Auburndale softball upsets Markesan in WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal
Soppe, Willfahrt combine on one-hitter
By Paul Lecker
MARKESAN — Alexis Sappe and Maggie Willfahrt combined on a one-hitter as the Auburndale softball team pulled off a 7-1 upset at No. 3 seed Markesan in a WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal Wednesday.
Auburndale (10-8), the sixth seed in the regional, moves on to a regional final at No. 2 Stevens Point Pacelli (16-8) on Friday.
Auburndale led 2-1 after three innings and put the game away with two runs in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh.
Alexis Soppe allowed one run and one hit in three innings, and Maggie Willfahrt came in and threw four hitless innings of relief to finish off the victory for Auburndale.
Jenna Ertl had three hits and scored three times; Hannah Bolder had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in three runs; and Mackenzie Raab had a double and two RBIs for Auburndale.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Apaches 7, Hornets 1
Auburndale 101 002 3 – 7 10
Markesan 001 000 0 – 1 1
Markesan statistics not reported.
WP: Maggie Willfahrt.
SO: Alexis Soppe (3 inn.) 0, Willfahrt (4 inn.) 2. BB: Soppe 3, Willfahrt 5.
Top hitters: A, Brooke Anderson 2×4, run; Mackenzie Raab 2B, 2 RBIs, run; Jenna Ertl 3×4, 3 runs; Hannah Bolder 3×4, 2 2Bs, 3 RBIs; Marissa Ponshock RBI.
Records: Auburndale 10-8; Stevens Point Pacelli 16-8.