The Wisconsin Dells softball team finished out its regular season on a high note, winning two of its final three games to improve to 11-7 on the season.
The Chiefs split a pair of games at the Reedsburg triangular on May 11, falling to Wisconsin Heights and topping the host Beavers, before steamrolling Mauston on Tuesday in a South Central Conference finale
It was a tough start to the weekend for the Chiefs as they suffered a 12-2 loss to the Vanguards. Wisconsin Dells stayed close early on, trailing just 2-1 after the opening inning before Wisconsin Heights began to pull away, scoring nine runs over the next four innings, including five in the fifth, to seize control.
Senior Grace Myklebust and sophomore Maddie Jones each had a pair of hits and sophomore Kayla Gray had a double to lead the Chiefs. Wisconsin Dells didn’t sulk following the loss, rebounding with a convincing 9-0 win over the Beavers.
The Chiefs started fast, scoring two runs in both the first and third innings for an early 4-0 lead before hammering things home with a four-run fourth. Sophomore Gracie Walker delivered a complete game gem, striking out six while allowing just three hits and three walks, while Gray and junior Molly McClyman each had three hits.
The Wisconsin Dells bats stayed red hot Tuesday as they cruised past Mauston, 15-1, in five innings in its final South Central game at Kaminski Park. The Chiefs led 2-0 after the first inning but the Golden Eagles answered with a run in the top of the second to cut the advantage in half.
Wisconsin Dells, which finished 7-3 in the SCC, took over from there however, scoring seven runs in the home half of the second to go up 9-1 before scoring six runs over the next two innings to put things to bed.
Gray went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBIs and Walker added a pair of hits and struck out seven in the complete game win, while Jones and sophomores Jade Herzer and Maya Hale each doubled.
Wisconsin Dells, which received the No. 5 seed in its Division 3 regional, will next travel to Lomira for a regional semifinal on May 21.