Crimson Tide’s five-run first too much for Turner, other scores
Turner High was two-thirds of the way from getting out of the first inning with a 2-0 lead.
Edgerton made the final one-third too difficult to accomplish.
The Crimson Tide scored five runs after two were out in the first inning and went on to defeat the Trojans, 7-3, in a WIAA Division 2 softball regional final Thursday at Edgerton.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide (21-2) advances to the Evansville Sectional and plays Madison Edgewood in a semfinal game at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Whitewater.
The Trojans opened the regional title game by scoring on Cooki Casey’s two-run triple that fell inches in fair territory down the right-field line.
Turner pitcher Megan Zandler retired the first two Edgerton hitters in the bottom of the inning.
Then the Crimson Tide went to work. Meggie Schmidt started the rally with a double. Anne Tronnes walked, Emily Zeimet got an RBI single, and Tia Cleveland reached on an error that scored Tronnes.
Olivea Zeimet then smacked a two-run double, and Monica Richardson completed the outburst with an RBI double.
“The middle of our order really came through,” said Edgerton coach Tony DeWar. “That put (Turner) down a little bit. I thought we would be able to put them away, but we weren’t able to do much after that.”
Cleveland earned the victory with a six-hitter.
EDGERTON 7, TURNER 3
Turner 200 000 1—3 6 2
Edgerton 500 020 x—7 7 3
Zandler and Hale; Cleveland and Richardson.
Leading hitters—Smith (Ed) 2x3. 2B—Schmidt (Ed), Cleveland (Ed), O. Zeimet, Cleveland (Ed). 3B—Casey (BT).
SO—Zandler (BT) 1, Cleveland (Ed) 5. BB—Zandler 2, Cleveland 2.
-- Edgewood 3, Lakeside 1—Madison Edgewood overcame a 1-0 deficit to nip top-seeded Lakeside Lutheran (16-8) in a Division 2 regional final at Lake Mills.
The Crusaders play top-ranked Edgerton (21-2) at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Whitewater in the semifinals of the Evansville Sectional.
Edgewood broke a 1-1 tie against Lakeside in a two-run sixth. Tessy Tuschen reached on an infield single and scored the go-ahead run on a double by Rachel Wabers, who scored on Heather Grelle’s single.
Lakeside’s 1-0 lead came in the first inning after Katelyn Genz’s leadoff single. She scored when the Crusaders committed two errors on Brittany Magsaman’s bunt.
Grelle’s pitched a complete-game three-hitter that included 12 strikeouts in getting the victory. Lakeside’s Kristy Bruni allowed only five hits in also going the distance.
EDGEWOOD 3, LAKESIDE 1
Madison Edgewood 000 102 0—3 4 4
Lakeside Lutheran 100 000 0—1 3 1
Grelle and Wabers; Bruni and Doering.
Leading hitter—Grelle (ME) 2x3. 2B—Wabers (ME).
SO—Grelle (ME) 12. BB—Grelle 2, Bruni (LL) 1.
Erika Stampfli was in typical form Thursday as Brodhead rolled into WIAA Division 3 sectional tournament play.
The Rock Valley South champions got three-hit pitching and 17 strikeouts by Stampfli to turn back visiting Cuba City, 3-1, in a regional final at Brodhead.
Brodhead hosts Poynette at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the semfinals of the Boscobel Sectional.
Tia Collins, Amanda Pickel and Mariah Mohns got consecutive singles with two outs in the third inning to give Brodhead the only run it needed against Cuba City.
Mohns tripled and scored on an error in the fifth, and Shi Strommen’s leadoff single in the sixth led to the Cardinals’ final run.
BRODHEAD 3, CUBA CITY 1
Cuba City 000 000 1—1 3 2
Brodhead 001 011 3—3 7 0
Brogley and B. Wagner; Stampfli and Collins.
Leading hitters—Mohns (B) 2x3, Srommen (B) 2x3. 3B—Belken (CC), Mohns (B).
SO—Brogley (CC) 1, Stampfli (B) 17. BB—Brogley 2, Stampfli 4.
An overthrow to first allowed two Waterford runs to score and gave the Wolverines a 2-0 victory over visiting Milton in a WIAA Division 1 regional final.
Waterford (15-7) plays at top-seeded Wilmot on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Janesville Craig Sectional.
Waterford loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth, but it looked like Milton starter Jessi Duoss would get out of the jam after a fielder’s choice force at the plate and a short flyout to left.
But the error on the throw on a grounder proved to be the difference.
The two runs came after Milton had a runner on third with one out in the top of the fourth.
“We couldn’t get it done,” Milton coach Mindy Bilhorn said. “We had too many strikeouts. I thought our girls could hit (Waterford starter Maddie Szalewski), but we didn’t do it.”
The Red Hawks finished 15-9.
WATERFORD 2, MILTON 0
Milton 000 000 0—0 3 3
Waterford 000 200 x—2 7 0
Duoss and Richards; Szalewski and Terrian.
Leading hitters—Kent (W) 2x3, Ellie (W) 2x3.
SO—Duoss (M) 1, Szalewski (W) 10.
-- Wilmot 10, Beloit 0—The Purple Knights were no match for Wilmot’s standout pitcher Kristen Wood.
Wood struck out the first eight Beloit hitters en route to a one-hit, 12-strikeout performance in a game reduced to five innings because of the mercy rule.
Kelli Hutchinson went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the Panthers’ 14-hit attack. Bailie Sheahan, Wood, Ashley Webster, Sarah Vozel and Kerrigan Patterson also had two hits apiece.
Wilmot (21-1) hosts Waterford on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Janesville Craig Sectional.
Hillary Heyerdahl had the only hit for Beloit (8-14).
WILMOT 10, BELOIT 0
Beloit Memorial 000 00—0 1 3
Wilmot 400 24—10 14 0
Schultz, Parish (5) and Cornell; Wood and Sheahan.
Leading hitters—Hutchinson (Wil) 2x3, Wood (Wil) 2x4, Webster (Wil) 2x3, Vozel (Wil) 2x3, Patterson (Wil) 2x2. 2B—Sheahan (Wil).
SO—Schultz (BM) 2, Wood (Wil) 12. BB—Schultz 2.
-- Westosha 12, Mukwonago 0—Hayden Krueger collected two of Westosha Central’s 14 hits and drove in four runs as the Falcons cruised to a Division 1 regional final victory over visting Mukwonago,
Sarah Fonk pitched a one-hitter for Central (18-3), which hosts Fort Atkinson on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Janesville Craig Sectional.
WESTOSHA 12, MUKWONAGO 0
Mukwonago 000 00—0 1 3
Westosha Central 241 5x—12 14 0
Leading hitters—Hermes (WC) 2x3, Krueger (WC) 2x3, Rederer (WC) 2x3. 3B—Krueger (WC), McDonald (WC).
SO—Binder (M) 1, Fonk (WC) 5. BB—Binder 1, Fonk 1.