Bonduel softball beats Wausaukee

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BONDUEL The Bonduel softball team took a break from CWL Conference action hosting Wausaukee on Friday. The Bears came away with a 6-3 win holding on despite a late Wausaukee charge.

Deana Blum went the distance for the bears picking up her second win of the season striking out five batters.

The Bears got on the board early taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Their big inning came in the second when they scored three runs building a 4-0 lead. The Bears added another run in the third to take a commanding 5-0 lead.

After a scoreless fourth inning, Wausaukee tried to make a comeback scoring a run in the fifth inning and in their final at-bat scored two runs., but the Bears' lead held up for the win.

Stefanie Richter, Megan Bishop and Blum each went 2-for-3 at the plate with Richter driving in 2 runs for the Bears in the win.

Bonduel (4-2, 2-1) will look to win their second straight when they travel to play Menominee Indian in CWL Conference action on Monday.

Freedom 10; 6, Clintonville 0; 5

FREEDOM The Clintonville softball team was swept by Valley Eight Conference foe Freedom Saturday in a doubleheader. The Truckers lost the first game 10-0 and fell in the game two 6-5 in extra innings.

The Truckers managed just one hit in the first game, a sixth-inning single by Jessica Dreier, while Steph Lehman picked up the loss on the mound going six innings and striking out three.

In game two the Truckers seemed to be more settled coming back from a 5-0 deficit to send the game into an extra inning. Freedom jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the top if the first inning, but the Truckers would battle back beginning in the third inning. Clintonville scored a run in the third, fourth and sixth innings before tying the game in the bottom of the seventh.

Dreier drove in the first Trucker run in the seventh followed by Katie Zoch who drove in the game-tying run sending the two teams into an extra frame. Freedom squeaked out the game-two win with a run in the eighth inning and holding the Truckers scoreless.

Kerri Krubsack went the distance for the Truckers in the loss striking out one batter.

"The first game we gave up nine unearned runs on multiple mistakes," said Clintonville Head Coach Charles Shingler. "In the second game we battled back and learned from our mistakes. Krubsack did an outstanding job and the defense was excellent."

The Truckers (1-4, 1-3) will look to rebound from their loss when they host Valley Eight Conference foe Fox Valley Lutheran on Tuesday.

Shiocton 11, Menominee Indian 1

SHIOCTON A seven-run second inning from Shiocton doomed the Menominee Indian softball team to an 11-1 loss Friday afternoon in CWL Conference action. Walks plagued the Eagles all game long as they gave up 10 in the loss.

Courtney O'Kimosh picked up the loss on the mound for the Eagles and also led the team at the plate with two hits. The Eagles' lone run came in the fourth inning when they were trailing 9-0.

The Eagles will be looking to pick up their first CWL win of the season when they host a tough Bonduel team on Monday.

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By Michael Ray
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