STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Paige Meulemans (Appleton, WI/Kimberly)'
walk-off home run gave the UW-Stevens Point softball team a 10th-inning victory
on Saturday afternoon in game one of the season finale doubleheader against
UW-Stout. The visiting Blue Devils won game two, 7-1 to force a split.
The visiting Blue Devils plated their only
run of the day in the third inning, taking a 1-0 lead on an RBI double by Alison
In the seventh, the Pointers scored the game-tying run on a passed
ball, as Brittany Sass (Appleton, WI/East) crossed home.
With the bases loaded, Meulemans popped out to third base, ending the UWSP
threat and forcing extras.
Neither team scored in extra innings until
Meulemans stepped to the plate with one out in the bottom of the 10th and sent
the UW-Stout pitch soaring over the left field fence, giving the Pointers the
Michelle Jones (Madison, WI/La Follette) threw
all 10 innings to earn the victory, scattering four hits and striking out
Meulemans, Katie Krueger (Plover, WI/SPASH) and Brittany Sass (Appleton, WI/East) collected
UWSP's three hits.
In game two, the visiting Blue Devils plated a run in
the first, two in the second and four in the third to take a 7-0 lead after two
and a half innings.
The Pointers plated their lone run in the home-half
of the third when Maddie Sawdey (Medford, WI/Medford) scored on a
delayed double steal. Neither team scored the rest of the way, as Stout held
on for the split.
Bekah Rennicke (Mequon, WI/Homestead) suffered
the loss, charged with all seven runs, five earned, in 2.2 innings of work.
Jones threw the final 4.1 innings in relief, scattering five hits, striking out
UW-Stevens Point's season comes to a close with an overall record
of 14-24, 3-13 in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.
Courtesy: UWSP Sports Information
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