Softball, baseball, football highlights
Kailyn Miller put the tag on the Tomahawk runner just a little late at third base.
For the Star Journal
Bob Mainhardt photos
The U14 girls softball team tournament team opened with a game against Tomahawk Friday afternoon.Kendall Vanney was the starting pitcher for the Hodags. Vanney was replaced by Aleece Johnson who finished the game. The Hodags lost the game in six innings 10-0 in the weekend tournament.
The Rhinelander Rebels played Northwoods in Eagle River Tuesday and came away with a 5-2 win. Friday the Rebels hosted Eagle River and won a tight 3-2 game.
The Rebels scored two runs in the third while Northwood scored one in the fourth, but the Rebels got that one back as they scored one in the bottom of the fourth to lead 3-1. Northwoods would make it interesting as they scored one in the top of the seventh on a sac fly. Dylan Vanderbunt pitched a complete game Friday for the Rebels getting the last out via a strikeout for the 3-2 win.
Rhinelander will play Northwoods again Friday at 1 p.m. in the first game of regional play in Medford. The winner of the regional tournament earns a trip to the state tournament.
Sunday afternoon the Rhinelander River Monsters and Everest played a rain-shortened game at Stafford Field in Rhinelander. The River Monsters were batting in the bottom of the fifth inning when with runners on second and third with one out and a 4-0 lead the wind and rain began. Lightning forced all the players off the field and by the time the rain let up the infield was unplayable and the game was called giving the home team the win.
Joe Schneider was the winning pitcher. Easton Senoraske hit a triple off the fence in left and Tyler Bloomdahl hit a two-run homer all in the fourth inning to give the Monsters a 4-0 lead going into the fifth inning. Schneider pitched a quick top of the fifth to make the game one that could be ended in the Monsters favor with the rain looking likely. Thunder, lightning, wind and heavy rain quickly left the infield looking like a large puddle.
The last session of 7-on-7 football took place Thursday at Mike Webster Stadium with the Hodags taking on Northland Pines and Three Lakes. Football camp is this week, the players have next week off and then it’s back to work with the first day of practice Aug. 1.