WISCONSIN RAPIDS SOFTBALL HANDLES WAUSAU WEST IN DIVISION 1 REGIONAL SEMIFINAL


Wisconsin Rapids knocked off Wausau West in a regional semifinal on Tuesday afternoon. Photo Courtesy: Tammy Carolfi Holberg


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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.

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