Edgerton, Clinton among softball winners
Edgerton High’s softball team made it 2-for-2 in two days against Evansville, but the one that mattered most was Thursday.
Caitlin Johnson allowed only two hits and struck out six, and Meggie Schmidt drove in three runs to lead the Rock Valley North champions, who began WIAA Division 2 regional tournament play with a 9-0 victory over the visiting Blue Devils.
Anne Tronnes added two singles and drove in two runs.
The Crimson Tide (15-5) advances to a Tuesday regional semifinal game at home against Clinton. That pairs into the Portage Sectional.
Edgerton completed its conference season Wednesday by defeating Evansville, 10-0, in a makeup game.
EDGERTON 9, EVANSVILLE 0
Evansville 000 000 0—0 2 3
Edgerton 310 023 x—9 11 3
Johnson, and Olson; Johnson, and Richardson.
Leading hitters—Tronnes (Ed) 2x4, Schmidt (Ed) 3x4. 2B—Schmidt (Ed), Zeimet (Ed).
SO—Johnson (Ed) 6. BB—Johnson (Ev) 1.
-- Clinton 8, Whitewater 2—Senior pitcher Melissa Ryan threw a two-hitter and struck out 10, and junior catcher Kaitlin Brandl went 3-for-4, including two triples, as host Clinton rolled to victory in a Division 2 regional quarterfinal.
Ryan also went 2-for-4 for Clinton, which scored three runs in the second inning and built a 6-0 lead before Whitewater scored both its runs in the sixth.
Clinton (11-12) plays at Edgerton in a Tuesday regional semifinal game that leads to the Portage Sectional.
CLINTON 8, WHITEWATER 2
Whitewater 000 002 0—2 2 3
Clinton 030 122 x—8 8 1
Chase, and Mesner; Ryan, and Brandl.
Leading hitters—Brandl (C) 3x4, Ryan (C) 2x4. 2B—Mesner (W), McConnell (C). 3B—Brandl (C) 2.
SO—Chase (W) 5, Ryan (C ) 10. BB—Chase (W) 4, Ryan 2.
-- Delavan-Darien 11, Big Foot 1—Brittany Peyer’s bases-loaded triple highlighted a nine-run third inning for host Delavan-Darien in its Division 2 regional quarterfinal victory.
Natalie Buhler went 3-for-4 and also scored three runs for the Comets, while senior pitcher Marissa Salas allowed just five hits.
Delavan-Darien (8-14) plays at Brodhead on Tuesday in a semifinal that pairs into the Portage Sectional.
DELAVAN-DARIEN 11, BIG FOOT 1
Big Foot 000 100—1 5 1
Delavan-Darien 009 101—11 14 0
Glade, and Deremer; Salas, and Hudson.
Leading hitters—Buhler (D) 3x4, Briel Peyer (D) 2x4, Brittany Peyer (D) 2x4, Paul (D) 2x2. 2B—Buhler (D), Wenzel. 3B—Brittany Peyer (D).
SO—Glade (BF) 2, Salas (D) 5. BB—Glade (BF) 1, Salas (D) 2.
-- McFarland 9, Lakeside 8—Tanya Kritz singled in Rachel Thruman with the game-winning run as McFarland (13-11) edged visiting Lakeside in an eight-inning regional quarterfinal game.
Lakeside took an 8-6 lead in the top of the seventh when starting pitcher Kristy Bruni hit a three-run homer. McFarland tied it in the bottom of the inning on RBI singles by Jenna Blaser and Brittany Hinze.
The Spartans play at top-seeded Fort Atkinson on Tuesday. That pairs into the Portage Sectional.
McFARLAND 9, LAKESIDE 8 (8)
Lakeside 201 101 30—8 11 3
McFarland 000 204 21—9 8 4
Bruni and Filter; A. Hinze and Thruman.
Leading hitters—Luisier (LL) 2x5, Magsamen (LL) 2x4, Willems (LL) 3x4, B. Hinze (M) 2x5, Frazier (M) 2x5. 2B—Filter (LL), Meyer (LL). HR—Bruni (LL), Willems (LL).
SO—Bruni (LL) 3, A. Hinze (M) 2. BB—Bruni 7, A. Hinze 1.
-- Jefferson 10, Lake Mills 0 (5)—Kayla DeJong threw a complete-game two-hitter to lead the host Eagles to a Division 2 regional quarterfinal win.
Jefferson (14-6) got three hits each from Kristen Wagner and Jessica Splittgerber.
The Eagles host Monona Grove in a Tuesday regional semifinal game that pairs into the Portage Sectional.
