WATERTOWN — The Goslings had an off night in all facets. The Blackhawks certainly made them pay for it.
Fort Atkinson scored four times in the opening inning and never looked back in a 12-0 Badger South victory over Watertown at Brandt/Quirk Park on Friday.
Goslings senior starter Sydney Linskens lasted two innings, allowing five earned runs on six hits while walking two.
Fort starter Alexis Jacobson faired much better, pitching all six innings.She gave up a lone single to sophomore Abby Walsh in the fourth while striking out one and walking another.
“Alexis Jacobson was just unreal,” Fort Atkinson head coach Brian Bosch said. “She hit her spots. To give up one hit, but only strike out one batter, she just got a whole bunch of weak contact all day long and was never really in trouble.”
The Blackhawks (4-1, 3-1 Badger South) scored four runs on three hits in the first.
“It was a situation where we’re on the road so we come up to bat right away and I think we batted around in the first inning,” Bosch said. “We hit everything hard and we jumped on them.”
Jacobson helped her own cause with a two-run single to open the scoring, plating Alex Theriault and Kiarra Kostroski. Kaitlyn Burke then scored on Deanna Pfaff fielder’s choice and Jacobson touched home on an error.
In the second, Kostroski hit the first of her three doubles, scoring Theriault, who had three singles, a walk and scored three times. Burke, who went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, had a run-scoring single next that made it 6-0.
Kostroski finished 3-for-5.
“She is constantly striving to get better,” Bosch said. “It’s not a situation where she’s satisfied with where she’s at. That’s really neat to see.”
Brynn Torrenga had a two-hit game for Fort, which has won four in a row and is tied with Monona Grove and Oregon atop the conference standings.
“We’ve played really good softball and it’s fun to see the work the girls are putting in practice to prepare is really starting to pay off,” Bosch said. “They’re starting to see the benefits of that. That’s what we keep talking about. We’re playing well and we’re a good team, but we can be a special team if we get some more practice. Yes we’re proud of what we’ve done, but we forget about that and we keep getting better everyday.”
FORT ATKINSON 12, WATERTOWN 0 (6)
Fort Atkinson 420 123 0 — 12 14 1
Watertown 000 000 x — 0 1 1
Pitchers (ip-h-r-er-so-bb) — FA: Jacobson (W; 6-1-0-0-1-1) W: Linskens (L; 2-6-6-5-0-2), Murray (4-8-6-6-1-2).
Leading hitters — FA: Kostroski 3x5 (4R, 3 2B, 2BI), Burke 3x4 (R, 3BI), Theriault 3x4 (3R), Torrenga 2x3.
Jefferson dominates DH
JEFFERSON — The Eagles combined to outscore East Troy, 29-0, in a Rock Valley doubleheader Saturday at Riverfront Park.
Jefferson won the first game 10-0 and the second game 19-0.
In game one, Eden Dempsey drove in three runs off two hits and also scored once. Savannah Serdynski and Aidyn Messmann both collected a pair of runs and hits in the victory.
Claire Beck pitched a five-hit shoutout, striking out seven in the process.
The Eagles made short work of the Trojans in game two, finishing the contest in three innings. Messmann drove in four runs off three hits and recorded a run. Serdynski scored three runs and also picked up three hits and three RBIs.
Emily Shouse batted in four runs and touched home plate three times.
Julia Ball got the win in the circle, giving up three hits and no earned runs. She also struck out three batters.
JEFFERSON 10, EAST TROY 0
East Troy 000 000 X — 0 5 2
Jefferson 101 008 X — 10 14 1
Pitching (ip-h-er-bb-so) — ET: Kreuzinger 2-5-1-0-1; J: Beck 6-5-0-0-7.
Leading hitters — ET: Schreiber 2B; J: Serdynski 2x3 (2B), Messmann 2x3, Dempsey 2x4, Mengel 3x4, Kolehouse 2x2.
Jefferson 847 XXX X — 19 14 0
East Troy 000 XXX X — 0 3 6
Pitching (ip-h-er-bb-so) — J: Ball 3-3-0-0-3; ET: Atkinson 2-9-3-2-3.
Leading hitters — J: Serdynski 3x3, Messmann 3x4 (2B), Fairfield 2x3, Shouse 2x3; ET: Pluess 2B.
Drama for Lakeside
HORICON — Lakeside Lutheran’s doubleheader against Horicon featured an extra-inning battle as well as a walk-off winner as the Warriors earned a nonconference road split on a Saturday.
