Olivia Kazumura delivered a strong pitching performance, and the Central softball team defeated Wilmot, 2-1, on Monday in Wilmot to secure a regular-season series split in the Southern Lakes Conference rivalry.
Kazumura twirled a complete game one-hitter with two walks and five strikeouts, as the Falcons improved to 9-8 overall and 7-4 in the SLC.
“Olivia was great today,” Central co-coach Tom Lampe said. “She moved the ball in the zone and adjusted throughout the game very well. We also took advantage of the opportunities given to us.
“It was a good team win.”
Central went up 1-0 in the top of the second with a two-out rally. Carlie Odejewski walked, went to third on Becca Edwards’ single and scored on a wild throw.
Edwards then homered to center field in the top of the fifth to make it 2-0.
The Panthers pulled within one in the bottom of the fifth when Riley Alexander doubled to right field to score Anna Wischnowski, but Kazumura allowed no further damage.
Madi Zerr took the tough-luck loss for Wilmot, which beat Central 7-5 in Paddock Lake on April 3, allowing six hits and one earned run with two walks and six strikeouts in seven innings.
Lake Geneva Badger 2,
The Badgers scored in the top of the third on a throwing error and in the top of the fifth on Alyssa Bockleman’s home run to edge the host Trojans in a non-conference game.
Tremper (10-3) got its lone run in the fourth on Sam Pendleton’s two-out double to score Emmie Cibrario, who led off the inning with a two-bagger.
Eric Schroeder went 2-for-3 for the Trojans.
“This was a well-played high school game by both teams,” Tremper coach Dan Truttschel said. “We had our chances. All three of our pitchers we used tonight, Schroeder, Megan Murray and Abbey Miller, were outstanding in the circle.”
St. Joseph 10, Greendale Martin Luther 5
St. Joseph 8, Greendale Martin Luther 6
The Lancers earned the Metro Classic Conference sweep in games played at UW-Parkside.
In Game 1, St. Joseph overcame a 4-2 deficit with an eight-run fourth inning to take control. Leaders were Caitlyn Janis (two hits, run, stolen base), Mary Furreness (two hits, double, two runs, RBI), Ellie Schuler (two hits, double, three RBI, run) and Cami Nyara (triple, run, two RBI) and Laura Steiner (double).
St. Joseph jumped out to a 6-0 lead in Game 2 before Martin Luther tied things at 6-6. The Lancers pushed the game-winning runs across the board in the latter innings.
Janis led the way with three RBI, followed by Megan Setter (two RBI), Furreness (two hits, RBI) and Laura Steiner (two hits).
Nyara earned both wins. In Game 1, she allowed eight hits, seven walks and struck out two, while in Game 2, she allowed eight hits, two walks and struck out three.
“We really had our ups and downs today,” St. Joseph coach Jeff Wroblewski said. “It was chilly and windy, and both teams battled the elements a bit, but when we need to make the plays, we did our jobs.”
Shoreland Lutheran 19, Dominican 2 (4 inn.)
The visiting Pacers scored in all four innings, including 11 in the fourth, for a Metro Classic Conference win in Whitefish Bay.
Emily Jones led Shoreland by going 3-for-4 with a double, four runs and three RBI, Kelsey Hill was 3-for-4 with three runs and four RBI, Victoria Miller went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and two RBI and Bree James was 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run and two RBI.
Hill got the win in the circle, allowing three hits and four walks with six strikeouts.
Shoreland, which received honorable mention in Division-3 in the latest WisSports.net state coaches poll, improved to 9-5 overall and 7-2 in the conference.