Shiocton up next for Indians
By Greg Seubert
Any doubts about whether Weyauwega-Fremont deserved a No. 1 seed for the WIAA state softball tournament can now be put to rest.
The Indians needed only five innings to win their fifth straight regional champion, as they handed Manawa a 12-1 loss May 24 in a Division 4 regional final in Weyauwega.
W-F improved to 20-4 on the season.
The Indians will host second-seeded Coleman at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. The Cougars stayed alive in the tournament May 24 with a 4-2 win over third-seeded Shiocton.
W-F 12, Manawa 1 (5 inn.)
Kiley Akey hit a two-run home run and held the Wolves to four hits while striking out eight batters to get the win on the mound.
Akey’s home run helped the Indians take a 10-0 lead into the third inning. W-F opened the scoring with three runs in the bottom of the first and added seven more in the second.
W-F added to its lead with single runs in the third and fourth innings before Manawa came up wit a run in the top of the fifth.
Cadyn Ehrenberg and Alexa Greening each had two of the Indians’ nine hits off of Morgyn Zielke. Only six of the Indians’ runs were earned, as the Wolves committed six errors, including three in the second inning alone.
Akey, Ehrenberg, Taylor Folk and Julia Rice scored twice for the Indians, while Kati Kettleson and Akey drove in a pair of runs.
Kristin Schernecker had two of the Wolves’ four hits.
W-F 5, Crandon 0
The Indians opened the scoring with a run in the bottom of the first inning, but didn’t score again until they added four more runs in the third.
Ehrenberg picked up the win on the mound.
Manawa 8, Three Lakes/Phelps 1
The Wolves used a five-run fourth inning to take a 7-1 lead and also took advantage of Three Lakes/Phelps’ six errors.
Matayah Pethke, Kassidee Zander and Lesley Wilz each had two of Manawa’s nine hits while Zielke tossed a three-hitter and struck out nine batters.