Softball: Hatchets sweep Hodags in doubleheader, fall to Medford
Maddie Marino throws no-hitter against Rhinelander
For the Tomahawk Leader
RHINELANDER – The Tomahawk Hatchet softball team won two games and lost one last week.
The Hatchets kicked off last week’s action with a doubleheader in Rhinelander on Tuesday, April 26.
Tomahawk took game one of the doubleheader, beating the Hodags 12-0.
Maddie Marino was the winning pitcher, throwing a no-hitter, striking out 13 and giving up only three walks.
Offensively, the Hatchets were led by Sammy Gebauer going 3-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Scout Stromberg was 2-3 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored, Maddie Marino was 2-5 with an RBI, and Sara Gebauer was 2-4 with a double and an RBI. The Hatchets collectively had 11 hits for the game.
The Hatchets were flawless on defense with no errors.
Tomahawk shut out Rhinelander in game two of the doubleheader as well, this time by a score of 13-0.
Maddie Marino was again the winning pitcher, throwing a one-hitter, striking out 12 and not allowing a walk.
The Hatchets were led on offense by Scout Stromberg going 2-4 with two RBIs, three runs scored and three stolen bases. The Hatchets collectively had eight hits.
Defensively, the Hatchets were again flawless with no errors.
“Overall, these two games have been our most complete games of the season,” said head coach John Larson. “Good offense, great defense and outstanding pitching. Total team effort.”
On Thursday, April 28, the Hatchets traveled to Medford, where they ultimately fell by a score of 10-0.
Maddie Marino took the loss on the mound, striking out four and giving up seven hits.
Larson said the Hatchets struggled at the plate.
“We were kept off balance all night, chasing a lot of bad pitches making it easy for Martha Miller, the Medford pitcher,” he stated.
Defensively, the Hatchets were solid.
“At the end of the day, Medford was the better team today,” Larson said after the game. “The Hatchets have to learn from this game and be better the next time we step out on the game field.”
After last week’s action, the Hatchets’ overall record was 3-4. The team’s Great Northern Conference (GNC) record stood at 2-2.
The Hatchets are slated to travel to Mosinee on Tuesday, May 3. Antigo is scheduled to come to town on Thursday, May 5 for a game that gets underway at 5 p.m. Tomahawk will take on Northland Pines in a road matchup on Friday, May 6, with first pitch at 5 p.m. On Saturday, May 7, Tomahawk will take part in an invitational in Gilman that starts at 10 a.m.