Coleman Keeps Pace; Showdown With Peshtigo Set for Tuesday
Coleman Softball Sends
The Coleman Cougar softball team had five runs in each of their first three innings with the visiting Wausaukee Rangers to send the Wausaukee girls home with a 17-4 disappointment.
The Cougars opened the days action with a a Kyla Manning walk. She was followed by Lauren Osterberg and Ashlee Mayer who both posted singles. Mariana Meissner singled next before Beth Gannigan recorded her first of six RBIs on the day, getting a double in the process.
Annabelle Kotecki helped top push the Cougars first inning total to 5-0 thanks to an RBI fly out.
Wausaukee responded with a solo home run by Sammy Gruszynski.
Coleman's bats were just getting warmed up as five more runs were brought home in the second. Mayer, Meissner, Gannigan, Kotecki and Kailey Klimek all found their way home for the 10-1 lead.
But another five inning runs was in the Cougars future. Gannigan connected to send Wausaukee pitches flying as she added another RBI to her tally along with Klimek who posted a double.
Wausaukee's Torri Jewett added one run to the Ranger total during the third and two over the fourth while the Cougars adding two fifth inning runs for the earlier win.
Kotecki recorded the pitching win with six strikeouts to her name. She let through eight Ranger hits and four runs (one earned) while also allwoing one walk and a home run.
Wausaukee's Lexi Zak was saddled with the loss giving up 12 hits, 15 runs (13 earned) and four walks.
Gannigan showed some true plate prowess in her three of four day at bat. She recored three runs and six RBIs. Klimek was also spot on Friday evening. She was four of four at the plate with two runs and five RBIs.
Gruszynski led the Ranger plate effort with a two of three showing with one run, and one RBI off her home run.
The Gibraltar Vikings invaded the home field of the Crivitz Wolverines as came away with a 12-7 win
The high scoring shootout didn't start like one. Gibraltar posted two over the first while Crivitz answered with a Sarah Bublitz run off a Kailee Golla RBI in the second.
The Vikings padded their lead during the fourth with another run while Crivitz again answered with a single run in the bottom of the inning by Bublitz and Golla again.
Then the scoreboard started to light up as the Vikings and Wolverine bats started to heat up.
With a 3-2 lead in their hands, the Vikings piled three across over the fifth.
The Wolverines' Kieran Gribben crossed home off a Bublitz RBI to make it 6-3.
Gibraltar kept some safety distance from the Wolverines with three more runs during the sixth as the Wolverines tried to rally in the bottom of the inning. Laken Ducaine, Taylor Blake, Talor Long and Gribben all crossed in for the 9-7 deficit.
But another three runs in the top of the seventh and defensive stand by the Vikings over the closing half of the inning spelled defeat for the Wolverines.
At the plate for the Wolverines Golla was two for two with two RBIs. Bublitz was two of three with two runs and an RBI while Gribben went two of four with two runs.
Big Seventh Helps
Bulldogs Beat Badgers
Friday evening the Niagara Badgers played host to the Peshtigo Bulldogs in an M&O matchup. A 4-3 game was broken open in the top of the seventh as Peshtigo put up five runs to win 9-3.
Peshtigo Ashley Dudka was hit by a pitch in the third inning and later scored on Shae Tonn's single to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead. In the fourth, Peshtigo added another run as Lexy DeBriyn singled and was plated on Olivia Lewis's groundout.
The Bulldogs doubled up their lead in the top of the sixth to 4-0. A leadoff single by DeBriyn got things rolling as Madi Martin reached safely on an error and Lewis's single scored DeBriyn. Martin scored on an error later in the inning.
Niagara answered back in the sixth with three runs. A walk to Syd Louhur, a single from Peyton Aderman and a double from Taylor Tushoski sparked the run. All three runners would score in the inning, cutting the lead to 4-3.
Peshtigo put the game out of reach in their final at-bats. The Bulldogs scored five runs on three hits, one walk and two hit-by-pitches, pushing the lead to 9-3. The Badgers were sat down, in order, in the bottom of the seventh to finish the game.
Lexy DeBriyn earned the win for Peshtigo allowing three runs on four hits, one walk and four strikeouts. Niagara's Jayden Payette suffered the loss allowing nine runs on eight hits, three walks, and two "K's".
DeBriyn also led the Bulldogs at the plate with a 3-for-4 day including three singles. Tushoski paced the Badgers with a 2-for-3 day including a single and a double.
Thursday, the Gillett/Suring Hornets took on the Oneida Nation Thunderhawks in an M&O softball double header. The Hornets stung Oneida for 34 runs over two games and went on to take two shutout victories.
In game one, it took just five hits for the Hornets to reach 16 runs, thanks to ten in the second inning and six more in the third inning. Gillett/Suring earned a 16-0 win in three innings. Willow Pecha threw a no-hitter for the Hornets, walking just one batter and striking out five. Five separate batters each recorded a hit for Gillett/Suring.
