By Paul J. Seeling, Gateway News, with Coach Tim Klatt
BALDWIN, WI – The Baldwin-Woodville softball Hawks continue to win against all comers this season by wide margins both home and away.
First at Durand, the Hawks followed up a 12 hit performance against Menomonie with another 12 hits in Durand. Brooke Evenson, Sidney Roemhild, Alexis Maurer and Maddie Campbell each connecting on two hits a piece with Campbell and Alex Carlson each driving in two runs. Kayla Furrer had another strong performance on the mound giving up only two hits and no earned runs in 7 innings.
Coach Klatt said this about the game in Durand, “Although we had another 12 hits, we just didn’t seem to string them together at the right times. Give Durand credit, especially their shortstop. She made some great defensive plays that prevented us from putting up bigger numbers in a couple of the innings. We hit the ball hard at times but a few of their players just made plays. And our intensity has to pick up. The coaches and players know that, the fans in attendance see that. As the level of competition increases, we can’t afford sluggish starts.”
Grantsburg defeated at Grantsburg - After a scoreless 1st inning, the Hawks jumped on the Pirates in the 2nd inning. Alex Carlson and Sydney Newton drew back to back walks. Carlson then scored on a Lexie Klatt base hit up the middle. The scoring continued as the top of the order produced four more RBI’s with singles from Lindsay Burr, Brooke Evenson and Alexis Maurer. Sidney Roemhild also drew a walk and scored along with Burr on the Evenson base hit before Maurer drove home Evenson. The 4th inning produced four more runs for the Hawks which were generated by four base hits, a walk and a fielding error. In the top of the 5th the Hawks scored two more runs when Burr led the inning off with a single and later scored the game winner on a base hit by Evenson who went then went to 2nd on an overthrow. Maurer then drove Evenson home with a single up the middle. Kayla Furrer continued her success on the mound as she only gave up two hits and struck out eight with no walks in her five innings of work.
“The energy that the girls came out with from the start was evident. We didn’t score in the 1st but we did put pressure on their pitcher and defense and it set a tone for the game. That energy continued throughout the game and the girls didn’t let up. They kept their foot down like we wanted them to do,” Hawks Coach Klatt stated after the game in Grantsburg.
Spring Valley scoreless against B-W at home - The Hawks jumped out early scoring 7 runs in the 1st inning. Maddie Campbell and Kayla Furrer each hitting in two runs on base hits. Campbell and Furrer had three RBI’s in the game. Sydney Newton had a solid pitching performance giving up only one hit and striking out five with no walks.
Coach Klatt had this to say about the Spring Valley match-up on Friday, April 7, “This was a good game for us to have tonight. It gave some girls an opportunity to log some innings both in the field and at the plate. Not having enough numbers for a JV team, games like this are important for that reason.”
The Hawks played Hudson at home on Monday the 10th and play at Home vs Somerset today and have another game at home on Tuesday, April 18 vs Somerset.
Go, Go Hawks!!!