Bay takes three on diamond
May 04, 2011 | 08:44 AMWilliams Bay — The Williams Bay softball squad is over the .500 mark thanks to a 3-1 mark last week.
On Monday at home, the Bulldogs trailed 2-0 after the first inning but came back with two runs in the third and three in the fourth en route to a 5-3 victory. The girls improved to 6-5 overall and 4-3 in the Trailways South Conference.
Sophomore Sam Storms went the distance on the mound, striking out 12 while allowing one earned run, two hits and a walk. At the plate, Alyssa Alheid and Claudia Wautlet each had two hits for the Bay. Also, Molly Perkins had a hit and two RBIs.
Wautlet has been knocking the cover off the baseball. She went 11-for-16 during the week.
The Bay returns home to face Trailways foe Deerfield Friday.
"We didn't play well against them last time," said coach Jeff Kuespert. "We must play the way we're capable. Deerfield is very good."
On Saturday at the Elkhorn Invite, the Bay downed two Walworth County opponents.
They took a commanding 9-1 lead against Elkhorn en route to a 9-5 victory.
"We were in control the whole game," Kuespert said. "It wasn't as close as the score indicated."
Storms earned a complete game, striking out nine and walking two while scattering three hits and only one earned run. Wautlet went 3-for-5 with two runs and a stolen base. Emily Stensland added two hits and two RBIs.
The Bay also jumped out to a 3-1 lead in a 6-3 victory over Whitewater. After the Whippets cut the score to 3-2, the Bulldogs poured on three runs in the fifth inning.
Storms struck out 12 and allowed two hits. She was also 2-for-3 at the plate.
Wautlet paced the Bulldogs, smacking three hits and scoring two runs. Josie Bauscher and Perkins each added a hit and an RBI.
Dodgeland 8, Williams Bay 7 (8 innings)
On Friday, a late mistake ruined the Bay's chances at Dodgeland.
The game went into extra innings after a 7-7 tie, but the eighth was disastrous for the Bulldogs.
In the top of the inning, the Bay loaded the bases with nobody out but couldn't score. Then, in Dodgeland's last at-bat, Storms tossed a wild pitch on an intentional walk allowing the winning run.
Wautlet again led the Bay, going 3-for-3 with 3 RBIs. Perkins, Storms and Taylor Ward each added two hits. Storms knocked a double and triple and scored three runs.