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Neither Lizzie Jones (left) or Mackenzie Kielblock came up with the ball for Iola-Scandinavia during the Thunderbirds' game with Wautoma May 10. Kielbock was able to recover the ball and get the runner out. Holly Neumann Photo

I-S girls need two more wins

By Greg Seubert

A Central Wisconsin Conference East Division championship is still a possibility for the Iola-Scandinavia softball team.

The Thunderbirds need to win two of their three remaining conference games this week to clinch at least a tie for the championship. The team played at Bonduel May 13 and will wrap up division play Thursday, May 16, with a doubleheader at Shiocton.

Iola-Scandinavia 12, Weyauwega-Fremont 5
Iola-Scandinavia broke open a 2-1 game with four runs in the third inning May 6.

The T-Birds outhit the Indians 15-4. Mackenzie Kielblock led the way with four hits, including a double, while driving in two runs. Hannah Melum, Lizzie Jones, Emily Wolfgram and Alexa Christoph added two hits each.

Melum drove in four runs on her two hits and Wolfgram drove in two runs on her two hits, including a run-scoring double in the sixth. Jones drove in a run on her third inning single, while Christoph and Lyncoln Podgorny each had a double.

Kielblock allowed four hits and three walks while striking out 14 batters. The defense also committed six errors.

Iola-Scandinavia 7, Wittenberg-Birnamwood 0
Wittenberg-Birnamwood 5, Iola-Scandinavia 4
The T-Birds split a CWC East Division doubleheader with the Chargers May 7.

Iola-Scandinavia scored three runs in the first inning of the first game and added four runs in the fourth.

Melum and Wolfgram each had two hits. Melum had a run-scoring double in the first inning and followed that up with a three-run home run in the fourth. Kielblock, Taylor Kielblock and Jones each drove in a run on singles.

Mackenzie Kielblock held the Chargers to two hits and two walks while striking out nine batters.

The T-Birds scored all four of their runs in the first inning to take an early lead in the second game, but the Chargers broke a 4-4 tie with a run in the fourth.

Kielblock allowed six hits and took the loss on the mound, but two errors led to three unearned runs.

Kielblock had three doubles and Katie Cherek had two hits, including a double in the third inning. Melum added a run-scoring triple in the first and Podgorny had a run-scoring single also in the first.

The T-Birds had a chance to tie the game in the fifth inning. Mackenzie Kielblock doubled, reached third on an error and tried to catch Wittenberg-Birnamwood sleeping on defense and tried to steal home, but was called out at home on a close play.

I-S 3, Wautoma 0
Iola-Scandinavia scored one run in the first inning and added two runs in a 3-0 nonconference victory over the Hornets May 10.

Mackenzie Kielblock held the Hornets to one hit and one walk while striking out 15 batters. She pitched all seven innings for her fourth shutout of the season.

The T-Birds managed only four hits of their own. Mackenzie Kielblock and Podgorny each had a double, while Jones and Christoph each had a single. Christoph’s hit drove in a run in the fourth inning.

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