Marshfield softball holds off Wausau West for fifth win in a row
Corozolla homers for Tigers
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Rhiannon Corozolla hit a home run, and Melissa Roberts drove in a pair of runs to lift the Marshfield softball team to its fifth-straight victory, a 5-3 win over Wausau West in a Wisconsin Valley Conference matchup Tuesday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.
Megan Donahue earned the win on the mound, striking out five and walking four in a complete-game effort for the Tigers (7-1, 4-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference).
Jenna Jakobi led off the bottom of the first for Marshfield with a walk, and she scored all the way from first on Morgan Nordbeck’s bunt that West fielded and threw into right field. Nordbeck later scored on a double steal to put the Tigers up 2-0.
West (5-6, 2-3 WVC) rallied to tie the game with a pair runs in the third inning before Marshfield regained the lead.
Corozolla homered in the fourth, and Roberts had a two-run single in the fifth to give the Tigers a 5-2 lead.
West scored once in the top of the seventh before Donahue was able to finish off the win.
Marshfield hosts Antigo for a nonconference game Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 5, Warriors 3
Wausau West 002 000 1 – 3 9 2
Marshfield 200 120 x – 5 5 3
WP: Megan Donahue. LP: Gwidt.
SO: Gwidt 7; Donahue 5. BB: Gwidt 1; Donahue 4.
Top hitters: WW, Olivia Mrotek 2×3, 2B; Alicia Pfiffner 2 RBIs; Shaelyn Talley 2B, run. M, Morgan Nordbeck 2×2, 2 runs; Melissa Roberts 2 RBIs; Rhiannon Corozolla HR.
Records: Wausau West 5-6, 2-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 7-1, 4-1 WVC.