The Windsor/Stew-Stras Trojan softball team headed to Newton on Saturday and came back from a game 1 loss, 10-4, to settle for a split in game 2, .

WSS got a lead in the game, but then Newton passed them up. Ella Kinkelaar led off the game with a single. After Alaira Friese sac-bunted, Stacie Vonderheide singled for a 1-0 lead and Gabby Vonderheide singled. With two outs, Samantha Hayes singled a run in, 2-0.

Newton got a run back in the bottom of the 1st. Stacie Vonderheide threw K, then Hayes caught a pop out. Ainslie Eident singled. A steal, an error and a wild pitch made it 2-1. Kinkelaar walked in the 2nd, but was left on. Newton went in order in the 2nd.

With one out in the 3rd, Gabby Vonderheide reached on an error. Kinley Quast reached on a fielder’s choice. Hayes cranked a double to drive in a run, 3-1. Quast scored on a wild pitch, 4-1. In the 4th, Newton doubled with one out, twice, 4-2. Quast singled in the 5th, but was left on.

In the 5th, a single and three straight errors gave Newton a 5-4 lead. With one out, a walk and a double made it 7-4. A 2-out single made it 8-4. In the 6th, Newton hit a 2-run home run with one out, 10-4. WSS went in order in the 7th and the game ended.

Samantha Hayes led WSS in the loss, going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Game 1

Newton 10, Windsor/Stew-Stras 4

WSS 202 000 0--4-7-4

N’wt 100 162 x--10-9-2

WSS stats: E Kinkelaar 1-for-3, BB, SB, run; Friese 0-for-3, sac; S Vonderheide 1-for-4, run, RBI; G Vonderheide 1-for-4, ROE, run; Quast 1-for-3, FC, run; Hayes 2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Daniels 0-for-3; Witteberg 0-for-2, BB; Eident 1-for-3. Pitching (W) S Vonderheide 5 IP, 8 runs, 7 hits, 1 BB, 4 Ks; Friese 1 IP, 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 BBs, 0 Ks.

N’wt stats: K Martin 1-for-4, HR, ROE, 2 runs, 4 RBIs; Mulvey 0-for-3, sac; Odell 2-for-3, 2B, BB, 3 SB, 3 runs; Frichtl 2-for-3, 2-2Bs, run, 3 RBIs; Grove 0-for-3; Barthelemy 0-for-2 (#14 1-for-1, RBI); Mahattey 1-for-3, run; Kessler 0-for-2, ROE, run (#15 0-for-1); C Martin 1-for-1 (#18 1-for-2, ROE, 2 runs. Pitching (W) Mulvey 7 IP, 4 runs, 7 hits, 2 BBs, 2 Ks.

In game 2, the Trojans caught Newton in the 7th and then won the game in the 8th, 5-3.

Newton took a lead in the bottom of the 1st. Wit two outs, two errors made it 1-0. Gabby Vonderheide singled in the 2nd, but was left on. WSS knotted the game in the 3rd. Ellie Wittenberg walked, but was out going home. Ainslie Eident singled and scored on an error, 1-1.

Newton reclaimed the lead in the 4th. on a walk, two singles, and a sac fly, 2-1. Another single made it 3-1. WSS got a run back in the 6th. With one out, Friese singled. With two outs, Gabby V singled, scoring Friese, 3-2. Quast singled, but did not score.

In the WSS 7th, Eident walked with 2 outs. Kinkelaar singled on a bunt to put two runners on. Friese singled and Eident scored, for the tie, 3-3. Newton went in order and the game went to extra innings.

With one out in the 8th, Gabby V singled. Quast reached on an error and Hayes walked to load the bases. Marisa Daniels singled, scoring Gabby and Kinley, 5-3. Wittenberg singled, but was left on.

Newton got a lead-off single. With the tying run at the plate, the base runner was caught stealing by catcher Ella Kinkelaar. The next batter singled. A line out to shortstop Friese was the 2nd out. The runner got to 2nd on a wild pitch. Stacie Vonderheide had come on in relief and rang up the next batter for the win.

Gabby Vonderheide led WSS to the win, going 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Alaira Friese was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

Game 2

Windsor/Stew-Stras 5, Newton 3 – 8 innings

WSS 001 001 12--5-10-3

N’wt 100 200 00--3-7-3

WSS stats: Kinkelaar 1-for-3, sac; Friese 2-for-4, FC, run, RBI; S Vonderheide 0-for-4; G Vonderheide 3-for-4, SB, run, RBI; Quast 1-for-4, 2 ROEs, run; Hayes 0-for-3, BB; Daniels 1-for-4, 2 RBI (Garrett); Wittenberg 1-for-3, BB; Eident 1-for-3, BB, 2 runs. Pitching (W) S Vonderheide 1 IP, 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 BB, 1 K; (Starter) Hayes 7 IP, 3 runs, 5 hits, 2 BB, 4 Ks;

Nwt stats: K Martin 0-for-4; Mulvey 0-for-4; Odell 3-for-4, ROE, 3 SB, run; Frichtl 1-for-4, ROE; Grove 0-for-2, 2 BBs; #15 1-for-4, run; #18 1-for-3, run; #14 0-for-2, sacf, RBI; Mahattey 1-for-3, RBI. Pitching (L) Mulvey 1 IP, 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 BBs, 0 Ks; (Starter) Frichtl 7 IP, 5 runs, 8 hits, 3 BBs, 3 Ks.

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