THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Bulldogs Grab M-O Lead
With first place in the M-O Conference on the line, the Peshtigo Bulldogs (10-1, 7-0) held off a late Wausaukee rally to pull out a thrilling 5-4 win Monday. The victory coupled with an 11-2 rout of Lena-STAA, puts Peshtigo in first place with 3 league games left including a May 14 rematch in Wausaukee.
It was a tough week for the defending champion Rangers, who saw a game against Gillett get rained out twice, lose to Oconto 13-4 Friday before coming up short against Peshtigo on Monday.
Bulldogs Stay Hot,
Whip Titans 11-2
The Bulldogs' hot-hitting continued with an 11-2 beating of Lena/STAA Thursday at Higley Field.
Carlee Mylener reached home plate four times after taking a pair of walks in addition to hitting a pair of singles.
Peshtigo notched nine total hits in the contest as Shannon Ganter, Kelly Staudenmaier and Dani Zahn each had singles while Taylor Romenesko hit a triple in a four-run third inning, where teammate Jaden Russell got in on the action with a double.
Mazie Reif got the win on the mound with six strikeouts over five innings of work and also added quite a bit of pop to the offense with her single in the first, which led to a run for Peshtigo, as well as a double ad a run in a three-run fifth to ice the game.
Amanda Pickett had six strikeouts while frustrating batters all day long on the mound, in addition to drilling a double in a three-run sixth inning as the Crivitz softball team dispatched the Coleman girls 9-1.
Courtney Weddel had a double in the second and scored a run while Hope Heider got a hit in the fifth.
Bulldogs Keep Composure
Late To Claim First Place
The Bulldogs and Rangers provided a thrilling conclusion to Mondays clash of conference unbeatens as it came down to the last at bat with the home team Bulldogs hanging on to take the 5-4 victory.
It was a great game from start to finish and things got pins-and-needles in the bottom of the seventh when Wausaukee's Veronica Shaw cranked a leadoff double to start things off with her team on the wrong end of a 5-3 scoreboard reading. With one out, Kaylor DeLaet got on base thanks to a walk and then Lauren Edlbeck popped a shot into the outfield that brought a run across for a 5-4 score.
But, with the pressure level up a notch later in the inning with two away, Sara Wickman on third and Edlbeck on second, Peshtigo's Mazie Reif shrugged off the weight of mistakes made earlier in the inning and calmly struck out Wausaukee's Bethany Gabriel to get out of this season's most serious jam so far and get off the field with a win.
Offensive highlights for Peshtigo included a two-hit, one-RBI performance by Dani Zahn, who nailed a double and also ran the bases well while playing solid defense behind the plate; Jaden Russell had a hit and two RBIs while teammate Teja Tonn notched an RBI.
Wolverines Edge Tigers
Amanda Pickett had a stellar game for Crivitz, fanning 10 Gillett batters as the Wolverines picked up a 3-2 conference win.
Coleman Takes Pair
Krissi Rickling allowed just one run on a pair of hits with nine strikeouts in a 3-1 victory in the first of two games won by Coleman against Lena/STAA in Marinette .
Rickling fanned eight in her second victory of the day, a 9-5 decision that went to Coleman.
STAA/Lena's Kayla Boye turned in a complete game performance in the opener with seven strikeouts and only three runs on three hits.
-Non League Results-
Peshtigo flat out dismantled host Niagara 25-1 in a non-conference game Friday.
The offensive onslaught, which was contributed to by nearly every player on the lineup for the day, was led by Dani Sparks and her three RBIs. Dani Zahn added another two RBIs, as did Abbie Fredrickson and Carlee Mylener, who also took the win on the mound with eight strikeouts on four innings pitched.
Jaden Russell, Mazie Reif and Shannon Ganter each added an RBI in the Peshtigo win.
By Blue Devils 13-4
The Wausaukee softball team tasted defeat for the first time in 2013 as it traveled to Oconto Friday and fell 13-4 in non-conference play.
Kaylor DeLaet had a pair of singles and also got onto base in the sixth after taking a walk for the Rangers while Lauren Edlbeck scored an RBI in a two-run Wausaukee fifth with a double. Edlbeck took the loss on the mound after giving up 12 hits and striking out four.