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Maleia Kolo drove in two runs for Assumption on Thursday as the Royals claim fifth straight conference title. Photo Courtesy: Robyn Austin

Zaleski Sports

WAUSAU – The Wisconsin Rapids Assumption softball team clinches the outright Marawood Conference South Division championship with a 7-1 win over Wausau Newman Catholic on Thursday at Newman Catholic High School.

Ava Schill tossed a complete game three-hitter with four strikeouts and no walks to pick up the win for Assumption, which remains undefeated at 13-0 overall and 9-0 in the Marawood South.

The conference title is the Royals’ fifth-straight.

Cristin Casey went 3-for-4 and scored twice, Maleia Kolo drove in two runs, and Schill and Claire Nelson each had two hits and an RBI for the Royals.

Kaitlin Kalfafice hit a solo home run in the third inning to account for Newman Catholic’s lone run. The Cardinals fall to 5-7 and 3-6 in the Marawood South.

Newman Catholic will play a nonconference game at Prentice on Friday. Assumption will host a tournament on Saturday at Robinson Park, playing two nonconference games.

Royals 7, Cardinals 1

Assumption 101 030 2 - 7 13 0

Newman Catholic 001 000 0 - 1 3 0

WP: Ava Schill. LP: Ashley Jankowski.

SO: Schill 4; Jankowski 3. BB: Schill 0; Jankowski 3.

Top hitters: A, Anna Schooley 3B, 2 runs; Cristin Casey 3x4, 2 runs, RBI; Claire Nelson 2x4, 2 2Bs, RBI; Schill 2x4, RBI; Maleia Kolo 2 RBI. NC, Kaitlin Kalafice HR, RBI.

Records: Assumption 13-0, 9-0 Marawood Conference South Division; Newman Catholic 5-7, 3-6 Marawood Conference South Division.

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