May 16


A three run first inning for the Sauk Centre softball team kept them in the lead for the entire game as Sauk Centre won at Melrose 11-3 to close out the regular season. Now the softball playoffs begin on Friday, the Section 6AA softball coaches will have their seeding meeting Wednesday night. The top four seeded teams will get a home game, the four winners will play again, the four losing teams will be done with their season.
Sauk Centre (9-11)  Melrose (13-6)   Section 6AA softball.
Sauk Centre had Kailyn Seidel with a two run double in the first, Shelby Otte drove in a run to make it 3-0. Melrose scored a run in their first at bat, Kayla Austing doubled and came home on an infield hit from Abby Hinnenkamp.
Sauk Centre made it 4-1 on a RBI hit by Jill Klaphake. Sauk Centre scored twice in the 4th, Mikayla Olson with a run batted in. The score went to 10-1 with a 4 run 5th. Klaphake knocked in two more runs with a double, and Seidel with another RBI hit.
Melrose scored two runs in the 5th, helped out by some Sauk Centre errors, then Sauk Centre scored the last run in the 6th on a base hit from Gabby Olson.
Cassie Bohnsack pitched 7 innings for the Sauk Centre win, Kenzie Meyer threw 7 innings for Melrose.
Other softball Tuesday:
Pierz over Paynesville 8-3