Cougars Beat Rangers in 7th for Conference CrownIssue Date: May 16, 2019
Coleman Clinches Softball Championship With Win Over
The Coleman Cougars are this years M&O conference softball champs as they defeated second place Wausaukee for the second time this season in a close 3-2 battle Monday night.
"It absolutely was a tough game today, "said Coleman Head Coach Jean LeVash. "There was a tremendous effort especially with the outfielders, Meghan Fraser, had some very tough catches today that saved extra base hits. Maddy Hoida had some great catches battleing the sun. And Wausaukee's center fielder then made a three run saving catch that was a very tough catch."
Last meeting the Cougars went to town on the Rangers, but this time it was a different story.
"We've gotten so much better over the season," said Wausaukee head coach Sue Stoltenberg. "Both teams made great plays today in the outfield. We hit the ball well today, it was just a phenomenal high school softball game and thats the way this game should be play. The fans should have to pay good money to watch entertainment like this."
Pitching for the win was Coleman's Cameron Compe who gave up four hits and one walk over her six innings. She struck out six.
"I didn't really have to rally my girls today," said LeVash. "Even though their were moments today where things looked like they could change my girls didn't get rattled and kept thier heads in the game. We had a couple errors and I took a timeout to let them breathe but they stayed very focused today."
At the plate for the Cougars Caitlin Huberty went two of four with a double and an RBI. Sierra Peshek was one of two while Meghan Fraser went one of three.
"The big difference maker for us today though was Megan fraser," said Levash. She hit well all season for us and a couple of games ago we started to see her crush the ball and the last three or four games she has made such a huge difference. The play of the day today was her bat coming alive and staying alive all game long."
Wausaukee's Steph Murray posted a double along with her RBI while Amber Caylor got a single. Kaelyn Schlies posted one hit during the game.
The pitching loss was taken by Wausaukee's Allison Versaskas who allowed six hits and two walks while striking out three over her seven innings.
"We just had alot of confidence today," said Stoltenberg. "Unfortunately the championship was on the line but kudos to them they really earned it."
Wausaukee Gets Win Over Gillett/Suring
The Wausaukee Ranger softball squad went for an 8 run tally Friday night in Wausaukee, defeating the visiting Hornets who were able to push across three runners.
The first inning saw the Rangers get a nice two run push while following that inning with one run in the seined, one in the third and four in the fifth.
Over the top of the fifth the Hornets got their first run while posting one in the its and a final run in the seventh.
At the plate the Hornets were led by Soper who went two of three along with Horsens who also went two of three.
Wausaukee's Kaolin Schlies was four of four with three runs and one RBI while Bartles was two of three with one run and one RBI. Madelyn Schlies went two of four with one run and one RBI.
Pitching for the Hornets Sydney Young allowed 12 hits, eight runs (five earned) and no walks while striking out five.
The win was taken by Allison Versaskas who allowed six hits, three runs (two earned) and now walks while striking out five.
Coleman is Victorious over Gillett/Suring
The Coleman Cougars, who still hold the lead in the M&O kept their leading season on end with a 25-8 victory over the visiting Gillett/Suring Hornets.
It was a great day at the plate for Coleman's Aubrey Kriescher who ended the game with a home run that netted her three RBIs. Teammate Cameron Compe posted a solid day at the plate as well, going three of four for two RBIs.
Kailey Klimek gave the Cougars a three of five plate performance while getting two RBIs. Lauren Osterberg was three of five for two RBIs.
Both Mckenzie Champagne and Michaela Zeitler ended the game with four RBIs each.
The hornets were led by Sydney Young who went two of four at the plate with a double. Emily Umentum was one of two with a double.
Taking the pitching win was Compe who allowed seven hits, eight runs (five earned) and now walks while striking out four.
Young took the loss for the Hornets allowing one walk, 25 runs (seven eared) while sticking out one.
Coleman Takes Down Niagara
The Coleman Cougar varsity softball squad put away the Niagara Badgers Friday night in Coleman 7-4.
The win was marked by some good hitting by the Coleman girls who saw Caitlin Huberty, Cameron Compe, Michaela Zeitler Mackenzie Champagne and Megan Frasier all get multiple hits on their way to the 7-4 win.
Compe took the pitching win for the Cougars allowing seven hits, seven runs (one eared) and no walks while striking out six.
Noelle Champagne took the loss for the Badgers giving up four hits, one walk and striking out four.
Crivitz Blows Out NEW Lutheran
The Crivitz Wolverine softball team took a resounding win over the NEW Lutheran Blazers last Friday when they shutdown the visiting Green Bay boys 15-5
NEW Lutheran started with a nice little push over the first inning, getting two of their Blazers across.
