POTOSI – A six-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning propelled the host Chieftains to a 6-0 victory over visiting River Ridge last Tuesday night in Six Rivers West softball action.
Neither team hit the ball particularly well Tuesday night, as coach Bud Johnson’s Chieftains managed just three hits, to two for coach Wade Winkers’ Timberwolves.
The only scoring for either team came in the bottom of the sixth inning, where Potosi used two hits, four walks and one fielder’s choice to score six runs.
Potosi junior Jadyn Noonan started the inning off with a single, which was followed by back-to-back walks drawn by seniors Hannah Udelhoven and Abby Kaiser.
A fielder’s choice hit by senior Sophie Langkamp forced the inning’s first out at home plate.
Junior Hannah Nusbaum followed up with a bases-loaded walk to score Hannah Udelhoven, while Kaiser scored on a bunt single by junior Amber Udelhoven.
After freshman Shae Siegert reached base on a walk, fellow freshman Paige Siegert picked up an RBI on a bases-loaded fielder’s choice.
On the night, Jadyn Noonan went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double in the fourth inning and a single in the sixth, while Amber Udelhoven was 2-for-3 with and RBI bunt single in the sixth.
The lone scoring threat by River Ridge came in the top of the second inning, where the Timberwolves strung together two hits and a walk, but left bases loaded after three consecutive strikeouts.
That was the only inning in which River Ridge runners safely reached base, as they went three-and-out in six of the seven innings.
Potosi pitcher Jadyn Noonan faced 24 River Ridge batters in the seven-inning contest, leading to 11 strikeouts, eight ground-outs, two fly-outs to the infield, two hits and one walk.
River Ridge pitcher Jordyn Vogt gave up six earned runs off just three hits, while striking out five batters and walking five to receive the loss.
With the win Potosi is off to a 1-0 start in conference play, while River Ridge is off to an 0-1 start.
Both squad were in action the following Thursday night, with Potosi picking up a 6-2 non-conference victory over host Black Hawk, and River Ridge taking a 21-1 thumping by visiting Barneveld.
Against the host Warriors, Potosi pounded out 10 hits to their opponent’s four, scoring four runs in the top of the fourth inning after getting one run in each the first and third.
Kaiser was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs, while Langkamp was 2-for-3 with three RBIs.
In the circle, Noonan allowed two runs, one earned, off four hits, while striking out five batters and walking two.
With the win, Potosi improved to 3-1 on the season.
The Timberwolves ran into a buzz saw Thursday night, as visiting Barneveld took advantage of 19 hits and eight River Ridge errors to score 21 runs, 12 coming in the top of the seventh inning.
Of River Ridge’s three hits, junior Verity Johnson had two, as the Timberwolves scored their only run in the bottom of the third inning.
In 5.2 innings of work, Vogt allowed eight earned runs off 11 hits, while striking out two batters and walking eight.
Sophomore Gracie Hamann allowed eight earned runs off eight hits in relief of Vogt.
With Thursday night’s loss to the Eagles, River Ridge fell to 0-4 on the season.
With the unseasonably cold weather as of late, a number of games have been rescheduled from their original dates.
For Potosi, their April 3, road game at Lancaster will be played on Friday, April 27, and their April 5, home game against Prairie du Chien will be played on Monday, May 7. On Monday, April 30, the Chieftains will play at Belmont, and on Tuesday, May 15, will host the Braves.
This Thursday night the Chieftains are scheduled to play at Argyle, then will host Benton/Shullsburg next Monday evening.
For River Ridge, their April 2, road game at Lancaster, was canceled and rescheduled for April 16, which has since been cancelled again and rescheduled for Monday, May 14. Their April 3, home game against Fennimore, was cancelled and rescheduled for April 13, and has been cancelled again and rescheduled for Friday, May 4.
This past Tuesday night’s home game against Shullsburg/Benton has been postponed and rescheduled for Friday, May 18, and will take the place of their non-conference game at North Crawford.
Their home game against Pecatonica this Thursday night will now be a double header, with the first game scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., weather permitting of course.
Potosi 6, River Ridge 0
(from Tuesday, April 10)
River Ridge 000 000 0 - 0 2 2
Potosi 000 006 x - 6 3 0
Leading hitters - RR: None; P: Jadyn Noonan 2x3, Amber Udelhoven 2x3. 2B - P: Noonan 1. W - Jadyn Noonan (7IN,2H,0ER,11K,1BB). L - Jordyn Vogt (6IN,3H,6ER,5K,5BB).
Barneveld 21, River Ridge 1
(from Thursday, April 12)
Barneveld 113 121 (12) - 21 19 1
River Ridge 001 000 0 - 1 3 8
Leading hitters - B: G. Gordon 2x4, A. Hendrickson 4x6, J. Walker 2x6, J. Kelly 5x6, K. Leahy 3x5; RR: Verity Johnson 2x3. 2B - B: Hendrickson 1, Leahy 1. HR - B: Walker 1. W - A. Hendrickson (7IN,3H,1ER,14K,2BB). L - Jordyn Vogt (5.2IN,11H,8ER,2K,8BB). Other pitchers - RR: Gracie Hamann (0.1IN,8H,8ER,0K,1BB)
Potosi 6, Black Hawk 2
(from Thursday, April 12)
Potosi 101 400 0 - 6 10 1
Black Hawk 010 000 1 - 2 4 2
Leading hitters - P: Abby Kaiser 3x3, Sophie Langkamp 2x3; BH: None. 2B - P: Kaiser 1; BH: Schultz 1, Jackson 1. 3B - BH: Marty 1. W - Jadyn Noonan (7IN,4H,1ER,5K,2BB). L - Butler (7IN,10H,6ER,6K,3BB).