MARSHFIELD – Courtney Donahue tossed a complete-game three-hitter to lead the Marshfield softball team to a 4-1 win over Stevens Point in a Wisconsin Valley Conference clash on Tuesday at Madison Field.
Donahue struck out 11 and walked just one, giving up only three singles to a potent Stevens Point lineup.
Madalen Bornbach had an RBI double in the first inning to score Brooklyn Bohman to give the Tigers a quick 1-0 lead.
Marshfield added two more in the second as Shylah Brogan led off with a triple and scored on a single by Raina Manlick. Manlick scored on a groundout by Madison Voss to increase Marshfield’s lead to 3-0
SPASH (4-1 overall), playing its WVC opener, scored its only run in the third on an RBI single by Emma Raikowski before Donahue struck out the next batter to end the threat. Donahue limited the Panthers to just three baserunners the rest of the game, and no more than one in any inning.
Marshfield added its final run in the fifth on an RBI double by Sandy Costa as the Tigers improve to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference.
Marshfield hosts Wausau East on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at Madison Field. The game will be broadcast live at zaleskisports.com.
Stevens Point will be at home against Wisconsin Rapids on Thursday at Woyak Field starting at 4:30 p.m.
Tigers 4, Panthers 1
Stevens Point 001 000 0 - 1 3 0
Marshfield 120 010 x - 4 9 2
WP: Courtney Donahue. LP: Maren Sauvaugeau.
SO: Sauvageau (2 inn.) 2, Zoe Fink (1 2/3 inn.) 0, Delilah Abundiz (2 inn.) 0; Donahue 11. BB: Sauvageau 1, Fink 0, Abundiz 0; Donahue 1.
Top hitters: SP, Emma Raikowski 1x3, RBI. M, Madalen Bornbach 2x3, 2 2Bs, RBI; Shylah Brogan 2x3, 3B; Sandy Costa 2B, RBI.
Records: Stevens Point 4-1, 0-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 4-0, 2-0 Wisconsin Valley Conference.