Tigers in thick of WVC softball race
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield High School softball team entered May with its sights on first place in the Wisconsin Valley Conference (WVC). To close out April, the Tigers beat Wisconsin Rapids 10-4 April 30 at Marshfield Fairgrounds Park. The Tigers used a six-run sixth inning to secure the win.
Courtney Donahue was the winning pitcher. She tossed all seven innings and gave up four earned runs on nine hits while walking five and striking out 12. Madeline Bornbach had the big day at the plate for the Tigers. She had a double and four runs batted in. Jordan Pretsch had three base hits and an RBI, while Loryn Jakobi added two singles and a run batted in.
Perhaps the two biggest wins of the season so far came two days later, when the Tigers swept Merrill in a doubleheader May 2. Marshfield won the first game 6-1. Donahue got the win. In seven innings of work, she gave up one run on three hits while walking two and striking out two.
Bornbach and Rhiannon Corozolla each had a single, a home run, and two runs batted in. Taylor Barwick added a single and a double.
Marshfield won the second game 10-6. Donahue again got the win. She pitched two-and-a-third innings, giving up one hit while walking one and striking out three. Bornbach and Loryn Jakobi each had two base hits and two RBIs. Brianna Jakobi singled and drove in three runs. Maddie Mews recorded two base hits and one RBI. Those wins put Marshfield within half a game in the WVC race, behind Stevens Point. Merrill went from first to third place with the losses.
Marshfield ended the week with a tough loss at Tomah on May 3. The Tigers lost 9-8 in eight innings. Jenna Jakobi led Marshfield with two singles, a double, two home runs, and two runs batted in. Corozolla had a pair of singles, two doubles, and three RBIs. Bohman had two base hits and drove in a run as well. The loss dropped Marshfield’s record to 9-4 overall.