Allie Verjinsky had three hits in game two of the Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln softball doubleheader at Eau Clare North on Friday. Photo Courtesy: Tammy Carolfi Holberg

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EAU CLAIRE – The Wisconsin Rapids softball team responded after a heart-breaking Game 1 loss to earn a win at split a doubleheader with Eau Claire North on Friday at North High School.

Eau Claire North’s Janaya Goldbach hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Huskies a 1-0 win in the opening game of the doubleheader.

Madisyn Parker struck out 14 in a complete-game effort for North.

Rhiannon Carroll took the loss, also throwing a complete game, and finished with four strikeouts and allowed just four hits.

In Game 2, Wisconsin Rapids scored six runs in the top of the sixth inning to pull out a 9-5 win to earn the split.

Megan Clary and Hayley Wagner each had home runs, and Allie Verjinsky had three hits, including two doubles, for Wisconsin Rapids in the win.

Wisconsin Rapids will play at Merrill on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Game 1

Huskies 1, Raiders 0

Wisconsin Rapids 000 000 0 - 0 2 0

Eau Claire North 000 000 1 - 1 4 1

WP: Madisyn Parker. LP: Rhiannon Carroll.

SO: Carroll 4; Parker 14. BB: Carroll 0; Parker 1.

Top hitters: WR, Meghan Jochimsen 1x3; Carroll 1x3. ECN, Janaya Goldbach 1x3, HR, RBI.


Game 2

Raiders 9, Huskies 5

Wisconsin Rapids 001 116 0 - 9 13 3

Eau Claire North 300 010 1 - 5 9 3

WP: Carroll. LP: Kira Schubert.

SO: Megan Clary (4 inn.) 1, Carroll (3 inn.) 0; Schubert (5 1/3 inn.) 0, Megan Standifold (1 2/3 inn.) 0. BB: Clary 0, Carroll 0; Schubert 2, Standifold 0.

Top hitters: WR, Clary 3x5, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Jochimsen 2x5; Hayley Wagner 2x5, HR, 2 RBI; Sawyer Holberg 1x4, 2 runs, RBI; Allie Verjinsky 3x4, 2 2Bs, 2 RBI. ECN, Schubert 3x4, 2 runs; Parker 2x4, RBI; Goldbach 2B, 2 RBI; Kaelyn Hansen 2 RBI.

Records: Wisconsin Rapids 9-2; Eau Claire North 7-4.

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