Sept. 29, 2012
MADISON, Wis. – With a combined 13 runs on 18 hits, the Wisconsin softball team swept Green Bay in a fall doubleheader at Goodman Diamond Saturday afternoon. The Badgers claimed game one, 3-1, before winning the second game, 10-2, in six innings.
In the day’s first game, the teams played scoreless ball through the first 3.5 innings before a home run by Whitney Massey broke up the tie. Wisconsin added a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth off of four hits, including a double by Stefanni LaJeunesse that just missed leaving the ball park.
Green Bay added a run in the seventh, but tough pitching from Meghan McIntosh kept the Phoenix from getting any closer. McIntosh pitched seven complete innings, allowing just one run on three hits. The senior struck out nine and walked three.
In game one, Wisconsin scored three runs on seven hits and committed three errors.
The Badgers’ offense rolled into game two, scoring four runs in the first inning. Green Bay showed signs of life in the fourth, scoring two runs on four hits, but Wisconsin responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning.
A double by Massey in the fifth inning was followed up by a triple by Michelle Mueller and UW tacked another run on the board.
Wisconsin confirmed the win with a pair of runs in the sixth inning to end the game with a 10-2 victory.
The Badgers scored 10 runs on 11 hits and committed two errors, while Green Bay posted two runs on five hits and committed five errors.
Cassandra Darrah went the distance in the circle, striking out six batters and issuing one walk.
Massey paced the Badgers, going 5-for7 with a home run, three doubles and three RBI. Marissa Mersch and Stephanie Peace each added a pair of RBI.
Wisconsin continues fall action on Sunday, hosting Heartland at Goodman Diamond for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.