Area high school softball
Milton High’s softball team has earned a date with top-seeded Verona after 5-1 victory over Stoughton in the WIAA Division 1 regional semifinals.
The Red Hawks (12-5) got a complete-game five-hitter from Alli Schultz, and a key two-run single in the fifth from Cassandra Chase en route to Tuesday’s home triumph.
Taylor Jones had three hits for Milton, which plays at Verona at 5 p.m. Thursday. The winner faces Janesville Craig or Beloit Memorial in the Wilmot Sectional.
MILTON 5, STOUGHTON 1
Stoughton 010 000 0—1 5 3
Milton 100 022 x—5 8 1
Blum and Olson; Schultz and Sh. Wilson.
Leading hitters—Oldencamp (S) 2x3, Jones (M) 3x3. 2B—Sh. Wilson (M).
SO—Blum (S) 8, Schultz (M) 4.
n Beloit 6, Oregon 5—Brittney Winterland homered and tripled to lead the Purple Knights past the Panthers in a Division 1 regional semifinal game.
Beloit got the winning run in the bottom of the seventh and hosts Janesville Craig in Thursday’s regional finals.
Bridget Walters also homered for Beloit.
BELOIT 6, OREGON 5
Oregon 001 103 0—5 10 0
Beloit Memorial 101 030 1—6 10 2
Engh, Leikness (6) and Stale; Culver and Masterson.
Leading hitters—Gundlach (O) 2x4, Stale (O) 3x4, Anderson (O) 2x4, Hankins (BM) 3x4, Culver (BM) 2x3, Winterland (BM) 2x3. 2B—Hankins (BM), Culver (BM), Anderson (O). 3B—Brewster (BM), Walters (BM), Winterland (BM). HR—Marshall (O), Walters (BM), Winterland (BM).
SO—Culver (BM) 3. BB—Engh 2.
Edgerton almost pulled off a triple play, but the Rock Valley champions couldn’t pull out a victory over conference rival Brodhead in the Division 2 regional semifinals.
Erika Stampfli pitched a two-hitt as the Cardinals (18-4) notched a 3-0 triumph for their second win in three meetings with the Crimson Tide (18-4).
“Edgerton has hit the heck of the ball all year, and my freshman pitched a gem,’’ Brodhead coach Steve Krupke said. “She has come on the last week or two, and we’re playing well at the right time.’’
Paige Hoeper had a clutch single in Brodhead’s two-run second inning. She also hit a shot that was caught in center field with the bases loaded and nobody out after the Cardinals had scored once in the fifth. On that play, Edgerton threw out at the runner at third base and almost got a triple play. Tide pitcher Caitlyn Johnson then ended the innng with a strikeout.
But the Cardinals had more than enough to reach a regional title game Thursday against the top-seeded Cheesemakers at Monroe, where the winner gets a shot at Jefferson or Lakeside Lutheran in the Whitewater Sectional.
BRODHEAD 3, EDGERTON 0
Edgerton 000 000 0—0 2 4
Brodhead 002 010 x—3 6 0
Johnson and Bingham; Stampfli and Chapman.
SO—Johnson (E) 3, Stampfli (B) 6. BB—Johnson 1, Stampfli 2.
Monroe 7, McFarland 0—Rene Schuttler was the story of the game as she pitched a no-hitter and reached base all three times at-bats.
The senior pitched her second no-hitter of the season. She faced only two batters over the minimum with a walk and an error.
Schuttler doubled, tripled and walked, scored twice and drove in a run.
The Cheesemakers (18-2) host Brodhead in a regional final Thursday.
MONROE 7, MCFARLAND 0
McFarland 000 000 0—0 0 4
Monroe 400 021 x—7 9 1
O’Malley, Brown (6) and Reno; R. Schuttler and Kaiser.
Leading hitters—Rufenacht (Mon) 2x3, R. Schuttler (Mon) 2x2, Kaiser (Mon) 2x3. 2B—R. Schuttler (Mon), Kaiser (Mon). 3B—R. Schuttler (Mon), Trewartha (Mon).
SO—O’Malley (McF) 2, Brown (McF) 2, R. Schuttler (Mon) 7. BB—O’Malley 1, R. Schuttler 1.
Lakeside 6, Fort Atkinson 5—Monica Shuppe’s two-run single lifted the visiting Warriors past the Southern Lakes champion Blackhawks in a Division 2 regional semifinal game.
Greta Davis pitched a complete-game six-hitter to pick up the victory.
Lakeside (10-10) plays at Jefferson for the regional title Thursday. The winner faces Monroe or Brodhead in the Whitewater Sectional.
LAKESIDE 6, FORT ATKINSON 5
Lakeside Lutheran 002 013 0—6 9 1
Fort Atkinson 000 004 1—5 6 2
Davis and Roeth; Bakken, Agnew (6) and A. Boos.
Leading hitters—Martin (LL) 2x3, Shuppe (LL) 3x4, Fitter (LL) 2x4, Northey (FA) 2x3, Bakken (FA) 2x2. 2B—Shuppe (LL). 3B—Pfeifer (LL).
