Huskies outslug Cardinals

JACKSON – Kelsey Kannenberg utilized a strong arm inside the pitcher’s circle and lethal lumber from inside the batter’s box to propel the Jackson County Central Huskies to a 9-4 non-league softball victory over the Fairmont Cardinals on Friday in Jackson.

Kannenberg allowed four runs – three earned – on six hits, struck out eight, walked one and hit one batter in seven innings of work to earn the complete-game victory for JCC.

Kannenberg also produced three hits, including a double, from an offensive perspective for the Huskies, who improved to 6-0 on the season.

Moira Carlson collected a game-high four RBIs on two hits, including a three-run homer in the fifth inning, for the Huskies, while teammate Blaney Markman doubled and singled.

Abby Fitzgerald drilled a solo home run during the top of the first inning for Fairmont, while teammate Tieryn Arens blasted a two-run round-tripper in the second inning.

Allison Moeller went 2-for-2 with a double for the Cardinals, while Taylor Nuss and Micaela Gochanour each supplied a hit.

Nuss allowed nine runs – four earned – on nine hits, walked six, struck out two and hit one batter in six innings pitched to absorb the loss for the Cardinals.

Fairmont (3-4, 2-1 South Central) hosts St. Peter in a doubleheader at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cardinal Park.

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Jackson County Central downed Fairmont, 3-0, during junior varsity action Friday in Jackson.

Payton Walser, Katelynn Noah and Katelyn Korn each generated a single to top the Cardinals (3-4).

Allison Johnston struck out two in four innings of work for Fairmont, while Jordan Ehlert pitched the final two innings.

Martin County West 2, Southwestern United 0 – Jordan Gregory singled and scored the eventual game-winning run on Shawna Dressen’s RBI double in the top of the eighth inning to pace the Mavericks’ 2-0 non-league triumph over the Wildcats on Friday in Okabena.

Locked in a scoreless tie through seven completed innings, Gregory singled to open MCW’s top of the eighth, stole second base and crossed the plate on Dressen’s RBI double. Courtesy runner Eivey Kuehl later scored an insurance run on Molly Klima’s RBI single.

Maverick right-hander Rebecca Steen then pitched the bottom of the eighth, allowing one hit in one shutout frame of relief to earn the victory.

Sierra Williamson allowed only four hits in seven-plus innings of scoreless pitching to receive no decision for MCW. Williamson struck out five and issued six walks.

Martha Olson went 2-for-3 for the Mavericks, Gregory went 2-for-4 and scored a run, while Dressen and Klima contributed RBI hits.

Ida Rogers-Ferguson gave up two runs on nine hits, struck out five and walked one in eight innings of work to absorb the loss.

Martin County West (6-1, 3-1 Valley) travels to Mankato Loyola on Thursday.

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Sierra Williamson, Rebecca Steen (8, WP) and Shawna Dressen. Ida Rogers-Ferguson (LP) and Sam Obermoller.