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2018 Marshall Independent Softball Player of the Year: Emily Benz

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WABASSO – Last year, Emily Benz watched her older sister Alison help lead the way for the Wabasso softball team and earn the Marshall Independent Softball Player of the Year. The senior wanted follow in her sibling’s footsteps, and did just that, making an impact at both the plate and in ...

2018 Marshall Independent All-Area Softball First Team

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MARSHALL – The Marshall Independent sports staff is pleased to announce the 2018 Marshall Independent All-Area Softball team. Below are the eight players joining Wabasso senior pitcher Emily Benz on the All-Area Softball First Team. Cora Eichten, So., Wabasso The sophomore shortstop ...

2018 All-Area Softball Second Team, Honorable Mention

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Shelby Versaevel, Jr. (Marshall) Versaevel led the Tigers at the plate with a .412 average. Her 21 hits included seven doubles and a triple, while adding 13 RBI. Morgan Radel, Sr. (Marshall) Radel finished with a .259 average in 2018. Her 13 hits included one double. The Marshall ...

2018 Area Softball Leaderboard

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BATTING AVG Sydney Lanoue, TMB .569 Makenzie Buchert, RTR .531 Brooklyn Ludeman, TMB .514 Evelyn Dolan, TMB .487 Cora Eichten, Wab. .486 Sydney Larson, M/C .483 Johannah Nielsen, RTR .474 Emily Pohlen, M/C .450 Ellie Crumrine, TMB .449 Mary Bothun, DB .448 Jenna Frank, ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: SMSU holds annual Drown Classic golf tournament

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MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University Athletics hosted the Drown SMSU Golf Classic Friday. Jacob Baker, Jordan Jacobson, Tim Alger, Dan Schipper and Matt Bennett won the five-golfer scramble with a score of 52. The team was sponsored by Panka Insurance Agency. The team of Kevin ...

LEGION BASEBALL: Marshall, Milroy to host annual Wood Bat Classic

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MARSHALL – The Marshall Legion baseball team, along with several other teams, will participate in the 18th annual Wood Bat Classic this weekend. Marshall, Albany, Morris, Minneapolis Post 1, Willmar, Foley and Wabasso will all compete in the round-robin tournament over the next three days, ...

WEDNESDAY BASEBALL: Granite Falls takes outs Madison, 7-0

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MADISON – The Granite Falls amateur baseball team defeated Madison 7-0 on Wednesday. Colton Vien led the way for the Kilowatts with a 3 for 4 day at the plate with four RBI while Markus Kranz added a pair of hits, including a home run, and an RBI and Lucas Kruse went 1 for 3 with an ...

JAKE’S TAKE: A new home and new beginnings

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MARSHALL – They say sports brings people together. For those who might disagree, I would tell them to look no further than the city of Marshall. Local team pride is a common thread that binds this community together. As a sports reporter, entering a sports hot-bed like this is one of the many ...

YOUTH BASEBALL: Blazing a trail in Cooperstown

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MARSHALL — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper are two of baseball’s bright young stars on track to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, located in Cooperstown, New York. But Trout and Harper are already in a different ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Marshall A’s, Granite Falls halted by rain

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MARSHALL – The Marshall A’s amateur baseball team and Granite Falls Kilowatts squared off on Sunday evening, getting through nearly three innings of play before Mother Nature intervened with a storm, leaving the game suspended tied at 4-4. Granite Falls got out to a quick start in the top ...