Softball: Playoffs get under way for area's smaller-division teams

Softball: Playoffs get under way for area's smaller-division teams


Softball: Playoffs get under way for area's smaller-division teams


Kiel’s softball team got plenty of pitching and hitting Thursday in a 10-0 win in a WIAA Division 2 softball regional semifinal against Sheboygan Falls.

Brooke Goehring tossed a one-hitter and four different Raiders had at least three hits as Kiel advanced to a regional final Tuesday at No. 1 Waupun.

Goehring struck out seven in five innings of work to earn the win.

Offensively, Katie Kracht was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI while Mia Voland, Maddie Kost and Brenna Spencer each had two hits. Kost and Spencer also drove in two runs apiece.

Kiel opened up the scoring with three runs in the second inning before adding five in the fourth and two more in the fifth.

Falls’ Taylor Petrie had the Falcons’ lone hit.

Division 3
Lutheran/Kohler 6, Cedar Grove 5

The Crusaders rallied with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to stun the Rockets in a regional opener.

With Cedar Grove leading 5-3, Alyssa Blaha drew a walk and scored on Haleigh Kaiser’s triple. Kaiser also scored on the play on a throwing error to tie the game at 5-5.

After a ground-out, back-to-back doubles by Jordyn Thaves and Alyssa Holtz produced the winning run for Sheboygan Lutheran/Kohler.

“The gals had a solid performance today offensively and defensively, and had our bats come alive at the right time,” Crusaders coach Tom Rusch said in a statement. “Cedar Grove is a well-coached team and has given us tough games this season in conference play. I was happy for the gals who have worked hard this spring season to win this one and move on in the tourney.”

Thaves finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI. Kaiser finished with two hits.

Kyleen Bruckner took the victory on the mound, allowing five runs on 11 hits with four strikeouts.

For Cedar Grove, Mandi Race took the loss, giving up six runs — four earned — on six hits with three strikeouts. She also doubled and tripled at the plate. Kasie Feind homered and Mariah Navis added two hits.

After the game, the teams played a rain make-up with Cedar Grove winning 5-4. Feind got the win for the Rockets.

New Holstein 9, Oostburg 4

The second-seeded Huskies advanced to a regional final after downing the Flying Dutchmen at home.

No other information was provided to the Press.

Howards Grove 11, Random Lake 1

The Tigers blew the game open with a seven-run third inning to take a commanding 8-0 lead.

Amber Reinemann had three RBI and a triple while Lyndsay Peterson, Katie Sohn and Amanda Bergman all had two hits. Peterson also drove in two runs while Bergman and Sohn had one RBI apiece.

Sohn picked up the win, allowing just one run while scattering seven hits over six innings of work.

Hannah Huiras took the loss for Random. Bailey Sanderson had two hits and a run and Haley Miller was 1-for-1 with two walks and an RBI.

Howards travels to No. 2 New Holstein Tuesday.

Division 4
Elkhart Lake 9, Stockbridge 4

The Resorters, a No. 3 seed, earned the win at home and advanced to face No. 2 Markesan in a regional final Tuesday.

No other information was available Thursday night.


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