The Montevideo softball team is still alive in the Section 3AA tournament after losing to Pipestone and defeating Jackson County Central.

 

The Montevideo softball team is still alive in the Section 3AA tournament after losing to Pipestone and defeating Jackson County Central.

The Thunder Hawks played conference rival Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Wednesday after the American-News went to press.

Pipestone 11, Monte 2

Top-seeded and unbeaten Pipestone Area defeated the Thunder Hawks in a winners’ bracket semifinal game on Tuesday at Marshall.

Abby Olson’s two-run homer, with Breanna Welling on base, staked the T-Hawks to a quick 2-0 lead, but Pipestone countered with five runs in the bottom of the first.

Montevideo was unable to generate any more runs off hard-throwing sophomore Shelby Bloemendaal, who pitched a six-hitter and struck out 11 Thunder Hawks.

Grace Sulflow had a pair of singles for Montevideo.

Pipestone threatened to end the game by the 10-run rule in the fifth and sixth innings, but the Thunder Hawks, to their credit, extended the game to seven innings. Sophomore Mad­die Kilibarda pitched a scoreless sixth inning for Montevideo.

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