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Prep Softball: Gibson, Tigers top Chargers

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta broke the game open with a seven-run sixth inning as Piper Gibson produced one of the bigger offensive performances in the area this season at Brandon-Evansville on Thursday, May 18 in Evansville.

Gibson was 5-for-5 with a home run, three doubles and four runs batted in.

MA/C-A's Jenna Howden doubled in two runs and Jen Solvie had a hit and a RBI. Liz Dietz worked all seven innings to get the win in the circle.

Morris/C-A plays a West Central Conference doubleheader at BOLD at 4 p.m. Friday, May 19. The Tigers can clinch the conference championship with a win in one of the two games. If BOLD wins both games, the Tigers would tie Minnewaska for the conference title.

The Tigers grabbed the No. 1 seed in Section 3AA-North playoff seedings announced Wednesday, May 17. Morris/C-A will open up postseason play at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 in Morris against the winner of No. 4 Montevideo and No. 5 Minneota/Canby. The winner of Tuesday’s game will play at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 in Marshall.

Morris/C-A 11, Brandon-E 4

Morris/C-A................300 017 0-11 11 2

Brandon-E.................102 001 0-4 4 4

Hitting - Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta: Piper Gibson 5-5 hr 2b-3 rbi-4, Jen Solvie 1-1 rbi, Jenna Howden 1-1 2b rbi, Liz Dietz 1-5, Ashley Solvie 1-5, Emma Bowman 1-2, Nicole Solvie 1-4 ... Brandon-Evansville: Morgan Stelzer 1-4 2b, Carrigan Okerlund 1-4 2b

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris/C-A: Dietz (W) 7-4-4-3-3-6 ... B-E: Sadie Roers (L)

Brooke Kern

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