Friday evening, Bluejay softball squared off with the Wisconsin Rapids Raiders in a WVC bout at Lincoln High School.
While the bats may have lay quiet in the first inning, the Jays blew the game open with a four-run melee led off by Calle Johnson’s score off a Megan Schroder bunt and ensuing error by the Raider first baseman. Then it would be Patience Pyan and Schroder’s turn to cross the plate for Merrill off a Madi Weix grounder. Weix then followed suit with her own trip home when Lindsey Casper ripped one to center field.
Keeping the Raiders off-base again in the third and fourth, Johnson and Kelsie Belfiori docked another pair of runs to set Merrill up 6-0 in the fourth.
The Raiders would finally manage to slow the Bluejay juggernaut in the fifth and counter with two runs to get on the board in the sixth, only to have the Jays respond with a vicious five-run onsaught in the seventh to seal the deal 11-2.
Junior Taylor Krueger took the win for Merrill, striking out four and allowing just four hits.
Batting: Belfiori (3/5, R, 3TB); Pyan (3/4, 2R, RBI, 2B, 4TB); Bonnell (2/3, R, RBI, 2B, 3TB); C. Johnson (1/4, 2R, 2B, 2TB); C. Oberg (1/4, RBI, 2B, 2TB), M. Schroeder (1/3, 2R, 2RBI, TB); M. Weix (1/4, 2R, 3RBI, 2TB)
WRL: 0 0 0 0 0 2 0-2
MRL: 0 4 1 1 0 0 5-11