Some extra-innings heroics delivered the Indian Trail softball team a big 3-2 Southeast Conference win at Franklin on Friday.
With the game tied 2-2, freshman third baseman Taylor Jacobson cranked a home run to center field in the top of the 10th to put the Hawks ahead, then Anna Vignali struck out the side in the bottom of the inning to finish off a 10-inning complete game.
Vignali scattered nine hits, walking one and striking out six.
The Sabers received honorable mention in Division-1 in the latest WisSports.net state coaches poll.
“It was just a great team effort all the way around, and Anna gave one of the toughest, grittiest pitching performances I have ever seen,” Indian Trail coach Matt Bradley said.
“I am so proud of the girls for fighting and finally getting one of these tight games.”
Maddie Kozel doubled home pinch runner Emma Giese to tie the game at 2-2 in the top of the fourth. The Hawks (13-6 overall, 5-5 SEC) took a 1-0 lead in the first on Vignali’s long single off the fence in center that scored Abby Wierzbicki.
Tremper 4, Racine Case 1
The visiting Trojans scored three runs in the top of the second and held on for a 4-1 SEC win.
Erica Schroeder twirled a complete game for the Trojans (13-4, 9-1), allowing an earned run on two hits with three walks and five strikeouts.
Katie Riese doubled and drove in two runs, Brooke Lange went 2-for-3 with two runs and Schroeder had a run and an RBI.
The Trojans made a key defensive play in the bottom of the sixth. A double-relay from Sam Pendleton to Emmie Cibrario to catcher Kayla Freiberg and back to second baseman Gabby Gauss cut down a runner at second, ending a rally even though the Eagles scored on the play.
“This was maybe our most complete game of the season,” Tremper coach Dan Truttschel said. “We had timely hitting, executed in some key situations and had solid defense throughout.
“And, once again, Erica was just brilliant in the circle.”
Bradford 20, Racine Park 0
Kylar Broesch pitched a one-hitter, and the Red Devils improved to 16-5 overall and 9-3 in the SEC with the win at Humble Park in Racine.
Kylie Rozinski had three hits, including a double and a triple, and drove in four runs. Jenna Schnabel had three hits, which included a pair of doubles, and drove in three, Jadynn Powell homered and doubled and Gianna Hoppenjahn, Erin Lowen and Alyssa McClelland each doubled.
Shoreland Lutheran 17, St. Joseph 0 (3 inn.)
The Pacers concluded a busy week at UW-Parkside’s Case Complex with their fifth Metro Classic Conference win of the week.
Shoreland, which scored 12 runs in the third, got five RBI from Kelsey Hill, who went 3-for-4 with a run. She also got the win in the circle, allowing three hits with a walk and four strikeouts.
Also leading the offense for Shoreland (13-5, 11-2) were Emily Jones (two hits, two runs, RBI), Bree James (two hits, two runs, RBI) and Olivia Miller (two hits, walk, three runs, two RBI).
Caitlyn Janis, Ellie Schuler and Gabby Schneider each had a hit for the Lancers (7-6, 6-6).
Central 11, Delavan-Darien 2
The host Falcons pounded out 14 hits in a Southern Lakes Conference win at Sorensen Fields in Paddock Lake.
Molly Grabarec went 3-for-3 with a double, three runs and an RBI, Olivia Kazumura went 2-for-5 with two RBI, Abby Jones had a run and two RBI, leadoff hitter Carly Vogelsang finished 2-for-2 with a run and two RBI and Jillian Adams doubled and drove in a run.
“It took us a little bit to get into a groove, but we did a good job of putting the ball in play,” said Central co-coach Tom Lampe, whose team improved to 11-8 overall and 9-4 in the SLC.
“We kept pressure on them all game, and we were able to finally put a big number up (five runs) in the fifth.
“It was a good night offensively.”
Kazumura got the win, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in 61/3 innings.
Wilmot 8, Waterford 6
Waterford 10, Wilmot 2
The Panthers (11-7, 6-5) and Wolverines (10-8, 8-4) split an SLC doubleheader Thursday.
Wilmot scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the opener in walk-off fashion.
Anna Wischnowski went 3-for-4 with a run and four RBI to power the Panthers’ 13-hit attack. Haley Lamberson (run, RBI), Madi Zerr (three runs, RBI), Riley Alexander (run) and Ambriel Siggeman (two runs, two RBI) added two hits apiece.
Zerr started and picked up the win, allowing five runs and eight hits over five innings.
The Wolverines pounded out 12 hits and capitalized on three Wilmot errors for five unearned runs to salvage the split.
After the Panthers tied the score at 1-1 in the top of the third inning, Waterford responded with nine unanswered runs to take control of the game.
Wischnowski took the loss after allowing two runs and four hits over the first two innings.
Hailie Morton (3-for-3, two runs) and Lamberson (3-for-3, RBI) combined for all six of Wilmot’s hits.
Mike Johnson and Scott Koker