WAUSAU – Molly Peck had three hits and doubled in a run in her first varsity game, then she followed with four strikeouts as a pitcher in the next game of Wausau East’s doubleheader sweep Friday.
East won the first game 11-1, in five innings, and followed with a 9-3 victory.
Olivia Zipperer started and picked up the win in both games. Paige and Callie Heinrich combined for nine hits.
East opens the WIAA Division I playoffs Tuesday at home against Rhinelander.
Pitchers: M, Caitlin Kozik (L, 3K, 2BB). WE, Olivia Zipperer (W, 8K, BB).
Leading hitters: WE, Zipperer 2×3, 3B; Molly Peck 3×3, 2B; Paige Heinrich 2×3; Callie Heinrich 2×3.
Pitchers: WE, Zipperer (W, 2K), Peck (Sv, 4K, 2BB).
Leading hitters: WE, P. Heinrich 3×4, 2B; C. Heinrich 2×3; Devon Cielinski 2B. M, Jordan Green 2×4; Jessi Lyon 2×4.
Records: WE, 10-7, 6-6 Valley. M, 1-11.
Wisconsin Rapids 8, Merrill 5
MERRILL – The Bluejays’ Lindsey Krueger hit a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning in a Wisconsin Valley Conference loss to the Raiders.
Shelby Steinke and Vikki Getsinger both hit home runs to lead the Raiders in hitting.
“We got behind and had a nice top of the fourth to pull close with a string of hits, but we couldn’t answer when they added three in the top of the seventh inning,” Merrill coach Matt Ellenbecker said.
Pitchers: WR, Allison Brost (W, 3K, 7 IP). MER, McKayla Heckendorf (L, 2K, 5BB, 7 IP).
Leading hitters: WR, Shelby Steinke 3×4, 2 RBI, 2B (2), HR; Madison Bogie 2×4, 3 RBI, HR; Vikki Getsinger HR. MER, Reegan Byer 2×3 2B; Brianna LaMonica 2×4, 2B; Lindsey Krueger HR.
Records: Wisconsin Rapids 8-9, 4-8 WVC; Merrill 6-7, 5-5 WVC.
D.C. Everest 8, Marshfield 1
MARSHFIELD – Kelsey Gilmore had two goals and an assist, and Heather Mourey added a goal and two assists as the Evergreens remained tied for first in the Wisconsin Valley Conference with a rout of the Tigers.
Julia Urban had the lone goal for Marshfield.
Gilmore had a hand in the first three goals for the Evergreens, all coming in a span of 12 minutes, 13 seconds to open the game.
First half: 1. DCE, Mackenzie Corallo (Kelsey Gilmore), 6:40. 2. DCE, Gilmore (Taylor Kelm), 10:46. 3. DCE, Gilmore, 12:13. 4. DCE, Emilee Mytinger (Hannah Mourey), 39:38.
Second half: 5. DCE, Maddie Mittelsteadt (Bri Widmer), 45:06. 6. DCE, Mourey (Widmer), 51:18. 7. M, Julia Urban, 63:49. 8. DCE, Haley Tobalsky (Mourey), 68:11. 9. DCE, Widmer (Kelm), 72:40.
Saves: DCE Steph Meuret 1, Kayla Rogan 1. Marshfield Rae Ann Hovendick 10.
Records: D.C. Everest 12-5-1, 9-1 WVC.
SPASH 3, Wausau East 0
Abby Bohanski scored two goals in the Panthers’ Wisconsin Valley Conference win over the Lumberjacks.
SPASH scored all three goals in the first 30 minutes of the game and then subbed generously in the second half.
“With our nice lead we were able to get a lot of girls in the game,” SPASH coach Don Peel said. “Our defense played outstanding and notched their ninth shutout in 13 games.”
First half: 1. SP, (Own goal), 13:12; 2. SP, Abby Bohanski, 19:17; 3. SP, Bohanski (Jen Hoerter), 28:55.
Saves: SP, Sarah Peplinski 5; WE, Kaleigh Karlen 13. Shots: SP 17, WE 6. Corner kicks: 5, WE 1.
Records: SPASH 11-1-1, 10-1 WVC; Wausau East 0-9 WVC.
Leg 6 team scores: 1. SPASH 322; 2. Merrill 335; 3. Wisconsin Rapids 344; 4. Marshfield 484; 5. Wausau West 355; 6. D.C. Everest 362; 7. Wausau East 387.
Leg 6 top 10: 1. Trevor Thomas (SP), 77; 2. Matt Sandquist (WW), 78; 3. Taylor Thomas (SP), 79; 4. Kyle Hoffman (MAR), 79; 5. Joe Benbow (WR), 80; 6. Max Baranczyk (MER), 81; 7. (tie) Mike Pagel (MER) and James McDonald (SP), 83; 9. Andrew Henke (WR), 83; 10. (tie) Christian McDonald (SP), Dylan Pitts (DCE) and Phillip Guenther (MER), 84.
Final team standings: 1. SPASH 42 points; 2. (tie) Marshfield 30, Merrill 32; 4. Wisconsin Rapids 26; 5. Wausau West 18; 6. D.C. Everest 14; 7. Wausau East 6.
Final indivudal standings (top 10): 1. Trevor Thomas (SP), 83.5; 2. Matt Sandquist (WW), 82.5; 3. Taylor Thomas (SP), 70; 4. James McDonald (SP), 64.5; 5. Christian McDonald (SP), 55; 6. Joe Benbow (WR), 44.5; 7. Michael Pagel (MER), 39.5; 8. Kyle Hoffman (MAR), 38; 9. Josh Berres (MAR), 34.5; 10. Coty Guenther (MER), 31.
Great Northern Conference
Tomahawk’s Turner Wegener shot an 83 at Inshalla in the final Great Northern Conference meet of the season to finish third overall individuall, and earn first-team all-conference honors.
Lakeland’s Curtis Geiger was selected as the player of the year, and Antigo won the team title. Tomahawk finished second, four points behind Antigo. Medford and Mosinee finished sixth, and seventh overall.
Tomahawk’s Tanner Laack and Mosinee’s Jesse Karau both earned honorable mention all-conference honors.
Team scores: Antigo 352, Tomahawk 357, Northland Pines 365, Lakeland 368, Rhinelander 388, Medford 397, Mosinee 311
Medalist: Curtis Geiger, Lakeland
Top 10: Geiger, 79; Turner Wegener, Tom, 83; Justin Kennedy, Ant., 84; Dan Donovan, Lak, 85; Seth Erickson, NP, 88; Connor Langseth, Ant., 89; Jacob Stephan, NP, 89; Tony LeBrun, Ant., 89; Tanner Laack, Tom., 89; Jesse Karrau, Mos, 89
Northland/Wis. Valley Lutheran 18, Wild Rose 10
Pitchers: NL, Jenna Terek (W, 5K, 6BB). WR, Erin Jenks (L)
Leading hitters: NL, Brittanie Boeck 2×5, 2B, 2R, 5SB; Olivia Nillissen 2×6, 2R, 2SB; Moriah Sawyer 3×5, 2B, 4R, 5SB (home twice); Morgan Thums 3×6, 2B, 3B, 4RBI, 3R; Leah Whitson 4×4, 2RBI, 2R; Megan Beisner 2×5, 3RBI.
Record: NL, 2-6. Next: at Assumption, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.