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Softball: Grand slam helps Morris/C-A streak to 5-0

Morris/Chokio-Alberta's Katelyn Wehking connects during the Tigers' game at Benson on Thursday. Tom Larson / Forum News Service1 / 3
Morris/Chokio-Alberta's Kenzie Hockel leans to avoid the tag of Benson catcher Abby Lundebrek but was called out at the plate during Thursday's game in Benson. Tom Larson / Forum News Service2 / 3
Morris/Chokio-Alberta second baseman Riley Decker scoops up a ground ball during the Tigers' game at Benson on Thursday. Tom Larson / Forum News Service3 / 3

Liz Dietz hit a grand slam and drove in six runs, and she picked up the pitching victory as the Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta softball team defeated Benson 16-1 in four innings on Thursday, April 25, in Benson.

Dietz had two hits and she allowed just an unearned run on three hits in three innings.

The Tigers' Mackenzie Hockel and Carissa Oberg both had two hits and two RBIs, LaRae Kram had two hits and scored twice and Emma Bowman had two RBIs and scored twice.

Benson's Ellie Moesenthin doubled and Abby Lundebrek had a hit and drove in Benson’s lone run.

The Tigers next host their annual invitational tournament, which got pushed back to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in Morris. The Tigers open against St. Cloud Apollo then play Valley City in pool play.

Morris/C-A 16, Benson 1

MACA (5-0)......... 233 8 -16 11 1

Benson................. 001 0 -1 4 6

HITTING - Morris/C-A: Bailey Marti 0-1 rbi r, Emma Bowman 0-1 rbi-2 r-2, Liz Dietz 2-4 hr rbi-6 r, Jen Solvie 1-3 rbi r, Mackenzie Hockel 2-2 rbi-2 r-2, Katelyn Wehking 1-2 rbi r, LaRae Kram 2-3 r-2, Carissa Oberg 2-4 rbi-2 r, Riley Decker 1-1 rbi r-2 ... Benson: Hannah Andrews 1-2, Ellie Moesenthin 1-1 2b, Abby Lundebrek 1-2 rbi, Maranda Wieber 1-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris/C-A: Dietz (W) 3-4-1-0-1-3, Wehking 1-0-0-0-1-2 ... Benson: Zoe Doscher 3.1-9-15-12-14-1, Marissa Connelly 0.1-1-1-1-1-1, Calley Miller 0.1-2-0-0-0-0

Brooke Kern

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