Lyle/Pacelli now ;br; all alone at top of SEC

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 9, 2000

The Lyle/Pacelli softball team got one big win in Houston Monday.

Tuesday, May 09, 2000

The Lyle/Pacelli softball team got one big win in Houston Monday.

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L/P defeated the Cougars 4-3 in extra innings to improve their Southeast Conference record to 10-1 to move into first place ahead of Houston (11-2 in the conference).

The conference title wasn’t decided, because the second game was rained out with no make-up date as yet.

Jessie Schnieder smacked the game-winning hit in the eighth inning of the game. Amy Bickler started the winning rally by beating out a grounder to third base.

She moved up to second on a a sacrifice bunt by Kari Leif. Buffy Judd was then hit by a pitch before the run scoring single from Schnieder.

L/P scored three times in the second inning with Judd (2-for-4), Laura Nelson (2-for-4) and Leif all picking up RBI.

Houston pitcher Michele Knutson was the offense for her team, hitting a home run and a double while going 3-for-3.

L/P pitcher Melissa Ehret picked up the win for L/P; she gave up seven hits and three earned runs while striking out five and walking two.

L/P looks for a doubleheader sweep of Mabel-Canton on Thursday at Todd Park to assure at least a tie for the Southeast Conference championship.

WEM 3, Blooming Prairie 0

The visiting Blossoms were shut down by Waterville-Elysian-Morristown pitcher Kristin Barker.

The Blossoms got only two hits off Barker in the game, one each from Abbey Bergstrom and Stef Ruhter.

WEM got six hits off Steph Thompson. Thompson had eight strikeouts in the game, walking no one and hitting one batter with a pitch. There were no errors in the game.

"It was a quick, well-played game," Blooming Prairie coach Chad Gimbel said.

There is a log jam at the top of the Gopher Conference.

Blooming Prairie (8-3, 6-2) is there along with Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton, NRHEG, and Glenville-Emmons. The other three teams came into Monday’s action with at least two losses.

Blooming Prairie is at Alden-Conger today.

Also, the Blooming Prairie baseball team lost 9-4 to WEM.

Hayfield postpones events

The Hayfield boys and girls track meet was canceled.

The baseball game with Triton was postponed until today to be played in Dodge Center.

The softball game with Zumbrota-Mazeppa will be played Wednesday in Hayfield.

Hayfield and Z-M will play a doubleheader with the first game a Hiawatha Valley League game and the second one a non-conference affair.

S/GM sweeps L/P in golf

Southland/Grand Meadow swept Lyle/Pacelli in golf at the Cedar River Golf Course Monday.

The S/GM boys won 165-178, while the S/GM girls shot a 258 and were victorious over an incomplete L/P squad.

The S/GM boys scores were 38 by Jeff Thalberg (medalist), 41 by Reed Hanson, 42 by Caleb Stroup and 44s from Dustin Wiste and Eric Klaehn.

The L/P boys had scores of 41 by Kyle Olson, 44 by Matt Row, 46 by Seth Pfeil, and 47 by Brandon Johnson.

L/P’s Sammie Jones was the medalist in the girls meet. She shot a 51. Her teammate Katie Foster shot a 61.

For S/GM, it was Laura Retterath shooting a 57 and three girls shooting 67, Lindsay Viker, Nicole Blake, and Charlotte Retterath.

"The players shot some good scores in wet conditions," S/GM coach Wayne Robertson said.

Cordes hits hole-in-one

Jill Cordes aced the 121-yard sixth hole at Ramsey Golf Course Sunday.

It was her first hole-in-one. It was witnessed by her husband Jeff and her son Dillon. She used a driver.