SHULLSBURG – The offense for Shullsburg-Benton got better and better as the week went on, but the Miner-Zephyrs couldn’t catch up to their opponents as they dropped three straight games on the diamond to slip to 1-7 overall on the season and 1-4 in Six Rivers Conference play.
Highland bested the Miner-Zephyrs, 11-0, in five innings at Badger Park on Tuesday, April 24, and then the defending WIAA Division 4 state champion Juda/Albany Panthers knocked off the Shulls-Ben squad, 14-1, in five innings back at home on Thursday, April 26.
Finally, at home once again on Friday, April 27, the Miner-Zephyrs bashed out 13 hits and scored eight runs against non-conference foe East Dubuque, but the visiting Warriors got 21 hits and 19 runs of their own to sink the hosts by a score of 19-8.
Brianna Jones, Lydia Jones and Maggie Gleason all had three hits with a double in Friday’s game. B. Jones drove in three runs and scored twice, while L. Jones knocked in two runs and Gleason scored twice.
Grace Morrissey went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles with a RBI and a run for the co-op, and Kindle Cook doubled and drove in two runs in the game
Shulls/Ben has upcoming Six Rivers’ game against Pecatonica at Blanchardville’s McKellar Park on Thursday, May 3 (5 p.m.), and at home against River Ridge/Cassville on Monday, May 7 (4:30 p.m.) and Potosi on Tuesday, May 8 (5 p.m.).
Highland…… 041 24 – 11 12 0
Shulls/Ben…. 000 00 – 0 3 1
Leading Hitters: H– Hennessey 2x3, Kleist 2x4, Welsh 2x3. HR– Hennessey. 3B– C. Kosharek. 2B– Drury, Hennessey, Welsh (2), Tucker. S/B–None.
WP- Pustina (5IP, 3H, 0R, 10K, 1BB). LP- Lydia Jones.
At Shullsburg, on Tuesday, April 24
Juda/Albany… 213 71 – 14 12 0
Shulls/Ben….. 000 10 – 1 3 6
Leading Hitters: J/A– Oliver 2x4, Kammerer 3x4, Freitag 2x3, Becker 2x3. 2B– Oliver, Kammerer, Freitag (2), Bovc, Euclide. S/B– 2B– Sarah Fluhr, Kindle Cook, Savannah Hilby.
WP- Becker. LP- Lydia Jones.
At Shullsburg, on Thursday, April 26
East Dubuque… 380 031 4 – 19 21 1
Shulls/Ben…….. 220 202 0 – 8 13 1
Leading Hitters: ED– Wennett 4x4, Erschen 4x5, Culbertson 3x6, Feyen 3x4, Berryman 2x6, Oberman 3x3, Mal 2x4. 2B– Wennett, Erschen. S/B– Brianna Jones 3x4, Lydia Jones 3x4, Maggie Gleason 3x3, Grace Morrissey 2x3. 2B– B. Jones, L. Jones, Gleason, Grace Morrissey (2), Kindle Cook.
WP- Middendorf. LP- Alexis Redfearn.
At Shullsburg, on Friday, April 27