Windsor/Stew-Stras softball traveled to Bethany on Thursday and the Trojans trampled the Timberwolves, 14-2.

The Trojans started slow and added a 3-run 4th to build a 7-2 lead. Okaw bats went silent and WSS went on a spree in a 6-run 6th to vault past the Valley.

Eight WSS players pounded out 13 hits and took advantage of 6 errors. Four of the 13 hits were for extra bases. Addie Wernsing blasted a home run, Ella Kinkelaar and Kinley Quast smacked triples and Gabby Vonderheide cranked a double.

Kinkelaar hit 3-for-4 with 2 runs. Samantha Hayes hit 2-for-4, scored twice and drove in 3 runs. Wernsing and Stacie Vonderheide were both 2-for-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs. Quast and Alaira Friese scored twice.

Stacie Vonderheide threw 3 innings, gave up 2 runs and struck out 5. Wernsing came on to throw 3 scoreless innings with a K and a walk.

The only Okaw Valley hitters with much success was Mills, going 2-for-2 with an RBI and Lana Ashley. Ashley went 2-for-3 with a double and a run. Reese Nichols had a solo hit.

Ashley threw for Okaw went 6 innings and gave up 13 hits and 9 earned runs. She only walked one.

With one out in the 1st, Stacie Vonderheide reached on an error and stole 2nd and 3rd. Wernsing singled and drove in a run, 1-0. Ashley picked off a runner at 1st and a fly out ended the WSS 1st. Vonderheide KO’d all three batters in the Okaw 1st. In the WSS 2nd, Kinley Quast led off with a triple and scored on a wild pitch.

Ashley smacked a lead-off double in the Okaw 2nd and made 3rd on a wild pitch. Megan Roley walked Raeleigh Mills singled Ashley home, 1-1. Vonderheide threw a K and threw out a batter at 1st. Lindsey Ozier walked and the catcher Kinkelaar threw out a base runner at 2nd keep the tie.

With one out in the WSS 3rd, Kinkelaar singled and Stacie Vonderheide hit into a fielder’s choice, but the runner was out at home. Wernsing hit an inside the park home run to make it 3-1. Gabby Vonderheide doubled, but was left on.

Okaw stayed active in the 3rd. Rissa Montgomery was hit by a pitch and with two outs, Ashley singled. Ashley stole 2nd and Montgomery home, 4-2. The game was still close but was about to not be.

Samantha Hayes led off the WSS 4th with a single, stole 2nd, went to 3rd on a passed ball and then took home, 5-2. Friese walked. With two outs, Kinkelaar uncorked a triple, 6-2. Stacie followed with a hit to make it 7-2.

Okaw KO’d to Wernsing in the 4th and grounded out to Hayes at 1st and Wernsing. WSS added a run in the 5th. Gabby led off with a single. She made 3rd on a ground out and home on the next ground out by Hayes, 8-2.Friese reached on an error, but was left.

With one out in the Okaw 5th, Montgomery reached on an error. McKenna Phelps hit into a fielder’s choice. Nichols singled and Ashley reached on an error. With the bases loaded a ground out ended that chance.

In the WSS 6th, Ellie Wittenberg led off with a single. Kinkelaar singled. Wittenberg scored on a wild pitch and Kinkelaar on a ground out,. 10-2. Wernsing reached on an error.

With two outs, Quast reached on an error. Hayes singled two runs home, 12-2. With runners on 2nd and 3rd, Marisa Daniels reached on an error, scoring both runners, 14-2.

Okaw was in the 6th and Mills led off with a single. Two outs later, Ozier walked. A fly out to Gabby V in center ended the game by 10-run rule.


Windsor/Stew-Stras 14, Okaw Valley 2

W/SS 112 316--14-13-9

Okaw 011 000--2-5-6

WSS stats: Kinkelaar 3-for-4, 3B, 2 run, RBI; S Vonderheide 1-for-4, ROE, FC, 2 SB, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Wernsing 2-for-4, ROE, 2 SB, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; G Vonderheide 2-for-4, 2B, run; Quast 1-for-4, 3B, SB, ROE, 2 runs; Hayes 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Friese 1-for-3, ROE, BB, SB, 2 runs; Daniels 0-for-4, ROE (P Durbin); Ainslie Eident 0-for-1 (#8 0-for-1); Wittenberg 1-for-2, run. Pitching (W) S Vonderheide 3 IP, 2 runs, 3 hits, 2 BBs, 5 K; Wernsing 3 IP, 0 runs, 2 hits, 1 BB, 2 Ks.

Okaw stats: Montgomery 0-for-3, ROE, HBP, SB, run; Phelps 0-for-3, FC; Nicjhols 1-for-3; Ashley 2-for-3, SB, ROE, run; M Roley 0-for-2, BB; Mills 2-for-2, RBI (E Roley 0-for-1); Coleman 0-for-3; Crockett 0-for-2 (Mashaw 0-for-1); Ozier 0-for-1, 2 BBs. Pitching (L) Ashley 14 runs, 15 hits,1 BB, 1 K.

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