The Eden Valley-Watkins’ softball team welcomed Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted in for a double header Tuesday, May 13. The Eagles looked sharp and swept the twin bill, 11-9 and 5-1. “This was a very interesting game. We jumped out to a 4-0 lead and saw that vanish as starter Kali Covert had trouble finding the strike zone, walking five of the first batters she faced. Jamie Scherer entered in the first and got us out of the inning, but not before HL-W-W scored 8 runs. Things turned in our favor as we battled back with two runs in the second, two runs in the third, and a single run in the fourth. Faith Forcier delivered the final two runs with an RBI single in the top of the sixth and we held on for the victory,” said coach Dave Dziengel.
The Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins golfers battled in Central Minnesota Conference action at Osakis Country Club Friday, May 16.
The Meet Medalist honors went to Rockford’s Ben Skinner, who finished with an impressive 39.
Meet Results/Team: first, Rockford, 168; second, Osakis, 174; third, Maple Lake, 175; fourth, B-B-E, 179; tied fifth, K-EV-W, 190; HL-W-W, 190; Last, Pierz, 221.
Meet Results/Individual: Rockford, Ben Skinner, 39; Osakis, Joey Koteck, 40; B-B-E, Sam Wosnek, 41; K-EV-W, Tommy Wuertz, 42; HL-W-W, Jacob Tintes, 43; Pierz, Josh Rocheleau, 45; Maple Lake, Brandon Borrel, 40.
The Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins’ girl golfers were busy, competing in back-to-back events. Monday, May 12, they were at Osakis Country Club, and Tuesday, May 13, they played at Albion Ridges, hosted by Maple Lake. Team Osakis flexed their muscles once again, winning both meets with scores of 173 and 168. Alayna Eldred, the Silverstreaks’ phenom, took Meet Medalist Honors in each event, with very impressive scores of 41 and 39, at Osakis and Albion Ridges, respectively.
The conference battles included teams from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins, Maple Lake, Pierz, Rockford and Osakis. Scoring summary, Osakis Meet: K-EV-W’s junior Nicole Vossen, 48; Ashley DeJuliannie, 69; B-B-E’s Peyton Miller shot 48, Maple Lake’s Maggie Carey and Tabitha Latzig shot 48, Pierz’s Jessica Hawks shot 48, Rockford’s Abby Scribner shot 62, HL-W-W’s Bailey Krumwiede shot 59, Osakis’s Alayna Eldred shot 41. Osakis took first place with a net 173; second place, Maple Lake, 197 net; third place, B-B-E, 211 net; fourth place, Pierz, 252 net; fifth place, HL-W-W, 254 net; 6th Place, Rockford, 269 net.
Scoring summary, Maple Lake Meet: K-EV-W’s junior Nicole Vossen, 42; Trinity Erickson, 47; Ashley DeJuliannie, 64; B-B-E’s Peyton Miller shot 46, Maple Lake’s Tabitha Latzig shot 42, Pierz’s Jessica Hawks shot 52, Rockford’s Haley Woodrich shot 51, HL-W-W’s Bailey Krumwiede shot 51, Osakis’s Alayna Eldred shot 39. Osakis took first place with a net 168; second place, Maple Lake, 190 net; third place, B-B-E, 205 net; fourth place, HL-W-W, 222 net; fifth place, Pierz, 235 net.
The Eden Valley-Watkins’ softball team hosted the Cubs last week in a Friday, May 9, resumption of a Thursday rain out. With the weather much improved, the girls played a double header, and the result was a split decision, with Kimball taking the opener, 11-7, and Eden Valley- Watkins capturing the finale, 10-3. “We resumed our game with the Cubs, which was suspended yesterday, and we came up on the short end of the double-dip. Kimball pounded out 14 hits, combined with five errors, and we found ourselves in too big a hole to get out of. We did have a chance, with the tying runner getting to the plate in the bottom of the sixth, but we could not keep the rally going,” Coach Dave Dziengel said.
Once again, Mother Nature, despite the rapid dawning of cherished Mother’s Day, was in no mood to celebrate, releasing the rains and forcing yet another postponement, as the Eagles played their initiall Thursday-scheduled double header with the Cubs to Frida, May 9. In game one, the Eagles took to the diamond and got right down to business, scoring a baker’s dozen, on as many hits, en route to the ultimate 13-1 decision. The nightcap saw the friendly foes fight it out in a back-and-forth affair, with the EV-W bunch again emerging victorious and completing the sweep, 7-5.