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  • The Montevideo softball team had a big week offensively in winning three of four games.

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  • The Montevideo softball team had a big week offensively in winning three of four games.
    The Thunder Hawks downed Lac qui Parle Valley 9-2 here last Thursday.
    Jessie Janisch had two hits and Chelsea Larson drove in a pair of runs to back the three-hit pitching of sophomore Ashley Hoehne.
    Montevideo won the rescheduled Lac qui Parle Valley Invitational on Saturday, scoring what is likely a school-record 31 runs in a 31-7 win over Clinton-Graceville-Beards­ley and beating Dawson-Boyd 16-6 in the championship game.
    Larson had three hits against CGB and Dani Emkes and Lindsey Olson had two hits each. Hoehne was the winning pitcher, scattering seven hits.
    The T-Hawks erased an early 3-0 Blackjacks lead to beat Dawson-Boyd.
    Kiersti Grey gave up just five hits to pick up the win and Larson led the offense with a pair of hits.
    Benson/Hancock snapped Montevideo’s five-game winning streak by edging the T-Hawks 12-8 in eight innings on Tuesday.
    The T-Hawks were on the verge of an 8-6 win before the Braves/Owls scored a pair of unearned runs to send the game into extra innings.
    Kelsey Olson had a big day at the plate for Montevideo, going 3-for-5 with a triple. Janisch had a pair of doubles and Hoehne and Kelsey Quigley also had two hits.
    The Thunder Hawks finished with a 5-7 record in West Central Conference South games.
    Montevideo will take an 8-8 record into today’s (Thursday) regular season finale at home against Minneota.
    Section 3AA tournament play will begin on Tuesday. The Thunder Hawks will play their first game on the road against a team and at a site that had not been determined as of Wednesday.

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