Tiger softball now 17-3
The New Richmond girls softball team gave every indication it was playoff ready during its final regular season game, a 2-0 win over Glenwood City last Tuesday.
With this non-conference win, the Tigers finish the regular season with a 17-3 record. All three losses came in non-conference games.
Glenwood City was one of the top teams in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference this season and they gave the Tigers a good battle. The Hilltopper hitters were no match for New Richmond pitcher Nikki Singerhouse. Glenwood City was able to get two baserunners in the game. The first batter of the game reached on an error. Singerhouse's no-hit bid was broken up on a two-out single in the sixth inning.
The Tigers were held to six hits by a nice pitching performance by Glenwood City's Chelsea Standaert. The Tigers got their first run on a pair of two-out hits in the first inning. Emily Rehurek pounded a double, then scored on Jena O'Flanagan's single.
The score remained 1-0 until the Tigers scored again in the fifth. Jenna Moe led off with a single and stole second base. She then scored on a single by Rehurek.
The Tigers are now in WIAA Division 2 tournament play. As the number one seed in the regional, they drew a bye in the opening round of tournament play last Thursday.
This Tuesday they were scheduled to face Ellsworth, the fourth seed in the regional. Ellsworth had beaten Durand in the opening round of regionals. The winner of Tuesday's game will advance to the regional finals. There they will play the winner of Tuesday's game between Bloomer and Altoona.
The winner of Thursday's game will advance to the WIAA Division 2 sectional tournament. This year's sectional tournament will be played next Tuesday. The site for this season's sectional tournament is West Salem, which is located near La Crosse.
New Richmond 2, Glenwood City 0
GLENWOOD CITY (0)
Myers ss 3-0-1, Standaert p 3-0-0, Booth 1b 3-0-0, Larson 3b 3-0-0, Thompson c 3-0-0, Duval dp 2-0-0, Sanders 2 2-0-0, Mueller cf 2-0-0, Cress lf 2-0-0, Hahn rf 0-0-0. Totals 23-0-1.
NEW RICHMOND (2)
Moe 2b 3-1-1, Peterson 1b 3-0-0, Rehurek c 3-1-2, J.O'Flanagan rf 2-0-1, A.O'Flanagan ss 3-0-0, Jensen 3b 1-0-0, Singerhouse p 3-0-1, Vergin cf 2-0-0, Tarman lf 2-0-0. Totals 22-2-6.
Glenwood City 000 000 0=0
New Richmond 100 010 x=2
PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO
Singerhouse (W)7 1 0 0 0 11