Arcadia softball drops three to formidable foes
Runs were hard to earn for the Arcadia High School softball team last week against a trio of strong opponents.
Arcadia dropped a trio of games, scoring two runs across the three losses to Coulee Conference leaders Westby and Luther while also faltering to a 16-win team in Tomah.
The Raiders (3-11 overall, 2-7 Coulee) will hope to find more scoring this week as they get set to visit G-E-T on Tuesday and host another conference foe, Black River Falls, on Thursday.
Luther 5 Arcadia 0
Arcadia collected five hits but no scores in last Monday’s game against one of the top teams in the conference.
The Knights (10-4, 6-2 Coulee) scored all five runs in the first three innings and were helped by five errors by the host Raiders.
Kaitlyn Bremer had two of Arcadia’s hits and also pitched for the home team, allowing nine hits and three earned runs while striking out five Luther batters and walking none.
Hannah Matzke hit a home run for Luther.
Tomah 11 Arcadia 0
Seven runs from the hosts in the bottom of the fourth inning closed last Tuesday’s game early at Tomah High School.
The Timberwolves (16-3 this season) held Arcadia to two hits—one apiece from Brynn Aspen and Samantha Berg—while collecting 12 of their own and seeing four different batters drive in a pair of runs.
Bremer pitched all four innings for Arcadia and collected three strikeouts.
Westby 8 Arcadia 2
The top team in the Coulee kept its unbeaten streak alive in the conference with last Thursday’s win over the Raiders.
Westby (12-1, 9-0) took charge by scoring two runs in each of the first two innings. Arcadia responded with a pair of scores in the fifth to make it 5-2, but Westby shuttered the comeback with three more scores in the sixth inning.
Justine Sonsalla hit 2-for-3 for Arcadia. Bremer struck out five Norse batters while allowing four earned runs and 12 hits.