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Thursday, April 22, 2010 Sp ' Tri-County News- Kimball, MN orts 4' Letsm'e Kimball softball starts season 3-1 By Gary Riess, Coach The 2010 season has gotten offto a quick start with excellent weather, allowing more outdoor time than is normally the case. The Cubs started the season Friday, April 9, against Osakis. Osakis came into the game with two games already played, and that edge showed up as theydefeated the Cubs 9-3. Kimball scored first, with Tesslynn Callander collecting the first hit of the season, to be fol- lowed by Megan Garding with an RBI single for a 1-0 lead. That lead held until the fourth, when Osakis struck for 5 runs, using two walks and five errors. The rest of the game was 3-2, but the Cubs couldn't over- come the fourth, and Went down to defeat For the game, Tesslynn Cal- lander and Megan Garding each had two hits, while the rest of the lineup had only one. Monday, April 12, the Cubs took on Opsala. The Cubs struck early with 3 in the first, and 2 in the sec- ond. Natalie Stein, Garding, and Shannon Donnay scored in the first, and Shautel Tschida and Erin Gil- patrick in the second. Gilpatrick scored in the fourth, and Tschida, Callander, and Garding in the sixth, as the Cubs built a 9-0 lead. Megan Libbesmeier pitched six innings of hitless ball with 10 strikeouts. The leadoff hitter in the seventh got Upsala's only hit of the game. An error led to an unearned run in Kim- bali's 9-1 win. Tschida was 3-4, Cal- lander 2-3, Garding 2-4, and Don- nay 2-4, with a double and triple. The no-hitter that eluded Lib- besmeier Monday became a reality Thursday as she pitched a no-hitter against St. John's Prep. The leadoff hitter of the game walked and that was the Johnnies only baserunner of the game. Megan allowed no hits, with seven strikouts, and one walk, and the Cub defense committed no errors in a 14-0 win. Nine Kimball players scored runs and Tschida was 2-3 with two doubles to lead the offense. The week concludedwith the first road game at ACGC. In very windy conditions, ACGC jumped out to a 3-0 lead. The lead stayed at 4-2 into the fourth, when the Cubs ral- lied for three runs by Tschida, Stein, and Gilpatrick. Donnay scored in the fifth, and then the Cubs got five runs in the seventh with Tschida, Stein, Callander, Garding, and Lib- besmeier scoring. The big hit was Libbesmeier's bases loaded dou- ble. ACGC scored twice in the sev- enth, but was too little, too late, and the Cubs prevailed by a 12-6mar- gin. Tschida was 4-4, Callander 3-4, Megan Libbesmeier 2-3, and Gilpat- rick 2-4. For the season so far, Tsch- ida is 9-13 and Callander is 7-12. With Friday's win, the Cubs com- plete the early non-conference por- tion of the schedule with a 3-1 mark. CMC play begins this weekwith road games at HL-W-W and Rockford. Varsity players on this year's team are seniors Tesslynn Callander, Erin Gilpatrick, Melissa Konz, Kristin Kuechle, Beth Libbesmeier, Shantel Tschida, Kelsey Vigoren, and Abbey Zoller. Juniors are Shannon Donnay, Megan Garding, Melody Rose, and Natalie Stein. Sophomores Tiffany Berscheid and Megan Libbesmeier round out the team. Head Coach is Gary Riess in his 34th year of coaching at Kimball Area High School. Jr. High softball wins Royalton toumey By loe Stangle, Jr. High Fastpitch Coach The Kimball junior high soft- ball team won all three games Sat- urday to take first place at the Roy- alton Tournament. The Lady Cubs defeated Royalton 10-0 in the first game, Pierz 9-2 in the second game of pool play and moved on to down Osakis 11-10 in a seven- inning thriller to take the trophy. Each player contributed in their own way for this team victory. Lexi Rose, Shelby Schiefel- bein and Stacy Hurtle pitched strong innings and added big plate appearances. Karlee Bee- hler, Hollie Donnay, Tessa Mack- ereth, Paige Ruehle, Marissa John- son, Jaren Thell and Gracie Lantto made important plays in the field and. batting. Nicole Vossen, Vic- toria Denn and Maddie Schreif- els created opportunities on the basepaths. The girls played to the best of their abilities and were rewarded for their efforts. Con- gratulations and special thanks goes out to the players for their efforts, Coach Barry Strand, bus driver Linda Rose, and Joliane Schreifels for the picture. Kimball Junior High softball play- ers are: front row (L to R): Maddie Schreifels, Gracie Lantto, Nicole Vossen and Jaren Thell. Back row: Karlee Beehler, Hollie Donnay, Paige Ruehle, Shelby Schiefelbein, Lexi Rose, Stacy Hurrle, Tessa Mackereth, Marissa Johnson and Victoria Denn. Sub- mitted photo. Page 9 S P 0 00C.H D UL$ Kimball Cubs EV-Watkins Eag Baseball THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 3:30 P.M.V. ROCKFORD Friday, April 23, 4:30 p.m., at Royalton SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 10 A.M. KIMBALL Monday, April 26, 4:30 p.m., at Holdingford TOURNAMENT Thursday, April 29, 4 p.m., at Kimball Monday, April 26, 4:30 p.m. at Maple Lake Monday, May 3, 4:30 p.m., v. BBE (at Elrosa) Softball Thursday, April 22, 4:30 p.m. at Rockford MONDAY, APRIL 26, 4:0 P.M.V. HOLDINGFORE] SATURDAY, APRIL 24, l0 A.M. KIMBALL THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 4 AND 6 P.M. TOURNAMENT V. KIMBALL MONDAY, APRIL26,4:30P.M.V. MAPLELAKE Saturday, Mayl, ll:30a.m, at Litchfield Thursday, April 29, 4 p.m. at EV-W (Doubleheader), MONDAY, MAY 3, 4:30 P.M., V. BBE Bys' Kimball-EV-W Golf THursday, April 22, 4:15 p.m. at HLWW Monday, April 26, 4:15 p.m. at Maple Lake Friday, April 30, 9:30 a.m. at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Monday, May 10, 2 p.m. at Annandale (Southbrook) Girls' Kimball-EV-W Golf Friday, April 23, 10 a.m. Invitational at New London-Spicer. 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