Parkview pitcher throws three-hitter, Fort wins
Rhianna Noble threw a three-hitter to lead Orfordville Parkview to a 3-1 victory over host Brodhead in a WIAA Division 3 softball regional final Thursday afternoon.
Parkview advances to play either Poynette or Waterloo in a sectional semifinal at Deerfield on Monday at 5 p.m.
Noble, a senior, singled and scored the Vikings’ first run in the first inning, then drove home Katlyn Beighley with a sacrifice fly in the second inning to put Parkview up, 2-1. Beighley had walked and went to second on Holly Koch’s single. The pair then executed a double steal to set up Noble’s sacrifice fly.
The Vikings scored their final run in the sixth when Emily Harnack tripled and scored on a wild pitch.
Brodhead’s only run came in the first inning, which tied the game.
Amanda Pickel led off with a single and went to second on Erin Kloepping’s sacrifice. Taurie Burns singled Pickel to third, and Payton Wright dropped a sacrifice bunt to score her.
Noble was in a bit of a jam in the third, but shortstop Jordon Bell threw out a runner at the plate to end the inning.
Noble then retired the last 12 hitters.
PARKVIEW 3, BRODHEAD 1
Parkview 110 001 0—3 6 0
Brodhead 100 000 0—1 3 2
Noble and Koch; Pickel and T. Douglas.
Leading hitters—Warden (OP) 2x4; Pickel (B) 2x3. 3B—E. Harnack.
SO—Noble (OP) 3, Pickel (B) 3. BB—Pickel 3.
Fort Atkinson (21-3) earned its shot at Union Grove (19-4) in a sectional semifinal by beating Oregon, 10-0, in a regional final Thursday.
The No. 3-seeded Blackhawks were leapfrogged by the No. 2-seeded Broncos during a protest at the seeding meeting. Fort Atkinson originally was voted in as the No. 2 seed, but Union Grove, the original No. 3 seed, protested. On the second vote, Union Grove got the No. 2 seed.
The seeding means Fort Atkinson has to play at Union Grove in the 4:30 p.m. game Monday.
Maddie Bare led the Blackhawks on Thursday. Bare hit a two-run homer in the fifth that ended the game on the 10-run rule. Bare also had a double and finished with three RBIs. Lexie Weigand went 3-for-4 with a double.
Kaitlyn Hollman pitched a one-hitter for the shutout.
FORT ATKINSON 10, OREGON 0 (5)
Oregon 000 00—0 1 2
Fort Atkinson 400 06—10 10 0
Morey, Horale (1) and Damon; Hollman and Gartland.
Leading hitters—Wiegand (FA) 3x4, Bare (FA) 2x3. 2B—Weigand (FA), Bare (FA). HR—Bare (FA).
SO—Morey (O) 1, Horale (O) 2, Hollman (FA) 9. BB—Morey 2, Horale 3, Hollman 2.
UNION GROVE 8, BELOIT MEMORIAL 0
Beloit Memorial 000 000 0—0 3 0
Union Grove 002 033 x—8 13 0
Leading hitters—Fitzpatrick (UG) 2x3, Johnson (UG) 3x4, Kortendick (UG) 3x4, McClelland (UG) 2x4. 2B—Fitzpatgrick (UG) 2. HR—Repta (UG).
SO—Fitzpatrick (UG) 15, Schultz (BM) 2. BB—Fitzpatrick 2, Schultz 4.