JEFFERSON 10, LAKE MILLS 0 (5)
Lake Mills 000 00—0 2 4
Jefferson 324 01—10 12 1
Bergum and Curran; DeJong and Splittgerber.
Leading hitters—Wagner (J) 3x3, Je. Splittgerber (J) 3x4. 2B—Wagner (J) 2, Je. Splittgerber (J) 2, Ja. Splittgerber (J).
SO—Bergum (LM) 4, DeJong (J) 5. BB—Bergum 4.
-- Monroe 5, Dodgeville 1—Freshman Becca Armstrong, in her sixth varsity start, picked up the victory and struck out seven as Monroe scored five runs on just four hits in its Division 2 regional quarterfinal victory over Dodgeville.
Junior shortstop Kelsey Erickson was the Cheesemakers’ offensive catalyst. She reached base all four times.
Monroe (9-15) hosts Mount Horeb in Tuesday’s regional semifinal. Mount Horeb defeated Richland Center, 7-0, on Thursday.
MONROE 5, DODGEVILLE 1
Dodgeville 000 010 0—1 3 5
Monroe 102 020 x—5 4 3
Prochaska, and Grimm; Armstrong, Bennett.
Leading hitters—Erickson (M) 2x4, Craigo (M) 2x2. 2B—Erickson. 3B—Erickson.
SO—Prochaska (D) 1, Armstrong (M) 7. BB—Prochaska 3, Armstrong 3.
-- Pewaukee 9, East Troy 5—Pewaukee (16-8) combined eight hits with 10 walks to outlast East Troy in a Division 2 regional opener.
Katie Ledwell, Jessica Martin and Ashley Miller each had two hits for East Troy.
Pewaukee plays at top-seeded Union Grove in Tuesday’s regional semifinals.
PEWAUKEE 9, EAST TROY 5
East Troy 202 000 1—5 8 0
Pewaukee 330 210 x—9 8 2
Leading hitters—Ledwell (ET) 2x4, Martin (ET) 2x4, Miller (ET) 2x4, Posnanski (P) 2x4. 2B—Alberti (P). 3B—Posnanski (P).
SO—Frymark (ET) 3. BB—Frymark 10, Albert (P) 2.
-- Turner 10, Cambridge 0—Turner took control from the start, scoring five runs in the first inning en route to a regional quarterfinal victory.
Megan Zandler limited Cambridge to three hits and struck out six, and Maci Weiser doubled twice for Turner.
The third-seeded Trojans play at second-seeded Orfordville Parkview on Tuesday in a regional semifinal game that pairs into the Darlington Sectional.
TURNER 10, CAMBRIDGE 0
Cambridge 000 00—0 3 2
Turner 530 2x—10 12 0
Milsap, and Wegner; Zandler, and Hale.
Leading hitters—Knuteson (C) 2x2, Weiser (BT) 2x3, Hale (BT) 2x3, Dailey (BT), 3x3. 2B—Knuteson (C), Weiser (BT) 2, Casey (BT), Smith (BT), Dailey (BT).
SO—Milsap (C) 1, Zandler (BT) 6. BB—Milsap 2, Zandler 2.
-- Belleville 10, Palmyra-Eagle 0—Leigh Baker pitched a four-hitter, and her Belleville teammate finished off Palmyra-Eagle in a five-inning Division 3 regional opener.
The Wildcats play at top-seeded Deerfield in a Tuesday regional semifinal game that pairs into the Darlington Sectional.
BELLEVILLE 10, PALMYRA-EAGLE 0
Palmyra-Eagle 000 00—0 4 3
Belleville 041 41—10 7 0
Klaskey and Baranowski; Baker and Froehlich.
Leading hitters—Rear (B) 2x3, Ace (B) 2x4, Pankonin (B) 2x3. 2B—Froehlich (B), Rear (B) 2.
SO—Klaskey (PE) 3, Baker (B) 5. BB—Klaskey 4.
- Parkview 22, New Glarus 0—Rhianna Noble struck out eight and limited New Glarus to one as the Parkview blew out visiting New Glarus.
Jasmine Koch went 4-for-5, including a double, to lead Parkview. Abby Hantke was 3-for-5, including a triple and two doubles for the Vikings.
The second-seeded Vikings host Turner in a Tuesday regional semifinal game that pairs into the Darlington Sectional.
PARKVIEW 22, NEW GLARUS 0
New Glarus 000 000—0 1 0
Parkview 473 17x—22 12 0
Leading hitters—Koch (OP) 4x5, Hantke (OP) 3x4. 2B—Koch (OP), Hantke (OP) 2. 3B—Hantke (OP).
SO—Garbe (NG) 1, Noble (OP) 8. BB—Garbe 3, Noble 1.