Panthers defeat Marines by three runs

Josh Staloch, Mike Wieting

OCONTO FALLS – The Oconto Falls High softball team got some big hits early in a 5-2 victory over the visiting Marinette Marines on Tuesday, Apr. 30, to make it seven wins in a row for the Panthers heading into the season’s final stretch of games.

Amelia Danielcak brought in Miranda Metzler in the bottom of the first on a nice single to center field, giving the Panthers a 1-0 lead. 

Madeline Maloney, who was, based on the chatter coming out of the dugout while she was at the plate, celebrating a birthday on Tuesday, got on base with a double to get things going in the second inning. Later in the inning with the bases loaded, Metzler, who also had a great game on the mound for Oconto Falls, cranked a double of her own to center, bringing in two runs. Metzler was brought across later in the inning thanks to a rip down the third base line by Danielcak to make it 5-0.

The Marines got on the board in the top of the fourth inning as Kaya Bodam led things off with a shot to the fence in center field to get to second base. Up next, Regan Hermanson connected with a well-placed hit down the third base line that saw Bodam make it home safely. 

The Marinette bats were quiet from there until the top of the sixth frame. Cassidee Stewart led the inning off with a single to right before moving over to third on a big double from Bodam. Hermanson then got ahold of a nice hit to bring in Stewart, making it 5-2. Later in the inning, Peyton VanPool earned a walk to load the bases but, with the go-ahead run at the plate, Metzler and the Oconto Falls defense buckled down for the final out to eliminate the threat and retire the side.

Marines take commanding win over Mustangs

The Marinette Marines were the victors in a Monday night NEC showdown with the Little Chute Mustangs, defeating the home field Mustangs by way of a 8-2 final verdict.

After two scoreless innings the Marines blasted in three runs during the top of the third to get themselves in command of the score board.

Little Chute responded with one run in the bottom of the fourth before Marinette added another three in the fifth. Marinette’s final two runs came in the next inning giving them the 8-1 lead.

The Mustangs were able to muster one more run in the bottom of the sixth before being shut out during the seventh.

Marinette’s Wynn Erdman secured the pitching win during her seven innings in the circle allowing three hits, two runs no errors and no walks. She struck out a heap of hitters, sending 12 back to the dugout with K’s.

Little Chute’s VanHandel took the loss allowing 12 hits, eight runs, two errors and three walks while striking out four.

At the plate Marinette’s Walker was three of five with three runs and one RBI. Hermanson went two of three with one run and two RBIs while Erdman posted a two of vie showing with two RBIs. Vanpool went two of three with one run and one RBI.

DenRuyter unhittable again, Cougars blast Wildcats

LENA – Coleman ace Courtney DenRuyter’s monumental season continued with another no-hitter on Friday, May 3 as the Cougars defeated Lena/STAA in four innings by a final of 15-0 as Den Ruyter struck out 11 for her latest victory.

Montana Fonder went 2-for-2 with three RBIs as one of Coleman’s highlight players on offense for the day. Alyssa Kurthwas 3-for-3 with four RBIs and Macy Nowak had an RBI and hit two doubles.

Lena’s Lillyann Greetan recorded a walk to keep DenRuyter from a perfect outing.

Another day, another no-hitter for DenRuyter

COLEMAN – Back on the mound at her home diamond, it was business as usual for Celeman’s Courtney DenRuyter on Saturday, May 4 as the senior threw another no-hitter, her second in as many days, as the Cougars ran all over Crandon 15-0.

Alyssa Hoida went 2-for-3 at the plate and had a triple on her way to five RBIs. Madelyn Straub, Shakira Marks and Alyssa Kurth each had three RBIs for the Cougars while Nicole Kinzinger brought one in.

Wolverines take down Badgers

CRIVITZ – The Crivitz High softball team improved to 13-5 overall for the year with a 10-6 takedown of Niagara at home on Monday, May 6.

The Wolverines, who pulled away with three runs in the fourth and another three in the fifth, were led by a 4-for-4, three RBI Day at the plate by Taryn Tracy, backed up by two RBIs from Izabella Wesoloski and one apiece by Isabella Logan, Tayah Werner, Lillian Biundo, Madelyn Welty and Kiya Brand.

Niagara was led by a 2-for-3 day by Mallory Sanicki with three RBIs, backed up by an RBI from Emma Broullire.

Double-digit win for Wolverines

CRIVITZ – The Crivitz High softball team got a 2-for-4, 3-RBI showing at the plate from Madelyn Welty at home on Tuesday, Apr. 30 in a 12-2 victory over Wausaukee. 

Backing up Welty were Kiya Brand, Taryn Tracy and Tayah Werner, who each turned in a pair of RBIs. Crivitz pitcher Isabelle Danielczak, in addition to driving in a run at the plate, went all five for the win, striking out six along the way, giving up eight hits.

Wausaukee’s lone RBI of the contest came off the bat of Coreen Schroeder. 

Marines pummel Comets in doubleheader

WAUPACA – In game one of a doubleheader against Waupaca on Friday, May 3. The Marinette softball team fell behind by three only to rally in the bottom of the fifth with nine runs and then wrap things up with another three in the sixth while keeping the Comets quiet for a 15-6 victory. 

Brianna Adamski went the whole game on the mound for Marinette, striking out six to balance the two earned she gave up. 

Regan Hermanson and Destiny Walker each had three RBIs in the win, Brianna Adamski had two and Barrett Cole, Wynn Erdman, Kaya Bodam and Gianna Davis each brought in one.

In game two, the Marines were enjoying a nice 6-2 lead heading into the seventh inning but decided to go ahead and score 13 to finish the day with a 19-2 victory.

Erdman and Peyton VanPool each had three RBIs in the win. Walker had two and Lauryn Pelon, Hermanson, Bodam and Pyper Thoney each brought in a run. 


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