The Hornet bats came alive in game two as the smacked ten hits en route to 18 runs and another shutout win, 18-0. Sydney Young earned the win in the circle for the Hornets, allowing just one hit over four innings, while walking two and striking out three. A. Hill and A. Kohls each recorded two hits in the game.
The Cavaliers of Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Academy played host to the Crivitz Wolverines in a matchup of M&O teams. Consistent offense for the Cavs led to 14 runs crossing home plate, while the defense held the Wolverines to just four, in a 14-4 win in five innings.
After Crivitz scored two opening inning runs on a Talor Long home run, the Cavaliers struck back with three of their own in the bottom of the first. Lena/STAA added four more in the second and added another four-run inning in the fourth. Two fifth inning runs pushed the lead to 14-4 and implemented the run rule.
Lena/STAA's Marley Carriveau earned the win, pitching a complete game giving up four runs on five hits, two walks and two strikeouts. At the plate, the Cavs were led by Carriveau and Millie Benson each with three hits.
For Crivitz, Talor Long led the way with a 2-for-3 day including a double and a homer.
In an M&O showdown, the Niagara Badgers played host to the Wausaukee Rangers. Both teams battled to a 6-6 tie heading into the bottom of the seventh inning when a passed ball caused troubles for the Rangers. Niagara snuck in their seventh run on the passed ball to win, 7-6.
Wausaukee held a 6-5 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. Niagara's Taylor Tushoski laced a double to put the tying run into scoring position. Sarah Nawn followed with an RBI double to knot the game at 6-6. Nawn made it to third and would score on a passed ball, that gave the Badgers the win.
Wausaukee's Lexi Zak suffered the loss, allowing seven runs on 11 hits and eight "K's". Jayden Payette earned the win for Niagara giving up six runs on eight hits, seven walks and four strikeouts.
Torri Jewett led the Rangers with a 3-for-4 game while Tushoski and Loukus each had three hits for the Badgers.
Peshtigo Splits Non-
In a pair of games Saturday, the Peshtigo Bulldogs hosted the Oconto Falls Panthers and the Oconto Blue Devils. The Bulldogs took down the Panthers in game number one 8-3, then fell to the Blue Devils in the nightcap, 14-4.
Shae Tonn opened the scoring for Peshtigo in game one. Tonn led off with a single, was sac bunted to second, and scored as Abbie Lindbom reached safely on an error to put the Bulldogs up 1-0.
Oconto Falls answered back in the third by scoring three runs. Alexa Barribeau singled, Virinia Misco reached on a fielder's choice and Corina Romadine walked. All three came around to score in the inning as the Panthers grabbed a 3-1 lead.
Peshtigo tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the third. Tonn singled and Megan Behnke reached via an error. Lindbom sacrificed both runners to second and third. Lexy DeBriyn recorded an RBI ground out and Behnke scored on a passed ball. The Bulldogs grabbed the lead for good in the fourth. Madi Martin was walked and plated by Jenna Thill's RBI base hit.
One insurance run was added in the fifth and three in the sixth. In the fifth, DeBriyn doubled and scored off the bat of Martin. Thill and Tonn drew a one-out walks in the sixth, and Behnke singled. Thill would score on a passed ball and Tonn and Behnke were brought home on a two-RBI double by Abbie Lindbom. This pushed the lead to its eventual final, 8-3, in favor of Peshtigo.
Shae Tonn earned the complete game victory, giving up three runs on eight hits, two walks and six strikeouts for Peshtigo. Oconto Falls' Kaylee Albrecht took the loss, allowing eight runs on seven hits, six walks and two strikeouts.
"Shae had the ball this morning and she's been doing a great job this year. I give her the credit, she wanted the game, the team wanted the game and they're playing nice ball right now." Peshtigo Coach Tom Christensen added, "It's a quality win. Anybody that's a step up, that's all points for the end for how the seed works."
Tonn also led the Bulldog offense with a 2-for-3 game including three runs scored. Barribeau and Sadie Pankratz paced the Panthers with two hits a piece.
In the nightcap, Peshtigo took on the Oconto Blue Devils. Oconto scored three, opening inning runs, before adding two more in the third for a 5-0 lead.
Peshtigo scored all four of their runs in the top of the fifth. Madi Martin reached on a dropped third strike. Ashley Dudka and Jenna Thill smacked singles and Shae Tonn hit a double. All four runners would come around to score, cutting the lead to 5-4. Oconto responded with a run in their half of the fifth, before exploding for eight runs in the sixth inning, making it a 14-4 game, that implemented the run rule.
Oconto's Becky Berth earned the win in the circle allowing just four runs on seven hits and six strikeouts. Lexy DeBriyn suffered the loss for Peshtigo giving up 14 runs on 14 hits, three walks, and six "K's".
Ellen Schrweide paced the Blue Devils with a 4-for-4 day while Jacey Jicha and Morgan Moes added three hits each. Abbie Lindbom led the Bulldogs with a 2-for-3 game.
Peshtigo's JV squad earned a sweep in their contests with Oconto Falls and Oconto. In game one, the Bulldogs beat the Panthers 3-0 and in game two they beat the Blue Devils 11-1.
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