRINGFIELD – Kimberly Frank gave up only one hit as she shutout Springfield and led Wabasso to 5-0 victory in a Tomahawk Conference softball game.
Frank pitched the entire game and did not give up any runs on the one hit, three walks, and four strikeouts.
Molly Dunn was the losing pitcher for Springfield. Dunn gave up five runs, zero earned, on two hits, one walk, and four strikeouts.
Erin Leibl and Jennifer Rohlik each had a single for Wabasso, while Jenny Platz recorded Springfield’s only hit.
Wabasso (9-3) will host SW United/Red Rock Central in the first round of the Section 3A, South Subsection playoffs on Tuesday, while Springfield (9-7) will play at home against Sleepy Eye in the first round of the Section 2A, North Subsection playoffs.
Alden-Conger 9, Madelia/Truman 8
ALDEN – Madelia/Truman fell 9-8 to Alden-Conger in a Valley Conference softball game on Thursday.
Beth Kotewa was the losing pitcher for the Jayhawks. Kotewa gave up nine runs on seven hits, eight strikeouts, and five walks in seven innings of work.
Hanna Hartman and Savannah Stevens both went 2-for-4 with RBI doubles to lead Madelia/Truman offensively.
The Jayhawks (5-11, 2-7) play again today at Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain.
New Ulm 7, St. Peter 2
ST. PETER – The New Ulm softball team continued its domination of the South Central Conference on Thursday evening.
Sydney Schuck pitched a complete game and allowed just four hits while striking out five to pick up the win. Kali Denn was 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. Brittany Hoffmann was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI and Abby Kamm was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two stolen bases. Ellie Schneider was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
New Ulm (15-2, 9-1) will play at Mounds View today.
St. Mary’s 7, MCW 6
SLEEPY EYE – Maddy Helget pitched a complete game and had the game-tying home run in the sixth inning as the St. Mary’s softball team defeated Martin County West in nonconference action on Thursday.
Helget allowed 10 hits and four earned runs while striking out five. She also helped herself at the plate with a two-run home run. Karissa Fleck was 1-for-2 with a two-run double in the sixth inning to give the Knights a 7-5 lead.
St. Mary’s improves to 13-3 overall and is 6-1 in the Tomahawk Conference. The Knights will host Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop at noon Saturday for the conference title.
MVL 9, Sleepy Eye 7
Sleepy Eye 3, MVL 2
SLEEPY EYE – Minnesota Valley Lutheran and Sleepy Eye split a Tomahawk Conference softball doubleheader on Thursday.
Carlie Maasz was the winning pitcher for MVL in the first game. Maasz gave up seven runs on eight hits and nine strikeouts in seven innings.
Charlotte Pfingsten was 4-for-5 with a double and three RBI for the Chargers.
Jordyn Domeier led the Indians at the plate in Game 1. Domeier went 4-for-4 with a double, a triple, and four RBI.
McKayla Alrich got the win for Sleepy Eye in the second game. Alrich gave up two runs on three walks and six strikeouts.
Sam Krebsbach was 2-for-3 with a home run to lead the Indians in Game 2.
Pfingsten paced the Chargers again, going 2-for-4.
Both teams kick off Section 2A North Subsection playoff play on Tuesday with MVL (5-8) traveling to New Ulm Cathedral and Sleepy Eye (8-9) traveling to play Springfield.