NEKOOSA – Tessa Murray delivered a walkoff RBI single, plating Shannon Books as the Nekoosa softball team overcame six errors to outlast Berlin 5-4 in eight innings in a WIAA Division 2 regional quarterfinal Thursday.
“We tried to give them opportunities to put runs on the board, but we overcame on our mistakes,” Nekoosa coach Nathan Strehlau said. “We put together a big inning in the fifth and that really helped us.”
The Papermakers travel to Ripon on Tuesday in a semifinal matchup.
Brie Meddaugh went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Bailey Pierce added three hits for Nekoosa
WP-Haley Baker. LP-Marks. 2B-B, Meza. 3B-N, Brie Meddaugh.
Columbus Catholic 2
Megan Buntrock limited the Dons to five hits with six strikeouts and scored three runs as the Royals cruised to an easy win.Maddi Hohl, Genny Fuller, Brittany Birkhauser and Jordyn Stashek paced the attack with two hits apiece.
“We played very well against a very improved Columbus Catholic softball,” Royal coach Mandy Turba said. “Megan pitched very well with no walks.”
WP – Megan Buntrock 0BB, 6K. LP – Katelyn Welsh 0BB, 0K. 2B – Assumption, Genny Fuller, Macyn Krings.
ADAMS – Emma Roenneburg tossed a no-hit shut out to lead the Green Devils to a WIAA Division 2 regional quarterfinal win over Wautoma.
Roenneburg struck out 10 batters and went 2 for 4 at the plate. She hit a two-run home run in the first inning and a base-clearing double in the bottom of the sixth to finish with five RBIs.
“It sounds kind of funny, to call a no-hitter an ugly win, but we had three errors and that’s too many for the playoffs,” A-F coach Dennis Hazel said. “It was a good win for our young team and I hope we keep moving forward.
The Green Devils improved to 14-1.
WP: Emma Roenneburg. LP: Emma Lehr. 2B: AF, Roenneburg. HR: AF, Roenneburg.
Pittsville 15, Newman Catholic 4
WAUSAU – Nathan Dupee went 3 for 5 with five RBIs to lead the Panthers to a Marawood Conference South Division win over the Cardinals.
Dupee had two extra base hits, a triple and a home run.
Sawyer Ladick and Jake Wipfli had two hits each for the Panthers.
WP: Jacob Schultz. LP: Nick Janke. 2B: P, Sawyer Ladick; NC, Charlie Bollmann. 3B: P, Nathan Dupee. HR, P, Dupee.
Port Edwards 8, Tigerton 3
TIGERTON – Jacob Schraeder and the Blackhawks made a statement by getting the upper hand against the Tigers in Central Wisconsin Conference-10 action.
Schraeder tossed a six-hitter and struck out six, and also did some damage at the plate with a pair of hits. Mike Gildenzoph and Troy Kutella eached picked up two hits and drove in three runs.
“This was a big win for us. We were tied in the win column in the conference, and this was big because we just had our seeding meeting and they were ranked higher than us,” Blackhawks coach Tim Martin said.
WP – Jacob Schraeder 2BB, 6K. LP – Tyler Marquardt 2BB, 4K. 2B – Tigerton, Terry Block 2B; Port Edwards, Jacob Schraeder.
Records: Port Edwards 7-5, 5-3 CWC-10; Tigerton 4-4, 4-3 CWC-10.
Nekoosa 3, Adams-Friendship 1
ADAMS – Robbie Bulin smacked a two-run double in the fourth inning as the Papermakers defeated the Green Devils in a South Central Conference pitcher’s duel.
WP-Ty Crider. LP-Gavin Griese. SV-Zach Arndt. 2B-N, Robbie Bulin; A-F, Griese, Thomas Gecht.
Records: Nekoosa 6-10, 3-6 SCC.
D.C. Everest 5,
Wisconsin Rapids 0
WESTON – Five different players scored goals and keepers Steph Meuret and Kayla Rogan weren’t required to make a save as the Evergreens domibnated the Raiders in a Wisconsin Valley Conference matchup.
DCE’s Maddie Mittelsteadt and Kayla Huber each had a goal and an assist in the opening half to help the Evergreens grab a 2-0 lead. Bri Widner also added a goal and an assist over the final 40 minutes.
“We’ve had good scoring balance all season long and it continued tonight,” Evergreens coach Lucas Kollross said. “I was pleased with our focus, especially coming off our game Tuesday with SPASH.”
First half: 1. DCE, Maddie Mittelsteadt (Kayla Huber), 15:51; 2. DCE, Huber (Mittelsteadt), 38:11.
Second half: 3. Bri Widmer, 57:18; 4. DCE, Hannah Mourey, 66:59; 5. DCE, Emilee Mytinger (Widmer), 75:56.
Saves: Wisconsin Rapids (Sophie Hardina) , D.C. Everest (Step Meuret 0, Kayla Rogan 0) 0.
Records: DCE 10-5-1, 8-1 WVC; Wisconsin Rapids, not available