Lady Robins have sketchy start in softball|
April 22, 2013
Although coming a bit later than usual, the high school softball season is officially under way as the Antigo Lady Robins stepped onto the field for the first time in a Saturday afternoon twinbill at Westfield.
Dropping the first game 8-7, Antigo also lost the second 11-4.
“The conditions weren't great, but we were able to actually play,” co-coach Sandi Robrecht said, adding that the contest “wasn't pretty.”
“We made some errors,” she said. “The dimensions in a gym don’t compare to an actual field. I told the girls it gave us some things to work on.”
Game one went into extra innings with a run by Westfield’s Mades (first name not provided) in the bottom of the eighth giving the Pioneers the 8-7 victory.
Tied at 7-all up until that point, the game began in Antigo’s favor when Britney Beckingham, Kendall Nagel and Brittney Wald all crossed home plate in the top of the third to give the Robins a 3-0 lead.
Both teams scored a run in the fourth and in the fifth, Antigo got its bats swinging with hits by Sarah Schulz, Katelyn Kondzela, Zoe Kapusta, Beckingham, Wald and Nagel punching in three more runs to give the Robins a sizeable 7-1 advantage.
That’s when Westfield made its move. Stringing together three walks, two singles and a Red Robin error, the Pioneers tallied six fifth inning runs to knot the score at 7-all.
Unable to get anything going in the sixth, Antigo left two runners stranded in the seventh and two more in the eighth before Westfield tallied the winning run off an error by the pitcher.
Westfield’s Winter picked up the win on the mound. Allowing 14 hits, she walked six and struck out eight. Antigo’s Kara Wilhelm struck out seven in her start, allowing one run off two hits and four walks. Stepping in for relief, Kondzela walked four, gave up four hits and hit two batters in the loss.
Game two started in a 4-0 Pioneers’ favor but the Robin contingent battled to tie the game at the close of the third thanks in part to big hits by Maddie Matucheski’s double and triples by both Morgana Smith and Schulz — but it was all the Antigo squad could muster.
Unable to send baserunners home, the Robins’work was erased when Westfield crossed home plate twice in the fifth, four times in the sixth and once in the seventh to pick up the win and the two-game sweep.
Terlecki earned the win, allowing Antigo’s four runs off 12 hits and two walks. She struck out two. Kondzela started on the mound for the Robins with relief coming from Smith. Combined, the pitchers allowed 13 hits, walked four and struck out two.
Wald was Antigo’s leading batter on the day, going 4-for-7 at the plate. Nagel was 3-for-7.
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