By Craig Marx, Editor
In a back and forth seesaw, the Antigo Lady Robins softball team was unable to pull out a win on Monday in 6-4 loss to the Great Northern Conference leading Mosinee Indians.
“Such an exciting game,” Coach Sandi Robrecht said. “We played well but we just couldn’t pull it out. Allison threw well again and we were strong defensively. [It was] a fun game. Liv Weix was huge at the plate as was Allison.”
Antigo was held without a run in the top of the first inning. Mosinee plated two runs in the bottom of the first, including a lead-off score by Bailey Schultz.
The Lady Robins answered back in the top of the second. Kendall Smith led off with a single while Abi Fleischman took a one-out walk an at-bat later. Liv Weix crushed a double, bringing in both Smith and Fleischman for the tying runs.
The once again even-keeled game was short lived for Antigo, unfortunately. Mosinee laid down four hits in the bottom of the second, including a double for Mckayla Garski. The Indians were able to score twice, again taking a two-run lead.
Now 4-2 in favor of Mosinee, Antigo was able to get one run back in the top of the third. With one out, Allison Kondzela hit for a double and was later brought in by a Morgana Smith RBI base hit. As Kondzela held the Indians scoreless in the bottom of the third, Antigo took three quick outs in the top of the fourth after Fleischman to get on base.
The Lady Robins trailed 4-3 entering the top of the fifth inning. Laurissa Belott’s lead-off single turned into a tying run after Kondzela singled in her next at-bat. Despite the comeback, Antigo left two runners on base.
Mosinee retook the lead in the bottom of the fifth. Consecutive base hits from the No. 4 and 5 spots eventually went as go-ahead runs to give the Indians their 6-4 lead.
Antigo saw just seven batters make it to the plate offensively in the sixth and seventh innings.
Kondzela pitched all seven innings, striking out four batters and walking two. The Indians amassed 13 total hits on Kondzela, who was responsible for only four of Mosinee’s six runs. She was also Antigo’s most prolific hitter, going 3 for 4 with two doubles and a run scored.
The Lady Robins are slated to host a doubleheader against Great Northern Conference rival Tomahawk on Friday to round out the regular season. The first pitch of game one is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.