UW-Whitewater softball drops two
The Blugolds defeated the visiting Warhawks, 2-1 and 5-4. Both teams entered the final day of the regular season 12-2 in the league.
Taylor Pierce smacked a two-run homer in the third inning for the Blugolds in the opener. Whitewater scored its only run in the fourth on Morgan Kirsch’s RBI double.
Katie Boyle (13-4) allowed two runs on four hits and three walks in six innings to take the loss.
In Game 2, the Blugolds took a 5-3 lead in the fifth inning, scoring four runs on three singles, a walk and an error which erased the Warhawks’ 3-1 lead.
Whitewater’s Paige Evangelista led all hitters with three hits in four trips. Samie Seamon and Laura Eichenold had two hits apiece for Whitewater.
Bekka Houda (10-3) allowed five runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings for the loss.
Eau Claire (30-10) earned the top seed and will host the WIAC Tournament, which begins Friday. Whitewater
(29-9) is the No. 2 seed.
EAU CLAIRE 2, WHITEWATER 1
UW-Whitewater 000 100 0—1 7 0
UW-Eau Claire 002 000 x—2 4 1
Boyle and Epifano; Wishau and Bromelkamp.
Leading hitters—Ramirez (W), 2x3; Epifano (W) 2x2. 2B—Krisch (W), Mueller (EC). HR—Pierce (EC).
SO—Wishau 2. BB—Boyle 3, Wishau 2.
EAU CLAIRE 5, WHITEWATER 4
UW-Whitewater 000 301 0—4 9 1
UW-Eau Claire 001 040 x—5 7 1
Houda, Boyle (5) and Epifano; Meinen, Raflik (4), Wishau (6) and Bromelkamp.
Leading hitters—Evangelista (W), 3x4; Eichenhold (W), 2x3; Seamon (W), 2x3; Houle (EC) 2x3; 2B—Evangelista (W), Epifano (W), Eichenhold (W), Fischer (EC), Freagon (EC), Houle (EC).
SO—Houda 1, Meinen 1, Raflik 1. BB—Houda 3.