Teams to meet for second time
By Greg Seubert
Weyauwega-Fremont will face Manawa for a Division 4 softball regional championship, but the game will take place a day earlier than scheduled.
Both teams stayed alive in the WIAA state tournament May 23 with regional quarterfinal wins at home. W-F handed Crandon a 5-0 loss, while Manawa defeated Three Lakes/Phelps 8-1.
W-F, the No. 1 seed in its tournament bracket, will host the fourth-seeded Wolves at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24.
Regional finals were originally scheduled to be played Friday, May 25, but the game was moved up a day because of the chance of rain May 25. Weyauwega-Fremont High School will also hold its graduation ceremony that night.
The Indians will take a 19-4 record into the regional final, while the Wolves are 13-3. One of Manawa’s three losses was a 4-0 setback to the Indians during the regular season.
The winner will face No. 2 seed Coleman or third-seeded Shiocton Tuesday, May 29, in a sectional semifinal. Those two teams will play for a regional championship May 25 in Coleman.
W-F 5, Crandon 0
The Indians opened the scoring with a run in the bottom of the first inning, but didn’t score again until they added four more runs in the third.
Cadyn Ehrenberg picked up the win on the mound.
Manawa 8, Three Lakes/Phelps 1
The Wolves used a five-run fourth inning to take a 7-1 lead and also took advantage of Three Lakes/Phelps’ six errors.
Matayah Pethke, Kassidee Zander and Lesley Wilz each had two of Manawa’s nine hits while pitcher Morgyn Zielke tossed a three-hitter and struck out nine batters.