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Fairmont 14U softball wins one of two weekend tournaments

The Fairmont 14U softball team played two one-day tournaments over the weekend, winning Sunday’s tournament.

On Saturday, eventual Saturday champion North Iowa beat Fairmont 8-4, then Fairmont beat Owatonna Blue 11-1. In its final game of the day, Owatonna Orange beat Fairmont on a walkoff in the consolation championship, 7-6.

Through Saturday’s three games, Mandy Pytleski pitched 10 innings and allowed 13 runs on 16 hits and one walk, while striking out seven. Allison Janssen pitched five innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out one and Paige Hainy pitched two innings, giving up a run on two hits and a walk, while striking out three.

Chantel Moeller had seven hits on Saturday, while Pytleskie and Kynlie Anderson each had five. Janssen, Emily Muller and Ashley Muller each collected four hits on Saturday.

Fairmont started its Sunday tournament with a 9-3 win over Kasson, then beat Tracy 9-1 and finished the tournament with a 14-4 win over Worthington in the championship game.

Pytleski led Fairmont with nine innings pitched Sunday, including a seven-inning complete game in the championship win against Worthington. Pytleski allowed five runs on 10 hits and two walks, while striking out eight.

Hainy pitched four innings and gave up two runs on three hits and six walks, while striking out six. Janssen threw three innings and struck out four, while allowing one run on two hits and two walks.

Anderson led Fairmont’s offense with five hits.

Pytleski, Ashley Muller and Nevaeh Rahm each had four hits on Sunday.

Fairmont also swept a Monday doubleheader against Worthington, winning the first game 14-4 and the second 14-3.

Rahm pitched four innings on Monday and allowed four runs on four walks and no hits, while striking out four. Janssen also pitched four innings, giving up three runs on four hits and three walks, while sending three batters to the bench with a strikeout.

Ava Terfehr and Rahm each had four hits Monday, while Ashley Muller and Chloe Miller each had three.

After Monday’s doubleheader, Fairmont has a 19-8 record on the season.

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