Finally making its debut at home, Sheboygan South’s softball team used a six-run second inning to pull away from visiting Sheboygan Falls and cruise to a 12-3 non-conference win Monday.
Four Redwings — Brianna Lindsay, Jordan Gottsacker, Sam Kersten and Erika Trumm — all had two hits for South (1-2).
Freshman Erin Gamb picked up the win, allowing just four hits with six strikeouts and two walks.
“(Our) younger players really stepped up for us today,” South coach Darren Weimann said in a statement. “They came up with the big hits when we needed them.”
For Falls, Ashley Drossel took the loss, giving up 12 runs (nine earned) on 10 hits with six strikeouts and six walks.
“(Falls coach Brian Beeck) and I agreed it was just nice to finally get out and start playing some games,” Weimann said.
Cedar Grove 28, Living Word 2
All 24 players that played reached base in the lopsided non-conference win for the Rockets.
Cedar Grove (2-0) led 14-0 after the first inning and added 11 more in the fourth.
Mandi Race, Kasie Feind and Hannah Dirkse combined to give up just four hits on the mound.
Cedar Grove hosts Elkhart Lake tomorrow in a doubleheader and then hosts Stockbridge on Thursday.
Manitowoc Luth. 13, Oostburg 3
Manitowoc Lutheran used an explosive seven-run first inning to leap to an insurmountable lead Monday.
Oostburg chipped away at the deficit in the fourth and fifth innings, when the Flying Dutchmen scored all three of their runs. But it wasn’t enough to overcome Manitowoc’s stifling attack.
Jordan Menges took the win in Manitowoc’s pitching circle, throwing out the first three innings with just one hit and six strikeouts.