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Prep Softball: Morris/C-A remains undefeated

Morris/Chokio-Alberta's Tracy Meichsner slides safely into third base, avoiding the tag of Marshall third baseman Brooke Louwagie, on Friday. MCA improved to 5-0 with an 8-2 win. Photo by Kathy Bahr.1 / 2
Morris/Chokio-Alberta pitcher McKenzie Van Batavia fires a pitch against Marshall on Friday. Van Batavia lost a perfect game in the seventh inning but still led the Tigers to an 8-2 win that ran their record to 5-0. Photo by Kathy Bahr.2 / 2

MORRIS -- McKenzie Van Batavia threw a two-hitter and the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta softball team won its fifth straight game, 8-2, over Marshall on Friday.

Van Batavia had a perfect game going and the Tigers led 8-0 until Marshall's Macy Louwagie doubled and Brooke Louwagie tripled in the seventh inning. Marshall scored twice before Van Batavia closed out the game.

The Tigers' 11-hit attack was paced by three hits each from Tracy Meichsner and Sadie Fischer. Meichsner highlighted a four-run fourth with a two-run single. Fischer and Holly Amundson each added RBI singles in the inning.

VanBatavia collected seven strikeouts and gave up just those two hits in the seventh in her complete-game win.

Marshall 000 000 2 -- 2 2 2

Morris/C-A 001 421 x -- 8 11 2


Marshall: Macy Louwagie 1-for-3, 2b; Brooke Louwagie 1-for-3, 3b, rbi

Morris/Chokio-Alberta: McKenzie VanBatavia 1-for-5, 2 rbi; Tracy Meichsner 3-for-4, sb-4, 2 rbi; Sadie Fischer 3-for-3, 2 rbi; Steph Hennen 1-for-3; Holly Amundson 2-for-4, rbi; Jaimie Bergerson 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) --

Marshall: Miranda Fischer (L) 3.1-5-3-3-3-2, Callie Graff 2.2-6-5-3-5-0

Morris/Chokio-Alberta: McKenzie VanBatavia (W) 7-2-2-1-0-7

BENSON -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg started strong, ended strong, and also wasn't too bad in the middle.

The Fighting Saints scored eight runs in the first inning and capped the game with an 11-run fifth to down Benson/Hancock 23-1 on Friday.

The Saints are 4-0 and continue to improve, said head coach Eileen Suter.

"They're doing really well," Suter said. "We're solid from top to bottom and we've got solid pitching. The only thing is I hope our defense stays on their toes."

Ellen Johnson and Sam Dunn both hit home runs, and Erin Haglund had three hits and drove in four runs.

Ten Saints had hits, and six had at least two hits.

Haglund earned her third win, allowing just one run on three hits and striking out eight.

B/H's Kendra Schmidgall had two of her team's three hits and drove in the Brave/Owls' lone run.

KMS 23,

Benson/Hancock 1

KMS 800 4(11) -- 23 18 0

B/H 001 00 -- 1 3 5


KMS: Ellen Johnson 3-for-3 hr rbi-3 r-3, Kelsey Rothers 1-for-2 rbi r, Sam Dunn 2-for-4 hr rbi-4 r-3, Erin Haglund 3-for-5 2b-2 rbi-4 r-2, Courtney Olson 2-for-5 2b rbi-2 r-2, Brielle Hauge 2-for-5 2b-2 rbi r-2, Haylie Helms 2-for-4 rbi r, Lori McCain 1-for-4 rbi r-2, Johanna Johnson 1-for-1 r-2, Lindsay Jorgenson 1-for-2 2b rbi-2 r-2

Benson/Hancock: Kendra Schmidgall 2-for-2 rbi, Mackenzie Jensen 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) --

KMS: Haglund (W, 3-0) 5-3-1-1-1-8

Benson/Hancock: Kayla Jones (L) 3.2-10-12-5-1-0, Schmidgall 1.1-8-11-5-3-1