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Zaleski Sports

WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mosinee finished 1-1 and host Assumption lost its first two games of the season at the Wisconsin Rapids Assumption Softball Invitational on Saturday at Robinson Park.

Mosinee lost to La Crosse Aquinas 8-7 before coming back to defeat Oakfield 13-3, while Assumption was defeated by Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 3-1 and Oakfield 6-5.

In Mosinee’s loss to Aquinas, the Blugolds scored in five of their six at-bats to earn the one-run win.

Mikah Keller went 4-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI, and Adeline Strejc had two hits and an RBI, and Maria Valls Raya had a pair of triples and an RBI for Mosinee.

Elie Klar went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and three RBI for Aquinas.

Mosinee, ranked eighth in this week’s Division 2 state coaches poll, came back with a resounding win over Oakfield, the top-ranked team in Division 5.

Mosinee scored six times in the first inning and added a five-run fifth to win via the 10-run rule.

Keller finished off a perfect day, going 4-for-4 again out of the leadoff spot for the Indians and scored three runs.

Amber Gonzalez had two hits and three RBI, and Alanna Bembenek added two hits and an RBI in the win for Mosinee (15-4).

Oakfield scored twice in the top of the seventh inning to edge Assumption 6-5 in the Royals’ opener of the tournament, a matchup of the top-two ranked teams in the state Division 5 poll.

Assumption took a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the sixth as Madi Abbot had an RBI triple and scored on a single by Anna Schooley.

Oakfield (15-2) responded with two runs in the seventh and Assumption stranded the potential tying run on second base in the bottom of the frame.

Cristin Casey had three hits and scored twice, and Claire Nelson had two hits and two RBI for the Royals.

Assumption managed just three hits against Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau (17-5), including a double by Schooley and singles from Casey and Abbot.

Assumption (13-2) will hosts Nekoosa on Monday and will play at Stratford to finish its regular season.

Mosinee will have a chance to force a tie for the Great Northern Conference title with a win at Tomahawk on Monday.