The Montevideo softball team went 2-2 in four West Central Conference South games the past week.


The Montevideo softball team went 2-2 in four West Central Conference South games the past week.

The Thunder Hawks will close out the regular season with a home game against Minneota today (Thursday) and a road game with Lac qui Parle Valley Friday.

The T-Hawks will open Section 3AA North tournament play Tuesday, with the site and time to be determined. Seedings were held Wednesday after the Amer­ican-News went to press.

Paynesville 17, Monte 3
Paynesville scored 11 runs before Montevideo had its turn at the plate and the Bulldogs went on to score a 17-3 conference win Thursday at Monte-video.

Becca Pauling knocked in a pair of runs for Montevideo in the fourth inning.


Paynesville 17, Montevideo 3
Pay (11)13 02 — 17 15 0
Monte 000 21 — 3 4 8

Hitting — Paynesville: Keely Meagher 3-for-3, 3 rbi; Jenn Paul 2-for-3; Kayla Lieser 2-for-3, 5 rbi; Whitney Woehler 2-for-4, 3 rbi; Kenzie Meagher 2-for-5, 2 rbi; Taylor Haag 1-for-3, rbi; Shelby Goltz 1-for-3; Jessica Solum 1-for-4, rbi; Caitlyn Gottwald 1-for-3. Monte: Kayla Berget 2-for-3; Jaci Clauson 1-for-2; Becca Pauling 1-for-2, 2 rbi.

Pitching (ip-h-r-bb-so) — Paynesville: Woehler (W) 4-4-2-1-2; Jackie Skoglund 1-0-1-1-0. Monte: Shelby Monahan (L) 3-13-15-4-1; Pauling 2-2-2-1-1.

Montevideo 5, YME 3
Run-scoring singles by Becca Pauling and Chelsea Larson broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning, lifting the T-Hawks to a 5-3 home win over Yellow Medicine East Friday.

Courtney Schmitt and Karrissa Larson had three hits each for Montevideo.

Montevideo 5, YME 3
YME 100 100 1 — 3 11 1
Monte 100 121 x — 5 14 2

Hitting — YME: Lauren Trudel 2-for-4; Ashley Magnuson
2-for-4; Aim­ee Johnson 2-for-4; Ashly Sneller 2-for-4, rbi; Steph Larson 1-for-4, rbi; Ashley Mag­nuson 1-for-4; Haley Fischer 1-for-3, rbi; Angie Scheffler 1-for-3. Monte: Courtney Schmitt 3-for-4, 2b; Karrissa Larson 3-for-4; Becca Pauling 2-for-3, rbi; Chelsea Larson 2-for-3, rbi; Emily Johnson 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Jaci Clauson 1-for-4; Kayla Berget 1-for-3; Shelby Monahan 1-for-3, rbi.

Pitching (ip-h-r-bb-so) — YME: Allie Trudel (L) 6-14-5-2-5. Monte: Monahan (W) 7-11-3-0-6.

Montevideo 6, ACGC 1
The T-Hawks swept the season series with the Falcons with a 6-1 win Monday at Grove City.

Shelby Monahan allowed just three hits in picking up the win. Courtney Schmitt, Emily Johnson and Vanessa Bartz all had three hits.

Montevideo 6, ACGC 1
Monte 000 111 3 — 6 16 0
ACGC 001 000 0 — 1 3 0

Hitting — Monte: Courtney Schmitt 3-for-5, 2b, 2 rbi; Emily Johnson 3-for-5, rbi; Vanessa Bartz 3-for-4, 2b, rbi; Chelsea Larson 2-for-4, rbi; Kayla Berget 1-for-5, rbi; Jaci Clauson 1-for-2; Karrissa Larson 1-for-3, 2b; Becca Pauling 1-for-3; Shelby Monahan
1-for-3. ACGC: Sidney Larson 2-for-3, 2b; Becca Nelson 1-for-3.

Pitching (ip-h-r-bb-so) — Monte: Monahan (W) 7-3-1-3-5. ACGC: Angela Blackwell (L) 7-16-6-2-3.

Benson/Hancock 10, Montevideo 0
Benson/Hancock kept its conference title hopes alive by beating the T-Hawks 10-
0 here Tuesday behind the three-hit pitching of Taylor Semler.

Kayla Berget had a triple and Becca Pauling a double for Montevideo.

Benson/Hancock , Monte 1
BH 202 011 4 — 10 16 1
Monte 000 000 0 — 0 3 4

Hitting — Benson/Hancock: Sara Rajewsky 3-for-4; Brennan
Hagen 3-for-4, 2 rbi; Julia Arndt 3-for-5, rbi; Kendra Schmidgall 2-for-5, rbi; Tasha Wiebold 1-for-4; Datrianna Jensen 1-for-5, rbi; Tay­lor Semler 1-for-3; Megan Jepma 1-for-3, 3 rbi; Mallory Jensen 1-for-3. Monte: Courtney Schmitt 1-for-3; Kayla Berget 1-for-3, 3b; Becca Pauling 1-for-3, 2b.

Pitching (ip-h-r-bb-so) — Benson/Hancock: Semler (W) 7-3-0-1-8. Monte: Shelby Monahan (L) 7-16-10-3-1.