Four innings of one-hit pitching by Hilary Blomberg helped the Verona softball team finish in a tie for the Big Eight Conference championship on Thursday.
The Wildcats (21-3 overall, 16-2 Big Eight) took a 4-0 victory over the Spartans (10-7, 10-7) as Katie Pederson hit two doubles and Sydney Toman tripled.
Sun Prairie 11, West 0 (5)
Isabel Royle and Lauren Humphrey combined for a five-inning, no-hit shutout as the visiting Cardinals (18-3, 16-2 Big Eight) earned a share of the conference title with a win over the Regents (1-17, 1-17). Kianna Patterson hit two doubles for Sun Prairie.
Craig 9, Beloit 7
The visiting Cougars (9-10, 9-9 Big Eight) scored four runs in the seventh to take the lead and the victory over the Purple Knights (8-8, 8-8). Joceyln Rammer went 2-for-3, hitting a double for Janesville. Vanessa Gutierrez went 3-for-4, doubling for Beloit Memorial.Middleton 19, La Follette 0 (5)
Charlotte Yingling pitched a five-inning, three-hit shutout as the Cardinals (18-5, 12-4 Big Eight) defeated the Lancers (1-16, 1-16). For Middleton, Jenna Redders hit a three-run homer and Olivia Hebert tripled twice. Alayna West singled and doubled for La Follette.
Parker 10, East 0 (5)
Grace Williams went 3-for-3 and Hannah Bolly allowed three hits and struck out six in a five-inning complete game as the host Vikings (12-8, 8-9 Big Eight) beat the Purgolders (4-13, 4-13). Ava Ehrlinger had two of East’s hits.
Milton 4, Stoughton 3
The host Red Hawks (8-11, 6-8 Badger South) scored all their runs in the first three innings and survived a late charge by the Vikings (3-18, 1-13). Grace Schnell tripled and singled for Milton and pitcher Erika Reif allowed eight hits and struck out seven in a complete game. Savanna Jemilo and Reese Koepke had two hits each for Stoughton.
Oregon 11, Waunakee 1 (5)
Hailey Richter had three hits, including a double and triple, and Amelia Spilde allowed two hits over five innings as the Panthers (13-10) beat the Warriors (3-21).
Evansville 5, Monroe 0
The host Blue Devils (10-4) scored three second half goals as they cruised past the Cheesemaker (1-9). Chinna Hermenson scored twice for Evansville.Boys tennis
Middleton advanced to its second WIAA Division 1 state team tournament in a row and placed three automatic qualifiers in the field for next week’s individual state tournament. The Cardinals swept all four singles flights and scored 50 points, topping Hartland Arrowhead’s 36 and Waunakee’s 30. Arrowhead swept all three doubles titles.
At No. 1 singles, Middleton’s Koji Heineman won by default over Waunakee’s Tyler Nelson. Ian Connell won at No. 2, Jonathan Kim beat Waunakee’s Levi Christian, 6-1, 6-1, in the No. 3 final, and Aarush Gupta won at No. 4. Middleton’s Gene Kim and Kieran Gopal earned runner-up honors at No. 1 doubles, and Franklin Hu and Saketh Peddireddy lost a three-set final to Arrowhead’s Colin Bailey and Christian Carter at No. 3 doubles.
Edgewood 10, Arcadia 0
The host Crusaders (5-4-1) scored all 10 goals in the first half against the Raiders (0-8-1). Shannon Watson and Alana Johnson each scored two goals.Luther Prep 4,
Columbus 2 (OT) Grace Kieselhorst and Liz Rutschow scored in overtime as the Phoenix (7-4-3) held off the Cardinals. Megan Taucheck scored two unassisted goals for Luther Prep. Ashley Olson scored an early goal for Columbus.
Lodi 5, Adams-Friendship 0
The host Blue Devils (3-8-2) scored five goals in the second half to roll past the Green Devils (9-5). Grasyn Schmidt and Taylor Peterson each scored two goals and assisted on another for Lodi.
Oshkosh North sectional
Watertown’s Dylan Geske earned a spot in the individual state tournament with a fourth-place finish at No. 1 singles. He beat Grant Trygstad of Appleton East in a quarterfinal, but lost to C.J. Counts of Oshkosh West in a semifinal and Benjamin Bembenek of West Bend West in the third-place match. Teammates Jake Olszewski and Eli Zubke finished second at No. 3 doubles.
