FOND DU LAC
A nearly perfect Callie Troutfetter led Oshkosh West to win in the opening game of a Fox Valley Association doubleheader against Fond du Lac on Thursday.
A victory in the nightcap earned the Wildcats at least a share of the conference title.
West controlled both contests in the twinbill, winning the first game 5-0 behind Troutfetter’s gem before the Wildcats grabbed a 7-4 win in the nightcap.
Troutfetter was one walk away from a perfect game in the opener as she struck out seven and the West defense played flawless behind her.
The Wildcats scored a run in the first before extending the lead with a three-run fourth inning, highlighted by Meg Krautsch’s two-run double.
Krautsch and Hailey Hendrix each finished with two hits in the game.
West wasted no time in taking control of the second game, erupting for six runs in the first inning.
Krautsch finished 3-for-4, while Kelly Wallace and Taylor Skroski each chipped in two hits.
Troutfetter got the win with four scoreless innings of work, while Shannon Horel pitched the final three innings to earn the save.
Oshkosh West 5, Fond du Lac 0
Fond du Lac…000 000 0 — 0 0 0
Osh. West…100 301 x — 5 8 0
WP: Callie (7 IP, 1 BB, 7 Ks). LP: Andrea O’Brien (7 IP, 6 BBs, 2 Ks).
Leading hitters: OW — Meg Krautsch 2×4, 2B, 3 RBI; Hailey Hendrix 2×3; Lexi Holsten RBI.
Oshkosh West 7, Fond du Lac 4
Osh. West…600 100 0 — 7 11 1
Fond du Lac…000 002 2 — 4 7 0
WP: Callie Troutfetter (4 IP, 0 BBs, 3 Ks). LP: Andrea O’Brien (7IP 2 BBs, 3 Ks). Sv: Shannon Horel (3 IP, 1 BB, 1 K).
Leading hitters: OW — Meg Krautsch 3×4, 2B; Kelly Wallace 2×3, 2B, 2 RBI; Taylor Skroski 2×4; Marina Hereford RBI. FDL — Sadie Warner 2×4; McKenna Mitchell 2×3.