Coleman Can Clinch Title Against Niagara
Win Over Cavaliers
The Wausaukee Rangers traveled to the home field of the St.Thomas Aquinas/ Lena Cavaliers Thursday evening for M&O softball action.
From the start Wausaukee looked to take the edge. Over the first inning Maddison Renikow singled before being brought home by Torri Jewett on a double.
The Ranger defense made sure that the Cavailer hitting attack came away empty handed over the first as the defense shutdown the first three hitters with a "K" coming from pitcher Lexi Zak.
The second inning proved to be a back breaker for the Cavaliers. Kylee Smith reached first off an error. While Callie Orlando scored the RBI off a single which she turned into a score of her own, rounding the bases off an error. Renikow hit another single followed by Sammy Gruszynski who clubbed a RBI single. Jewett added her second RBI during the inning for the 5-0 lead.
That lead was improved over the next inning as Brooke Lesperance reached on a single after which Kylee Smith hit the RBI. Smith scored off another error to give the Rangers the 7-0 lead.
One final Wausaukee run was brought in during the sixth. Jewett smacked a double that gave Renikow her third plate crossing of the game.
The Cavaliers finally answered during the sixth as Millie Benson slammed a home run shot that scored herself and Marley Carviou for the 8-2 verdict.
Jewett was three of four with three RBIs while Smith ended the evening three of four with two runs and an RBI. Renikow was four of four with three runs.
For the Cavs, Benson was one of three with a run and two RBIs off the home run.
Pitching for the Rangers Zak struck out four while allowing two hits and two earned runs.
Carivou struck out nine while giving up 13 hits and eight runs (three earned).
Thunderhawks in Three
The Coleman Cougar softball team completely overwhelmed the Oneida Nation Thunderhawks Thursday evening, forcing an early end only after three innings thanks to a 15-0 clobbering.
Nearly every girl on the team scored over the first to give the Cougars a 9-0 lead.
The second was more of the same as the Cougars plowed in another six runs for the win.
Pitching for the Thunderhawks Tiara Barber struck out one while allowing 12 hits, 15 runs (nine earned) and seven walks.
Annabelle Kotecki pitched a perfect no hit three inning game, striking out seven along the way.
At the plate Mariana Meissner was three of three with two runs and four RBIs while Kotecki was two of three with one run and two RBIs. Beth Gannigan was one of one with two runs and four RBIs.
Niagara Defeats Crivitz
The Niagara Badgers survived a shootout with the visiting Crivitz Wolverines Thursday evening 10-7.
After shutting down the Wolverines first scoring attempt the Badgers pushed a single run across from Sue Loukus. Then in the second the Badgers' Ally Wells scored to give them the 2-0 lead.
That lead further increased itself thanks to a Maddy Colburn and Ally Wells run over the fourth.
Crivitz finally answered in the bottom of the fourth when Kieran Gribben was brought in off a CeCe Johnsen double to make it a 3-1 game.
After ensuring no Badgers crossed the plate in the fifth the Wolverines took the lead.
Haily Andrist singled to lead off and Laken Ducaine singled for the RBI. Jas Zach hit an RBI off a single while Talor Long singled and Kieran Gribben tripled. After the rally the Wolverines were ahead 5-3.
But a super sixth for the Badgers would help to send the Wolverines packing. Ally Wells double, Jasmin Racine singled for the RBI, Peyton Aderman singled and Taylor Tushoski doubled for another RBI. After all was said and done the Badgers retook the lead 10-5.
Zach and Long both scored over the seventh before receiving their third and final out.
At the plate for the Wolverines Long was three of four with two runs and two RBIs while Ducaine was two of four with one run and one RBI. Gribben was two of four with two run and an RBI.
Wells was three of four for the Badgers with two runs. Colburn went two of four with two runs while Loukus was two of four with one run.
At the plate for the Wolverines Sarah Bublitz strcukout four while allowing 17 hits and 10 runs.
Racine finished the night with two strikeouts while allowing 14 hits and seven runs.
Win Over Niagara
Niagara had some troubles trying to take down the Wausaukee Rangers Monday evening, losing to them 12-5.
Niagara got on the board first with three runs over the first inning for the quick 3-0 lead.
But Wausaukee answered with a strong second inning push. Kaila Backhaus led off the second with a base off an error while Kyle Smith posted a double. Lexi Zak brought both home off a single. Alexis Ranallo kept the inning on end with a single and was brought in by Callie Orlando on a single. Orlando crossed in next thanks to a Maddison Renikow single. Torrie Jewett also got in on the action with an RBI single for the 7-3 lead
The fourth saw Renikow cross home second time thanks to a Jewett single.
