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S Jamie Brooks was 2-for-3 with three RBI in the opening game of a double header against BL-H. Photo by Michael M,,.io Softball T-Birds complete perfect week in Conference inning'. BL-H would get its lone run in the top of the fifth inning but GFW would end the game .in the bottom of the inning. It was again Katzenmeyer coming up with the big hit. Farenbaugh led off the inning with a walk and, with two out, Katzenmeyer hit a home run. Schwecke gave up just one run on two hits and one walk while, striking out four for the victory. GFW would win its final game of the week 6-4 against MVL. Farenbaugh walked to lead off the bottom of the first and eventu- ally score on a fielder's choice off the bat of Osborne for a 1-0 lead. MVL would tally two runs in the third inning but the T-Birds got three back in the bottom of the third. With two outs, Schuette sin- gled and Osborne reached on an error. Katzenmeyer kept up her tor- rid hitting with a two-run triple. Whitney Vorwerk's bunt single plated Katzenmeyer. MVL tied the game at 4-4 in the top of the fifth inning but again the T-Birds would respond in the bot- tom of the.inning. Schuette singled but was out at second when Osborne hit into a fielder's choice. Katzenmeyer did it again. She blasted a two-run home run that put GFW up 6-4. Schweiss gave up just one earned run in the complete-game victory. She allowed three hits and three walks while striking out four. Rachel Schweiss delivers another stike to home plate. Photo by Michacl Mattison by Michael Mattison The GFW Thunderbird softball team improved its record to 10-2 on . the season with three Tomahawk Conference wins last week. I' ,The.T-Birds swept a double header against Buffalo Lake- Hector and a two-run win over Minnesota Valley Lutheran later in the week. GFW opened Monday with a 10-3 win over BL-H. The first run of the game came in the first inning off the bat of Jamie Katzenmeyer who drove in Abby Osborne with a two-out dou- ble. GFW would take a 4-1 lead in the third inning. With one out, Kayla Schuette and Osborne hit back-to-back doubles. With two out, Morgan Sanken drew a walk to load the bases and Kelly Lehrke also walked to force in a run. Rachel Schweiss reached on an error that score two runs. GFW added three more runs in the fourth inning for a 7-1 lead. Kellsie Farenbaugh walked and stole both second and third base. With one out, Osborne walked and Jamie Katzenmeyer cleared the bases with a home run. Three more runs in the fifth inning gave GFW a 10-2 lead. Schweiss singled before Farenbaugh, Schweiss and Osborne all reached on errors. None of the three runs charged to Schweiss was earned. She gave up si hits and five walks while striking out six. Karissa Schwecke got the nod on the mound in the nightcap of the double header and made the most. of the opportunity, picking up a 12- 1 win. After a scoreless first inning, GFW scored four in the second. Katzenmeyer doubled and Paige Sikkela Singled to put runners on the corners. Katzenmeyer and Sikkela would both steals bases for a run. With one out, Schwecke sin- gled and" stole second, Briana Ahlers walked, Heidie Sloot sin- gled in a run and Farenbaugh hit a sacrifice to sco/e another run. GFW broke the game open in "the fourth, inning with six runs. Aside from the leadoff hit by Ahlers, GFW would do most of its damage thanks to fielding errors. Ahlers, Farenbaugh, Schuette, Osborne, Katzenmeyer and Sikkela would all score in the Reds start season with two victories complete the four-hit, one run per- formance. At the plate, DeRock led the way with three hits and two RBI. The Reds plated three in the second and four in the fourth. Ryan Panning, Cody Berger and Tony Stadtherr also had multi-hit games. The Reds made it two in a row with a 5-4 victory