The Lady Wolves traveled to Oshkosh Lourdes Tuesday, May 15 to attempt to get back on track.
Manawa started out cold at the plate going down in order in the first inning.
Ansley Block gave up three walks and one hit in the first inning before striking out three batters to close the inning after allowing one run to score.
Block drew a walk in the second and Katie Velie came in to pinch run.She advanced around the bases on singles by Kim Retzke and Wendy Kons, and scored on a passed ball. Retzke and Kons eventually scored off a single by Lexi Sell.
Block hit the first batter in the third inning, who eventually scored on an error at home plate. With two outs and a runner on third, Retzke made a diving catch in centerfield to save the run from scoring and end the inning.
After four innings, the game was tied at four.
Kons drew a walk in the 6th and scored, while Sell and Megan O’Brien each hit a single.
Block found her groove in the sixth by only allowing one hit and forcing the other batters to strike out, hit a pop-up and ground out to infield.
Lourdes first batter of the seventh hit a triple, and scored on a fielder’s choice. Block forced the next three batters to ground out, and Manawa was headed into its third extra-inning game of the season.
In the top of the eighth, Kons reached on a single and advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Sell. O’Brien hit a double to score Kons, and Bobbi Sell hit a double to score O’Brien. Braun reached on an infield error that scored Bobbi Sell.
Heading to the bottom of the eighth, Manawa was ahead 8-5. After striking out the first Lourdes batter, the next batter hit a single. Block struck out the next batter. With two outs and a runner on base, Block gave up a single, double and a walk, allowing two runners to score. A grounder to O’Brien ended the game. Manawa won the battle 8-7.