If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
Wins remained elusive for the Glenwood City softball team as it lost a trio of Dunn-St. Croix games last week to remain winless on the season.
Those games were not an easy assignment for the struggling Glenwood City squad as it had to face off against conference co-leaders Mondovi and Elk Mound.
The Hilltoppers welcomed Mondovi for a doubleheader last Monday, May 9 but the two teams were only able to get in one game before severe weather suspended play. The Buffaloes shut out the Hilltoppers 11-0 in that contest. Glenwood City gave a much better accounting the following day when the Toppers traveled to Mondovi to play the second game of the doubleheader, losing just 4-0.
A strong Elk Mound team then came to town last Thursday, May 12 and collected a dozen hits while also taking advantage of several Glenwood City errors to rout their hosts 18-1.
Glenwood City dropped to 0-12 with those losses as it looked to wrap up the regular season with another doubleheader in Spring Valley this past Monday before returning to host Turtle Lake/Clayton in a non-conference contest on Tuesday.
Ironically, Glenwood City will have to travel back to Spring Valley this Thursday, May 19 for a WIAA Division 4 regional softball quarterfinal match. The Toppers were seeded ninth and the Cardinals 8th. The winner will have to take on top seeded Prescott next Tuesday, May 24.
Mondovi – Game 1
Mondovi’s Abby Johnson threw a no-hitter against the Toppers in the opening game of a planned doubleheader last Monday, May 9.
The Buffalo pitcher allowed just two Glenwood City batters to reach base in the game off a walk and a fielding error. Johnson finished with 11 strikeouts in the five inning game to earn the win.
The Buffaloes offense also provided plenty of support with eight hits that produced the 11-0 shut out.
Mondovi scored eight runs in the second inning and then added another in the third and two more in the fourth.
“We couldn’t hit the ball off of Johnson’s speed,” said Glenwood City head coach Matthew Schutz.
Jenna McCarthy started and threw all five innings for the Hilltoppers. In the loss, she surrendered all eight of Mondovi’s hits and its 11 runs while walking seven and striking out one.
Mondovi – Game 2
With the storm pushing game 2 of the doubleheader back one day, Glenwood City had to make a trip down to Mondovi.
Johnson took the pitching circle against Glenwood City once gain and allowed just two hits – singles by Michaela Blaser and Jenna McCarthy.
The Hilltoppers played much better keeping the game scoreless through two innings.
The Buffaloes scored a run in the third and added three more in the fourth for the 4-0 win.
Maddie Klatt suffered the pitching loss for the Hilltoppers despite holding Mondovi to just four runs on six hits. She finished with a strikeout and a walk in four innings of work.
The Mounders had their bats going when they came to Glenwood City last Thursday, May 12.
Elk Mound finished with a dozen hits as it scored four runs in each of the first three innings and six in the fourth to lead 18-1. When Glenwood City failed to score in the bottom half of the fourth the game ended.
Glenwood City’s lone run came in the second inning when Mounders’ pitcher Hailey Meyer surrendered lead-off walk to Alex Peterson who eventually scored on an Aubree Logghe hit. Avery Rubenzer had the Toppers other hit.
Maddie Klatt and Jenna McCarthy started the pitching duties although Klatt took the loss surrendering seven hits and eight of the runs and had a strikeout with three walks. McCarthy came on in the third and gave up five hits and ten runs with free passes.