Niagara got two more across the plate during the fifth thanks to RBIs from Taylor Tushoski and Abby McCarthy.
An Orlando run along with runs from Sammy Gruszynski, Jewett and Backhaus during the sixth gave the Rangers all they needed to keep their win conference rally on end 12-5.
At the plate Jewett was three of four with two runs and three RBIs. Renikow was two of four with two runs and an RBI while Backhaus finished the night two of four with two runs and two RBIs.
Lexi Zak took the mound with with six strikeouts while allowing eight hits, five earned runs and two walks.
Jasmine Racine struck out four while giving up 15 hits, 12 runs (nine earned) and no walks.
Peshtigo Earns Win
Thursday evening the Peshtigo Bulldogs traveled to Gillett to take on the Gillett/Suring Hornets. Peshtigo pounded 14 hits on their way to 14 runs and held the Hornets to just two hits. The Bulldogs took the win 14-3 in six innings.
Lexy DeBriyn earned the win in the circle for Peshtigo as she pitched six innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on two hits and four walks while piling up ten strikeouts. Willow Pecha suffered the loss for the Hornets, giving up 11 runs (ten earned) on 11 hits, six walks and two strikeouts.
Shae Tonn led the Bulldogs with a 3-for-4 game that included two RBI. Megan Behnke, Abbie Lindbom, Lexy DeBriyn and Olivia Lewis each recorded two hits in the contest as well. For the Hornets, Myranda Pratsch and A. Griffin posted a hit each.
The Coleman Cougar softball team bagged a 13-3 win and a 21-3 win over the visiting Gillett/Suring Hornets in M&O double header action.
The Hornets looked like they might have been able to set the tone in game one, scoring the first run of the night in the opening inning off a Sydney Young run. But a tough and determined Cougar squad played it cool and slowly built their lead. That lead started in the second with two runs for the girls in green. The scores were set up by a Beth Gannigan's single and an Annabelle Kotecki single, both hitters later scored.
The Hornets answered with two runs n the top of the fourth to retake the led 3-2.
From the fifth on the Cougars went wild, scoring four during the fifth and another six during the sixth to get the 10 run lead needed to cut the game an inning short.
During the fifth Kyla Manning led off with a base after being struck by a pitch. Lauren Osterberg singled while Ashlee Mayer flew out to center giving Manning enough time to tag and go. Osterberg would later score along with Meissner who was on thanks to a single and Kotecki who swatted a triple to set up her score.
The sixth was highlighted by a home run off the bat of Meissner.
At the plate for the Cougars Meissner was two of four with two runs and four RBIs. Kotecki was two of four with three runs and two RBIs while Kailey Klimek went two for two with one RBI.
The Hornets' Young was two of three while Victoria Loberger was zero for two with two RBIs.
On the mound Annabelle Kotecki secured 14 strikeouts while allowing five hits, three runs (0 earned) and one walk.
Gillett/Suring's Sydney Young got three "K's" in game one while allowing 10 hits , 12 runs (nine earned) and three walks.
Game two was again all Coleman. Though the bats may have been a bit on the cool side to start game one, they were throughly heated up for game two as the Cougars blasted their way to a 21-3 four inning win.
Coleman kicked up some dirt on the baselines over the opening innings getting three runs in the first while the Hornets were only able to answer with one.
Those three first inning runs came off the base running of Osterberg, Mayer and Meissner. The second was even more potent as the Cougars piled in five additional runs while The Hornets again answered with not nearly enough, pushing the readout to 8-2.
That big second inning was all about the double for the Cougars as Manning, Osterberg and Meissner all powered up for two base showings.
Seven runs in the third and six more in the fourth allowed the Cougars to call it a night a few extra innings early 21-3.
Meissner continued a superlative day at the plate with a three of four showing that tallied up six RBIs and four runs. Beth Gannigan was one of four with one run and three RBIs. Manning was three of four with three runs and two RBIs.
Kotecki, who continued her excellent day of pitching into game two, getting five strikeouts while allowing three hits, three earned runs and three walks.
Willow Pecha got two strikeouts for the Hornets while allowing 16 hits, 21 runs (18 earned) and seven walks.
The Crivitz Wolverines traveled to Oneida to take on the Thunderhawks in an M&O doubleheader. Crivitz swept both games, 17-4 and 18-5, both in five innings. Sarha Bublitz won game one in the circle for the Wolverines while game two's winner was Taylor Blake.
