Mavericks collar Bulldogs in softball showcase, 18-14
MANKATO — Emily Dunlop and Alyssa Williamson equally combined for 10 RBIs to help the Martin County West Mavericks outslug the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Bulldogs, 18-14, during a Valley Conference softball showcase clash Friday at Caswell Park.
Williamson singled and smacked a grand slam HR during the Mavericks’ eight-run bottom of the fourth inning to net five RBIs.
Dunlop produced three hits, including a pair of doubles, to generate her five RBIs, while teammate Hannah Olson singled and tripled to plate another run.
Dani Nelson went 2-for-2 with a double, drew three walks and collected one RBI for MCW, Shaylynn Anderson drilled two hits to produce three RBIs, while Madison Klima contributed two hits.
Williamson allowed 14 runs on 14 hits, struck out four and walked five in seven innings pitched to receive the win.
Halle Satre collected a game-best four hits to top the Bulldogs’ attack, while teammate Hailie Wheelock netted three hits, including a pair of doubles, to notch four RBIs.
Kiya Erler added three RBIs on the strength of three hits for JWP.
Abby Tarrant hurled 5 2/3 innings, allowing 16 runs on 15 hits, walked five and struck out one for JWP.
Martin County West (11-5) opens the Section 3AA playoffs against St. James Area at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Luverne.
JWP 340 005 2 — 14 14 4
MCW 222 822 x — 18 16 4
Abby Tarrant (LP), Dani Gerdts (6) and Abby Mudgett. Alyssa Williamson (WP) and Madison Klima.
Martin County West 6, Redwood Valley 4 — Zac Spear and Karson Janssen drew back-to-back bases-loaded walks in the top of the seventh inning to help the Mavericks snap a tie and pull off a two-run non-league triumph over the Cardinals on Friday in Redwood Falls.
Jaxson Rohman went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and one RBI to top MCW’s seven-hit performance, while Blake Jagodzinske went 2-for-2 with a run scored.
Janssen contributed an RBI double to the Mavericks’ winning ways.
Wyatt Geistfeld allowed four runs — two earned — on five hits, struck out six and walked three in six innings pitched to earn the win.
Zac Spear struck out two and issued one walk in hurling one hitless and scoreless inning of relief to earn the save for MCW.
Cole Woodford went 2-for-4 with a double, one RBI and a run scored for the Cardinals.
Martin County West (6-9) travels to Tracy today for a noon game against Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.