Junior Lady Robins clean up in final three games played|
In its final three games of the season, the Antigo Red Robins junior varsity softball team completely dominated all opposition, including 22 runs in the two games of a doubleheader against Tomahawk. Ending their season with the pride that graces the majority of Antigo athletics, the Lady Robins JV team’s final three outings were definitely noteworthy.
In the first game of the girls’ doubleheader against Tomahawk, the Lady Robins managed to get over an early first inning slump to deflect the Hatchets in a 12-1 win.
In the first inning, both teams scored one run apiece to start the game off. It would be the end of the day offensively for the Tomahawk, but not indeed for Antigo.
In the second inning, 14 Lady Robins’ plate appearances scored 10 Antigo runs. After scoring one more in the third, despite a scoreless fourth inning the mercy rule was called into effect for the Robins’ win.
On the mound for game was Montana Aiuppy, pitching four innings for one unearned run and one hit while walking four Hatchet batters and striking out five.
Another offensive clinic in a yet another trouncing of Tomahawk led to the doubleheader sweep of the Hatchets. Amassing a 20-1 victory that saw the game called after just the third inning, the Lady Robins shone in just the brief time they dominated on the field.
Antigo scored six runs in the first inning, followed by six more in the second. A lone Tomahawk score in the top of the second would be the only relatively bright spot on the day for the Hatchets, who in two games allowed 22 runs on 24 hits.
The Lady Robins’ Morgana Smith pitched the second game, allowing the lone aforementioned run without a hit, garnering four strikeouts and four walks. Smith faced just twelve Tomahawk batters in her brief, but decisive, three-inning win.
Notable batters in game two included Shania Williams going an ace 4-4 with two doubles, three runs scored and two RBIs. Brittney Bastle went 2-3 with two triples and three runs batted in, while stealing three bases and scoring five runs herself. Morgana Smith was also impressive on the other side of the
“Both of our pitchers threw great,” Coach Alex Hintz said after his team’s near-perfect display in the doubleheader. “They had great command of their pitches and had excellent defense behind them. The girls’ defensive play has really improved. The girls’ bats continued to stay hot.”
In its final game of the season against Athens here in Antigo, the girls kept the same tenacity shown in their previous Tomahawk wins. Beating Athens 5-2 in seven innings, the girls ended their year impressively.
Antigo managed all five runs on seven hits in the second inning. Athens scored a solitary run in the fourth and another in the sixth, unable to motivate its offensive enough for Antigo to relinquish its lead.
Abi Fleischman was given the win on the day, pitching all seven innings with 10 strikeouts and two walked batters, allowing two runs (one earned) on three Athens hits.
The Lady Robins added another game to their list of double-digit hitting production performances, batting a total of 12 hits with three walks and a stolen base.
Smith had her second stellar game in a row, going 3-3. Aiuppy was 2-4 with a double and two runs batted in, while the pitcher Fleischman finished the same.
Lindsay Steger, Lexie Schroeder, Maddy Gray, Alivia Weix and Brittney Weix all had one single in the defeat of Athens.
Antigo finished its season 15-3. Coach Hintz later added, “This team is full of young talent and I’m excited to see how great they can be in the future.”
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