Pembroke, O-A, and Cal-Mum all cruise to opening victories

Photo by Lindsey Meys Warsaw pitcher Kaydra O’Brien was having fun in the circle Tuesday.

There was plenty of more softball action on Tuesday as the Section V tournaments kicked into full gear:

Class C1


It was an up-and-down regular season for the Dragons but they came to play on Tuesday as Allie Schwerthoffer scattered eight hits and struck out eight in the circle to back a 20-hit performance from the offense in the easy win.

Schwerthoffer led the offensive attack as she went 4-for-4 with four runs scored, while Trinity Humel had three hits and three RBIs and Nicole von Kramer finished with two hits — including a home run — and three runs batted in.

Aleena Maynard chipped in with a two-run double, Reagan Schneider had three hits and two RBI and Jackie Neureter had two hits — with a solo home run — in the win.

Pembroke will now travel to face No. 1 seed Lyons on Thursday.

NO. 6 AVON 9, NO. 11 WARSAW 1

Junior Joleigh Crye pitched a five hitter with 15 K’s as Avon (8-7) advanced into Thursday’s quarterfinals against No. 3 Red Jacket.

Warsaw had three hits against Crye in the first three innings.

Sarah Coz and Alivia Fetzer each had two hits to lead the Lady Tigers while Alyssa Jones had one hit.

Seventh grader Jessie Crye — in her varsity debut — added a couple of hits and two RBIs for the Lady Braves.

Class C2


Kelsey Schlagenhauf was 4-for-4 with two RBIs, Lily Davis was 3-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBIs and the Hornets scored in every inning in the easy win.

Also for O-A, Piper Hyde had two hits, including a home run, Jordyn Tobolski was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Makena Reding, CJ Ryan and Katie Raziano each had two hits; Emma Haacke added an RBI single and a sac bunt in the win.

Jenna Gilbert got the win in the circle allowing five hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts over six innings, while eighth-grader Cara Williams allowed no hits over her one inning of work.


Maddie Devore tossed a one-hitter with eight strikeouts, while she also ripped a pair of doubles and had three RBIs as the Raiders cruised to the opening round win.

Cal-Mum scored 11 times in the second to put it away and give coach Dan Dickens his 262nd career victory, which tied him with Joe Matla for the most in program history.

Olivia Woodward had two hits, two runs scored and four RBIs for Cal-Mum, Haley Sherwood had two hits and three runs scored, Makenzie Stetzenmeyer was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs, Taylor Mills was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and Molly Ryan added three runs scored in the win.

“I’m happy for the girls as I thought we played well in the field and were focused at the plate,” Dickens said. “Each round gets more difficult so we need to keep minimizing the mistakes.”

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