The Manawa softball team lost a pair of one run games and split a pair of games at the Weyauwega Tournament in recent action.
In the game against Crivitz during the Weyauwega Tournament, Krista Braun threw a one-hiter.
Iola-Scandinavia 3, Manawa 2
MANAWA – On Thursday, May 10 the Manawa hosted Iola-Scandinavia. The game proved to be a tough-fought battle between two pitchers – Ansley Block and Payton Erickson – who would not give in.
Block gave up two singles in the first but escaped the inning without giving up any runs. Manawa was also held scoreless in the first inning.
Block retired the side in order in the second inning, striking out all three batters. Manawa scored a run in the second inning to take a 1-0 lead.
Iola countered in the top of the third scoring one run.
Braun hit a single in the third and reached second on a passed ball, eventually scoring on a single by Block.
Iola again scored another run in the fourth inning.
Both teams threatened to score in the seventh inning, but failed to, sending the game to extra innings.
In the eighth inning, Kaili Draeger reached on a double to right field and advanced to third base. With one out, Draeger was sent home on an infield grounder, but Iola threw her out at home plate.
In the 13th inning, Iola’s first batter reached on an infield error and advanced to second and third on wild pitches. She eventually scored on a double.
Manawa failed to score in its half of the 13th inning, losing the game 3-2.
Block gave up 10 hits and struck out 16.
W-B 11, Manawa 10
MANAWA – On Tuesday, May 8, the Wittenberg-Birnamwood Lady Chargers traveled to Manawa.
W-B scored one run in the first inning of Block
In the bottom of the first, Katelyn Langman walked, Braun hit a single and Draeger hit a double to score both. Draeger advanced to third and scored on fielder’s choice play.
A triple by Braun scored two for the Lady Wolves in the second inning.
After 4 innings, Manawa was ahead 8-3.
In the fifth inning, W-B’s first batter reached by getting hit by a pitch and scored on a triple. Another single by W-B allowed one more run to score. With two outs, W-B’s sixth batter of the inning hit a single to drive in another run.
Wittenberg continued to whittle away at Manawa’s lead scoring three more runs in the sixth inning. Heading into the seventh inning Manawa was ahead 10-9. Block gave up a double and single to the first two W-B batters of the inning and a single to the fifth batter, allowing two runs to score.
Manawa failed to score in their half of the inning, losing the game 11-10.
Manawa 13, Crivitz 2
WEYAUWEGA – The Lady Wolves traveled to Weyauwega on Saturday, May 5, for a four-team tournament.
Braun pitched the first game against Crivitz and had no problem controlling the game, even after Manawa committed a series of infield and outfield errors. The first batter of the game hit a single, but that was the only hit Braun gave up. The runner eventually went on to score after fielder choice plays and an infield error.
Braun hit a single in the first inning and scored on a triple by Draeger. Draeger scored on a passed ball.
Manawa put up 12 more runs, winning via the 10-run rule, 13-2.
Braun gave up one hit and struck out eight.
Kewaskum 7, Manawa 4
WEYAUWEGA – In the second game of the day, Manawa took on Kewaskum. Manawa struggled defensively in this game, allowing four batters to reach first base by throwing errors off Kewaskum bunting.
Kewaskum scored three runs in the second inning, one run in the third inning and three runs in the fifth inning on its way to a 7-4 win.
Block gave up six hits and struck out five.