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SUPPZ.COM CO-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: Robby Roe and Maddison Carl
P/C senior strikes out 18 in a win; Cuba City junior homers and drives in seven
Robby Roe
Potosi/Cassville senior Robby Roe struck out 18 batters in a stellar 7–2 complete game victory over River Ridge Monday afternoon.
Maddison Carl
Cuba City junior Maddison Carl went 4-for-4 with seven RBI and two runs scored in a 12-9 SWAL softball victory over the host Iowa–Grant Panthers on Monday.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Athlete of the Week is a web-only feature that will publish each Thursday throughout the calendar year.

by Jason Nihles, The Platteville Journal/Fennimore Times

Robby Roe, Sr., P, Potosi/Cassville
Potosi/Cassville's Robby Roe and the Chieftains had it going Monday evening. The senior right hander struck out 18 batters in a stellar 7–2 complete game victory over River Ridge. The Timberwolves managed just three hits and a pair of unearned runs against the dazzling Roe (1–1). Roe aided his own cause by going 2-for-3 with an RBI at the plate.

Potosi/Cassville had been blanked 12–0 April 1 by East Dubuque and 12–0 April 4 at Galena to open the season, but Roe's dominance on the mound Monday night created a confidence that carried over to the Chieftains' bats. Juniors Preston Steiner (3-for-4, 2 RBI) and Sam Udelhofen (3-for-4, RBI), and senior Ashton Spitzack (3-for-4, RBI) each had three hits for coach Tony Leibfried’s Chieftains, who improved to 1–2 with their first win of the season.

The Potosi/Cassville co-op kept the momentum rolling, posting a 5–2 non-conference win over Lancaster Tuesday afternoon. Roe scored a run and drove in another in the win.

Maddison Carl, Jr., 3B, Cuba City softball
Junior third basemen Maddison Carl went 4-for-4 at the plate with seven runs driven in and two runs scored to power the Cuba City Cubans to a 12-9 SWAL softball victory over the host Iowa-Grant Panthers on Monday, April 11. 

Carl blasted a two-run home run in the top of the first inning to put the Cubans (3–2 overall, 2–0 SWAL) in front to stay, and then added a RBI-double in the Cubans’ five-run third and two-run singles in both the fourth and sixth innings to pull away from the Panthers (1–4, 1–2). Carl also went 2-for-2 with an RBI in a 7–1 victory over Riverdale on April 1 and 2-for-4 with an RBI in a 14–6 loss at Shullsburg/Benton last Tuesday, April 6.

Benji Clary, Ithaca baseball
Clary slammed a two-run walkoff home run in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Bulldogs overtook the Seneca Royals 7–5 in a Ridge and Valley Conference baseball game Monday.

Grace Dreschmeier, Jr., P, and Kate Tarrell, Fr., P, Highland softball
Dreschmeier twirled a gem, striking out nine and allowing just one earned runs to lead the Cardinals (5–1) to a 2–1 Six Rivers West victory over Potosi/Cassville Monday. Then freshman Kate Tarrell stuck out seven in a five-inning three-hit shutout over Ithaca and went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI to aid her own cause in Tuesday's 11–0 non-conference win over Ithaca. 

Noah Kirsch, Sr., Lancaster boys golf
Kirsch, the defending WIAA Division 3 individual state champion shot a 1-under par 69 to win medalist honors by seven strokes over runner-up Ollie Mitchell of Mineral Point (76) to win medalist honors at last Saturday's 14-team Dodge-Point Early Bird Invitational. It was the season-opener for all area boys golf teams.

Mia Hodgson, Jr., P, Belmont softball
Hodgson went 4-for-5 with a double, four RBI and two runs scored, and struck out seven in four innings to lead the Braves to a 20–4 victory over Pecatonica last Saturday. She then went 3-for-3 with an RBI and allowed just one earned run in a 13–3 five-inning complete game victory over Shullsburg/Benton Monday. Tuesday Hodgson went 3-for-5 with four runs scored and collected another pitching win in a 27–10 victory at River Ridge. The Braves improved to 5–1 on the season.

Kayci Martensen, Sr., Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg girls track and field
Martensen defended her title in the girls' 1,600-meter run by winning the event at the 2022 Wisconsin State Indoor Track and Field Championships at UW–Whitewater Saturday, April 9. Martensen, an Iowa State recruit, won the race in a time of 5:09.45.

Max Miles, Jr., C, Fennimore baseball
Miles cracked a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Golden Eagles to a dramatic 8–7 non-conference victory over visiting Richland Center Monday evening. Miles finished the game 2-for-4. It was Fennimore's first complete game of the season after having their first four games were postponed due to weather and last Tuesday's season-opener against Darlington was suspended in the bottom of the fourth inning due to more rain.