But Crivitz responded with an even bigger bottom half to the opening frame.
Saige Nelsen got things going with a walk while Jasmine Zach also walked. Riley Mueller slugged a double next to bring in Nelsen. Kieren Gribben brought home Zach off a single to center while Sarah Bublitz got an RBI with a deep hit ball yo center field. Morgan Gyger reached with a walk during the inning while Brooke McFadden keyed into a pitch for a two RBI bunt.
Before the inning could wrap up Mueller returned o the plate and blasted a two run triple to left field. By the end of the first inning the Wolverines were way out ahead 12-2.
Mueller continued to hit well as she brought in Zach on a single during the second inning.
Sarah Bublitz got home during the third inning when she reached off a single. went to third on a wild pitch and scored off an error.
Nelson gave the Wolverines their finally run of the night during the sixth inning when she cruised home off a Gribben Single.
J. Nelson took the pitching loss for the Blazer giving up 16 hits, 15 runs (14 earned) and seven walks while striking out two.
Mueller took the win for the Wolverines with eight hits given up, five runs and eight walks. She struck out six along the way.
At the plate the Wolverines' Mueller was three of three with two runs and four RBIs. Zach was three of three with three runs while McFadden ended her night three of four with one run and three RBIs.
The Blazers' Specter was two of tow with one run and two RBIs while Nelson was two of three with two runs and an RBI.
Wolverines Take Second Non-Conference Win of Week
The Crivitz Wolverines had some non-conference action this week and were able to post a couple confidence boosting wins along the way. After defeating the Blazers the Wolverines took on the Northland Pines' girls, defeating them 5-4.
The hard fought win saw a slow start as neither team was able to score over the first two innings. Then things opened up a bit defensively as the Northland girls posted the first run of the evening, getting M. Steeds home off an error.
Crivitz responded with a run off an error in the bottom of the inning as Brooke McFadden hit a triple and crushed home off that error.
The Wolverines took the lead over the fourth inning thanks to a single by Kieren Gribben which got her no base and a double from Sianna Guns to bring her home.
Northland posted two over the fifth to take the 3-2 lead while Crivitz got three more runs to retake the lead gain in the fifth.
Saige Nelsen got things going over the fifth inning with a single while Riley Mueller brought her in off a double. Griffin doubled to read next while Sarah Bublitz brought her in off a single to right field.
Northland got a final run in the seventh which was one short of the Wolverine lead.
At the plate the Wolverines' Gribben was two of three with two runs and one RBI. McFadden was one of three with a run while Mueller was one of three with a run.
Northland's Steeds finished her night three of four with three runs.
In the pitching circle S. Bublitz took the win for the Wolverines allowing 13 hits, four runs and no walks while skirting out five.
The loss was handed to Northland's Olivetti who gave up nine hits, fie runs and no walks while striking out five.
Hornets Sting Marion For 15-1 Win
The Gillett/Suring Hornets took away the show in Gillett Saturday afternoon as they blasted the visiting Marion girls 15-1.
The Hornets were all over Marion from the start getting five runs in the first followed by one in the second and four in the third inning. They would post two over the fourth and a final three in the fifth for the 15 point total.
Marion scored their only run of the night during the second inning.
Taking the pitching win was Sydney Young, who allowed just four hits and one run over her five innings for the Hornets. She struck out six.
The loss was taken by A. Fischer who gave up nine hits, 15 runs (11 eared) and 10 walks while striking out four.
At the plate the Hornets' Griffen was two of two with four runs and one RBI while Horsens was two of four with three runs and two RBIs.
Lena/STAA Wins Over Gillett/Suring
The Lena/STAA Cavalier softball team got their first win of the season Friday night when they took on the Gillett/Suring Hornets who they defeated 10-9.
It was close throughout as the Hornets and Cavvies both scored two runs over the first inning. The Hornets took a small lead during the second with two more runs while Lena/STAA got things going late for eight runs over the last two innings.
Young took the loss for the Hornets in the pitching circle as she gave up eight hits, 10 runs, two walks and 12 strike outs.
Sellen took the win for the Cavvies allowing five hits, nine runs (eight earned) and four walks while striking out five.
At the plate the Cavvies' Pristelski was two of five with two runs and an RBI. H. Barenick went one of three with a run and two RBIs.
Gillett's Young was three of five with two runs and three RBIs while Smith went one of three with two RBIs.
The Wausaukee ranger softball squad had a close call Saturday afternoon when they took on the Niagara Badgered in Wausaukee. After seven innings the rangers were the winners but only by one, 9-8.
