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Bulldogs Get Past Clippers With Late Inning Rally
Issue Date: April 18, 2019
A big sixth inning propelled the Peshtigo Bulldogs to a win over Sturgeon Bay on Monday, 5-4.
The Bulldogs went into the frame trailing 2-0, but they quickly flipped the game on its head by scoring all five of their runs in the inning in quick succession with the help of a few free first base passes.
Mattie Lacoursiere started the inning off with a walk, coming around to score on a double by Grace Wickman.
Kennedy Chmela and Allison Dudka each walked to load the bases and McKenna Evancheck singled. With the bases loaded, the next three Peshtigo batters (Karlie Cahill, Grace Meyers and Sydney Lund) would all walk to bring in three more runs.
Sturgeon Bay scored one in each of the next two innings but the Clippers came up just a hair short.
Out Win Over Crivitz
The Coleman Cougar Softball team took a nice conference win after all the snow falls of the week, defeating the Crivitz Wolverines by way of a 17-4 final verdict.
Cameron Compe was the evenings winning pitcher with six strikeouts to her name. She allowed one walk, five hits and one earned run.
At the plate Caitlin Huberty posted a four of six showing with two doubles and four RBIs while Lauren Osterberg tacked on a three of four performance with one double and two RBIs. Maddy Hoida was three for three for two RBIs.
Win Over Sevastopol
The Oconto Blue Devils bagged a 9-0 win over the visiting Sevastopol Pioneers last Tuesday evening.
It was all Oconto all the way as the Blue Devils fired in five first inning runs to set the tone. That tone rang true throughout as The Blue Devils shutout the Pioneers while scoring another three runs in the fourth and a final run in the sixth.
Pitching for the win was Oconto's Susa who pitched 3.2 innings. She struck out one while allowing two hits and three walks. Teammate Brill pitched 3 innings allowing two walks while striking out two.
Wausaukee Gets Big
Win Over Gillett/Suring
The Wausaukee Ranger softball team made some good strides Tuesday night when they took on the Gillett/Suring Hornets who they defeated 7-1.
Wausaukee was on the board first, getting Callie Orlando across the plate during the first inning. Natalie Grutza posted Wausaukee's second run of the evening during the fourth when she went home on a Kaelyn Schlies single.
The sixth saw the Rangers open the game up with four runs. A final run during the seventh gave Wausaukee the 7-1 victory.
Allison Versaskas took the pitching win with six strike outs. She allowed three walks, two hits and one earned run.
Gillett's Sydney Young took the loss giving up three walks, seven earned runs while striking out 13.
At the plate Wausaukee's Versaskas and Kaelyn Schlies both went three of five at the plate with one run each.
Marinette Comes Up One
Run Short Against FVL
Marinette and Fox Valley Lutheran were locked into a low-scoring battle Monday when FVL scored two in the sixth to come away with a win.
Marinette took a one-run lead in the first when Hanna Ebsch singled and came around to score. That lead looked like it might hold, but FVL scored two in the sixth to take a 2-1 lead and Marinette couldn't match it.
Sydney Nemetz was the hard-luck loser for Marinette. She pitched six innings, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk. She struck out seven as well.
"Sydney Nemetz was fantastic again today, but Fox Valley Lutheran is a good team and they were able to do just enough to win today," Marinette coach Josh Lacy said.
Unfortunately for Marinette, FVL's Sydney Bivling just had the strikeout pitch going on the other side. She struck out 15 batters on the day, allowing one run on four hits and three walks.
"This was two really good pitchers going at it today," Lacy said. "Unfortunately, they were able to string a couple of hits together after a leadoff walk in the sixth, and that was enough to win."
Lacy pointed to Kyle Sauve as a big key in the game, referencing her defense, including a great catch in the third inning and an outfield assist in the fifth to gun a runner down at home.
Peshtigo Takes Down
Gibraltar 11-0 in
Peshtigo kept the Gibraltar bats on ice in an 11-0 win Tuesday.
Peshtigo scored two runs in the first when Dreya Detry and Grace Wickman each doubled and scored. Kennedy Chmela had an RBI in the inning.
Mattie Lacoursiere doubled and scored on a Wickman single in the second and Peshtigo was up 3-0. The way Wickman was pitching, that would've been plenty of runs.
Gibraltar managed just five baserunners in five innings, none advancing past second base in the ballgame, with nine strikeouts on the day for a helpless Vikings offense.
Peshtigo's bats stayed quiet until the fifth, when the Bulldogs broke out for eight runs. Chmela reached on an error to get things going and she ended the game with a two-run home run later in the inning. She finished with three RBIs, two runs scored and two stolen bases.
While quieting the bats for Gibraltar, Wickman had five RBIs at the plate, including two more in the fifth inning.