Polar Bears top Bulldogs
Hortonville opens with road win
By Greg Seubert
Quinn Heintz didn’t have to wait long to pick up his first win as Hortonville’s new softball coach.
The Polar Bears scored five runs in the first two innings and added seven more in the last two frames of a 12-3 nonconference win over New London April 11 at Memorial Park.
It was the first game of the season for Hortonville, while the Bulldogs entered the contest with a 3-0 mark after outscoring their first three opponents 33-1.
The Polar Bears opened the scoring with three runs in the first inning and two more in the second before the Bulldogs cut the lead to 5-3 with two runs in the second and one in the third.
Neither team scored again until Hortonville came up with two runs in the sixth and added to its lead with a five-run seventh.
Maggie Werner had four of the Polar Bears’ 17 hits, while Anna Kaskavitch and Allison Hafeman added three each and Hannah Meshnick and Emma Lebeck chipped in with two each.
Meshnick, who also had a team-high three RBIs, scattered six hits to pick up the complete-game win on the mound.