Mavericks stampede Knights

ALDEN – Jordan Gregory and Rebecca Steen combined for an incredible 11 RBIs to help the Martin County West Mavericks stampede the Alden-Conger Knights, 16-3, during five-inning Valley Conference softball action Friday in Alden.

Gregory generated three hits, including a grand slam home run, to produce a game-best six RBIs, while Steen tripled and singled to collect five RBIs.

Sierra Williamson tripled and singled to drive in one run for MCW, Martha Olson and Shawna Dressen each tallied two hits and one RBI, while Kate Thiesse and Ellie Kuehl each supplied two hits and four runs scored.

Steen allowed three runs on five hits, struck out five and walked three in five frames inside the pitcher’s circle to earn the complete-game victory.

Cassie Gilster produced three of Alden-Conger’s five hits on the game.

Jessica Price gave up 16 runs on 16 hits, struck out two and walked seven in pitching the five-inning distance to net the loss.

Martin County West (13-3, 7-2 Valley) hosts United South Central at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Lake Area Sports Complex in Welcome in a Section 2A, South Sub-Section playoff game.

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Rebecca Steen (WP) and Shawna Dressen. Jessica Price (LP) and Kasey Knutson.

Waseca 12, Fairmont 0 – Kirsten Simmons connected on a three-run home run with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning to cap the hometown Bluejays’ 12-0 South Central Conference victory over the Cardinals on Friday in Waseca.

Waseca held a 9-0 lead with two runners on base when Simmons’ clout ended the game via the 10-run rule.

Mackenzie Madsen hurled a four-hit shutout over six innings to earn the complete-game victory for the Bluejays. Madsen struck out four, walked one and hit one batter.

Katie Tlusty went 4-for-4 with a double to top Waseca’s 14-hit effort.

Courtney Guetter, Micaela Gochanour, Kristen Campe and Allison Moeller generated hits for Fairmont.

Aly Eversman allowed two runs on four hits, struck out two and did not issue a walk in three innings pitched to take the loss for the Cardinals.

Mikayla Krzywicki gave up 10 runs on 10 hits, fanned one, hit one batter and did not issue a walk in 2 1/3 innings of relief for Fairmont.

Fairmont (9-8) hosts St. Peter today in an 11 a.m. South Central Conference doubleheader at Cardinal Park.

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Winning run scored with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Aly Eversman (LP), Mikayla Krzywicki (4) and Tieryn Arens. Mackenzie Madsen (WP) and Jordan Paulson.

Waseca plated 11 runs in the third inning to fuel an 18-8 victory over Fairmont during junior varsity action Friday in Waseca.

Sarah Tschumperlin produced three hits to top the Cardinals, while teammate Mallory Gochanour delivered two hits.

Payton Walser collected three RBIs for Fairmont, while Allison Johnston drove in two runs.

Mankato Loyola 7, Madelia/Truman 0 – Kenady Benning fired a one-hit complete-game shutout to propel the Class A, No. 4-ranked Crusaders to a 7-0 Valley Conference victory over the Jayhawks on Friday in Madelia.

Benning recorded two strikeouts and issued three walks in seven innings of work to earn the victory.

Ellie Hoffmann went 3-for-3 with a double and one RBI and scored a run for Loyola, while teammate RaeAnn Dose went 3-for-4 with a double and crossed the plate once.

Alli Menke went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs and scored a run, while Jordyn Strachan doubled home a run and scored once for the Crusaders.

Melody Colon produced the Jayhawks’ lone hit of the game.

Beth Kotewa allowed seven runs on 13 hits, struck out three and walked two in seven innings inside the chalked circle to take the loss for the Jayhawks.

Madelia/Truman (4-13, 2-7 Valley) opens the Section 2A, South Sub-Section playoffs against Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Lake Crystal.

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Kenady Benning (WP) and Makenna Elert. Beth Kotewa (LP) and Ciera Drevlow.