Four area teams made it through the first round of the WIAA state softball tournament May 22.
Waupaca and New London picked up wins in Division 2, while Iola-Scandinavia and Weyauwega-Fremont won in Division 3. Meanwhile, the season came to an end for Clintonville and Manawa.
Waupaca hosted Ripon, New London played at Fox Valley Lutheran, Iola-Scandinavia traveled to Shiocton and Weyauwega-Fremont headed to Stevens Point Pacelli May 27 for regional semifinals.
Regional finals are scheduled for Thursday, May 29.
Waupaca 18, Berlin 0 (5 inn.)
WAUPACA – The Comets had eight hits 13-run third inning in a win over the Indians.
Jolie Borntrager held Berlin hitless and struck out five batters to get the win on the mound.
Borntrager, Tasha Smith, Brenna Oleson, Bobbi Sell, Kat Otter and Mara Abrahamson each had two hits for Waupaca. Sell drove in four runs, while Oleson and Borntrager added three and two RBIs, respectively.
New London 13, Little Chute 0 (5 inn.)
NEW LONDON – Payton Mix, Jenna Mytton and Alanna Beyer each had two hits and three RBIs to lead the Bulldogs over the Mustangs.
New London took a 4-0 lead into the third inning, but put the game away with nine runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Shelby Sommer got the win on the mound.
GB Notre Dame 10, Clintonville 0 (5 inn.)
GREEN BAY – Emma Prebelski held the Truckers to Samanna Dey’s hit.
Laura Lukoski took the loss on the mound.
I-S 14, Menasha SMC 0 (5 inn.)
IOLA – The Thunderbirds scored in each inning in a win over the Zephyrs.
Brianne Huettner had a big day on the mound and at the plate, as she allowed two hits, no walks and struck out nine batters. She added a pair of home runs and drove in seven of her team’s runs. Her two-run homer in the first inning helped the T-Birds take a 4-0 lead. She added a three-run homer in the third.
Jane Oligney had two of the T-Birds’ 12 hits including, a triple in the first inning and a two-run double in the second.
W-F 2, Amherst 1
WEYAUWEGA – Brandi Dain drove in Miranda Potratz with the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Potratz had reached on a one-out single, stole second and moved to third on one of Amherst’s three errors in the game.
Potratz also scored the game’s first run in the fourth inning, as she singled and scored on Jordan Rucks’ single.
Amherst came up with a run in the seventh on Kelsey Holderman’s double that scored Kendra Dombrowski, but the game ended after Holderman was thrown ot attempting to steal third base.
Karissa Akey allowed four hits and two walks while striking out six. She also has two of the Indians’ six hits.
Bowler 10, Manawa 7
MANAWA – Sixth-seeded Bowler knocked off the third-seeded Wolves.