SO—Davis (LL) 4, Bakken (FA) 6, Agnew (FA) 1. BB—Davis 9, Bakken 4.
Jefferson 6, East Troy 2—Lindsay Frank smacked a bases-loaded triple in the first inning to give the Eagles a 3-0 lead and all the runs they needed in a Division 2 regional semifinal victory.
Winning pitcher Kayla Clemons ripped a two-run single during Jefferson’s three-run fourth inning.
Clemons scattered seven hits and notched eight strikeouts. The Trojans committed four errors.
Jefferson (12-7) hosts Lakeside Lutheran in a regional final at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
JEFFERSON 6, EAST TROY 2
East Troy 000 002 0—2 7 4
Jefferson 300 300 x—6 5 2
Ambrose, Klumb (5) and O’Connell; Clemons and Featherston.
Leading hitters—Fleury (ET) 3x4, O’Connell (ET) 2x4. 2B—Fleury (ET), Frank (J).
SO—Ambrose (ET) 2, Clemons (J) 8. BB—Ambrose 7, Klumb 1, Clemons 1.
Ilse Fritz led Beloit Turner at the plate and on the mound as the Trojans topped Clinton, 2-1, in the Division 3 regional semifinals.
Fritz tripled in the tying run in the fourth and later scored on a fielder’s choice ground out to lead the Trojans.
Fritz also picked up the win, as she struck out nine and allowed no walks in pitching a two-hitter. Kara Risseeuw took the loss, despite allowing only four hits and striking out five.
Turner plays at Orfordville Parkview in Thursday’s regional finals. The winner advances to the Lancaster Sectional.
TURNER 2, CLINTON 1
Beloit Turner 000 200 0—2 4 0
Clinton 100 000 0—1 2 0
Fritz and Hale; Risseeuw and Brandl.
Leading hitters—Peach (BT) 2x3. 2B—Risseeuw (C). 3B—Fritz (BT).
SO—Fritz (T) 9, Risseeuw (C) 5.
SO—Johnson (Ed) 3, Stampfli (Br) 6. BB—Johnson 1, Stampfli 2.
Parkview 5, Belleville 2—Parkview put together four singles and a walk to score three runs in the top of the 10th inning for a Division 3 regional semifinal win at Belleville.
Tiffany Draeving and Katie Danielson each went to 3-for-5, and Morgan Copeland went 2-for-4 for the Vikings, who host Beloit Turner in the regional final game Thursday.
Winning pitcher Kelsey Whalen struck out nine.
PARKVIEW 5, BELLEVILLE 2
Parkview 001 010 000 3—5 11 0
Belleville 200 000 000 0—2 7 0
Leading hitters—Draeving (OP) 3x5, K. Danielson (OP) 3x5, Copeland (OP) 2x4, N. Froehlich (B) 2x3. 2B—Copeland (OP), Weber (B).
SO—Whalen (OP) 9, Baker (B) 11. BB—Whalen 2, Baker 2.
Williams Bay began its Division 4 state title defense with a three-run second inning that carried the Bulldogs past Johnson Creek, 3-1, in the regional semifinals.
After splitting two regular-season games with the Bluejays (18-4), Williams Bay made the most of four hits in the tournament rematch of Trailways South co-champions.
Brenda Gary and Brittany Carlson started Williams Bay’s second inning with singles, and Caroline Starck walked to loaded to load the bases. Two runs then scored on passed balls, giving the Bulldogs a 2-1 edge, and the final run scored on Courtney Hovestol’s single.
Williams Bay (13-5) plays at top-seeded Burlington Central in Thursday’s regional finals. The winner advances to the Verona Sectional.
WILLIAMS BAY 3, JOHNSON CREEK 1
Johnson Creek 100 000 0—1 6 1
Williams Bay 030 000 x—3 4 0
Draeger and Ka. Lemminger; Szalewski and M. Hovestol.
Leading hitter—Ki. Lemminger (JC) 3x4.
SO—Draeger (JC) 4, Szalewski (WB) 2. BB—Draeger 2, Szalewski 3.
Burlington Central 13, Albany 1—The Six Rivers East co-champions couldn’t keep up with Catholic Central in a Division 4 regional semifinal game at Burlington.
The Comets broke up a no-hitter and shutout in the fifth. Hayli Peach bunted for a hit, went to second on an overthrow, reached third on a fly out and scored on a single to center by Clare Koopmans.
Top-seeded Central hosts Williams Bay’s defending state champions in Thursday’s regional finals.
CENTRAL 13, ALBANY 1
Albany 000 01—1 2 5
Burlington Central 251 5x—13 9 0
Walz, Schulz (4) and Peach; Smith, Stoppenbach (5) and Russell.
Leading hitters—Snyder (BCC) 2x2. 3B—Smith (BCC), Russell (BCC).
SO—Walz (A) 1, Schulz (A) 1, Smith (BCC) 7. BB—Schulz 2, Smith 1.