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Leitzen walks off Whitewater, Risum throws no-hitter

BRODHEAD — The reigning Division 3 state champions edged out a 1-0 win over Rock Valley Conference opponent Whitewater on Friday, March 29. 

Leah Rear led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a double, and Sophia Leitzen drove her home with a double of her own for the win. Jaelyn Hilliard was 2-for-2 in the affair, while Tatum Ceslok walked in all three of her at bats. 

The Cardinals didn’t need much run support, as Ava Risum pitched a complete game no-hitter. The Lindenwood commit struck out 12 batters and didn’t issue a walk or hit a batter. The only blemishes on defense where two errors, otherwise Brodhead would have opened the season with a perfect game.


BLANCHARDVILLE — Pecatonica overcame a run-rule loss to Mineral Point in its season opener, collecting 12 RBIs, drawing seven walks, stealing 12 bases and capitalizing on eight Vanguard errors in a nonconference victory over Wisconsin Heights on Friday, March 29.

Sophia Schraepfer went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs to lead the Vikings. Piper Garthwaite and Diana Hendrickson also tallied two hits. The remaining two hits came from Brooklyn Johnsrud and Alyssa Cassidy. Although Maddie Hirsch, Bri Peterson and Tatum Kurschner did not record a hit, they drew a combined seven walks.

Peterson got the start, giving up four runs on four hits. Hendrickson came in in the third, picking up the win. She gave up three runs on eight hits and struck out seven.


ARGYLE — The Orioles committed 12 errors leading to 11 unearned runs in a nonconference loss on Thursday, March 28.

East Dubuque pitcher Curin Oberman kept ABH under control, striking out 12 batters and allowing just three hits — one each from Mya McNett, Ava Wiegel and Sammi Kammes. McNett suffered the loss, giving up 13 runs on 12 hits. She struck out eight and walked four.


MINERAL POINT — The Redbirds left seven runners stranded in a 10-run rule SWAL game on Thursday, March 28.

Ella Winslow and Braelyn Grossen reached base twice each with a hit and a walk. In total, Darlington tallied three hits and drew four walks. Sophie Wiegel suffered the loss, giving up 10 runs on 14 hits.