WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Ava Schill had a two-run double in the first inning to give Wisconsin Rapids Assumption the lead for good and the Royals went on to a 9-2 victory over Auburndale in a battle of undefeated Marawood Conference South Division teams on Monday at Robinson Park.
Hailey Grimm knocked in a run in the top of the first for Auburndale, the first run allowed by Schill, the Assumption pitcher, in Marawood action this season.
Sadie Galbreath quickly tied the game in the bottom of the inning for the Royals before Schill delivered the two-RBI double to give them a 3-1 lead.
Auburndale closed to within a run on Hailey Grimm’s second RBI single in the third, but that was all the Eagles could muster against Schill, who struck out eight in a complete-game effort.
Sammy Nelson smacked a two-run single in the fourth and Assumption (8-0, 3-0 Marawood South) added four runs in the sixth with the help of a passed ball, two Auburndale errors, and a two-run single by Maleia Kolo.
Ashlyn Grimm suffered the loss for Auburndale (5-1, 2-1 Marawood South), striking out five and walking five.
The two teams will play again Thursday at Auburndale High School.
Royals 9, Eagles 2
Auburndale 101 000 0 - 2 8 6
Assumption 300 204 x - 9 9 2
WP: Ava Schill. LP: Ashlyn Grimm.
SO: A. Grimm 5; Schill 8. BB: A. Grimm 5; Schill 1.
Top hitters: AUB, Kaitlyn Kundinger 3x4; Hailey Grimm 2x3, 2 RBIs. AS, Cristin Casey 2B, 2 runs; Sammy Nelson 3x3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Sadie Galbreath 1x4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Schill 3x3, RBI; Maleia Kolo 1x3, 2 RBIs.
Records: Auburndale 5-1, 2-1 Marawood Conference South Division; Assumption 8-0, 3-0 Marawood South.