over Springfield on May 9. DeRock got the start,' Hartman pitched thd Reds out of a jam, and Van Hon picked up the win. DeRock hit a two-out, two run homerun in the seventh to tie the game at 3-3. Vn Hon hit a walk-off single in the ninth, scoring Berger who led off the inning with a hit. The Gibbon Reds baseball team has started the season with a pair of victories in as many games. The Reds got off to a good start on May 2 with an 8-1 win over Cleveland. Jon DeRock. controled the Cleveland Spiders for four innings and Sam Van Hon, Shaoe Albrecht and Keith Hartman combined to T-Birds take three in Tommy by Michael Mattison The GFW Thunderbird baseball team bounced back from a rough week last week to take three of four games, with the three wins coming in Tomahawk Conference action. The T-Birds got both their offense and defense going by sweeping a double header against Buffalo Lake-Hector on Monday. Although the T-Birds fell behind 1-0 in the first inning of game one, GFW would come back for a 6-2 win. The T-Birds .took a 2-1 lead in the third inning. Spencer Kruggel reached on a one-out error and Dan Rosenau ripped a two-out triple to- tie the score. Michael Hahn then smacked a single, driving home Rosenau. The T-Birds added two more runs in the fourth inning. Lucas Seehafer walked and stole second base, Zak Neubarth singled and Jamie Brooks drove in one with a single and Neubarth would later score in the inning. BL-H added a run in the fifth inning to make it 4-2 but the T- Birds added two more in the bot- tom of the inning for a 6-2 lead. Hahn and Kyle Maurer both reached on errors, Neubarth walked to load the bases and Brooks drove in two runs with a single. Brooks was 2-for-3 with three RBI. Z'ak Neubarth, Luk Neubarth, Hahn and Rosenau each had one hit. Maurer got the complete-game victory, allowing just one earned run on eight hits and one walk while striking out five. A 14-run explosion in the sixth inning helped propel the T-Birds to a 21-1 win in the nightcap. GFW got on the board in the second with a run. Seehafer and Brooks both walked and wild pitches would get Seehafer home. Angel Munoz, Rosenau and Hahn had consecutive walks in the third inning before Maurer drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Seehafer plated one with a ground out. GFW got two runs in both the fourth and fifth inn!ngs. In,'ihe fourth, Austin Black-doubled and Munoz singled before Rosenau and Hahn drove in runs with ground outs. .. In the fifth, Seehafer walked and Brooks and Brady Krueger singled to load the bases. Seehafer scored on a double play and Brooks came home on a wild pitch. In the 14-run sixth inning, the T-Birds drew nine walks, had one hit batter, reached on one error and had three hits. Five players would each score twice in the inning. The big hits came off the bat of Zak Neubarth who had two bases loaded doubles. Hahn went the distance. The only run of the game was unearned. He allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out seven. Zak Neubarth was 2-for-2 with six RBI. Hahn, Munoz and Krueger all had one hit and one RBI. The T-Birds only blemish of the week came at the hands on a non- conference foe Norwood-Young America 11-8. Norwood struck in the first inning for a 1-0 lead but the T- Birds tallied five in the second for a four-run lead. Maurer and Brooks .hit singles and Black added one of his own with two outs. Munoz was hit by a igitch forcing in a run. Rosenau reached on an error that plated two. Hahn and Zak Neubarth each walked to force in another run and Seeliafer lifted a sacrifice fly for a RBI. Norwood would plate onein the third inning and six in the fourth to take an 8-5 lead. A two-out, full- count grand slam did the damage. GFW got one back in the fifth inning. Luk Neubarth reached on a one-out error and later