Donahue rips two home runs, strikes out 14 as Marshfield softball beats Wausau West
Tigers improve to 2-3 in WVC
By Paul Lecker
WAUSAU — Megan Donahue hit a pair of home runs and struck out 14 Warrior batters to lift the Marshfield softball team to a 9-4 victory over Wausau West on Thursday.
Donahue finished 3-for-3, scored three times, and drove in five runs for the Tigers, who improve to 6-6 overall and 2-3 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. West drops to 2-6 and 1-5 in the conference.
Marshfield had nine hits in all, including a two by Lexi Dupee.
Donahue earned the win with a complete-game effort. Two of the four runs she allowed were unearned.
Marshfield plays a nonconference game at Mosinee on Friday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 9, Warriors 4
Marshfield 420 000 3 – 9 9 3
Wausau West 000 210 1 – 4 5 3
WP: Megan Donahue. LP: Emily Gwidt.
SO: Donahue 14; Gwidt (6 inn.) 3, Shaelyn Talley (1 inn.) 1. BB: Donahue 4; Gwidt 4, Talley 0.
Top hitters: M, Jenna Jakobi 2 runs; Emily Draeger 2B, 2 runs; Donahue 3×5, 2 HRs, 3 runs, 5 RBIs; Lexi Dupee 2×4, 2B. WW, Katelyn Ramthun 2×3, 2B; Madie Mayer 2B.
Records: Marshfield 6-6, 2-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Wausau West 2-6, 1-5 WVC.