A softball rests in the green grass after being shot over the fence during a softball game.
The Daily News sports staff
TOLEDO – The Toledo nine managed to overcome a couple of early deficits to beat Onalaska 6-6 in a Central 2B League softball competition on Tuesday.
“We lost 1-0 and 2-1 and then fought back both times and that wasn’t always the case with this group,” said Toledo coach Chad Williams. “I think it’s really important for this group to know that a run or two isn’t the end of the world. We can score runs. “
For the first time since 2019 on the diamond – and for the teens in the squad, it was their first high school game ever – Toledo put down a dozen runs with ten hits to complete the comeback. Hailey Holmes, Abbie Marcil, Mileigh Jurica and Greenlee Clark each scored two hits and scored two runs in the game for Toledo. Jurica drove in two more races and Clark in another in victory.
Bethany Bowen handled all of the home team’s pitching duties, spreading 13 hits over seven innings to claim the win.
“She threw a full game for the first time in her life,” said Williams. “She did a really good job of spreading 13 hits over seven innings. There was never really an inning where they went 1-2-3 so she worked hard … she knows she has a lot of water to carry for us this year. “
After falling behind in the second and third innings, Toledo blew up for six runs in the third frame to earn some separation. Toledo scored a goal in every inning except for the first and a breakout of three runs in the fifth inning, which helped to put the loggers in a hole.