Scored on a wild pitch. The T-Birds made it interesting with two runs in the top of the sixth, tying the score at 8-8. The damage was done with two outs. Hahn double and.scored on a Zak Neubarth single. After a stolen base, Neubarth would score on Seehafer's single. Unfortunately, Norwood scored three times" in the bottom of the inning. Mason Bleick pitched the first three innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks with one strike outl Black then walked the only two batters he faced. Joe Klenk went 2 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two. Luk Neubarth .got the final out. Hahn was 2-for-2 with two dou- bles. Zak Neubarth was 2-for-3 with two RBI, Black 2-for-4 and Seehafer l-for-3 with two RBI. GFW ended the week Thursday with a" 4-2 victory over Minnesota Valley Lutheran. GFW took the lead in the top of the first inning with two runs. Munoz and Rosenau each singled and moved up a base on a passed ball. Sacrifice flys by Hahn and Zak Neubarth would score both runners. The T-Birds extended the lead to 3-0 in the second inning. Maurer singled and would later score when Black reached in an error. MVL cut the lead to 3-1 in the fourth inning but. the T-Birds would get that run back .in the sixth inning When.Seehafer walked and got around the bases on a combina- tion of wild pitches and passed balls. Rosenau got the win, going 5 1/3 innings. He allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits and two walks while striking out five. Maurer picked up the save as he struck out the two batters that he faced. The victories give GFW an 8-6 record overall and the T-Birds are now 8-4 in the Conference. Michael Hahn chases down a foul ball on the first base line. Photo by Michael Mattison Winthrop Softball Association Schedule Monday, May 10 7:15 A&A/3T vs Brewers 8:15 Shockers vs Busse Tuesday, May 11 7:15 Larson vs M&N 8:15 Eagles Land vs Tanker Bay Monday, May 17 7:15 Larson vs Eagles Landing 8:15 A&A/3T vs Shockers Tuesday, May 18 8:30. Brewers vs Busse Monday, May 24 7:15" A&A/3T vs Busse 8:15 Brewers vs M&N Tuesday, May 25 8:30 Larson vs Tanker Bay Tuesday, June 1 7:15 Larson vs Tanker Bay 8:15 Shockers vs Eagles Landing Monday, June 7 7:15 Brewers vs Tanker Bay 8:15 Shockers vs Larson Tuesday, June 8 7:15 Busse vs Eagles Landing 8:15 A&A/3T vs M&N Monday, June 14 7:15 Shockers vs Tanker Bay 8:15 Busse vs M&N Tuesday, June 15 7:15 A&A/3T vs Larson 8:15 Brewers vs Eagles Landing Monday, June 21 7:15' A&A/3T vs Eagles Landing 8:15 Brewers vs Larson Tuesday, June 22 7:15 Busse vs Tanker Bay 8:15 Shockers vs M&N Monday, June 28 7:15 M&N vs Eagles Landing 8:15 A&A/3T vs Tanker Bay Tuesday, June 29 7:15 Brewers vs Shockers 8:15 Busse vs Larson Monday, July 5 7:15 Brewers vs A&A/3T 8:15 Busse vs Shockers Tuesday, July 6 8:30 Tanker Bay vs Eagles Land Tuesday, July 13 8:30 M&N vs Larson Monday, July 19 7:15 TankerBay vs M&N 8:15 Eagles Landing vs Larson Tuesday, July 20 7:15 Shockers vs A&A/3T 8:15 Busse vs Brewers Monday, July 26 7:15 Tanker Bay vs Larson 8:15 Busse vs A&A/3T Tuesday, July 27 7:15 Eagles Landing vs Shockers 8:15 M&N vs Brewers Monday, Aug. 2 7:15 Eagles Landing vs Busse 8:15 Tanker Bayvs Brewers Tuesday, Aug. 3 7:15 M&N vs A&A/3T 8:15 Larson vs Shockers Monday, Aug. 9 7:15 M&N vs Busse 8:15 Larson vs A&A/3T Tuesday, Aug. 10 7:15 Eagles Landing vs Brewers 8:15 Tanker Bay vs Shockers Monday, Aug. 16 7:15 Eagles Landing vs A&A/3T 8:15 Tanker Bay vs Busse Tuesday, Aug. 17 7:15 Larson vs Brewers 8:15 M&N vs Shockers Monday, Aug. 23 7:15 Shockers vs Brewers 8:15 Larson vs Busse Tuesday, Aug. 24 7:15 Tanker Bay vsA&A/3T 8:15 Eagles Landing vs M&N End of the Season Tournament Saturday, August 28 Sunday, August 29 Teams A&A/3T Farms Brewers Shockers Busse Construction Larson Construction M& Construction Eagles Landing Tanker Bay