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Bay annihilates Falcons, now 8-6

by Mike Ramczyk

May 12, 2011

Hustisford — The Williams Bay softball squad walked all over Trailways South foe Hustisford Monday night, literally.

The Lady Bulldogs drew 16 walks and were hit by four pitches in a 19-0 laugher in five innings.

With the win, the Bay improved to 8-6 overall and 6-4 in conference.

The Bay jumped all over the Falcons, scoring six in the first inning and eight in the fourth.

Coach Jeff Kuespert was happy with his team's dominant effort.

"We were very disciplined at the plate," he said. "We did exactly what we needed to do, take care of business and get out in five innings. I'm pleased with the overall effort."

Haley Shea paced the girls at the plate, going 2-for-5 with a triple and a single.

Sam Storms once again was a force on the rubber, tossing 10 strikeouts in five innings.

The Bay returns home to battle Fall River Friday.

Kuespert has been pleased with his club's overall progress.

"Our record isn't amazing," Kuespert said. "But our progression is good. We had a bit of a collapse at the beginning of the season. But our confidence is growing every day."

Deerfield 11, Williams Bay 1

The Demons, ranked in the top five in Division 3 in the state, took a 9-0 lead after three innings and never looked back Friday in Williams Bay.

Kuespert said only two of the nine early Deerfield runs were earned. The Bay finished with six errors.

"We came out tentative," he said. "There's not an easy out in their lineup. After our girls settled in, they realized they could play with them."

Storms went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and a single.

Williams Bay 6, Pardeeville 2

The Bulldogs benefited from a five-run sixth inning to pull away for the win May 3 at home.

In a 1-1 logjam in the sixth, the Bay took advantage of walks and a timely hit from Claudia Wautlet to load the bases. Then, they grabbed a 2-1 lead after a Pardeeville passed ball.

Later in the frame, with a 4-1 lead, Shea sealed the victory with a two-out, two-run single to give the Bay a commanding 6-1 lead.

"Haley came up big," Kuespert said. "It was a big moment."

Storms smashed two hits including a double.