Gehlen, Hinton, LCHS softball play at Le Mars tourney
LE MARS ó The Le Mars Community, Gehlen Catholic and Hinton softball teams each played two games at Fridayís Le Mars tournament hosted by the Bulldogs and Jays.
Gehlen wins both contests
The Gehlen Catholic softball team claimed wins in both of their games on Friday at the Riverview Complex. The team held off a late rally from the Wildcats who scored four runs in the seventh inning to win by a 6-5 final score.
Alyssa Kolbeck led the team with a 2 RBI game. She hit a pair of singles in the contest.
Kenzi Alesch and Jayden Barthole had the other multi-hit games for the team. Alesch reached on two singles and a walk out of the leadoff spot. Barthole had a single and double and drove in a run.
Haley Lubben, Ellen Hunt and Ellie Arens picked up the other RBIs for the team.
Rylee Schnepf pitched the win with 11 strikeouts in the seven innings. She gave up five runs, three of which were earned, on eight hits. Sydney Fickbohm took the loss for the Wildcats who dropped to 5-5.
Gehlen beat Lawton-Bronson 8-3 in their other game at the tournament. They fell behind 3-1 after two innings before scoring two in the third, two in the fourth and three in the sixth to claim the win.
Nevaeh Hodgson led the team with a 3 RBI game as she finished with three singles. Alesch and Schnepf also had three hits in the contest. Kolbeck and Barthole added two singles apiece.
Addie Konz pitched the win for the Jays as she gave up the three runs on six hits and three walks in six innings. She struck out two.
Lawton-Bronson fell to 0-13 with the loss. Gehlen Catholic improved to 7-5 with the pair of wins.
Hinton tops Le Mars
The Bulldogs fell by a 4-0 score to Hinton. The Blackhawks got a run in the second on an error and ground out. The team added two runs in the third on bases-loaded walks to Madison Goosmann and Sara Schoenrock. The last run came home on an RBI double from Schoenrock in the fifth.
The runs came against Lizzie Koonce who took the loss as she gave up three earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out two.
Jadyn Case pitched the win for Hinton as she scattered three hits and the same number of walks in seven innings. She struck out 13 Le Mars batters. Charlie Grosenheider and Avery Pratt reached on singles and Brenna Leraas had a double as the teamís three hits in the game.
The Le Mars Community softball team lost both of their games as their losing streak extended to six games as the other game was a 10-5 loss to Spencer. Their record stood at 10-7 at the end of the day.
A four run sixth inning was too late for Le Mars as Spencer scored in their first four at-bats to take a 10-1 lead.
Maggie Allen ended up leading the Bulldogs in the game with 3 RBI. She hit a single and double and also reached on a walk and drove in a run on a sacrifice fly.
Averie Morgan hit a double and drove in a run for the team.
Olivia Huckfelt hit a home run and Jada Piercy went 3-for-3 with 3 RBI as the top hitters for the Tigers.
Brenna Leraas and Kylie Hofmann split time in the circle for Le Mars. Hofmann ended up taking the loss with eight runs allowed. Leraas gave up the other two.
Hintonís other game was a 12-1 loss to Bishop Heelan. Kenley Meis went 4-for-4 with 3 RBI and Maddie LaFleur added a 4 RBI game to lead the Crusaders.
Emily Small took the loss in the circle as she gave up seven runs, two of which were earned. Kayla Sypersma allowed the other five runs.
Hinton was held to just two hits, both singles, against Marin Frazee who pitched the win. Kayana Kunkel and Case had the hits for the Blackhawks.
Hintonís record stood at 8-8 at the end of the day.