THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
O. Falls/Marinette Have Tough Week
Issue Date: May 5, 2017
Vikings Seize The
Day In Oconto Falls
The Denmark Vikings came to town Tuesday night to take on the Oconto Falls Panthers who they defeated 3-1 in N.E.C softball action.
The Panthers went on the board first with a single run during the opening inning. Demark responded but not till the third where they tied 1-1.
The fifth proved to be the nail in the coffin for the Panthers as the Vikings batted in two more runs for the 3-1 lead which Oconto Falls was unable to surpass in the final two innings.
From the circle the Panther's Haley Bell bagged a win with a five strikeout performance. She allowed three hits, three runs (two earned) and two walks.
Katelyn Albrecht scored two RBIs along with Alex Barribeau who also had two RBIs.
An NEC showdown took place Friday night as the Marinette Marines welcomed the Little Chute Mustangs to town. The Mustangs grabbed a 2-1 lead in the third inning and never surrendered the lead. Little Chute took home the win, 7-5, over Marinette.
Marinette's Jordan Miller reached on an error in the first inning and was plated on a fielder's choice off the bat of Abi Duda as the Marines went up 1-0.
Little Chute's patience at the plate paid off in the top of the third inning as back-to-back singles followed by three consecutive walks gave them the lead at 2-1. In the top of the fifth, Mustang Katie Joten singled and was brought home on a two-run home run by Abbie Hermsen, extending their lead, 4-1.
The Marines answered back in their half of the fifth. Tatum Ihde drew a walk, then Hannah Bearson, Miller, Chloe Lambie and McKenzie Bebo hit four consecutive singles to cut the lead to 4-3.
It wasn't until the top of the seventh that Little Chute would pad their lead. Joten reached on a bunt single, Hermsen singled, Olivia O'Connell ripped an RBI base hit and Vandenberg connected on a two-RBI single. This put the lead at 7-3.
Duda drew a two-out walk in the bottom of the seventh for the Marines and Megan Suhs gave the ladies in purple some life with a two-run home run. However, this would be all the Marines could muster as they fell 7-5.
Marinette's Chloe Lambie was saddled with the loss, pitching a complete game allowing seven earned runs on ten hits, three walks and four strikeouts. Hannah Bearson, Jordan Miller and McKenzie Bebo each went 2-for-4 at the plate for the Marines.