Blackjacks edge Wolverines, 2-0




CLARA CITY- The Blackjacks pulled away with a road win on Thursday night, defeating MACCRAY by a final score of 2-0. 

Kameron Sather led the Blackjacks with two hits, including a triple, and an RBI. Blake Thompson and Nathan Hansen each also scored a run for the Blackjacks. 

Tygan Long pitched all five innings for the Blackjacks, holding MACCRAY to just one hit while striking out eight batters in the shutout. 

Dawson-Boyd improves to 13-2 and will host Minneota on Monday at 4:30 



YME 2, Ortonville 0 

GRANITE FALLS- The Yellow Medicine East softball team stole a close victory at home, shutting out Ortonville 2-0.  The last game for both teams ended with YME coming up on top.  

Bayli Sneller starred in the circle for YME, striking out 16 batters in the complete-game shutout. She limited Ortonville to just one hit and three walks on the day. 

Ella Cherveny and Sneller scored both runs for the Sting. A handful of other players recorded hits for the Sting. Cherveny also had a triple and tied Kourtney Peterson with a team-high two base hits.  

It was smooth sailing for the Sting, cruising for the victory. It was the final game for both teams in the regular season with the Sting improving to 7-12. 

Game 1

RTR 6, MCC 5

SLAYTON — Madi Burns came up with a clutch RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning on Thursday night, driving in the go-ahead run in a 5-4 walk-off win for the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton softball team against Murray County Central.

The game was tied at 7-7 heading into the frame. The teams appeared poised to head to extra innings after Thea Schneider struck out each of the first two Knights she faced. Yet, Laken Baartman and Kya Alderson hit back-to-back singles to put the go-ahead run on third base. Burns took advantage, lining a hit to right field to score Baartman and seal the win.

RTR trailed 4-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning when Gabi Borresen hit a leadoff single and scored on a Daryssa Crus sacrifice fly to tie the game at 4-4. Borresen’s double was the Knights’ only extra-base hit of the day.

The Rebels first took the lead in the top of the sixth inning when Schneider hit a leadoff double and Morgan Winter hit a two-run home run to center field, giving MCC a 4-3 lead. They had also scored a pair of runs the prior inning after Atalie Rosenbrook doubled and scored on an Elyse Paulzine sacrifice bunt and Calleigh Doeden walked and scored on an Ava Deacon single.

Schneider pitched 6 2/3 innings for MCC, holding RTR to just two earned runs and three unearned runs. She allowed six hits and a walk in the game while striking out eight batters.

Kya Alderson pitched all seven innings for RTR. She struck out 13 batters but allowed four earned runs on six hits and two walks.

Alderson also led TMB with three hits and a walk at the plate while Deacon and Rosenbrook each had a pair of hits for MCC.

Game 2

RTR 2, MCC 0

SLAYTON — The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton softball team’s flare for drama continued into the second game of its doubleheader against Murray County Central on Thursday. After five scoreless innings, RTR scored a run in each of the last two frames to hold on for a 2-0 win.

The Knights first got on the board when Kya Alderson drew a leadoff walk to start the sixth inning. She advanecd to third on passed balls before scoring on a Madi Burns single. One inning later, Lily Klumper drew a walk with one out, advanced on a passed ball and scored on an error to give RTR a 2-0 lead.

Alderson pitched lights out in the second game of the doubleheader. She held MCC to four hits and a walk in the shutout while striking out seven batters.

Thea Schneider held the Knights without an earned run but the two unearned runs were too much for her to earn the win on the mound for MCC. She struck out seven Knighst in the game while holding RTR to two hits and four walks over seven innings.

Burns and Daryssa Crus each had a single for RTR while Morgan Winter had two for MCC.

RTR improves to 16-3 after the sweep while MCC falls to 10-4. The Knights will wrap up their regular season in Walnut Grove against Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove today at 4 p.m. while MCC will go on the road to take on Adrian-Ellsworth at 4:30 p.m.


Jackson County Central 5, Wabasso 1 

WABASSO- The Jackrabbits took a heartbreaking loss Thursday night, falling to JCC 5-1. The Jackrabbits scored their only run at the end of the fifth inning, and JCC would respond with a spread of four runs in the top of the sixth. The Jackrabbits would look for a comeback, but wouldn’t be successful, with JCC adding another run to the mix at the top of the seventh. 

Sara Carlson scored the only run for the Rabbits while Avery Carlson recorded the team’s only other hit, but it wouldn’t be enough to complete the comeback. Carlson also pitched all seven innings, throwing seven strikeouts while allowing three earned runs and two unearned on eight hits and four walks 

Wabasso finished with a 14-5 record completing their regular season. They will now await their seeding for the Section 3A Tournament on May 21st. 


Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 2, Reville-County-West 1 (DH) 

TRACY- GAME 1. The Panthers snatched the win at home, sneaking by, 2-1. Jordyn Hanson and Avery Torgeson scored both Panthers runs. A bunch of other Panthers got hits for the Panthers victory. 

Jaida Fricke threw all seven innings and threw six strikeouts to close out the game. She allowed one earned run on three hits and no walks. 


Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 13, Renville-County-West, 2 (DH) 

TRACY- GAME 2. TMB rolled past RCW in their second game of their Doubleheaderby a final score of 13-2 behind a no-hitter from Melaina Ankrum. 

Ankrum pitched all six innings for TMB, holding RCW to just one walk while striking out five batters.  

On the offensive end, Braelynn Kirk and Aliyah Loftness each had three hits for the Panthers while Ankrum and Avery Torgeson contributed another two each. 

TMB finished their regular season with a record of 10-9. 





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