CUBA CITY – The Cuba City softball team crammed a lot of games in on the diamond over the span of the past week, and they were rewarded for all their hard work with five victories in their six games.
The Lady Cubans (10-7 overall, 7-6) opened the week with a thrilling 1-0 non-conference victory over East Dubuque at home on Tuesday, May 7, and then followed the next day with a 5-1 SWAL victory over Fennimore.
After getting rained out of a game with Darlington on Thursday afternoon, the Cubans returned to the diamond on Saturday to post a pair of impressive wins over Platteville, 11-1, and Orangeville, 4-1, at the Belmont Jamboree.
Finally, back at home on Monday, May 13, the Cubans completed their wild week by splitting a SWAL doubleheader with Boscobel, taking the opening game by a score of 6-1 and then falling in the nightcap 9-7.
Freshman Emily Wiederholt (7-4) went 3-0 in the circle over the past week after allowing just one run per game in wins over Fennimore, Platteville and Boscobel.
Sophomore Chloe Pustina (3-3) pitched the other three games and posted a 2-1 record, but six errors in Monday’s second game against the Bulldogs allowed four unearned runs and cost the Cubans a perfect week.
Pustina hit five doubles and a triple at the plate and she had two hits apiece against Platteville and in both game with Boscobel, while freshman Jessi Marti had two hits in four of their games over the week.
Carly Muller homered in the Cubans’ game with Fennimore and doubled against Platteville.
Cuba City received the #3 in their regional bracket for the upcoming WIAA Division 3 tournament. The Cubans hosts New Glarus in a regional quarterfinal game on Thursday, May 16, starting at 5 p.m. The winner heads to Orfordville to face the #2-seeded Parkview Vikings in a regional semifinal game on Tuesday, May 21.
Cuba City….. 101 111 0 – 5 6 0
Fennimore… 000 010 0 – 1 4 2
Leading hitters: Kayla Marti 3x4. HR- Carly Muller. 2B- Chloe Pustina.
WP- Emily Wiederholt. LP- Winkers.
At Fennimore, on Wednesday, May 8
Cuba City… 010 023 0 – 6 12 3
Boscobel… 001 000 0 – 1 4 1
Leading hitters: Jessi Marti 2x3, Jen Brogley 2x3, Tiffany Shauer 2x3, Chloe Pustina 2x4. 2B- Pustina, Brogley.
WP- Emily Wiederholt. LP- Wunnicke.
Boscobel…. 330 021 0 – 9 9 0
Cuba City… 000 200 5 – 7 8 6
Leading hitters: Jessi Marti 2x3, Myah Trevethan 2x4, Chloe Pustina 2x4. 2B- Pustina (2).
WP- Johnson. LP- Chloe Pustina.
At Cuba City, on Monday, May 13
East Dubuque… 000 000 0 – 0 6 1
Cuba City……… 000 100 x – 1 4 1
Leading hitters: 3B- Chloe Pustina.
WP- Chloe Pustina. LP- Berryman.
At Cuba City, on Tuesday, May 7
Platteville… 000 001 – 1 8 3
Cuba City… 041 123 – 11 12 0
Leading hitters: Myah Trevethan 3x4, Chloe Pustina 2x3, Jessi Marti 2x3. 2B- Carly Muller, Shelly Augustin.
WP- Emily Wiederholt. LP- Minett.
Cuba City…... 102 100 0 – 4 11 0
Orangeville… 000 001 0 – 1 8 2
Leading hitters: Shelly Augustin 2x4, Hannah Loeffelholz 2x4, Jessi Marti 2x3. 2B- Chloe Pustina, Augustin.
WP- Chloe Pustina. LP- Rote.
At Belmont, on Saturday, May 11