Girls softball wins on road, girls golf struggles
The Bemidji High softball team continued its heavy hitting and good pitching combination to bury Little Falls 9-1 Monday on the Flyers diamond.
It was a makeup of an April 4 weather-related postponement.
Chelsea Yost set down the Flyers on three hits for her fourth win in five decisions.
Bemidji backed her with a 10 hit attack, four for extra bases, putting the game to bed with a six-run fourth inning.
It scored in the third on Kaia Sele's double and Emily Larson's single.
In the fourth, Tara Ripplinger and Haley Johnson walked and Amber Teal advanced them with a sacrifice.
Sele then walked to load the bases.
Chelsea Johnson singled in two and a third scored as Meg Claypool reached on an error. Larson then tripled in two more and scored on Yost's double.
Bemidji added two more in the fifth when Ripplinger again walked, Teal doubled her home and scored on a ground out.
Larson, Yost and Teal all had two hits with Larson driving home three runs. She had a triple and Sele, Yost and Teal doubled.
Bemidji will go to Duluth East for a Thursday game and faces St. Cloud Tech and Sartell in a Saturday twin bill at St. Cloud.
Paige Jensen or Erika Weimann will throw Thursday with Yost and Jensen set for pitching dutieds for the Saturday games.
The win lifted Bemidji to 6-1.
The B Team reached 7-0 with an 18-1 blow out.
It scored in every inning, getting nine runs in the fourth.
Jess Yost set down the Flyers on three hits, matching her sister's performance.
Bemidji had only eight hits with Summer Monsrud getting three and Taylor Mclean two. Mclean drove home three runs.
Little Falls 000-000-1---1--3--2
C. Yost (4-1) and Gullickson
Gessell and Beseman
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Bemidji B 212-94---18--8--0
Little Falls B 000-01-- -1--3--4
J. Yost (3-0) and Miller, Clark (4)
Little Falls battery unavailable
Girls golfers seventh at Chaska
The long Hazeltine course took its toll on the Bemidji High girls golf team Monday which ended its four-meet southern swing with a seventh place finish at the Chaska Invitational.
Edina took the title with a 383 averaging 96 strokes per player. Lakeville North was second at 390 with Grand Rapids, Eden Prairie and Elk River the next three.
Bemidji ended at 427, two strokes behind Minnetonka.
Aubrie Nelson of Edina was medalist with an 87.
Kelsey Bretschneider led Bemidji at 100 with Shelby Sauer 105, Emily Frosaker 109 and Megan Phelps 113.
The kickers were Erin Buckanaga 121 and Marissa Loch 140.
The girls host their own invitational Friday at the Country Club and play the Coleraine Invitational at Sugarbrooke Saturday.
Team totals: Edina 383, Lakeville North 390, Grand Rapids 403, Eden Prairie 406, Elk River 418, Minnetonka 425, Bemidji 427, Chaska 438, Lakeville South 440
Medalist: Aubrie Nelson, Edina 87