The Tremper softball team kept its perfect record intact with a 10-3 Southeast Conference win over Racine Case on Tuesday at Tremper.
Tremper (7-0 overall, 4-0 SEC) broke a scoreless tie with a pair of runs in the second inning and took control of the game with six more in the third. Kayla Freiberg had the key hit in the third with a two-run triple.
“This was a workmanlike effort by our kids today,” Tremper coach Dan Truttschel said. “It took us a bit to get the bats going, but we took control in the big third inning.”
Megan Murray pitched a complete game for the Trojans, allowing two earned runs and five hits while striking out eight and walking seven.
“Megan threw a quality game for us,” Truttschel said.
Emmie Cibrario went 2-for-5 with two RBI to lead Tremper’s offense. Murray (2-for-2), Sam Pendleton (2-for-4, two runs), Reagan Becker (1-for-4, two RBI) and Abbey Miller (two runs) also made key contributions.
Racine Park 0 (5 inn.)
The host Red Devils scored 10 runs in the first inning and five in the second in an SEC game at Bullen Middle School to improve to 6-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference.
Bradford drew 14 free bases on walks and hit-by-pitches, while Jadynn Powell and Alyssa McClelland drove in two runs each.
Livie Lehmann worked the first three innings, striking out four and allowing just one hit. Kylar Broesch struck out four more Panthers in two innings of relief.
Indian Trail 0
The host Hawks loaded the bases in the first inning and had runners on first and second with no outs in the sixth, but couldn’t plate a run in an SEC loss to the Sabers.
Indian Trail, which outhit Franklin 5-2, was unable to bounce back after allowing a pair of unearned runs in the third inning. The Sabers entered the game ranked ninth in Division-1 in the latest WisSports.net state coaches poll.
“I was very proud of our energy and effort tonight,” Indian Trail coach Matt Bradley said. “We got back to playing solid Hawk softball. We just came up short in a good SEC battle.”
Anna Vignali took the loss after striking out six and walking three over four innings. Morgan Fuhrer pitched three innings of scoreless relief.
Abby Wierzbicki (2-for-3, double) and McKenzie Lamos (1-for-3) paced the Hawks’ offense.
“We know we can compete with the top teams in the conference if we play like we did tonight,” Bradley said. “We just need a couple breaks to go our way.”
Central 15, Delavan-Darien 4 (5 inn.)
The visiting Falcons trailed 3-1 after the first inning of the Southern Lakes Conference game but responded with nine runs in the top of the third to pull away for the win.
Central, which received honorable mention in Division-1 in the latest WisSports.net state coaches poll, improved to 4-2 overall and 3-2 in the SLC.
The Falcons had six doubles against the Comets on Tuesday, two by Olivia Kazumura and one each by Carlie Odejewski, Ellie Witt, Jillian Adams and Abby Jones. Adams, Molly Grabarec and Kazumura each had three of the Falcons’ 15 hits, with Jones, Adams and Kazumura notching two RBI apiece.
“We had a solid game at the plate,” Central co-coach Tom Lampe said. “We did a good job of adjusting and put constant pressure on their defense. We need to keep this type of approach moving forward.”
Kazumura and Ellie Christeson combined to allow three hits and four walks with six strikeouts in the circle, as Kazumura got the win.
Shoreland Lutheran 10, Racine St. Catherine’s 0 (5 inn.)
After a week off due to inclement weather, the host Pacers — who received honorable mention in Division-3 in the latest WisSports.net state coaches poll — had no problem in a Metro Classic Conference game to improve to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the conference.
Kelsey Hill went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI, a run and a stolen base, Kaylee Ruiz was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI and Emily Jones went 1-for-2 with a walk and three runs.
Hill notched her sixth win in the circle, allowing three hits with with no walks and five strikeouts in going all five innings.
“I was worried the week layoff would affect us,” Shoreland coach Kelly Hill said. “The girls showed me they were ready to play. We played a complete game tonight, which should build our confidence as we move deeper in the season.”
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