H.S. regional softball: Boss leads Edgerton to victory
Courtney Boss pitched a one-hitter to help the Edgerton softball team advance to a WIAA regional final.
Boss struck out 12 and walked none, allowing only a fifth-inning single, and the Crimson Tide topped visiting Evansville, 1-0, in a regional semifinal Tuesday.
The Tide got their lone run in the bottom of the third inning. Jana Downing reached on an error, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and reached third on a ground ball. Kellan Schmidt then singled to left field to drive Downing home.
Edgerton will face today’s winner between top-seeded McFarland and Edgewood in a regional final Thursday.
EDGERTON 1, EVANSVILLE 0
Evansville 000 000 0—0 1 2
Edgerton 001 000 x—1 4 1
Cashore and Powell; Boss and McNett.
SO—Cashore 3, Boss 12. BB—Cashore 1.
• Delavan-Darien 13, East Troy 3 (5 innings)—The Comets will attempt to win their second straight Division 2 regional crown Thursday.
Delavan-Darien’s Morgan DeLara went 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and a triple, and Brooke Boss was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, as the Comets piled up 13 hits.
Starter Jenna Speth allowed three hits, striking out eight and walking six to earn the victory.
Delavan-Darien awaits the winner of a postponed game between Beloit Turner and Elkhorn.
DELAVAN-DARIEN 13, EAST TROY 3 (5)
East Troy 010 02—3 3 2
Delavan-Darien 450 04—13 13 0
A. Foley and O’Connell. Speth and Gonzalez.
Leading hitters—Jacobs (ET) 2x3; Crawford (DD) 2x4; DeLara (DD) 2x4; Speth (DD) 2x4; Boss (DD) 3x4; Reed (DD) 2x3. 2B—DeLara (DD), Speth (DD), Boss (DD) 2. 3B—DeLara (DD), Moyer (DD). HR—Jacobs (ET).
SO—Speth 8. BB—Foley 7, Speth 6.
• Monroe 5, Mount Horeb 1—Natalie Dillon pitched a one-hitter to help the host Cheesemakers advance to the regional finals.
Monroe hosts River Valley on Thursday.
MONROE 5, MOUNT HOREB 1
Mount Horeb 010 000 0—1 1 4
Monroe 101 003 x—5 7 2
Massman and Hanson; Dillon and H. Vetterli.
Leading hitters—O’Leksy (M) 2x3; Holmes (M) 2x3. HR—Updike (M); Massman (M).
SO—Dillon 12, Massman 6. BB—Dillon 5, Massman 2.
At River Valley on Thursday in Regional Championship.
• Badger 6, Milton 5—The Red Hawks ran out of time in their comeback bid as the 13th-seeded Badgers sprung the road upset.
Badger struck for three runs in the third and fifth innings to build a lead. Milton rallied with two in the fifth and three in the sixth but fell in a regional semifinal.
Frankie Bobula was 2-for-4 with a double for the Badgers, who will play Burlington or Waterford—postponed Tuesday—in a regional final Thursday.
Junior Maddie McCue was 3-for-4 with a triple for the Red Hawks.
BADGER 6, MILTON 5
Lake Geneva Badger 003 030 0—6 7 2
Milton 000 023 0—5 8 2
Stritesky and Moore; C. Terrill, K. Negus (5) and Kneiert.
Leading hitters—Bobula (Bad) 2x4; Johnson (Bad) 2x4; McCue (Mil) 3x4; C. Terrill (Mil) 2x4; Wolfe (Mil) 2x4. 2B—Bobula (Bad), Ryan (Bad), K. Negus (Mil), Wolfe (Mil). 3B—McCue (Mil).
SO—Stritesky 5, Terrill 4, Negus 2. BB—Stritesky 1, Terrill 2.
• Parkview 6, Belleville 5—No report.
• Brodhead 4, Wisconsin Heights 0—No report.
Brodhead will travel to Parkview for a Division 3 regional final Thursday.