(1) Horicon 5, (4) Springs 0
Springs trailed only 1-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, where Horicon scored three support runs to seal the win.
Horicon started the fifth inning with a walk and then rallied off four hits to drive in those runs.
“We hung with them up until the fourth inning, but then they had some timely hitting,” Springs head coach Tom Walentoski said.
Walentoski said the girls hit the ball all night, but Horicon’s defense and pitcher Taylor Bjork kept Springs’ hitters out of their comfort zone for most of the night.
“Give Taylor and Horicon credit, she kept our hitters off-balance,” the coach said. “She did a very nice job, it was a quick moving defensive game, they just came up with more timely hits.”
Franky Maresse picked up the loss for the Ledgers, but led the team on offense with a double.
Walentoski said he is proud of the way the girls battled all year, after his young group of girls finished third in the Flyway Conference.
“The Ledgers are a very young team and only graduate one senior, so we will have a full group coming back,” he said.
Springs…000 000 0 — 0 3 0
Horicon 010 130 x — 5 8 2
WP: Taylor Bjork (7 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BBs, 4 Ks). LP: Franky Marrese (6 IP, 8 H, 2 BB, 1 Ks).
Leading hitters: Springs— Marrese 2B. Horicon— Megan Tillema 2×3; Jenna Umontum (2 RBI).