Softball

By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com With its season on the line, Holdingford pulled off a dramatic rally to stun top-seeded Paynesville Area 9-8 in the Sub-Section 6AA East elimination round, May 24 at Waite Park. The game got off to a back-and-forth start, with Paynesville erasing an early 5-2 Holdingford lead with six unanswered [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Upsala also carried a lead deep into its playoff opener at second-seeded Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (ACGC), Tuesday, before the Falcons took control with a six-run fifth inning on their way to an 11-4 win. Senior Alissa Zehrer, junior Kaelin Smieja and eighth-grader Katlin Welinski each collected two hits for Upsala. [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Holdingford pounded the Foley pitching staff for 11 hits while senior starting pitcher tossed a two-hit shutout, leading the second-seeded Huskers to a 10-0 win in Monday’s opening round of Section 6AA playoffs at home. Juniors Sam Maciej and Courtney Kostreba combined to slug five doubles and each scored [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Pierz got on the board first in Monday’s Section 6AA opener at Paynesville Area. But the top-seeded Bulldogs quickly snatched control right back, crossing the plate five times in the bottom of the first inning on their way to securing an 11-1 win. Senior Sara Schlegel drove in senior [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Swanville threatened to pull off a stunning upset in Monday’s start of Section 5A action, jumping on top-seeded Eden Valley-Watkins for three runs in the top of the first inning. But after maintaining a 3-0 edge through the middle of the third, the host Eagles broke through with six [...]

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Swanville finished up Prairie Conference play with a pair of doubleheaders, falling 18-1, 14-4 to visiting Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (LPGE), May 16, and 10-0, 12-4 at Osakis, May 17. Senior Marissa Evans and junior Jackie Panek each had two hits in both games against LPGE, with Barthel adding two hits and Evans homering in the [...]

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Kimball Area erased a late four-run deficit on its way to earning an 8-7, 3-0 sweep over visiting Pierz to close the regular season, Thursday. Pierz jumped in front early in game one with a five-run third inning, maintaining control with a 7-3 lead midway through the fifth. But the Cubs evened the contest with [...]

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Little Falls wrapped up Granite Ridge Conference (GRC) play with an offense-filled doubleheader at Foley, Thursday, winning the first game 14-7 before falling 8-5 in the finale. Little Falls rocked the Falcons for five runs in the first and seven more in the second in the opener, sending 21 batters to the plate in the [...]

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