WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Megan Jochimsen had four hits and three RBI to lead Wisconsin Rapids to a 9-2 win over Wausau West in a WIAA Division 1 softball regional semifinal Tuesday at Lincoln High School.
Wisconsin Rapids (18-5), the No. 6 seed in the Division 1 Sectional 1 bracket, will take on Wisconsin Valley Conference rival Stevens Point, the No. 3 seed, in a regional final Thursday at 5 p.m. at Woyak Field. Stevens Point (22-5) won both conference matchups with the Raiders this season, winning 4-2 on April 21 and 4-3 on May 12.
Rhiannon Carroll threw a complete game for the Raiders, giving up just four hits and two fourth-inning runs.
Kendall Ziegahn knocked in a pair of runs, and Megan Clary and Bella Force each had two hits in the win for Wisconsin Rapids.
Claire Calmes had a single and a triple, and Taylor Liebelt had a double and an RBI for West, which finishes its season with a 4-14 record.
Wisconsin Rapids now moves on to a regional final at SPASH on Thursday. The game will be featured live on zaleskisports.com.
Raiders 9, Warriors 2
Wausau West 000 200 0 - 2 4 0
Wisconsin Rapids 221 301 x - 9 12 5
WP: Rhiannon Carroll. LP: Allison Kirsch.
SO: Kirsch (3 inn.) 2, Autumn Hughes (2 inn.) 0, Hannah Baumann (1 inn.) 0; Carroll (6 inn.) 0, Megan Clary (1 inn.) 0. BB: Kirsch 2, Hughes 0, Baumann 0; Carroll 1, Clary 0.
Top hitters: WW, Claire Calmes 2x4, 3B, run; Taylor Liebelt 2B, RBI, run. WR, Clary 2x4, 2 runs, RBI; Meghan Jochimsen 4x4, 3B, 3 runs, 3 RBI; Emily Friday, 2B, run; Bella Force 2x2; Kendall Ziegahn 1x4, 2 RBI.
Records: Wausau West 4-14; Wisconsin Rapids 18-5.