In game one, Crivitz pounded 14 hits en route to 17 runs, including six runs in the fourth. Jas Zach went 4-for-5 in the contest for the Wolverines, including two doubles, two singles, three RBI and three runs scored. Bublitz was 3-for-4 and Blake was 2-for-2 in the game. Bublitz pitched a complete game giving up four runs on six hits, a walk and two strikeouts.
Oneida's Tiara Barber took the loss, allowing 17 runs on 14 hits, 12 walks and two strikeouts.
Game two was quite similar as the Wolverines piled up 18 runs on 16 hits, highlighted by a 10-run second inning. Sianna Guns paced the offense with a 3-for-3 game for Crivitz. Blake earned the pitching win, going five innings, allowing five runs on four hits, four walks and two strikeouts.
Barber took the game two loss for the Thunderhawks, giving up 18 runs on 16 hits, six walks and two strikeouts.
Peshtigo Takes First
at Wausau Tournament
The Peshtigo Bulldogs traveled to Wausau Saturday to take part in Wausau's Lumberjack Tournament. Peshtigo went 3-0 on the day and took first place. In game one, the Bulldogs beat the hosting Wausau East 15-3. Their second contest resulted in a 14-1 win over Wittenberg-Birnamwood and their final contest won them the championship, 17-5 over Lakeland.
Shae Tonn earned two of the wins on the day, first over Wausau East and then over Lakeland. Against Wausau East, Tonn pitched five innings, surrendering just three runs on three hits, a walk and three strikeouts. Run support was sparked by Megan Behnke who went 2-for-2 with two RBI in the game. Madi Martin was 2-for-3 with two RBI and Tonn was 2-for-4.
Peshtigo southpaw Lexy DeBriyn took the pitching win over Wittenberg-Birnamwood. DeBriyn went five innings giving up just one run on two hits and six strikeouts. Madi Martin, Ashley Dudka and Jaclyn Demeuse each recorded two hits in the game, Martin added three RBI as well.
Tonn came back in the championship to earn her second win of the day. Her five innings of work scattered seven hits and two walks that resulted in five runs and two strikeouts. Lexy DeBriyn led the Bulldogs at the plate with a 3-for-4 game. Abbie Lindbom went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Maddie Enderby finished the game 2-for-2 and Tonn was 1-for-1 with three RBI.
Monday evening the Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Cavaliers hosted the Peshtigo Bulldogs in an M&O showdown. Both pitchers, Lexy DeBriyn of Peshtigo and Marley Carviou of Lena/STAA, had their strikeout pitches dialed in as they combined for 23 "K's". A 2-2 game was decided in the fifth inning as Peshtigo scored two more to go on and win, 4-2.
Shae Tonn got things started with a single in the third inning. Megan Behnke followed with a bunt single and Abbie Lindbom was issued a walk to load the bases for the Bulldogs. Back-to-back strikeouts nearly got the Cavs out of trouble, but Olivia Lewis's single scored two runs and Peshtigo went up 2-0.
The Cavs answered in their half of the third. Kaitlyn Hodkiewicz drew a walk with two outs, stole second, and scored on Carviou's base hit. Lena/STAA cut the lead in half, 2-1.
In the fourth, the Cavs knotted the game at 2-2. Ally Demmith connected for a double and advanced to third on a passed ball. A bunt off the bat of Sarah Porras went over the head of first baseman Jenna Thill to score Demmith and tie the game.
Peshtigo helped decide the game in the fifth. Behnke laced a leadoff triple followed by a Lindbom walk. DeBriyn then helped her own cause by smacking a two-run double that put the Bulldogs up 4-2. Peshtigo went on to win by that score.
DeBriyn earned the complete game win, allowing two earned runs on three hits and a walk while piling up 13 strikeouts. Carviou was saddled with the loss for the Cavs as she also pitched a complete game, allowing four earned runs on five hits, four walks and ten strikeouts.
Behnke paced Peshtigo at the plate with a 3-for-4 day, just a home run shy of the cycle. Lewis and DeBriyn each registered two RBI for the Bulldogs. Porras led the Cavs with a 2-for-3 day while Demmith and Carviou each were 1-for-3.
Panthers Stall Truckers
The Oconto Falls Panthers
welcomed the Clintonville Truckers to town Thursday in an NEC matchup. Oconto Falls blasted the Truckers for 15 hits and 15 runs en route to a 15-5 victory in six innings.
Oconto Falls scored four runs in each of the second and sixth innings and at least one in the other four innings. Alyson Fabry and Emma Huberty each had three hits for Oconto Falls. Nine different Panthers recorded a hit in the contest. Katelyn Albrecht earned the win in the circle as she pitched five innings, allowing four earned runs on four hits, three walks and a strikeout.
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