Antigo battles but Tomahawk proves too much for Lady Robins|
The Lady Robin softball team bettered the Hatchets at bat but lost out at home plate in terms of runs Monday in its 11-5, 14-11 doubleheader loss to Tomahawk.
“The girls played two long games last night and despite the outcome battled very well,” co-coach Erin Husnick said, suggesting that a few struggles at the mound and a number of errors played a part in loss.
“The girls rallied really well in game two and never gave up,” she said. “We fell short in the end but we had some impressive at bats in game two.”
Antigo out-hit its hosts in both matchups, 6-3 in the first contest and 11-8 in the second, but left 16 runners stranded through the combined 14 innings of play.
Lead-off hitter Kendall Nagel grabbed batting honors, going 5-for-9 on the afternoon.
“Defensively, Zoe Kapusta made some great plays at shortstop while Kendall gave a solid performance in center,” Husnick said. “We need to keep our heads up and move forward so that we are ready for Medford tonight. We have a long week ahead of us.”
The Robins are scheduled to play double headers versus the Raiders today, Rhinelander on Thursday and Mosinee on Saturday. Today’s games will be held at Lake Park beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Alex Duplayee pitched the Hatchets to victory in both games, striking out a combined 10 batters and allowing eight free passes on balls.
Six of those strike outs came in the day’s opener which began with the Hatchets on top 2-0 heading into the third inning. The Robins knotted the score at 2-all off runs by Alex Falk and Jordan Nagel before Tomahawk’s Mandy Timm batted in Sydney Myre to give the Hatchets a 3-2 lead. Tacking on three more runs in the fourth, the hosts upped its advantage to 6-2.
Reaching on a pitcher’s error in the top of the fifth, J. Nagel rounded the bags for Antigo’s third run off an RBI sac by Taylor Tatro followed by RBI single by Kara Wilhelm to plate K. Nagel to cut Antigo’s gap to 6-4.
It was the closest the Robins would get. Through a series of two errors including an overthrow at first base, two walks, a pair of passes to batters hit on the pitch and an RBI double by Myre, Tomahawk scored five quick runs in the bottom half of the stanza to go up 11-4. Tatro batted in K. Nagel for Antigo’s final run in the top of the seventh.
Pitching all seven, Wilhelm was cited for the loss on the mound. Allowing only three hits, she walked eight and struck out six.
Katelyn Kondzela pitched the nightcap. Walking 10, she gave up eight hits in the loss.
Down early, the Robins strung together four hits including a double by K. Nagel and a 2-RBI double by Falk five batters later to battle back from six-run deficit and tie the score at 8-all in the bottom of the fourth.
A 3-RBI double by Myre gave Tomahawk the 11-8 lead in the top of the fifth. Neither team scored in the sixth and in the seventh, the Hatchets tacked on an additional three runs to up its lead to 14-8.
With last ups, Antigo’s Sarah Schultz sparked an Antigo comeback with an inning opening double. Zoe Kapusta batted her in and was in turn brought home off an RBI triple by K. Nagel. Wald picked up her second RBI of the game to plate Nagel before a fly-out to the shortstop ended the rally with the Hatchets on top 14-11.
Myre led Tomahawk at bat, going 4-for-7 on the day. Mandy Timm was 3-for-7.
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