Donahue strikes out 12, hits home run to lift Marshfield softball past Merrill
Roberts, Mews also have RBIs for Tigers
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Megan Donahue struck out 12 in a complete-game effort and hit her seventh home run of the season to lead the Marshfield softball team to a narrow 3-2 win over Merrill on Tuesday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.
Marshfield is now 10-3 overall and 6-2 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. Merrill drops to 8-9 and 4-6 in the WVC. The Tigers host D.C. Everest, which is one-half game ahead of them for second place in the conference standings, on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Melissa Roberts and Madelyn Mews added RBIs for the Tigers, and Jenna Jakobi and Emily Draeger each had two hits in the win.
After the game was tied at 1-1, Marshfield scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning and then held off a Merrill rally in the top of the seventh to secure the victory.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 3, Bluejays 2
Merrill 000 010 1 – 2 5 1
Marshfield 010 002 x – 3 10 2
WP: Megan Donahue. LP: Taylor Krueger.
SO: Krueger 3; Donahue 12. BB: Krueger 1; Donahue 1.
Top hitters: MER, Patience Pyan 1×3, RBI; Madi Weix 2B, RBI. MAR, Jenna Jakobi 2×3, 2B; Emily Draeger 2×3, run; Donahue HR, RBI, 2 runs; Melissa Roberts 1×3, RBI; Madelyn Mews 1×3, RBI.
Records: Merrill 8-9, 4-6 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 10-3, 6-2 WVC.