POTOSI — The host Potosi Chieftains used 12 hits, while holding their opponent to five to collect a 7–2 victory in a Six Rivers West conference softball contest last Thursday night against visiting River Ridge/Cassville.
Coach Bud Johnson’s squad improved to 6–3 in league play with the win, while coach Wade Winkers’ squad fell to 2–6 in league play.
After three innings of play, the two teams were tied at 2–2, River Ridge/Cassville scoring two runs in the top of the third inning, and Potosi bringing in a run in the second and another in the third.
The next three innings belonged to the Chieftains though, as they scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth, two more in the fifth and another one in the sixth, while holding their opponent scoreless in the final four innings.
Potosi senior Maddie Hawes and junior Brooke McKillip each had three hits in the game, while Abby Kaiser and Hanna Udelhoven each had two. Kaiser also had two RBIs in the win, while Udelhoven, Kate Nusbaum, Sophie Langkamp and Taylor Bloyer each had one.
Senior Sierra Schier led River Ridge/Cassville with two of her team’s five hits.
Potosi senior Emily Langmeier (7–5) picked up the win in the pitching circle, giving up one earned run off five hits, while striking out three batters and walking two. Andrea Okey took the loss was Cassville, giving up five earned runs on 12 hits, while striking out one batter and walking one.
The following night, Potosi picked up an 11–1 victory over visiting Benton/Shullsburg, while River Ridge/Cassville defeated visiting Black Hawk, 5–2.
The Chieftains (8–7, 7–3 SRC) maintained their hot bats at the plate, coming away with 10 hits, while Benton/Shullsburg was held to just four.
Langmeier led the charge with two hits and two RBIs, while Hawes had two double and one RBI. Kaiser and Langkamp each had two hits in the game, each having a double.
In the circle, Langmeier held the co-op team to one earned run off four hits, while striking out four batters and walking two.
In Six Rivers softball action this past Monday evening, Potosi and Belmont had their game suspended in the top of the third inning due to bad weather.
This Friday evening Potosi will travel to Wauzeka/Steuben for a non-conference game.
Potosi 7, River Ridge/Cassville 2
(from Thursday, May 5 @ Potosi)
RR/Cassville 002 000 0 — 2 5 3
Potosi 011 221 x — 7 12 3
Leading hitters — RR/C: Sierra Schier 2x3; P: Abby Kaiser 2x4, Maddie Hawes 3x4, Brooke McKillip 3x4, Hannah Udelhoven 2x3.
W — Emily Langmeier (6–5, 7IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 3K, 2BB). L — Andrea Okey (6IP, 12H, 7R, 5ER, 1K, 1BB).
Potosi 11, Shullsburg/Benton 1
(from Friday, May 6 @ Potosi)
Shulls./Benton 000 100 0 — 1 4 6
Potosi 101 513 x —11 10 1
Leading hitters — S/B: Goffinet 2x3; P: Abby Kaiser 2x4, Maddie Hawes 2x3, Emily Langmeier 2x4, Sophie Langkamp 2x4. 2B — P; Kaiser, Hawes 2, Langkamp.
W — Emily Langmeier (7–5, 6IP, 4H, 1ER, 4K, 2BB). L — Busch (3IP, 4H, 6ER, 0K, 2BB).