By Missy Klatt
The Lady Toppers traveled to Elmwood on Tuesday, May 8th where they took on the Raiders and won 5-0 in what head coach, Matthew Schutz called a great defensive game. Then on Thursday they played host to the Pepin/Alma Eagles, losing 10-1. The Toppers rounded out the week by traveling to Gilman to participate in an invitational event where they played three games.
After leaving three on base at the end of the first inning without scoring, the Toppers got things started right away at the top of the second with a base hit from Courtney Lawson. Bella Lawson then hit into a fielder’s choice at first but was able to advance her sister. Next up, Andi Jo Britton singled to give the Toppers two base runners. The Raiders struck out the next batter before walking Jenesa Klinger to load the bases. Power hitter, Delaine Fayerweather then came to the plate and hit a double driving in three runs. With the Toppers up 3-0, the inning was soon over as the next batter struck out.
As the game continued the Lady Toppers held the Raiders scoreless while tacking on one more run in the fifth as Maddie Oehlke scored and one run in the sixth as Klinger scored off a double by Emily Hill.
Maggie Wallin got the win with 5 strike outs and 4 walks.
GLENWOOD CITY 5, ELMWOOD 0
Glenwood City………..…..0 3 0 0 1 1 0 – 5
Elmwood……………………0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0
GC (AB-R-H): Voeltz 4-0-2, Klinger 1-2-0, Fayerweather 4-0-2, Hill 4-0-1, Wallin 2-0-0, Oehlke 4-1-1, C. Lawson 4-1-2, B. Lawson 3-0-1, Britton 4-1-1.
In the game against Pepin/Alma the Toppers started out with some good defense, including 5 SO’s from Maggie Wallin in the first two innings. The Toppers held the Eagles scoreless for the first three innings but then the tide turned and the Eagles exploded with six runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth. According to Coach Schutz the Eagles strung hits together along with some walks and errors thrown in the fourth and fifth to take a 9-0 lead.
The lone run for the Hilltoppers occurred in the bottom of the sixth when Maddie Oehlke drove in Delanie Fayerweather off an RBI single.
The Eagles added one more run in the seventh to win 10-1.
Coach Schutz summarized their offense saying “we left way too many runners on the bags with our at bats and hit too many easy fly balls to their defense.”
GLENWOOD CITY 1, PEPIN/ALMA 10
Pepin/Alma……………….0 0 0 6 3 0 1 – 10
Glenwood City…………..0 0 0 0 0 1 0 – 1
GLENWOOD CITY (AB-R-H): Voeltz 4-0-1, Klinger 3-0-1, Fayerweather 2-1-0, Hill 4-0-1, Wallin 3-0-0, Oehlke 3-0-2, C. Lawson 3-0-0, B. Lawson 2-0-0, Britton 3-0-2.
First on the agenda for Saturday was a game against Three Lakes which the Hilltoppers won 8-4. However it took a while to get to this point as they were tied at 1 after seven innings. After eight innings they were tied at 2, then 3 after nine innings.
In the tenth inning the Three Lakes pitcher walked three batters. Maggie Wallin drove in two runs with a hit and Andi Jo Britton added an RBI as well.
Maddie Oehlke pitched the first five innings while Wallin pitched the last five for the win.
In the second game the Toppers were up against the host team of Gilman where they easily won 10-0. Maggie Wallin got the win on the mound plus a three run home run in the third inning.
Their last game provided the only loss for the day as the Toppers fell to Thorp 10-18. The Toppers were down by 6 but were able to tie it up in the bottom of the fourth inning but Thorp got hot and seemed to hit everything. Oehlke was the starting pitcher but Wallin ended up with the loss. On a bright note offensively, Delaine Fayerweather and Courtney Lawson both had doubles in the game.
The Toppers play in Boyceville on Tuesday, May 15th, followed by a trip to Durand on Thursday. They then host Spring Valley on Friday the 18th.