Softball in Full Swing After Freeze in PlayIssue Date: May 3, 2018
Coleman gets Win
The Coleman Cougar softball team jumped straight into the mix during last Thursday's DH when they took down the visiting Wausaukee Rangers by way of a 7-0 shutout. The second game Wausaukee found a way to recover, taking down Coleman 5-4.
Wausaukee struggled to get the bats working against Coleman pitching ace Annabelle Kotecki who made quick work of most of Wausaukee's at bats. She ended the game with five "K's" two walks and four hits while allowing no runs.
The Cougars on the other hand found some considerable success at the plate in the later innings. After being stopped with out a score over the first three innings the Cougars took advantage of an opening in the Wausaukee defense as Kotecki slugged a single and was brought home by Kailey Klimek on a double.
During the fifth inning those Cougar bats warmed up and started cranking in the runs. Cameron Compe reached first on a single followed by Kyla Manning with a triple that brought home Compe. Kotecki batted in Manning off her double while Kotecki took advantage of a Kilimek triple for the score and the 4-0 lead.
Maddy Huida reached base for the Cougars over the sixth inning and stole her way to second, then third before being brought home by Kotecki one an RBI single. After that final score and a quick bottom of the inning thanks to Kotecki and the Cougar defense, the Cougars were victorious 7-0.
Lexi Zak recorded the loss for Wausaukee, pitching 33 at bats while striking out four and walking one. She allowed seven runs (six earned).
Crivitz Falls To
Sting Of STAA
The St. Thomas Aquinas Cavalier girls bagged a solid 7-3 win over the Crivitz Wolverines Thursday in Crivitz 7-3.
Now What makes this STAA team so solid has a lot to do with whats happening on the defensive side of the game. With Marley Carivou returning for her final year as the Cavalier's lead mound ace and experienced seniors like Millie Benson and Ally Demmith their certianly is not a lack of talent on the roster.
When speaking of experience The Crivitz girls afire light on seniors and juniors with the bulk of the roster being populated by the underclassmen. This isn't a terrible thing though. Coach Arlin Grandaw will have some new players to mold into the next Wolverine All-Conferecne players. But Thursday it was a slow finish for the young guns of Crivitz that brought the Wolverine ship down
Crivitz looked to be the initiate stealer as they slapped in two runs to start things off, one off the legs of Kieren Gribben who was brought in by Sara Bublitz's bat. Jas Zach followed up with an RBI double to score Bublitz.
But then the Wolverine bats fell into a lull. A lull that was supplied with strikeouts and fooling change ups for the hand of Marley Carviou.
By now everyone who has watched a bit of M&O softball know that name. It's sinominious wit first pitch strikes and piles of "K's", when she's on the mound that is.
By the end of the game Carviou had amassed 10 strikeouts in 30 at bats with one walk allowed. She gave up nine hits while allowing three runs, none of which were earned.
Getting saddled with the loss for the Wolverines was second year pitcher Sarah Bublitz. Though she got slapped with the loss she sure did put up a fight striking out five over 35 at bats. She allowed on walk and 10 hits while seven runs crossed home.
At the plate for the Wolverines LeFevere went two of four at the plate with one run and one RBI.
Bobcats and Hornets
Gillett/Suring played at Florence on Thursday nite and the non-conference game was called after 7 innings, tied 14-14
Crivitz Falls To
The Crivitz Wolverines found themselves blown away by the big guns of the Southern Door Clippers who bagged the win in Crivitz 13-0.
Southern Door's pitching ace L. Wery was most definitely scary as she sent laser after laser over the plate. By the end of the game she had amassed six strikeouts while allowing no hits and no runs and one walk.
Over the third and fourth innings the Clipper bats couldn't be denied. The astute hitter piled in three runs over the third and 10 in the fourth to help end the game early with a 13-0 readout.
Wolverine Sarah Bublitz had her hands full containing the hard hitting clippers but still worked out two strikeouts while allowing only three walks. She allowed 10 hits and 13 runs.
At the plate Southern Door's N. Norton ended the game with a two of three showing with two RBIs and two runs. Teammate J. Jacobson went two of three with one RBI and one two runs.
After waiting and waiting for conference play to begin the Wausaukee Rangers got a nice cross town rivalry win over the Crivitz Wolverine Monday night in Crivitz 13-3.
It was a tough night for the home field girls as the bats just couldn't find the hits needed to keep pace. Much of the reason it played out this way was Lexi Zak's pitching. The third year pitcher
The Gillett/Suring Hornets bagged a resounding 17-1 win over the Oneida nation Thunderhawks softball squad Monday night in Oneida.
The Hornets got fiery and fast as they quickly began pull out of reach. Over the first inning The hornets plugged out 4 while Onieda answered with one.
Gillett During kept consistent over the next two innings with four runs in each. Another five in the fourth gave the Hornets a 17-1 lead, enough to call the game after five innings.
Pitching for the Hornets was Sydney Young who allowed five hits, one earned run and now walks while striking out six and allowing one home run.
M'Kenzy Ackley took the loss allowing 10 hits, nine runs (eight earned) and two walks while striking out two.
Lena/STAA Takes DH
Win Over Oneida
The Lena/STAA Cavaliers held a double header Monday night with the Oneida Nation Thunderhawks playing the role of the visiting team. After six innings in each of the two games the Cavaliers were victorious. Game one saw the cavies win 12-1 while game two was more of the same with a final verdict of 15-5.
