Bulldogs softball splits at Coleman

COLEMAN, Wis. — The Hancock Bulldogs hit the road over the weekend to take on the Coleman Cougars. Hancock won the opener Saturday, 6-4, scoring six runs on just three hits. In the nightcap, the Cougars bounced back with a 15-5 win.

In the opener, Kaelyn Rouleau broke a 4-4 tie when she knocked in two runs with a single. She finished 1-for-4 in the game with two RBI.

Coleman jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, and the game stayed that way until the third, when Brooke Koskela got the Bulldogs on the board. She hit into a fielder’s choice, but two runs scored on the play.

In the bottom half of the inning, the Cougars scored three to jump ahead 4-2.

Looking for a way to even the game, the Bulldogs did it in the fifth with the bases loaded when Megan Pelto knocked in a run. Ella Storm then drew a walk, scoring another run, and setting up Rouleau’s game-winning hit.

Sadie Biekkola struck out five over seven innings in the pitcher’s circle. She walked five and gave up six hits and four runs.

In the nightcap, Hancock jumped out to a 2-0 lead after scoring on a wild pitch and then scoring a second run when Pelto hit a sacrifice grounder.

However, Coleman scored the game’s next seven runs

Hancock got on the board again in the top of the fourth inning, when pitcher Sydnie Scholie scored on a passed ball while Alice Larson was at the plate. However, Larson struck out after, ending the inning.

With the Cougars up 9-3 in the fifth, Hancock scored two more runs when Storm singled to knock in Sofie Freeman and Josie Hembroff.

Scholie struggled in the pitcher’s circle in the game, giving up 16 hits and walking three. She did strike out four.


Hancock has a busy week this week. They face Gwinn Monday at home, with opening pitch set for 4 p.m., then travel to face L’Anse on Tuesday, return home Thursday to face Norway, and then travel to face Iron Mountain Friday.


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