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Gutzmer's homer lifts Monroe

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Gazette staff
June 5, 2012

Kasey Gutzmer laced a leadoff solo home run in the sixth inning to give Monroe a 4-3 victory over Marshall in a WIAA Division 2 sectional softball semifinal Monday


Becca Armstrong put Marshall down in order in the seventh to seal the win. Armstrong struck out 11 and did not walk a batter.


Monroe (20-7) plays Richland Center in a sectional final Thursday at a site to be determined.


MONROE 4, MARSHALL 3

Marshall 000 102 0—3 5 1


Monroe 110 011 x—4 5 2


Frey and Dominguez; Armstrong and McGuire.


Leading hitters—Frey (M), 2x3; Grossen (Mon), 2x3. 2B—Nolen (Mar), Dominguez (Mar), Grossen (Mon), Montgomery (Mon). HR—Gutzmer (Mon).


SO—Frey 6, Armstrong 11. BB—Frey 3.


-- Westosha 1, Wilmot 0—Sarah Fonk blanked the Panthers on two hits to win a pitching duel over Kristen Wood.


Wood allowed the game’s lone run in the first inning. Each pitcher allowed two hits, notched nine strikeouts and walked one batter.


WESTOSHA 1, WILMOT 0

Westosha Central 100 000 0—1 2 1


Wilmot 000 000 0—0 2 3


Fonk, Wood.


SO—Fonk 9, Wood 9. BB—Fonk 1, Wood 1



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