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Softball: Tigers get back to winning

MacKenzie Hockel rounds first after a hit early in the conference game against Benson Tuesday, May 15 in Benson. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times1 / 4
Whitney DeMaris sends the ball flying into the outfield during the conference game against Benson. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times2 / 4
Emma Bowman connects for a hit against Benson Tuesday afternoon. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times3 / 4
Bailey Marty catches a pop up at shortstop for Morris/C-A early in the game against Benson Tuesday, May 15 in Benson. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times4 / 4

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta scored five first-inning runs and Liz Dietz held off Benson's offense from the pitching circle in a West Central Conference game on Tuesday, May 15 in Benson. The Tigers beat the Braves 11-1 in five innings.

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In addition to the pitching win, Dietz was 4-for-4 and drove in four runs. MacKenzie Hockel, Bailey Marty and Whitney Demaris all had two hits for the Tigers.

Benson's Kaitlyn Berreau had two hits.

Morris/C-A visits Melrose (5-10, 4-9 in WCC) for a single WCC game at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 17 before closing out the regular season with a doubleheader against BOLD (5-8, 5-7 in WCC) Friday, May 18 in Morris.

Morris/C-A 11, Benson 1

Morris/C-A (15-1, 11-0 WCC)............513 11-11 12 0

Benson (7-7, 7-7 WCC)......................010 00-1 6 4

HITTING - Morris/C-A: Bailey Marty 2-4, Emma Bowman 1-3, Liz Dietz 4-4 rbi-4, MacKenzie Hockel 2-4, Whitney Demaris 2-3, Karly Fehr 1-4 ... Benson: Zoe Doscher 1-3, Kaitlyn Berreau 2-3, Lundebrek 1-3, Berens 1-1, Kurkosky 1-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris/C-A: Dietz (W) 5-6-1-1-2-1 ... Benson: Kurkosky (L) 4-11-10-8-4-2, Emily Miller 1-3-1-1-0-0

Brooke Kern

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