Beaver Dam’s No. 1 doubles pair of Quentin Schroeder and Jared Tews fell in a quarterfinal. Neenah swept all seven flight championships to advance to team state.WIAA baseball
River Valley 2, McFarland 1
Ryan Klein scored in the bottom of the seventh after four scoreless innings to lift the Blackhawks (14-7) over the Spartans (9-13). Ethan Wickman gave up three hits in five innings pitched for River Valley. Matthew Amrhein and Connor Punzel doubled for McFarland.
Edgewood 1, Platteville 0
Joe Hartlieb drew a bases-loaded walk in the first inning to provide the game’s only run as the Crusaders (15-7) beat the Hillmen (9-13). James Hackworthy threw a four-hitter, striking out five and walking two, and Jackson Trudgeon had two of Edgewood’s four hits.
Mount Horeb 19, Richland Ctr. 1 (5)
The host Vikings (13-7) scored 15 runs in the fourth inning to defeat the Hornets (1-16). Charlie Bogue homered and Jonas Kittoe tripled for Mount Horeb. The Vikings will face Madison Edgewood next.Lodi 3, Wisconsin Dells 2
A two-run fifth inning put the Blue Devils ahead for good against the host Chiefs (6-12). Finn Melchior went 2-for-2 with a double and earned a save in relief of Carson Possehl. Jacob Rockwell singled and doubled for the Dells.
Monroe 2, Brodhead 1 (8)
Charles Briggs hit his second double in the bottom of the eighth inning and eventually scored on a wild pitch to give the Cheesemakers (6-13) a victory over the Cardinals (5-16).
Lakeside 3, Delavan-Darien 2
Nate Yaroch’s second hit of the day sent home Tyler Chopp with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving the host Warriors (12-8) a win over the Comets (3-15). Gabe Uttech earned the pitching victory in relief of Ian Olszewski and added two hits.Waterloo 7, New Glarus 3
In the Division 3 Random Lake sectional, the visiting Pirates (8-12) scored three runs in the seventh to beat the Glarner Knights (8-8). Cooper Setz tripled for Waterloo and Cooper Dreyfus tripled for New Glarus.
Belleville 6, Marshall 0
Trevor Syse pitched six innings for the Wildcats (8-9), striking out nine to shut out the host Cardinals (8-10).
Memorial 4-9, West 2-8
Aaron Jungers pitched 6⅔ innings for the Spartans (14-4, 14-4 Big Eight), giving up two hits and striking out nine to beat the Regents (5-13, 5-13) in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Tyler Schmitt scored on a wild pitch to give Madison Memorial the sweepas Tyler Piotrowski finished with two doubles. Aidan Baccus and Tiago Sanchez homered for West.
Sun Prairie 11, Middleton 5
Josh Caron hit a three-run double in fourth inning to help visiting Sun Prairie (21-1, 16-1 Big Eight) seal a victory over Middleton (16-8, 12-5). Caron, Davis Hamilton and Durlin Radlund all homered for Sun Prairie. Nolan Smith tripled for Middleton.
Verona 12, Beloit 2 (5)
The Wildcats (15-5, 12-5 Big Eight) scored seven runs in the second inning to cement their victory over the Purple Knights (0-18, 0-17). John Ferguson went 2-for-2 with a triple for Verona and Tanner Kaltenberg went 2-for-3 with a double. Tre Carroll hit a double for Beloit Memorial.
La Follette 15, Parker 4
The visiting Lancer (7-10, 7-10 Big Eight) racked up 16 hits as they dominated the Vikings (5-14, 5-12). Mason Coyle homered while Robert Allport, Sam Vitale and Cuyler Zukowski tripled for Madison La Follette.
Sauk Prairie 8, Stoughton 3
A four-run first inning set the tone as the Eagles (10-10) beat the visiting Vikings (0-17) despite being out-hit, 10-8. Spencer Alisch hit two singles for Sauk. Niko Jemilo singled and doubled for Stoughton.
Reedsburg 8-2, Beaver Dam 7-3
An error allowed host Reedburg (7-12, 5-9) to score the final two runs and beat Beaver Dam (8-6, 7-6) in walk-off fashion. Daelon Johnson doubled for Beaver Dam. In the second game Beaver Dam scored the go-ahead run in the fourth inning to beat Reedsburg. Edison Alonso tripled and Hunter Wais doubled for Reedsburg.
Oregon 12, Waunakee 3
The host Panthers (11-9) racked up 11 hits on their way to a victory over the Warriors (10-8). Ryan Panzer and Andrew Niaves each doubled once and Tyler Soule doubled three times for Oregon.