The close high scoring game started with a solid first inning by the Badgers. During that inning they plowed the baseline for six runs. Isabel Wells got things started with a base off an error while Jayden Payette singled. Ohura Brasure got an RBI during the inning helping to bring Niagara to the early 6-0 lead.
Wausaukee got on the board during the second inning thanks to a couple timely hits. Stephanie Murray got the first of those clutch hits,bringing in Natalie Grutza off a single. Callie Orlando did her part with a two RBI single during then inning.
The Rangers canted to climb over the third inning, getting three more runs. Two of those coming home off a Murray Triple. Amber Caylor swatted the other RBI.
After their one run fourth inning the Badgers were still in the lead 8-6.
But a three run bottom of the seventh would run the tides for the rangers in the last second. Starting off the winning inning for the Rangers Orlando singled. Allison Versaskas singled next to bring in Orlando while Kylee Smith got the win with a single that gave Versaskas an opening at the plate.
At the plate the Rangers' Murray was four of four with one run and four RBIs. Orlando went three of four with one run and two RBIs. Madelyn Schlies was two of three with one run.
Niagara's Wells was two of four at the plate with two runs and two RBIs. Payette ended the evening two of four with one run and one RBI.
Pitching for the win was Wausaukee's Versaskas who allowed nine hits, eight runs and three walks. She struck out four along the way.
Payette was saddled with the loss as she gave up 14 hits, nine runs (seven earned) and no walks while striking out two.
Oconto Wins by 15 in Three Innings
The Oconto Blue Devils had things to do and places to be as they wasted no time in defeating the visiting Gibraltar Vikings Monday night 15-0.
The three inning mercy rule game was highlighted with an 11 run effort by the Blue Devils in the bottom of the seined inning. The Onto girls added four more during the third inning which was enough for the teams to call it quits.
Taking the pitching win for Onto was Susa who pitched two innings, giving up two hits and striking out two.
Gibraltar's Jordan allowed three hits, 15 runs (14 earned) and 14 walks while striking out one.
At the plate the Vikings' Pluff was one of one.
Bieber gave the Blue Devils a one of two plate performance getting one hit and two RBIs along the way. Durand was one of three with two runs and an RBI.
Peshtigo Tops Wausaukee in Non-Conference Showdown
The Peshtigo Bulldog softball squad has a serious test in their competition with the Wausaukee Rangers who kept pace the whole way finishing just behind the Bulldogs 3-2.
Peshtigo got all three of their runs in the first inning. Grace Wickman reached on a double while Kennedy Chmela got on after an error. Allison Dudka scored both on a single while Karli Cahill made it three after crossing the plate.
Wausaukee's bats were primarily silent all game, that is until the final inning where they jumped to life. Kyle Smith got the late game rally on end with a single while Stephanie Murray reached on a single. Both runners got into position before Natalie Schroeder clubbed the one out two RBI single.
Unfortunately for the Rangers that would be all they could muster before the Bulldog defense shut them down.
At the plate the Rangers' Kaelyn Schlies was two of three while Larissa Rawley posted a one of one showing. Schroeder was one of three with two RBIs.
Peshtigo's Dudka went one of two with two RBIs while Grace Wickman was two of three with one run.
pitching for the win was Peshtigo's Wickman who allowed five hits, two earned runs and no walks while striking out two.
Wausaukee's Versaskas took the loss allowing five hits, three runs and one walk while striking out three.
Bulldogs Hold Off Rangers For 3-2 Non-Conference Win
Peshtigo scored just three runs in the first inning against Wausaukee on Tuesday, but it was enough to hold off the Bulldogs' former M&O Conference foes in a 3-2 win.
With two outs and no one on, the Bulldogs put together a rally, starting with a double from Grace Wickman.
Kennedy Chmela reached on an error, Karli Cahill walked and Allison Dudka singled home two to give Peshtigo a 3-0 lead.
Peshtigo had just three baserunners the rest of the game, but it didn't matter, as Wausaukee was held scoreless until the seventh inning, when they threatened to make a comeback.
Kylee Smith singled to start things off. After an out, Stephanie Murray singled to put two on. Amber Caylor was hit by a pitch to load the bases with one out when Natalie Schroeder singled home two, sending the tying run to second base.
The ninth hitter flew out and the Ranger leadoff hitter grounded out to first to end the game in favor of the Bulldogs.
Wickman got the win for Peshtigo. She went 2-for-3 at the plate as well.
Marines Stay Hot, Shut Out Mustangs 4-0
The Marinette Marines are hitting their softball stride at the right time, again beating an opponent that beat them earlier this season, this time with a 4-0 win over Little Chute on Tuesday.
Sydney Nemetz through a two-hit shutout to avenge a 3-2 loss from earlier this year. It was her first shutout of the season and she hit a season-high with 10 strikeouts.