Lakeside won the first game 10-7 in extra innings, but fell in the second game 5-4 after a Horicon walk-off.
In game 1, the Warriors scored four runs in the top of the seventh to help send the game to extras.
In the extra-eighth inning, it was a three-run homer from Jenna Shadoski that gave Lakeside a 10-7 advantage.
Shadoski finished with three RBIs and a pair of runs. Norta Statz scored twice off three hits and also drove in a run. Kendra Blake finished 4-for-5 and batted in two runs.
Kieghtan Rank pitched eight innings for the Warriors, giving up five earned runs.
Rank also pitched in game two, allowing three earned runs in six innings. Statz collected two hits and drove in one RBI.
LAKESIDE 10, HORICON 7
Lakeside Lutheran 200 010 43 — 10 14 3
Horicon 030 200 20 — 7 17 2
Pitching (ip-h-er-bb-so) — LL: Rank 8-17-5-0-2; P: Gibbs 8-14-7-1-3.
Leading hitters — LL: Gnabasik 2x5 (2B), Shadoski HR, Statz 3x5 (2B), Blake 4x5; P: Jacobson 4x5 (HR, 2B), Miller 2x5, Bushke 4x5, Boeck 3x5, Schultz 2x4 (2x2B).
Horicon 5, Lakeside 4
Lakeside Lutheran 100 300 0 — 4 6 2
Horicon 120 100 1 — 5 11 3
Pitching (ip-h-er-bb-so) — LL: Rank 6-11-3-1-1; P: Gibbs 7-6-3-1-3.
Leading hitters — LL: Statz 2x4 (2B), Shadoski 2B, Jones 2B; P: Jacobson 3x4 (HR), Miller 2x3, Bushke 2x4 (2B), Heine 2x3.
Johnson Creek splits
JOHNSON CREEK — The Bluejays opened up with a 7-5 victory over visiting Waterloo on Saturday, but fell 6-5 in the second game of the nonconference doubleheader.
Kaiyli Thompson homered twice in the game one victory for Johnson Creek, finishing with three runs and three hits. Isabella Herman gave up one earned run in seven innings, striking out two batters.
In game two, Thompson kept up her hot streak at the plate, finishing 3-for-4 with two doubles and a pair of RBIs. Jenna Fincutter homered in the loss.
Lexi Swanson finished 3-for-4.
JOHNSON CREEK 7, WATERLOO 5
Waterloo 000 220 1 — 5 7 2
Johnson Creek 202 021 X — 7 9 2
Pitching (ip-h-er-bb-so) — JC: Herman 7-7-1-3-2.
Leading hitters — JC: Thompson 3x3 (2xHR, 2B), Budg 2x4, Fincutter 2x3.
WATERLOO 6, JOHNSON CREEK 5
Johnson Creek 000 212 0 — 5 12 4
Waterloo 300 120 X — 6 0 0
Pitching (ip-h-er-bb-so) — JC: Fincutter 4-0-3-7-1.
Leading hitters — JC: Herman 2x4 (2B), Thompson 3x4 (2x2B), Swanson 3x4, Fincutter HR, Whitehouse 2B.
Lakeside 10, Edgerton 0
LAKE MILLS — Nora Statz hit a grand slam and Jenna Shadoski belted a two-run shot as Lakeside Lutheran topped visiting Edgerton in a nonconference game on Friday.
Statz, who was 3-for-3 with five runs driven in, hit a no-out delivery over the fence in the first inning on the first pitch she saw.
“Nora Statz had a huge night at the plate,” Lakeside Lutheran softball coach Matthew Doering said. “Her grand slam in the first inning really ignited the offense. Nora is a really good hitter and showed it tonight. Our defense also was excellent all night.”
Run-scoring doubles by Statz and Alyssa Reinke and a fielder error made it 7-0 after three frames. After an RBI double by Olyvia Uecker, Shadoski greeted new Crimson Tide pitcher Katie Gunderson with a one-out blast to left that made it 10-0.
Kieghtan Rank earned the decision for the Warriors (5-1), working all five innings while surrendering just three hits and striking out six while walking one.
“Kieghtan Rank threw a three-hit shutout for the win,” Doering said. “She was in control all night and threw an efficient game. She continues to grow into a solid pitcher. She is having a great start to the season as a freshman.”
