WISCONSIN RAPIDS SOFTBALL SQUEEZES OUT WIN OVER OSHKOSH NORTH IN 10 INNINGS
OSHKOSH – Wisconsin Rapids scored three times in the seventh inning to force extra frames, then won it with a two-run 10th, defeating Oshkosh North 9-7 in a nonconference softball game Friday.
Rhiannon Carroll had an RBI single and Kendall Ziegahn drove in two with a single with two outs in the seventh to tie the game at 5-5.
The teams exchanged two runs in the ninth, with Ziegahn striking again with a two-run single for Rapids.
Bella Force singled to lead off the 10th for the Raiders, and after two outs, she scored on an error. Carroll connected for her fourth hit of the game to plate Hayley Wagner to push Rapids’ lead to 9-7.
Megan Clary sent down the Spartans in order in the bottom of the inning to finish off the win.
Carroll finished 4-for-4 with three RBI, Ziegahn had the two hits and four RBI, and Wagner had two hits and scored four times for Wisconsin Rapids, which finish the regular season with an 18-5 record.
Wisconsin Rapids will host Wausau West in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal Tuesday at Lincoln High School.
Raiders 9, Spartans 7 (10 inn.)
Wisconsin Rapids 000 200 302 2 - 9 13 0
Oshkosh North 100 022 002 0 - 7 13 2
WP: Megan Clary. LP: Peters.
SO: Rhiannon Carroll (8 inn.) 5, Clary (2 inn.) 3; Borowitz (3 inn.) 7, Cummings (3 inn.) 2, Peters (4 inn.) 4. BB: Carroll 1, Clary 0; Borowitz 1, Cummings 1, Peters 2.
Top hitters: WR, Meghan Jochimsen 2B; Hayley Wagner 2x4, 3B, 4 runs; Carroll 4x4, 3B, 3 RBI; Kendall ZIegahn 2x5, 4 RBI; Bella Force 2x5, 2 runs. ON, Niemczyk 2x5, 2B, HR, 2 runs, 3 RBI; Hanson 2x5, 2B, 2 runs; Borst 3x5, 2B, RBI; Kolodzik HR, 2 RBI; Geer 2B.
Records: Wisconsin Rapids 18-5; Oshkosh North 8-14.