Abby Menting struck out six of the first seven batters and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning in the second game and Summer Zachow struck out three in a complete game in the opener to pitch Kimberly to the sweep over Appleton West, 7-2 and 7-1 on Tuesday in Appleton.
Every batter in the lineup had a hit in the second game for Kimberly (7-2, 6-2).
|Appleton West …||…200||000||0||—||2||4||4|
WP: Summer Zachow. LP: Tess Verhyen. Leading hitters: Payton Mix K 2×4; Abby Menting K 3×3, 2B.
|Appleton West …||…000||001||0||—||1||5||1|
WP: Abby Menting. LP: Lynnie Talady. Leading hitters: Jenna Smarzinski K 2B; Payton Mix K 2 RBI; Dani Dobinski K 2B.
Appleton East 12-13, Fond du Lac 5-4
At Fond du Lac, Lauren Blasczyk picked up both wins in the doubleheader sweep for East.
Blasczyk also contributed three hits, including a home run, and three RBI in the opener. Megan Schweitzer also had three hits for the Patriots.
Five Patriots had two hits each in the second game, with Schweitzer, Blasczyk and Tori Sweeney driving in two runs apiece. East moved to 10-1 in conference play and is 11-1 overall.
|Fond du Lac …||…040||000||1||—||5||7||0|
|Appleton East …||…500||205||x||—||12||16||3|
WP: Lauren Blasczyk. LP: Andrea O’Brien. Leading hitters: Angel Payne FDL 2×4; Megan Schweitzer AE 3×4; Sara Hagmann AE 2×4; Molly Krause AE 2×4, 3B; Lauren Blasczyk, 3×4, HR, 3 RBI; Maddie Durie AE 2×4; Tori Sweeney AE 2×4, 3B, 2 RBI; Mallory Lamers AE 3 RBI.
|Appleton East …||…304||230||1||—||13||13||2|
|Fond du Lac …||…100||021||0||—||4||8||6|
WP: Blasczyk. LP: O’Brien. Leading hitters: Schweitzer AE 2×5, 2 RBI; Hagmann AE 2×5, Krause AE 2×5, 2B, 3B; Blasczyk AE 2×3 2 RBI; Sweeney AE 2 RBI; Payne FDL 2×4.
Oshkosh West 3, Neenah 2
At Oshkosh, the Wildcats won their eighth in a row after scoring three runs in the first inning and then hanging on for the victory.
|Oshkosh West …||…300||000||x||—||3||5||0|
WP: Callie Troutfetter. LP: Jenny Butzen. Leading hitters: Karly Jackson N 2×3; Kelly Wallace OW 2×3.
Kaukauna 8-4, Appleton North 3-9
At Appleton, the Lightning scored six runs in the fourth and three in the fifth of game two as Appleton North (4-3) earned a split. Jordan Haen picked up the win in the opener for Kaukauna.
|Appleton North …||…010||011||0||—||3||10||3|
WP: Jordan Haen. LP: Alex Eastman. Leading hitters: Megan Kohlmetz AN 2×3, 2 2B; Jordyn Van AN 2×3, 2 2B; Katie Hoeft AN 2×3; Sami DeGroot K 2B; Jordan VanderVelden K 2×4, 2 2B; Haley Huss K 2B; Alissa Heid K 2×4, 2B, 2 RBI; Andrea Gocker K 3×3, 2 2B.
|Appleton North …||…000||630||x||—||9||17||1|
WP: Alex Eastman. LP: Liz Elrick. Leading hitters: Sami DeGroot K 2×4, HR; Jordan VanderVelden K 2×4; Keely Maloney K 2B; Haley Huss K 3B; Amanda Diedrich K 3B; Ashley Heid K 3×4; Megan Kohlmetz AN 2×3, 2B, 2 RBI; Kennedy Taylor AN 2×4; Hayley Johnson AN 2×4, 2 RBI; Elizabeth Floodstrand AN 3×4, 2B; Hannah Lider AN 2×3; Grace Garvey AN 2×4, 2B; Alex Eastman AN 2×3, 3 RBI.
Winneconne 6-10, Fox Valley Lutheran 4-4
At Appleton, Annika Gereau picked up three hits in the opener and was the winning pitcher in the second game to spark the Wolves to the sweep.
Kady Zamzow collected five hits and drove in four runs in the two games for the Foxes.
|Fox Valley Lutheran …||…100||102||0||—||4||8||0|
WP: Mikala Russell. LP: Sara Riehle. Leading hitters: Annika Gereau W 3×4; Abby King W 2×2, 2 RBI; Abby Radue FVL 3×4; Kady Zamzow FVL 3×3, 2 RBI.
WP: Annika Gereau. LP: Vanessa Buman. Leading hitters: Abby King W 2×2, 3 RBI; Hannah Peerenboom W 4×5, 5 RBI; Darcity Birling FVL 2×3; Abbey Van Heuklon FVL 2×3; Kady Zamzow FVL 2×4, 2 RBI.
Xavier 2, Berlin 1
At Appleton, Erin Powers was two-for-three and picked up the win on the mound, striking out 10 batters.
WP: Erin Powers (10K). LP: K. Marks. Leading hitters: Powers X 2×3; Lauren Ashauer X 2×2.
Ripon 2, Waupaca 1
At Waupaca, Libby Borgardt doubled in a pair of runs to lift Ripon past the Comets.
Tasha Smith homered to lead Waupaca.
WP: Libby Borgardt. LP: Emerie Vazquez. Leading hitters: Tasha Smith W HR; Mandy Tomlinson W 3B; Libby Borgardt R 2×3, 2B, 2 RBI.
Freedom 11-13, Clintonville 0-3
At Freedom, Taylor Hanus was three-for-three with two home runs and a double and struck out eight in game two as the Irish earned the sweep.
In the opener, Hannah Doxtator was three-for-three with a double and picked up the win.
WP: Hannah Doxtator. LP: Laura Lukaski. Leading hitters: Doxtator F 3×3, 2B; Samantha Sheriff F 2×3, 2B, 3B; Brooke Kortz F 2×3.
WP: Taylor Hanus (8 K). LP: Megan Wittman. Leading hitters: Jessica Runge F 2×3; Rachel Vircks F 2×3, 3B; Hanus F 3×3, 2 HR, 2B; Daisha Abel F 2×3; Cassidy Schuh F 2×3; Miranda Hangberg C HR, 2 RBI.
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