Bulldogs Survive Close Battle With Cavaliers
Peshtigo Gets Past Lena/STAA
A showdown took place in the M&O Friday night as the Peshtigo Bulldogs played host to the Lena/STAA Cavaliers. Three first-inning runs helped propel the Bulldogs to a 5-2 win over the Cavaliers.
After a scoreless top of the first inning brought the Bulldogs bats to the plate. Shae Tonn reached on an error and Megan Behnke's sac bunt moved Tonn to second. Lexy DeBriyn laced a two-out double that scored Tonn. Emma Frederickson drew a walk and DeBriyn and Frederickson executed a double steal to put runners at second and third. Madi Martin then hit a two-run single to push the Peshtigo lead to 3-0.
The Cavaliers answered back in the third. Sarah Parras led off with a single. After a sacrifice bunt, Marley Carviou reached safely on an error that allowed Parras to advance to third. Carviou then stole second base. Millie Benson and Ally Demmith each recorded back-to-back RBIs to score Parras and Carviou as the Cavs cut the lead to 3-2.
Peshtigo tacked on a run in each of the fourth and fifth innings. In the fourth, Thill was walked, stole second, and scored on Tonn's single. Abbie Lindbom led off the fifth with a single before stealing second and third. Lindbom was plated on a passed ball to extend the lead to the eventual final, 5-2.
Shae Tonn took the win for Peshtigo allowing two unearned runs on four hits, two walks and ten strikeouts. Marley Carviou suffered the Cavalier loss allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits, two walks and nine "K's".
Peshtigo's Lexy DeBriyn went 2-for-3 on the evening to lead the team while Carviou led the Cavs with a 2-for-4 game.
Multi-Run Innings Lift Cavs Over Hornets
From start to finish, the Lena/STAA Cavaliers had things rolling at home against the Gillett/Suring Hornets Monday. A three-run first inning would be all Cavs' starting pitcher Marley Carviou needed, but that was only the beginning. Two runs in the fifth and three in the sixth helped the Cavaliers beat the Hornets 8-0.
Back-to-back triples off the bats of Kaitlyn Hodkiewicz and Carviou sparked the Cavalier offense. Ally Demmith's groundout allowed Carviou to score and Brooke Peterson walked and scored on a single from Jazmine Thomson. The Cavs went up 3-0 after the first, and Carviou did the rest in the circle. Carviou scattered five hits across seven innings of shutout work, walking only one batter and piling up 10 strikeouts. Five insurance runs over the fifth and sixth innings were enough to put the Hornets away for good, and the Cavs won 8-0.
Gillett/Suring Willow Pecha took the loss with six innings pitched, allowing eight runs (six earned) on ten hits, four walks and seven strikeouts. Sydney Young's 2-for-3 day led the Hornet offense.
For the Cavs, Thomson finished a perfect 3-for-3 including two singles, a double and an RBI. Demmith finished 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Bulldogs Split Non-Conference Games in Shawano
Saturday afternoon the Peshtigo Bulldogs traveled to Shawano as the took on the Notre Dame Tritons and the Seymour Thunder. The Bulldogs trampled the Tritons 10-0 and fell to the Thunder 12-8 to go 1-1 on the day.
Against Notre Dame, Peshtigo's Lexy DeBriyn earned the win as she pitched six innings of shutout ball, giving up just three hits and four walks while fanning three hitters. DeBriyn also led the offense attack with a 3-for-4 day including two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI. Madi Martin went 2-for-4 in the game with a single and a double that led to two runs scored and an RBI.
Seymour outlasted Peshtigo in their contest as the teams combined for 20 runs, but the Thunder took the win 12-8, thanks to 11 runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Shae Tonn suffered the loss for the Bulldogs pitching 5 1/3 innings. Allowing six runs on five hits, two walks and four strikeouts. Abbie Lindbom went 3-for-4 in the game for Peshtigo with two doubles, a single, and two RBI.
Peshtigo Crushes Crivitz in Three
It took just three innings for the high-powered Peshtigo Bulldog offense to gain a victory over the Crivitz Wolverines Monday night. A six run first inning for Peshtigo wasn't enough, so they went ahead and put up 13 runs in the second, en route to a 19-1 win.
The first six Peshtigo hitters to enter the batters' box reached base safely and eventually scored as they quickly grabbed a 6-0 lead after one. In the second, the Bulldogs piled on 13 runs on nine hits and four walks to go up 19-0.
