The Free Press, Mankato, MN


May 12, 2013

St. Clair wins tournament

GLENVILLE — St. Clair totaled 43 runs in a pair of games to win the championship of the Glenville-Emmons softball tournament Saturday.

St. Clair defeated Glenville-Emmons 21-3 in five innings in the first game. Bailey Arndt pitched a one-hitter, and Brianna Cline had three hits, including a grand slam. Katelyn Karels was 4 for 4 with a two-run homer, and Haley Zabel had two hits.

In the championship game, St. Clair downed Cleveland 22-12 in five innings, Karels was the winning pitcher, and Cassi Juliar was 4 for 4. Kasey Geiger, Karels, Crystal Danks and Megan Fandrich each had three hits.

St. Clair (5-0) plays Monday at Maple River.

Jackson County Central tournament: St. Peter claimed the consolation title, winning two of three games. The Saints lost 9-0 to Mankato Loyola in the opener but bounced back to defeat St. James 9-3 and Red Rock Central 28-0.

Molly Card had four hits, including two doubles, in the tournament, extending her hitting streak to 33 games. She also had two RBI. Tailr Raymond had five hits and three RBIs, and Kelly Hilligoss had five hits. Kiertsen Karlsrud added four hits.

Sydney Welp picked up the victory against St. James, and Raymond pitched a no-hitter against Red Rock Central.

Waseca drops 2: The Bluejays dropped a pair of nonconference games Saturday, losing 4-1 to host Blooming Prairie and 10-4 to Kasson-Mantorville.

In the opener, Katie Tlusty was 2 for 4 for Waseca. Alicia Knoll drove in the only Jays’ run. Abby Collins took the loss, giving up two earned runs on six hits.

In Game 2, Knoll ripped an RBI double and Alexa Schifflet had a run-scoring single in the fourth.

Mackenzie Madsen took the loss, allowing seven earned runs on nine hits and walking six.

Waseca (6-4, 5-1 in South Central Conference) hosts St. James Area in a doubleheader Monday.

Fairmont Tournament: Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial went 2-1 and won a tie-break to take first in the competition.

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