Donahue gives up one hit in 8 innings, has four on offense for Tigers
By Paul Lecker
WAUSAU — Megan Donahue allowed just one hit and no walks in eight innings pitched to lead the Marshfield softball team to a dominating doubleheader sweep of Wausau East on Friday at East High School.
The Tigers won 15-0 in three innings and 16-0 in five innings to wrap up their regular-season and conference schedule.
Marshfield is now 16-5 overall and ends up 9-3 and in a tie for second place in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. East drops to 1-17 and finishes 0-12 in the Valley.
In Game 1, Donahue threw a perfect three innings as the Tigers won via the 15-run rule. She also went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. Emily Draeger added two triples and four RBIs, and Melissa Roberts drove in two for Marshfield.
In the second game, Donahue struck out 10 in five innings for the Tigers. She had a double, a triple, and three RBIs at the plate.
Roberts added three RBIs, Kaitlyn Konrardy hit a home run and drove in three, and Ashtin Zunker had three hits and scored twice for Marshfield.
The Tigers host New Richmond in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal Wednesday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Marshfield 177 – 15 9 0
Wausau East 000 – 0 0 5
WP: Megan Doanhue. LP: Gabby Braatz.
SO: Donahue 8; Braatz (2 1/3 inn.) 2, Emily Brubaker (2/3 inn.) 1. BB: Donahue 0; Braatz 2, Brubaker 1.
Top hitters: M, Morgan Nordbeck 2 runs; Emily Draeger 2×2, 2 3Bs, 3 runs, 4 RBIs; Donahue 2×2, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Melissa Roberts 2B, 2 RBIs; Rhiannon Corozolla 2 2B, 2 runs; Madelyn Mews 2 runs.
Marshfield 280 42 – 16 15 0
Wausau East 000 00 – 0 1 5
WP: Donahue. LP: Brubaker.
SO: Donahue 10; Brubaker 4. BB: Donahue 0; Brubaker 4.
Top hitters: M, Jenna Jakobi 2×2, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Kaitlyn Konrardy HR, 3 RBIs; Nordbeck 2 runs; Donahue 2×3, 2B, 3B, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Roberts 3 RBIs; Draeger 2B, RBI; Madison Derus 2×3, 2 runs; Ashtin Zunker 3×3, 2 runs, RBI; Casey Aschebrook 2 runs.
Records: Marshfield 16-5, 9-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Wausau East 1-17, 0-12 WVC.