By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – Except for a setback against rival Stevens Point, the Marshfield Tigers softball team picked up four wins, including a sweep of Wisconsin Rapids, as the season went from April to May.
The Tigers began the week with a 7-5 win at Mosinee April 30. Megan Donahue picked up the win, giving up seven hits and three earned runs while walking three and striking out six over five innings. Kate Konrardy got the save, tossing the final two innings. At the plate, the Tigers launched five home runs, including two by Donahue. Marshfield also got homers from Konrardy, Rhiannon Corozolla, and Briana Jakobi. Jordan Pretsch had a single, a double. and an RBI.
On May 1, Marshfield dropped its home opener with Stevens Point, 14-5. The Panthers scored five runs in the first inning, and they led 8-5 after three, but the Tigers were shut out in the final four innings by Stevens Point relief pitcher Andrea Cherney. Megan Donahue took the loss for Marshfield, giving up 11 earned runs on 13 hits while issuing seven walks. Donahue also had three hits in the game, and one was a home run. Jenna Jakobi went 2-for-4, and Konrardy drove in two runs for the Tigers.
The Tigers shook off the loss to Point by winning both games of a doubleheader with Wisconsin Rapids on May 3. Marshfield won the first game 10-0. Donahue pitched a two-hit shutout over six innings for the win. She also struck out 11 Rapids batters, and offensively, she had a single, two doubles, and a home run. Jenna Jakobi had a single, a double, and two RBIs, while Morgan Nordbeck and Briana Jakobi each had two singles and two RBIs. Corozolla had two hits and a run batted in as well.
The Tigers won game two with Rapids 4-2. Donahue picked up the complete-game win. She gave up five hits and two earned runs while walking three and striking out ten. She also knocked in two runs at the plate. Jenna Jakobi had three singles. and Taylor Barwick had two base hits and a run batted in.
Marshfield wrapped up the week with a non-conference win over Tomah 11-1 on May 4 at the Marshfield fairgrounds. Kate Konrardy picked up the win, tossing five innings, giving up just two hits and no earned runs. Jenna Jakobi had a big day at the plate, ripping a single and a triple, while driving in four runs. Emily Draeger had three base hits and a double to go with two runs batted in. Donahue had two singles, a double, and an RBI, Nordbeck had a pair of base hits and a run batted in, and Amari Lloyd had a double and an RBI.
The Tigers ended the week 13-3, with a game at D.C. Everest scheduled for May 10, followed by a tournament May 11-12 at Escanaba, MI.