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Prep softball: Montevideo, MCA split doubleheader

Tribune photo by Tom Larson Montevideo second baseman Grace Sulflow takes a throw but not in time to catch up with Morris/Chokio-Alberta base runner Lauren Reimers during the first of two West Central Conference games on Friday in Montevideo.

MONTEVIDEO — The second time around Montevideo was able to complete the rally in a West Central Conference doubleheader with Morris/Chokio-Alberta Friday.

The Tigers held on to win the opener 4-2, but the hometown Thunder Hawks put together a five-run seventh in Game Two to edge MCA 16-15.

Lauren Reimers smacked a home run, Megan Gillespie drove in two runs with a single and groundout, and Brooke Johnson doubled in a run for the Tigers in Game One. Winning pitcher Kayla Pring blanked the T-Hawks for six innings before allowing an RBI double to Lindsey Olson and an RBI single to Alissa Runia.

The squads then combined to score in a combined 11 at bats and both collected 16 hits in Game Two. MCA took a brief 15-11 lead after Johnson delivered a two-run single in the top half of the seventh. But Alex Tongen’s two-run pinch-hit single in the bottom half capped a wild frame for Montevideo.

Hannah Kuno hit a two-run single of her own earlier in the T-Hawks’ seventh.

Olson finished the twin bill 6-for-7 and Reimers sparked MCA with five hits in seven trips to the plate.

Game One

Morris/CA 4, Montevideo 2

Montevideo         000 000 2 — 2 5 3

Morris/CA            021 001 x — 4 8 2

HITTING – Montevideo: Ashley Hoehne 2-for-3, Lindsey Olson 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Alissa Runia 1-for-3, rbi … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Lauren Reimers 2-for-3, solo HR, rbi; Nicole Strobel 2-for-3; Chelsey Ehleringer 2-for-3; Brooke Johnson 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Megan Gillespie 1-for-2, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Montevideo: Kiersti Grey (L) 6-8-4-3-0-4 … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Kayla Pring (W) 7-5-2-2-0-2

Game Two

Montevideo 16, Morris/CA 15

Morris/CA            103 215 3 — 15 16 1

Montevideo         305 021 5 — 16 16 8

HITTING – Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Lauren Reimers 3-for-4, 2 2b, rbi; Brooke Johnson 3-for-4, 3 rbi; Nicole Strobel 2-for-5, 2 3b, 2 rbi; Abby Daly 2-for-4, 2b; Becca Holland 1-for-5, 2b, 3 rbi; Kayla Pring 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Lacee Maanum 1-for-2; Chelsey Ehleringer 1-for-4, rbi; Brooke Gillespie 1-for-4; Sam Henrichs 1-for-2 … Montevideo: Lindsey Olson 4-for-4, 2 rbi; Alissa Runia 2-for-4, 3 rbi; Hannah Kuno 2-for-5, 2 rbi; Jessie Janisch 2-for-3; Ashley Hoehne 1-for-2, 2b; Whitney Bartz 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Mikaela Erickson 1-for-4; Grace Sulflow 1-for-3, rbi; Kelsey Olson 1-for-3, 3b; Alex Tongen 1-for-1, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Brianna Abril (L) 3-7-9-4-2-3, Maanum 2-2-2-2-5-1, Gillespie 1.1-5-5-5-1-0, Pring 0.1-2-0-0-0-0 … Montevideo: Kiersti Grey 5.1-14-12-9-1-3, Hoehne (W) 1.2-2-3-2-2-1