Shadoski had three hits and scored three times. Uecker also scored three runs.
LAKESIDE LUTHERAN 10, EDGERTON 0 (5)
Edgerton 000 00 — 0 3 1
Lakeside Lutheran 403 3x — 10 8 0
Pitchers (ip-h-r-er-so-bb) — E: Kjendlie (L; 3.1-6-9-9-5-3), Gunderson (0.2-2-1-1-0-1); LL: Rank (W; 5-3-0-0-6-1).
Leading hitters — E: Scharlau (2B); LL: Shadoski 3x3 (HR, 3R, 2BI), Statz 3x3 (GS, 2B, 2R, 5BI), Uecker (2B, 3R), Reinke (2B).
Lake Mills splits DH
GREENDALE — The Lake Mills softball team won the first game of a nonconference doubleheader at Martin Luther on Friday 2-0 before an 8-4 loss in the finale.
Senior Taylor Roughen’s outstanding pitching continued in the opener. She tossed seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, striking out 15 while not permitting any walks and throwing a strike 88 percent of the time to earn the decision.
Roughen, who went 2-for-3, helped her own cause with a bases-loaded single to left with one out in the third to make it 1-0. After Roughen struck out the side in the bottom half of the inning, Syd Schwartz led off the fourth with a single and scored on an RBI base knock by Taylor Wollin.
Martin Luther did threaten in the seventh, loading the bases with one down after three singles. Hannah Moesch then grounded to Roughen, who threw home for a force out and a Yaleiza Rodriguez strikeout made it final.
Ellie Evenson was 2-for-3 with a double.
In the second game, Avery Chilson allowed three earned on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings and was saddled with the loss.
The Spartans scored five times on three hits in the third before Ava Hoppert and Abby Hafemann each homered in a three-run fifth.
Lake Mills leadoff hitter Tessa Kottwitz went 2-for-3 and had half the team’s hits as the L-Cats took advantage of a pair of errors to plate four runs in the fifth.
LAKE MILLS 2, MARTIN LUTHER 0
Lake Mills 001 100 0 — 2 9 0
Martin Luther 000 000 0 — 0 5 2
Pitchers (ip-h-r-er-so-bb) — LM: Roughen (W; 7-5-0-0-15-0); ML: Plewa (L; 7-9-2-2-5-1).
Leading hitters — LM: Evenson 2x3 (2B), Roughen 2x3; ML: Hafemann 2x3.
MARTIN LUTHER 8, LAKE MILLS 4 (5)
Lake Mills 000 04 — 4 4 1
Martin Luther 005 03 — 8 8 2
Pitchers (ip-h-r-er-so-bb) — LM: Chilson (L; 4.1-7-8-3-2-2), Roughen (0.2-1-0-0-1-0); ML: Bruton (W; 5-4-4-1-4-2).
Leading hitters — LM: Kottwitz 2x3; ML: Hafemann 2x3 (HR, 2BI, 2R), Hoppert (HR, 2BI), Janetzke 2x3 (2BI), Plewa 2x3, Brzycki (2B).
Cambridge 8, Johnson Creek 0
JOHNSON CREEK — Cambridge surrendered just two hits on its way to earning a nonconference win over host Johnson Creek on Friday.
Cambridge led 1-0 heading into the top of the sixth inning before scoring seven runs the final two innings.
Jenna Fincutter pitched one inning for the Bluejays, striking out two batters.
Isabella Herman and Josey Whitehouse both picked up one hit each for Johnson Creek.
Cambridge 100 006 1 — 8 9 2
Johnson Creek 000 000 0 — 0 2 3
Pitching (ip-h-er-bb-so) — Kvalheim 5.1-7-4-1-5.
Horicon 15, Palmyra-Eagle 5
HORICON — Molly Nettesheim homered for the Panthers during a nonconference loss to Horicon on Friday.
Ally Fredrick finished with three RBIs and two hits for Palmyra-Eagle out of the leadoff spot, while Nettesheim ended with two RBIs, two hits and a run.
Palmyra-Eagle 031 001 X — 5 8 1
Horicon 422 232 X — 15 23 0
Pitching (ip-h-er-bb-so) — PE: Ma. Nettesheim 5-21-13-2-1; H: Gibbs 6-8-5-5-3.
Leading hitters — PE: Fredrick 2x3 (2B), Mo. Nettesheim 2x3 (HR), Koutsky 2B