Chequamegon 14 – Prentice 5
The Prentice girls’ softball team hosted conference-leading Chequamegon on May 7, and the Lady Bucs stayed with the Lady Screaming Eagles for a while, but a seven-run seventh inning solidified the win for the Eagles.
Chequamegon jumped on Lady Buccaneer pitcher Chloe Parisi for five hits in the first frame. They got RBI singles from Miranda Dane, Eva Passewald, and Hailey Minnema to take a 3-0 lead.
The Lady Screaming Eagles took advantage of a pair of costly Prentice errors to increase their lead in the fourth inning. Brooklyn Hanson contributed an RBI double as Chequamegon upped the margin to 7-0.
Screaming Eagle pitcher Eva Pasewald held the Lady Buccaneers in check early in the contest, scattering three hits over the first four innings. Prentice finally got to her in the fifth inning, putting together four hits, a walk and a hit batter to narrow the deficit to 7-3. Megyn Eisner had a lead-off triple, and Hannah Raab and Parisi both had RBI singles.
Prentice narrowed the gap to 7-4 in the sixth inning on an RBI single from Olivia Nehls, but the Screaming Eagles came back in the seventh to put the game away.
Five hits, a pair of walks, and another error opened the floodgates for Chequamegon, as they scored seven times in the inning. Minnema drove in a run with a double, as the Lady Eagles increased the advantage to 14-4.
The Lady Bucs got one more in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single from Nehls, but it wasn’t nearly enough as Chequamegon improved to 5-0 in conference play.
“We played a pretty good game, and we stuck with them until the seventh,” Coach Scott Raab said. “We hit the ball better as the game went on, but a few errors really hurt.”
Parisi pitched all seven innings for the Lady Bucs, allowing 16 hits and nine earned runs. She walked four and struck out two.
Eisner had three hits to pace the Lady Bucs on offense, while Raab, Raeanna Erickson, and Kelly Hueckman all added two hits.
Pasewald went the distance to get the win, giving up five earned runs on 12 hits. She walked one and fanned nine.
Hanson, Dane, and Josi Orr all had three hits for Chequamegon, and Dane led the team with four RBIs.
Athens 10 – Prentice 0
The Lady Bucs travelled to Athens for another conference game on May 10 and they dropped a 10-0 decision to the Lady Bluejays in a game that was called after five innings.
Led by a two-run double from Kiera Weiler, the Lady Bluejays plated four runs in the first inning, and they added a pair in the second to take a 6-0 lead.
Abigail Olson contributed a two-run triple in the third inning, as Athens increased the advantage to 9-0, and an RBI single by Diana Ellenbecker in the fourth inning allowed the Lady Bluejays to put the 10-run rule into effect.
“Our defense wasn’t bad, but we struggled to get players on base,” Raab stated.
Athens hurler Allison Wolf allowed just one hit in her first four innings of work, a double by Raeanna Erickson. Wolf finished with a five inning shutout, giving up three hits and walking two while striking out five.
Parisi surrendered 10 hits and nine runs in three innings for the Lady Bucs. She walked one.
Alyssa Schellin finished up on the mound, allowing one run on two hits in one inning.
Jordan Hora and Kelly Hueckman got the other two hits for Prentice, as the Lady Bucs fell to 2-10 for the season. They are 1-5 in the Marawood North.
Kenadi Diedrich had three hits to lead Athens, while Sierra Hart and Ellenbecker both had two.
The Lady Bluejays improved to 9-6 for the season, and the win gave them a 4-3 mark in conference play.
Prentice secured the nine seed in the playoffs, and they will play the eighth seeded Lady Redmen in Rib Lake in first-round regional action on Thursday, May 16. The Lady Bucs and Rib Lake have split their two regular season games this season.