The earth shook, the ground rumbled and almost split asunder, as the Germantown girls softball team did not flinch against defending state champion Stevens Point, 3-2, in a WIAA state quarterfinal thriller at Goodman Diamond in Madison Thursday afternoon.
Okay, in the heartstopping seventh inning, when the 22-6 Panthers put runners on second and third with none out and the Warhawks nursing a 3-2 lead, maybe you did see a little twitch coming from senior pitcher Lauren Renard.
"The first girl gets on, no outs," she said. "Then the second girl gets on, no outs, then there's a passed ball. I just had to remember to take deep breaths."
And she did, all the while making clutch pitches. She got outfielder Carly Lass to fly out to shallow left and then she got a clutch full-count strikeout of Leah Soik for the second out.
But before anyone could get too happy, there was the little matter of taking care of Panthers' hyper-deadly first baseman Taylor Smola. The single season Point record-holder for RBIs (45), Smola had keyed a two-run game-tieing rally in the sixth with a ground-rule double.» Read Full Article
Everything went according to plan for Sussex Hamilton softball coach Jim Lawinger in the Chargers' first WIAA state tournament game in 21 years against Chippewa Falls Thursday morning.
Momentarily, that is.
They had third baseman Katie Weber blast a leadoff triple and then score on shortstop Jenny Shernell's perfectly executed squeeze bunt for a 1-0 lead.
But then the 26-2 Cardinals, who have counted among their victories this season a win over defending state champion Steven Point, started executing their own gameplan.
They started using Hamilton pitchers Sydney Sprinkel and Emily Jansen for batting practice, as they plated a shocking 10 runs on nine hits in the bottom of the first en route to a stunning 18-2, five-inning, victory in the WIAA state quarterfinal game at Goodman Diamond in Madison.» Read Full Article
Menomonee Falls - A 17-year-old girl was arrested for drunken driving after police found her sleeping behind the steering wheel of her car parked in a lane of traffic on Main Street on June 6.
According to the police report:
At 12:40 a.m. June 6, Menomonee Falls police received an anonymous complaint of a vehicle parked in a lane of traffic on Main Street at Leon Road. Officers located the car parked in the eastbound lane of Main Street with its engine running and lights off. The driver, a 17-year-old Pewaukee girl, had her seat belt on and was sleeping in the front driver's seat with no pants on.
When the driver awoke she vomited. Police contacted emergency medical services but it was determined there was no medical emergency. The girl was given a field sobriety test, which she failed. Her preliminary blood alcohol content was 0.17.
Officers searching her vehicle located a full can of beer on the driver's floorboard. The suspect stated she had been drinking at a residence with her ex-boyfriend and others, but could not give an exact location to police.» Read Full Article