"This was redemption day for us today. Little Chute beat us 3-2 at their place in a game we felt we should have won," Marinette coach Josh Lacy said. "We haven't been swept by anybody this season so that was big to pick up the season series split."
Mattie Renikow hit a home run for Marinette, picking up two hits and scoring two runs. Not to be out-done, Tatum Ihde hit a home run and knocked in two in the game as well.
Between the nearly perfect pitching and the power at the plate, it was a good day for the Marines.
"The girls put together a good game today," Lacy said. "We never got that breakout big inning, but we hit some balls hard. Sydney Nemetz was in complete control, and the defense was exceptional behind her all day."
Peshtigo Pounds Gibraltar in Packerland Play 14-0
Everything was working for the Peshtigo Bulldogs softball team in a 14-0 win over Gibraltar on Saturday.
Pitcher Gabby Blohowiak faced just five more than the minimum in five innings of scoreless ball to shut down Gibraltar, and her bats did the rest.
Peshtigo scored three in the first, with Mattie Lacoursiere walking and scoring on a Grace Wickman single and Kennedy Chmela scoring two with a home run.
It was all over from there.
Chmela would score three runs on a 2-for-2 day, waking twice and doubling to go along with her home run.
Wickman went 3-for-3 in the game with four runs, a double and a walk and Lacoursiere scored three runs as well.
Dreya Detry and Karli Cahill scored two runs each as well. Cahill added two RBIs, too.
Bulldogs Win Second Meeting with Eagles 4-1
The Peshtigo Bulldogs defeated Southern Door by a 4-1 scoreline on Monday, avenging a loss from late last week.
Peshtigo struck first with two runs in the first inning. Dreya Detry started with a single and Grace Wickman knocked her home with a single and an error by the right-fielder. Kennedy Chmela added an RBI to bring home Wickman.
In the fifth, Mattie Lacoursiere singled and scored on a Chmela hit to keep the lead at two to match a run scored by Southern Door.
Chmela was again at the root of the scoring in the seventh when she singled and came home on a Karli Cahill triple.
Chmela went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored.
Grace Meyers started as the Bulldogs' pitcher and got the win.
Marines Split Doubleheader With Irish
Marinette split with Freedom on Monday on the softball diamond, with the Marines ending strong after a slow start.
Marinette managed just two hits against Naleyah Bork in game one, a game the Marines lost 4-1. They scored one run, but it wasn't enough, despite a fairly strong performance by Sydney Nemetz, who allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk, striking out seven.
Freedom scored its runs on a two-run double and a home run.
"We just came out flat today," Marinette coach Josh Lacy said. "We just didn't have the energy we had last week and teams in this conference are good enough that if you come out flat, they're going to beat you. They had big hits in big situations and out-played us in that one."
"Flat' isn't a word that would describe the Marines in game two, as they came out and scored three runs in the first inning, finishing things off with a 7-1 win.
Tatum Ihde again hit a home run, knocking in two runs and gathering two hits in the game. Hanna Ebsch went 2-for-3 with two steals and Maya Carviou went 1-for-2 with two runs scored, an RBI and two steals.
Bailie Thielen went seven innings, allowing one earned on six hits and two walks, striking out seven.
Nemetz Helps Marines Cage Foxes 4-1
The Marinette Marines are playing good softball at the right time after a 4-1 win over Fox Valley Lutheran on Friday.
The Marines avenged a 2-1 loss to FVL from earlier in the season and advanced their record to 10-4 overall and 9-4 in the North Eastern Conference.
FVL's run came in the first inning with the help of an error, but that was it, as Sydney Nemetz pitched a strong game, allowing just six hits and one walk with eight strikeouts.
After FVL scored in the first inning, Maya Carviou walked and Maya Carviou doubled her home. Nemetz then doubled home Renikow to take the lead. In the third, Hannah Ebsch homered and Renikow walked and scored on a single from Nemetz.
"This was a great team effort against a very good pitcher," Marinette coach Josh Lacy said.
Southern Door Rallies Late To Down Peshtigo
Peshtigo lost a lead late in the sixth inning in a 5-4 loss to Southern Door on Friday.
The Bulldogs scored a run in the first inning, then two in the third when Grace Wickman reached on an error, Karli Cahill doubled home a run and scored on an error.
In the sixth, with a 4-2 lead, Peshtigo allowed the first two batters to reach and score, with a two-run single by Kendra Dantoin doing half of the damage.
In the seventh, Peshtigo put runners on first and second with two outs, but a popout to third ended things.
Wickman went 2-for-4 with a run scored and Cahill went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
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