Cougars crowned conference champs with win over Hornets

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Josh Staloch, Mike Wieting

GILLETT – The Lady Cougars opened the scoring spigot in the second inning on Thursday, May 9 against the Hornets and they didn’t bother turning it off until the dust settled at the end of five innings and a 15-1 win that wrapped up the M&O Conference title for the Coleman squad. The title marks the 8th straight earned by LeVash’s Cougar’s. The softball program in Coleman earned its first ever title back in 2017 and has never looked back, going on an eight year tear, stacking up conference championship trophies.

Madelyn Straub had an outstanding game at the plate for Coleman, going 3-for-4 with 5 RBIs. Alyssa Kurth had two RBIs to go along with one each from Hope Forner,  Norah Kinziger, Macy Nowak and Hailey Ermis.

Coleman starter Courteny DenRuyter was once again lights-out from the mound, striking out 13 over seven innings pitched, giving up just one hit for one run.

“I am very proud of this program and what we have been able to accomplish over the years,” said Coleman head coach Jean LeVash. “Securing another Conference title this year was so gratifying.  It was great to see the players getting rewarded for the hard work they have put in.  Every year is a different year and one is never guaranteed anything no matter how talented you may be. Over my 14 years coaching every title and every team has been special in their own way.  Winning never gets old!”

Wolverines take two from Eagles

CRIVITZ – The Crivitz High softball team followed a narrow 6-5 win over Northland Pines with a 12-2 blowout on Saturday, May 11 to pick up a pair of quick late-season victories.

In game one, Crivitz starter Isabelle Danielczak struck out five and gave up 10 hits in a complete-game victory. Brecken Ott led the Crivitz offense with two hits, including a double, for two RBIs. Madelyn Welty and Tayah Werner each had an RB for Crivitz in the first game, as did teammate Hattie Frievalt, off of a solo homer.

Marinette takes big win over Clintonville

CLINTONVILLE- The Marinette Marine softball squad traveled to Clintonville Friday May 19th and handed the hosting Truckers an 11-5 defeat.

After a scoreless first inning the Marines posted the first run of the night, taking the 1-0 lead exiting the top of the second inning. Clintonville answered in the bottom half of the inning with one run of their own. 

Marinette added two in the third inning, then piled on four runs in the fourth and increased the lead with two more in the fifth. After a two run top of the sixth by the Marines, Marinette was firmly in control of the scoreboard with a 11-1 readout.

The Truckers were able to respond with a big bottom of the sixth scooping up four runs to give them a five run total tally. It would be the final runs scored though as the seventh went scoreless.

Marinette’s Wynn Erdman took the win over her seven innings pitching for the Marines. She allowed seven hits, five runs (0 earned) and one walk while striking out seven.

Clintonville’s Popendorf took the loss on the night allowing 11 hits, 11 runs (five eraned), and eight walks while striking out one.

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