Prep softball: Kaukauna, Neenah, Kimberly, Fox Valley Lutheran win

Prep softball: Kaukauna, Neenah, Kimberly, Fox Valley Lutheran win

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Prep softball: Kaukauna, Neenah, Kimberly, Fox Valley Lutheran win

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Kaukauna 7, Appleton East 6

At Appleton, the Ghosts took advantage of five Appleton East errors to get the win.

With the Ghosts holding a 6-5 lead, Andrea Gocker opened the fifth inning with a walk, was sacrificed to second and scored on Ashley Heid’s single to center.

East got a run back in the sixth and had the tying run at second but a fly ball to center ended the inning.

The Patriots’ five errors led to four unearned runs for Kaukauna.

KAUKAUNA… …032 110 0 7 9 0
APPLETON EAST… …130 101 0 6 13 5

WP: Jordan Haen. LP: Lauren Blasczyk. Leading hitters: Samantha DeGroot K 2×4, Keeley Maloney K 3×4, Ashley Heid K 2 RBI, Sara Hagmann AE 2×4, Lauren Blasczyk AE 2×4, Maddie Durie AE 3×3, Nicole Kitten AE 2×2, Molly Krause AE 2 RBI.

Neenah 5, Appleton North 3

At Appleton, Nicole Miller was three-for-three and Brianna Frost drove in a pair of runs as the Rockets built a 5-1 lead after four innings and hung on the rest of the way.

Jordyn Van paced the Lightning with two hits.

Neenah… …101 300 0 5 11 0
Appleton North… …100 002 0 3 8 0

WP: Jessica Butzen. LP: Hannah Johnson. Leading hitters: Karly Jackson N 2×3, 2B, 3B; Nicole Miller N 3×3; Brianna Frost N 2×4, 2 RBI; Kennedy Taylor AN 2×4, 3B; Jordyn Van AN 2×3.

Kimberly 14-19, Menasha 0-1

At Kimberly, the Papermakers broke open the first game with a five-run third inning that was keyed by Dani Dobinski’s two-run double.

In the second game, the Papermakers (11-5, 10-5) scored 11 runs in the second inning, with Carleigh Johnson and Sara Rosenow hitting three- and two-run home runs, respectively.

Kimberly… …025 70 14 14 1
Menasha… …000 00 0 2 1

WP: Summer Zachow. LP: Zimmer. Leading hitters: Payton Mix K 3×4, 2 RBI; Madi Surprise K 4×4, 2B, 4 RBI; Dani Dobinski K 2×4, 2B, 4 RBI.

Menasha… …000 10 1 2 5
Kimberly… …4(11)1 3x 19 15 3

WP: Abby Menting. LP: Zimmer. Leading hitters: Jenna Smarzynski K 2×2; Megan Kleist K 2B, 2 RBI; Sara Rosenow K 2×3, HR, 3 RBI; Abby Menting K 3×4, 2B, 4 RBI; Madi Surprise K 2B; Carleigh Johnson K HR, 4 RBI; Dani Dobinski K 2B, 2 RBI.

Fond du Lac 9-6, Appleton West 5-8

At Appleton, the Terrors rallied to win the nightcap in eight innings after dropping the opener to the Cardinals.

In Game 2, West had built a 6-2 lead in the third but saw Fond du Lac tie the game with a run in the bottom of the seventh. The Terrors, however, answered with two runs in the eighth to pull out the victory.

Tess Verhyen paced West in the opener, going two-for-three with a home run and two RBI.

Fond du Lac… …100 114 2 9 18
Appleton West… …202 000 1 5 8

WP: Andra O’Brien. LP: Tess Verhyen. Leading hitters: Angel Payne F 3×5 2 2B; MaKenna Mitchell F 2×3; Emily Nett F 3×4, 2 RBI; Mindy Smet F 2×3; Sadie Warner F 2×5; Andra O’Brien F 2×5; Ari Schmidt F 2×5, 2 RBI; Tess Verhyen AW 2×3, HR, 2 RBI.

Appleton West… …132 000 02 8
Fond du Lac… …021 020 10 6

Eastern Valley Conference

Fox Valley Lutheran 11, Little Chute 10

At Appleton, the Foxes lost the lead as the Mustangs rallied in the seventh and eighth but managed to come back in the bottom of the eighth to win.

Fox Valley Lutheran led 9-4 when Little Chute scored five runs on three singles, six walks and a hit batter in the seventh. Then Tori Landsverk gave the Mustangs a 10-9 lead with a two-out RBI triple in the eighth.

Kaitlyn Borree, however, tripled to lead off FVL’s half of the inning and Darsity Birling bunted her in. Birling moved to second on a ground out and, after a fly out, scored when Katy Zamzow got a hit to deep right center.

Little Chute… …100 021 51 10 8 0
FVL… …105 030 02 11 17 3

WP: Vanessa Buman. LP: Morgan LeNoble. Leading hitters: Tori Landsverk LC 3×5; Darsity Birling FVL 4×5, 2 RBI; Katy Zamzow FVL 3×5, 2B, 3 RBI; Abby Huntington FVL 2×4, 3B; Mikayla Foskett FVL 2×3, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI.

Olympian Conference

Manitowoc Lutheran 10, Brillion 8

At Brillion, the Lancers and Lions both pounded out 14 hits but the Lancers were able to overcome the Lions’ five-run first inning by outscoring Brillion 10-3 from the second inning on.

Nonconference

Shiocton 4, Stockbridge 0

At Shiocton, Holly Pingel allowed only a single in the second inning and struck out 12 in pitching the Chiefs (12-5) to their seventh consecutive win.

Stockbridge… …000 000 0 0 1 0
Shiocton… …000 112 x 4 7 2

WP: Holly Pingel. LP: Zahringer. Leading hitters: Kari Williamson SH 2×3, 2 2B, 2 RBI; Adrianna Ziemer SH 2B.

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