McGREGOR - Ellie Cox hit a grand slam in the second inning to lead the Aitkin Gobblers past Albrook 10-9 in the first round of the McGregor tournament Saturday.
Cox finished 2-for-4 with five RBIs. Molly Studniski was 3-4 with a double and a solo home run. Lauren Eno also was 3-4 for Aitkin. Briana Croatt went 2-4 and Karma Wasserzieher was 2-3.
Wasserzieher and Kelsey Klucas were both 3-3 in a 16-15 championship game loss to McGregor. Sara Hoge was 3-5 and Croatt collected two hits for Aitkin.
Aitkin 10 16 3
Albrook 9 10 3
WP-Sara Hoge. LP-O'Day. 2B-Ait-Molly Studniski, Briana Croatt. HR-Ait-Ellie Cox, Studniski.
Aitkin 15 12 2
McGregor 16 10 2
WP-Jen Troup. LP-Emily Mehr. 2B-Ait-Wasserzieher 2. Conference-A 5-1. Overall-A 10-3. Next-Aitkin at Ogilvie 4:30 p.m. Monday.
C-I fourth in tourney
McGREGOR - Betsy Wehseler went 4-for-4 with a double for Crosby-Ironton, but it wasn't enough as the Crosby-Ironton Rangers were defeated by McGregor 7-3 in the first round of the McGregor softball tournament Saturday.
Wehseler was 3-5 with a home run as C-I lost by a single run 12-11 to Albrook in the third-place game. Brita Johnson, Haley Fogle and Amber Laffin all added two hits in the Ranger loss.
Crosby-Ironton 3 10 1
McGregor 7 7 1
WP-Jen Troup. LP-Jena Larson. 2B-CI-Betsy Wehseler.
Crosby-Ironton 11 13 1
Albrook 12 12 1
WP-J. Peterson. LP-Jena Larson. 2B-CI-Kayla Minarich. HR-CI-Betsy Wehseler. Conference-C-I 0-5. Overall-C-I 2-8. Next-Crosby-Ironton hosts Detroit Lakes 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Maple Lake 6, Pierz 0
MAPLE LAKE - Stacee Lenz and Danielle Nelson doubled for the Pierz Pioneers' only two hits in a 6-0 loss to Maple Lake in Central Minnesota Conference softball Saturday.
Pierz 0 2 2
Maple Lake 6 7 0
WP-Laura Dombrovski. LP-Welle. 2B-P-Stacee Lenz, Danielle Nelson. Next-Pierz hosts Rockford 5 p.m. Tuesday.
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