Gutzmer's homer lifts Monroe
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
SO—Fonk 9, Wood 9. BB—Fonk 1, Wood 1