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Softball: MACA remains perfect in WCC

Morris/C-A's Emma Bowman runs to first early in the West Central Conference game against Montevideo Thursday, May 9, at Wells Park in Morris. Bowman drive in two runs with her lone hit of the game. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times

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

Brooke Kern

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