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Sports from the week of April 20, 2005

Track athletes get in first action

The Panther track teams competed in the Pipestone Invitational Saturday at Pipestone. No team scores were kept but the Panthers competed against Pipestone Area, Canby/Minneota, Flandreau, S.D., Hills-Beaver Creek/Edgerton/Ellsworth, Murray County Central and Redwood Valley.

The girls individual results were: Discus-Willard, sixth, 88’-7”; Shot put- Willard, second, 32’-10”; High Jump-Nelson, fifth, 4’-8”; Long Jump-Miller, sixth, 14’-0 1/4”; Triple Jump- Nelson, first, 31’-9”, Miller, second, 30’-9”; 100M Dash-Fritz, fifth, 13.93; 100 Hurdles- Pool, first, 51.82, Willard, fifth, 57.0; 4 X 100 Relay- T/M/B (Kirsh, Pool, Luckhardt, Bitker) fifth, 55.18; 4 X 200 Relay- T/M/B (Kirsh, Miller, Nelson, Fritz), fourth, 1:56.46.

The boys individual results were: High Jump- G. Knott, first, 6’-4”; Nelson, fifth, 5’-9”; Long Jump-Rasmussen, fifth, 17’-5 3/4”; 100 M Dash- Morin, second, 11.57, Tutt, fifth, 12.02; 200M Dash-Knott, sixth, 26.12; 400 M Dash- Soupir, fifth, 59.46; 1600M run- Tholen, sixth, 300 M Hurdles-Paradis, fifth, 46.56; 4 X 100 Relay- T/M/B (Rasmussen, Swan, Tutt, Morin) fourth, 51.00; 4 X 200 Relay- T/M/B (Tutt, Rosa, Stibbe, Morin) second, 1.37.85; 4 X 400 Relay-T/M/B (Soupir, Rosa, Paradis, Prairie) fifth, 3:56.09; 4 X 800 Relay- T/M/B (Tholen, Prairie, Jones, Jackson) fourth, 9:50.

The track team’s next home meet will be the Panther II on Tuesday, April 26.

ACGC, Panthers split in softball

The Panther girls’ softball team split with ACGC at Tracy Tuesday night. They won the first game 7-6 and lost the second by a score of 7-1.

The Panthers jumped off to a 7-0 lead in the first game and then held on for the win. Ashlei Carpenter and Liz Rayman combined to hold the Falcons to 6 runs on 9 hits in the first game.

The Panthers garnered 14 hits in the first game to score their 7 runs with Mariah Schelhaas getting the big blow when she drove in three runs with a bases’ loaded double.

The bats went silent for T/M/B in the second game, as they were only able to get 1 run on 4 hits while the Falcons scored 7 runs on 10 hits. The 5 Panther errors contributed to the loss. Rayman pitched the entire second game.

“Our bats went silent,” said Panther Coach Dave Sogge.

First game

ACGC 000 001 5 6 9 3

T/M/B 103 120 x 7 14 2

Second game

ACGC 000 430 0 7 10 1

T/M/B 000 001 0 1 4 5

Panthers split double header

The Panther baseball team split a double header with MACCRAY on Monday at Milroy. They lost the first game 6-4 and won the second 12-7. Tracy/Milroy/Balaton’s season record is now 3-2 and they are 2-1 in the 212 Conference.

“We were fortunate to get a split today,” said Panther Coach Bill Tauer. “If we are to contend for the conference championship we do not want to get swept, especially at home.”

The Wolverines got 5 runs in the sixth inning to take the first game 6-4. Donald Strand and Sean Castle led the eight hit Panther attack in the first game with 2 hits each. Derek Radke, Matt Bauer and Brett Jackson also recorded hits.

Radke pitched five solid innings in the first game giving up 1 run on 1 hit while striking out 5 and walking 3. He was relieved by Lucas Walling who pitched 0 innings giving up 3 runs on 3 hits while striking out 0 and walking 0. Matt Bauer finished the game by giving up 2 runs on 3 hits while striking out 2 and walking 1.

Matt Bauer led the 10 hit Panther attack in the second game with 2 hits. Strand, Castle, Radke, Paul Carlson, Jackson, Walling, Erik Frisvold and Andy Nelson recorded 1 hit each.

Sean Castle started on the mound for T/M/B and pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up 3 runs on 2 hits while striking out 2 and walking 5. He was relieved by Walling who pitched 1/3 inning and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits while striking out 1. Freshman David Schmidt got the win by pitching the next 3 innings giving up 1 run on 1 hit while striking out 5 and walking 2. Matt Bauer finished the game by pitching 1 inning and giving up 0 runs on 0 hits while striking out 2.

“David (Schmidt) turned in an impressing performance for us,” said Tauer.

First game

T/M/B 100 210 0 4 8 2

MACCRAY001 005 x 6 7 0

T/M/B-Strand,2b,3-1-2; Castle,cf,2-0-2; Radke,p,4-0-1; Bauer,3b,4-1-1; Carlson,lf,3-0-1; Vandromme,DH,3-1-0; Nelson,c,; Jackson,rf,4-0-1; Frisvold,1b,2-1-0; Schmidt,p,2-0-0; Walling,ss. Totals 27-4-8.

Second game

MACCRAY 021 310 0 7 6 5

T/M/B 102 009 x 12 10 2

T/M/B-Strand,2b,3-3-1;Castle,p,4-2-1; Radke,ss,3-1-1; Bauer,3b,3-1-2; Carlson,rf,3-1-1; Jackson,cf,3-2-1; Vandromme,DH,1-0-0; Walling,p,1-2-1; Frisvold,1b,3-0-1; Swenson,DH,1-0-0; Nelson,c,4-0-1. Totals 29-12-10.

The Panthers will next be home to CMCS for a double header on Thursday, April 21 at Tracy. The first game will start by 4 p.m.