Crivitz scored their run in the top of the third inning as Kailee Golla was walked and scored on Talor Long's RBI single. Due to the run-rule, Peshtigo won 19-1 after the third inning.
Lexy DeBriyn earned the win in the circle for Peshtigo with three innings pitched, giving up just one earned run on just one hit and two walks while striking out four batters. When asked about the dynamic pitching duo of DeBriyn and Tonn, Peshtigo Coach Tom Christensen said, "They both throw well, coming from each side and I know there's not a lot of lefties in the M&O. We mix it up and it's working well."
DeBriyn, Shae Tonn, Megan Behnke and Jenna Thill each recorded two hits in the game for the Bulldogs. Wolverine Talor Long recorded a 1-for-2 day.
"We've played some nice games, but pushing near the halfway point in the season, hopefully our best ball is to come yet because we're going to need it. We have some tough games coming up. We're going to take it one at a time and get a little better every game, peak at the end," said Coach Christensen.
Cougars Sink Vikings
The Coleman Cougar softball team secured a 13-8 win and a 13-2 win over the invading Vikings of Gibraltar in double header action Saturday afternoon.
The Cougars came out swinging for the fences in game one and found a good lead behind those bats. Kyla Manning, Ashlee Mayer, Mariana Meissner and Beth Gannigan all crossed the plate in that first inning.
Thanks to another Manning run in the second along with runs from Lauren Osterberg and Caitlin Huberty to bring the score to 6-0.
Huberty took the pitching win registering five strikeouts while holding the Vikings to four hits, seven runs (three earned) and five walks.
Meissner had two doubles and triple while Mayer batted in three runners.
Game two went Coleman's way thanks to nine runs over the first two innings.
Gibraltar answered with two in the second and another two in the third but were unable to hold off the Cougars who added four more over the remaining three innings.
The Cougars went on to take the win in five innings 13-2.
Cougars Dig up Win Over Badgers
The Coleman Cougar softball team keeps added up wins this season, further improving their record Monday night by defeating the hosting Niagara Badgers 4-1.
It was a tight game the whole way but Coleman proved to have the better bats. Niagara was first on the board though, scribing a single run during the bottom of the third. Coleman answered during the top of the fourth with three runs while raising the tally in the next inning to four.
Both teams defenses dug in over the closing innings as the Cougars came away with the 4-1 win.
Taking the mound win was Annabelle Kotecki who struck out 14. She threw 20 first pitch strikes.
Ashlee Mayer and Mariana Meissner both had two hits while Caitlin Huberty recorded two RBIs.
Gillett/Suring Wins Over Laona/Wabeno
The Gillett/Suring Hornets took non-conference win over the Laona/Wabeno Rebels 9-4.
The Hornets got on the board early with one run in the bottom of the first.
The Rebels tied during the top of the third before Gillett/Suirng recaptured the lead in the bottom half of the inning 2-1.
The biggest inning of the night for the Hornets was the fourth where they piled in five runs for the 7-1 lead.
Both teams added two in the fifth before the Rebels ran out of steam in the top of the seventh with one extra run.
Sydney Young worked the circle for the Hornets getting the win with 10 strikeouts. She allowed six hits, four runs (three runs) and six walks.
The Rebels Johnson tallied three strikeouts while giving up 14 hits, nine runs (eight earned) and one walk.
Peshtigo Wins In Extra Innings over Southern Door
The Peshtigo Bulldog girls bagged a non-conference win over a tough Southern Door squad 4-3 in extra innings.
Shae Tonn helped put the Bulldogs on the scoreboard first with a lead off walk which she capitalized on with a home plate visit.
Southern Door answered with a single run win the bottom half of the inning.
Peshtigo's Lexy DeBriyn reached first with a hit to lead off the fourth. And was joined on the base line by Madi Martin who found her way to first. Olivia Lewis pushed both run across with a two RBI single.
The Eagles answered in the bottom half of the inning with another run for the 3-2 deficit. They made it 3-3 in the seventh before Peshtigo finished the job in extra inning with a DeBriyn run off a Emma Frederickson sacrifice fly.
She pitched an entire game for the win getting one strikeout along the way. She allowed seven hits and three earned runs.
DeBriyn was two of four at the plate with two runs while Frederickson was two of four with two RBIs.
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