Along with her seventh win in the pitcher’s circle, Panthers’ senior Sarah Hutchinson combined to hit 4-for-7 with an RBI and two runs scored in two games (Contributed Photo).

Against WIAA Division 1 state champion Stevens Point Area Senior High, the Wilmot Union High School softball squad hammered the No. 2 ranked team 10-0 in Poynette, where the Panthers won their first game to Oconomowoc Saturday.

Wilmot, which started the season 1-2, has won nine of 11 games to improve to 10-4.

For SPASH, the school entered the Jamboree boasting a 12-2 record.

Of the Panthers’ 10 runs, eight came in the last three innings, including six from two home runs.

Sophomore Madison Zerr, who delivered the first blow, went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Panthers’ three-run top of the fifth inning.

Junior Anna Devall, who batted 2-for-4 with two runs scored, put SPASH away the next inning with a grand slam.

Sarah Hutchinson, a senior, struck out five, walked two and allowed four hits through six innings to jump to 7-2.

Panthers pounce late
In the Panthers’ two-run first inning, sophomore leadoff hitter Haley Lamberson, who reached base on a hit by pitch, scored on a fielding error.

After Lamberson, junior Montana Platts (2-for-5, run, RBI) doubled and scored when Kalyssa Koehn (3-for-3, run) hit a double of her own.

In the fourth inning, Wilmot jumped to a 3-0 lead, courtesy of a Platts two-out single to plate Hayli Richards, who walked.

With the Panthers ahead 3-0 entering the fifth inning, they added three more runs, when Richards hit a sacrifice fly to score senior Riley Regnier.

Then, Zerr followed up with a two-run home run to plate Devall.

Then, in the sixth inning, singles by Koehn, Hutchinson and a walk to Regnier sent Devall to the plate, where she belted a grand slam to seal the Panthers 10-0 victory.

Taking the loss for Stevens Point was Andrea Cherney, who tossed four innings, struck out one, walked four and allowed five earned runs on nine hits.

Senior Kalyssa Koehn combined to hit 5-for-6 with two RBI, a double and three runs scored in two games Saturday. (File Photo).

Wilmot 14, Oconomowoc 3
Courtesy of 12 runs in the first two innings, Wilmot Union High School cruised to a 14-3 defeat of Oconomowoc in the opening game of the Poynette Jamboree.

Zerr, a left-hander, improved to 3-1 in the pitcher’s circle, where she walked none, struck out seven and allowed three runs on four hits.

At the plate, the Panthers received multiple hits from Kalyssa Koehn (2-for-3, two runs, RBI), Sarah Hutchinson (2-for-3, two runs, RBI), Riley Regnier (2-for-3, three RBI, run) and Zerr (2-for-3, 2B, RBI).

Hayli Richards, a junior, went 1-for-2 with three RBI and a home run.

Picking up the loss for Oconomowoc was Kayla Preisler (4 IP, 12 hits, eight earned runs, two strikeouts).


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