Area baseball, softball roundup for April 17: Big fifth inning sends Winner Area softball over Hanson

Scores and highlights from Monday's action.

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Winner Area's Tila Harter fires the ball back to first base as Hanson's Dakota Jarding tries to get back to the bag during a high school softball game on Monday, April 17, 2023, in Alexandria.
Zech Lambert / Mitchell Republic

ALEXANDRIA, S.D. — A five-run outburst in the fifth inning helped push Winner Area past Hanson on the road Monday in a high school softball matchup, giving the Warriors an 8-7 win.

The Warriors trailed 5-2 going into the fifth, but a two-run single from Shayne Day brought the Warriors to within one before she came around to score on an error, tying the game up at five. Maree Pravecek singled with two outs to score two runs later in the inning, giving Winner Area a lead it didn’t relinquish.

Aleya Miller pitched all seven innings for the Warriors, picking up the win. Day and Pravecek each went 3-for-4 at the plate, while Ellison Kaiser went 2-for-3.

For Hanson, Olivia Kayser and Karlie Goergen were both 3-for-4, as Goergen scored twice, while Kayser had a double, a triple and four RBIs, as well as a run scored. Kayser took the loss in the circle, pitching all seven innings for the Beavers.

Hanson beat Viborg-Hurley 16-8 after falling to Winner, improving to 2-2, with its next action coming Friday, April 28, against Freeman/Marion/Freeman Academy. Winner Area moved to 1-1 and is on the road against Alcester-Hudson on Saturday, April 22, in its next game.


Monday’s leaders


  • As Wagner took down Avon 17-7 in six innings, Emma Yost went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and four RBIs, while Libby Kotab went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, scoring twice and knocking in three runs. For Avon, Macy Voigt hit a home run, Ashley Tolsma had three RBIs and McKenna Kocmich and Jordyn Voigt each had two hits. The Red Raiders worked 18 walks in the win.
  • Raelee Lanphear, Netty Myers and Taryn Crites all picked up two hits and combined for seven RBIs and scored a combined seven runs for Bon Homme, as the Cavaliers took down Freeman/Marion/Freeman Academy 14-8. For the Phoenix, Vaida Ammaann, Harli Ross and Savanna Timmerman all had a pair of hits.
  • Hanson rolled to a 16-8 win over Viborg-Hurley in its second game of the day. Seven different Beavers picked up multiple hits, with Karlie Goergen, Jacey Schoenrock and Reese Marek all tallying three. As a team, Hanson recorded 20 hits.


  • In Bon Homme’s 16-0, five-inning win over Freeman/Canistota, Logan Winckler threw four innings, giving up one hit and striking out six, and Landon Bares added another hitless inning. At the plate, Riley Rothschadl was 1-for-1 with three walks, scoring three runs. Bares and Jace Toupal each had two hits, while Winckler and Easton Mudder both had three RBIs.

Softball scores

Bon Homme 14, Freeman/Marion/Freeman Academy 8

Gayville-Volin 21, Colman-Egan 12

Harrisburg 18, Mitchell 1

Wagner 17, Avon 7

West Central 15, Elk Point-Jefferson 0

Baseball scores

Bon Homme 16, Freeman/Canistota 0

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