Emma Bowman drove in two runs and Kenna Kehoe and Katelyn Wehking combined on a solid performance in the pitching circle as Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta softball defeated Montevideo 9-2 on Thursday, May 9, in Morris.
The Tigers started the scoring with three runs in the second inning. Riley Decker singled in LaRae Kram and Bowman had a two-RBI single, scoring both Carissa Oberg and Decker.
Montevideo scored its only two runs on back-to-back doubles in the fourth inning to trim the deficit to one at 3-2.
In the fifth, Morris/C-A was able to take a commanding lead with four runs on a two-out rally. A single by Kenzie Hockel scored Kehoe from first then Kendra Wevley, running for Hockel, scored on a triple by Kram. Then Kram scored on a single by Oberg and Kylie Swanson, running for Oberg, scored on a Wehking single to center field to give MACA a 7-2 lead.
The Tigers added two more runs in the sixth. Macee Libbesmeier singled in Bailey Marty and Hockel singled in Kehoe for the final 9-2 score.
Kehoe worked 4-1/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits. She struck out four. Wehking allowed just one hit in 2-2/3 innings and struck out five.
Morris/C-A begins a busy stretch at Willmar Friday, May 10, and then will travel to Sauk Centre for a tough conference doubleheader against 11-2 Mainstreeters. The Tigers will then be back in Morris to play host to Benson Tuesday, May 14 and Minnewaska Thursday, May 16. Both home games set for 5 p.m. in Morris. Morris/C-A closes out next week at Montevideo Friday, May 17 to conclude a six-game week.
Morris/C-A 9, Montevideo 2
Montevideo................................000 200 0 -2 9 2
MACA (12-1, 9-0 WCC)...............030 402 x -9 10 0
HITTING - Montevideo: Noelle Sulflow 1-4, Kenzie Hoidal 1-4, Lexi Brockmoller 2-3 2b-2 r, Sydney Zindel 1-3, Zola Olson 2-3 r, Kaylee Pauling 2-3 ... Morris/C-A: Emma Bowman 1-3 rbi-2 , Kenzie Hockel 2-4 rbi-2, LaRae Kram 1-3 3b rbi r-2, Carissa Oberg 1-3 rbi r, Katelyn Wehking 1-1 rbi, Riley Decker 1-3 rbi r, Macee Libbesmeier 1-1 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Montevideo: Megan Anderson (L) 6-10-9-8-8-2, Maddie Kilibarda 1-1-1-1-1-1 ... Morris/C-A: Kenna Kehoe (W) 4.2-6-2-2-1-4, Wehking 2.1-1-0-0-0-5