During the opening game Marley Carivou was dangerous as she struck out 10 over five innings. She allowed three hits two earned runs.
At the plate Alexa Pristelski was one of one while Kianna Bulin, Ally Demmith and Lilly Lefebvre all went two for one.
Game two was all Cavvies as the Lena/STAA girls blasted in 15 runs while holding Oneida at 5
Millie Benson was the winning pitcher. She allowed seven hits, two walks and five earned runs.
At the plate Pristelski was one of one
The Wausaukee Ranger softball team secured a big 13-3 victory over the hosting Crivitz Wolverines Monday night.
Wausaukee got things going very quickly as lead off hitter Maddiosn Renikow reached after being struck by a pitch and scored off a Kylee Smith double. Callie Orlando also crossed the plate for the ealry 2-0 lead.
During the second inning Sirrina Tyler and Madelyn Schlies both crossed in.
Crivitz was unable to get a run across till the fourth inning when Saige Nelson scored. Kieren Gribben and Jaz Zak both made their home for all of Crivitz's three runs.
The fourth was a big inning for the Rangers who whop added six more to their total.
Taking the win was Wausaukee's Lexi Zak who struck out five while allowing five hits, three runs and one walk.
Sarah Bublitz took the loss giving up 15 hits, 13 runs and two walks while striking out four.
The Peshtigo Bulldogs were unable to overcome the home field Oconto Blue Devils who took the win 6-3.
"Oconto played tough defense and really made some special plays on defense that kind of wrecked a couple innings for us," sized Peshtigo Head Coach Tom Christensen. "We spotted them three runs in the first inning and had some errors and all of a sudden it's 3-0."
Taking the mound win for Oconto was Mackenzie Honish who allowed three hits, and no earned runs. Hallie Wusterbarth and Sydney Koch both went two for three with an RBI single.
Morgan Durand had a two run RBI double in the bottom of the first to give the Blue Devils an all important two run lead.
For Peshtigo Grace Wickman had four putouts at Shortstop and single in the top of the first inning.
Cavvies in DH
The Menominee Maroons took a double header win over the Cavaliers of ST. Thomas Aquinas Tuesday night in Menominee.
Game one saw the Maroons quickly build a 8-2 lead over the third which they carried to the 12-6 win.
Game two was closer with Menominee taking down the Cavilers 8-4.
Marinette Takes Two
from Little Chute
Marinette swept a doubleheader against Little Chute on Thursday, April 26, winning 9-5 and dominating in a 16-2 second game.
In the first game, they fell behind 2-0 after one inning, but scored three in the third to take the lead back. They added four more in the fourth and one in each of the next two innings as well.
Tatum Ihde and Abi Duda each hit home runs in the game, with Idhe adding a double as well. Mattie Renikow added a 3-for-4 night with a double as well.
Syd Nemetz pitched all seven on the mound, allowing nine hits and two walks, while striking out two Mustangs.
In the second game, the Marines cruised to a victory with two more home runs and a very strong game from Chloe Lambie on the mound and at the dish.
Lambie pitched a complete game, with only four Mustangs hits and two walks. Neither run was earned, and she struck out eight.
The Marines scored one run in the first and were held scoreless in the second and third innings. They came alive in the final four innings, however.
On the offensive side of the game, Lambie finished 3-for-4 with three RBI, just a double shy of the cycle. She started off the scoring in the fourth with a solo home run, and with another run by McKenzie Bebo, three more in the fifth and one in the sixth, the Marines were heating up. In the seventh, they exploded.
The Marines scored nine in the seventh inning to seal the deal, batting around and hitting another home run, courtesy of Ihde, who went 1-for-3 with three RBIs.
Bebo added a 3-for-4 night and two RBIs. Nemetz, Renikow and Lexi Kacalo had two hits apiece, with Nemetz and Kacalo adding two RBIs each.
Wolves Battle Back
to Bite Bulldogs
The Peshtigo Bulldogs were beaten 10-6 by the Algoma Wolves on Monday, April 30 despite a five-run third inning.
The Bulldogs led 6-5 after four, with Shae Tonn, Lexy Debriyn, Grace Wickman, Kennedy Chmela and Madi Martin all scoring runs. Tonn scored again in the fifth, but that was the last scoring the Bulldogs would do.
The Wolves got two runs in the fifth inning, stretching the lead in the sixth with three insurance runs. The Bulldogs' tying run made it to the on-deck circle in the seventh, but they weren't able to keep the momentum going and get back into the game.
Clippers at Home 5-4
The Peshtigo Bulldogs have been hitting the long ball at a high rate all season, and Thursday, April 26's game against Sturgeon Bay was the best example yet.
The Bulldogs got all five of their runs in the first inning, with four coming on home runs. Lexy Debriyn and Olivia Lewis hit back to back solo shots and catcher Kennedy Chmela belted a two-run shot for the Bulldogs, as they held on for a 5-4 victory.
"I don't know if it's contagious or not," Bulldogs Tom Christensen said. "The girls have just been ripping the heck out of the ball. I'll take the long balls."
The Clippers made a comeback, bringing the putting the tying run on base in the seventh, but Shae Tonn was able to close the door for the Bulldogs.
Tonn pitched all seven innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out seven.
"With her and Lexy Debriyn, that's a pretty sweet tandem," Christensen said of his two main pitchers. "They're both seniors with experience and one comes from the left."
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