By Paul Lecker
RHINELANDER – Rhinelander scored six runs over the first three innings and went on to defeat Marshfield 8-4 in a nonconference softball game Friday at Pioneer Park.
Marshfield cut the Hodags’ lead to 6-3 in the fifth, but Rhinelander (8-0) added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to keep the Tigers at bay.
Kaitlyn Konrardy took the loss for Marshfield, giving up seven runs (five earned) in 5 1/3 innings.
Jenna Jakobi went 3-for-4 and scored twice, and Emily Draeger had two hits for Marshfield (5-6).
Marshfield plays at Wausau East on Tuesday and at Wausau West on Thursday in a pair of Wisconsin Valley Conference games.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Hodags 8, Tigers 4
Marshfield 000 120 1 – 4 8 5
Rhinelander 132 011 x – 8 6 2
WP: Ali Schickert. LP: Kaitlyn Konrardy.
SO: Konrardy (5 1/3 inn.) 0, Rhiannon Corozolla (2/3 inn.) 0; Schickert 6. BB: Konrardy 3, Corozolla 0; Schickert 0.
Top hitters: M, Jenna Jakobi 3×4, 2 runs; Emily Draeger 2×4, 2B, RBI. R, Ivy Packard 3×4, 2 runs; Hope Wissbroecher 2 runs.
Records: Marshfield 5-6; Rhinelander 8-0.