Sophomore Madison Kriener connected for a double in game one of the Lady Warriors’ UIC twinbill versus Postville Wednesday in Calmar. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Sophomore Madison Kriener connected for a double in game one of the Lady Warriors’ UIC twinbill versus Postville Wednesday in Calmar. (Photo by Becky Walz)

The South Winn softball team (8-13, 6-6 UIC) gained confidence last week, sweeping Postville and just missing the “W” versus Sumner-Fred.


Big innings

The Warrior offense overwhelmed Postville (0-10, 0-10 UIC) in the conference doubleheader, 20-1 and 12-0, in Calmar Wednesday.

South Winn opened the offensive floodgates in game one scoring its first 12 runs on no outs, connecting time and again at the plate. By the time the first frame was over, the Warriors had plated 19 runs. SW added one in the second and finished the game in three innings.

When the dust settled, the Warriors had racked up 17 hits, including triples by Ashley Kriener and Mary Frana. The pair went 3-for-3 in the batter’s box, with Frana driving in three runs. Contributing a pair of doubles was Sierra Breitsprecher, driving in three runs as well. Others having multi-hit games were Sadie McGee and Liz Engelhardt.

Eryn Luzum earned the win in three innings of work in the pitcher’s circle, fanning four.

In game two, the bats were only slightly quieter as South Winn plated a run in the first frame, four in the second, six in the third and finished with a run in the fourth to win, 12-0.

Pounding out a total of 10 hits, SW had a trio of players with doubles — A. Kriener, Frana and Liz Tieskoetter. Others contributing to the win were Breitsprecher, McGee, Mackenzie Schirmer, Madison Kriener and Katelyn Heying. Frana and K. Heying drove in three runs apiece.

Throwing for the Warriors was Alison Heying, allowing three hits and striking out three.

 

Former UIC foe

Thursday night, the Warriors came up short to Sumner-Fred (8-8), 7-6, in Calmar.

Trailing 6-1 entering the bottom of the third, South Winn began to creep into contention with two runs, adding one in the fourth and fifth to make it 6-5 in favor of the visitors. The Warriors gave up a run in the sixth and had two more chances to take control or force extra innings, but only came up with one run in the bottom of the seventh.

South Winn had seven hits, led by A. Kriener’s two doubles and two RBI. Luzum provided two singles, while McGee, Tieskoetter and Engelhardt each had one.

On the mound, Luzum battled all seven innings, giving up seven runs on 10 hits. She fanned six batters.

 

Coming up

The Warriors will see action twice this week. Tonight, Tuesday, June 18, South Winn will visit Crestwood for a junior varsity/varsity twinbill beginning at 5:30 p.m.