Tigers off to 3-0 start in softball
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta softball team is off to a 3-0 start behind pitcher Mackenzie Weatherly.
Kelsey DeCamp gave the Tigers a 4-0 lead after hitting a three-run double with two outs in the third inning.
Hannah Sayles drove in the first run for the Tigers in the first inning as Mackenzie Weatherly got all the offense she needed early to pick up the win.
Weatherly struck out nine and gave up just two hits and a walk in a complete-game performance.
Haley Scheldorf added two hits. Sadie Fischer, Dani Schultz, Courtney Ehleringer, and Olivia Reimers had the other hits for the Tigers.
Jenna Kincade tripled, singled and knocked in the lone run for Paynesville.
Weatherly took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and collected 13 strikeouts as the Tigers pounded out 14 hits to improve to 2-0.
Weatherly issued a walk in the first inning before setting the Sting down 1-2-3 over the next five innings. She then got two outs in the seventh before Ashly Sneller singled up the middle to break up the no-hit bid.
A four-run fifth allowed the Tigers to expand a slim 1-0 lead. Dani Schultz ignited the offense by going 3-for-4 and driving in two runs. Weatherly, Fischer, Sayles, DeCamp and Scheldorf had two hits each while Weatherly also drove in two runs. Katie Holzheimer also had a hit for Morris/C-A.
Weatherly fanned 17 Falcons and the Tigers rallied from a 3-0 deficit with a five-run fifth inning.
Weatherly struck out the side in each of the first three innings, and again in the seventh.
Schultz, Scheldorf, and Weatherly had the three hits for the Tigers. Weatherly's two-run single in the sixth tied the game 3-3.
A-C-GC starter Sydney Larson pitched four innings and allowed only three hits, but walked six in absorbing the loss.
A-C-GC's two hits were a triple by Natasha Dallmann and an RBI double by Hannah Lang.