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Pulling Away
Arrows take a two-game lead with four to go
Lancaster senior Kate Noble slides safely into second base for a double during last Friday's SWC contest against visiting River Valley. The Flying Arrows improved to 7-0 in conference play with a 5-1 victory over the Blackhawks.

With a 5-1 victory over River Valley last Friday evening, the Lancaster varsity softball team remained unbeaten in Southwest Wisconsin Conference play at 7-0.

The Arrows jumped on the Blackhawks early in the game, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first, one on an RBI fielder’s choice by Andrea Duncan, and another on a River Valley error.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Lancaster took advantage of two more Blackhawk errors, as they scored two runs on dropped fly balls hit by Stephanie Tranel and Kate Noble.

In the pitching circle, Andrea Duncan gave up one earned run off four hits, while striking out three batters and walking none.

The Arrows strung together five total hits in the contest, no one having more than two, and Noble having one double.

In non-conference action last Tuesday evening, Lancaster traveled to Boscobel and came home with a 6-3 victory over the Bulldogs.

In that game, Tiffany Leeser went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while Taylor Holzinger also had two RBIs.

Duncan pitched good enough for the win, giving up three runs, one earned, off three hits, while striking out four batters and walking one.

At last Saturday’s Richland Center Tournament, the Arrows went 2-0 with victories over the host Hornets, and another over Middleton.

Against Richland Center, Lancaster pounded out 13 hits to claim a 10-1 victory, as Ella Marcue went 3-for-4 with one RBI to lead the team.

Marcue also pitched all seven innings, in which time she gave up one earned run off three hits, while striking out five batters and walking four.

In their 4-1 victory over Middleton, Lancaster used four hits to score four runs, three crossing the plate on ground outs, and the other on a sacrifice fly ball.

Duncan collected the win in the circle, giving up one earned run off five hits, while striking out seven batters and walking two.

Following this past Tuesday’s road game at Dodgeville, the Arrows will host Prairie du Chien n Thursday, then will travel to Richland Center on Friday.


Lancaster 6, Boscobel 3
(from Tuesday, May 1)
Lancaster    022    000    2 - 6    6    2
Boscobel      100    002    0 - 3    3    2
Leading hitters
- L: Leeser 2x4; B: Smith 2x3. 2B - Holzinger (L), Smith (B). W - Duncan (7IN, 4K, 1BB). L - Wurnicke (7IN, 7K, 5BB).

Lancaster 5, River Valley 1
(from Friday, May 4)
River Valley    000    001    0 - 1    4    2
Lancaster        200    021    x - 5    5    1
- Noble (L). W - Duncan (7IN, 3K, 0BB). L - Voss (6IN, 3K, 5BB).

Lancaster 10,
Richland Center 1
(from Saturday, May 5)
Lancaster               030    115    0 - 10    13    1
Richland Center    001    000    0 - 1    3    1
Leading hitters
- L: TRanel 2x4, Noble 2x4, Marcue 3x4, Petrowitz 2x3. 2B - Marcue 2 (L), Luxiton (RC). 3B - Noble (L), Martin (L). W - Marcue (7IN, 5K, 4BB). L - Goplin (7IN).

Lancaster 4, Middleton 1
(from Saturday, May 5)
Lancaster     111    010    0 - 4    4    2
Middleton    000    001    0 - 1    5    1
Leading hitters
- M: Meinholz 3x3. 2B - Marcue (L), Meinholz (M). W - Duncan (7IN, 7K, 2BB). L - Brown (7IN, 2K, 4BB).