By PATRICK SLACK
After falling 9-2 in the opener, Pierz used a strong pitching performance from sophomore Tiara Hopkins to top Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (HLWW) 4-2 in the finale of a doubleheader, May 10, earning a split.
Juniors Michaela Rocheleau and Miranda Woitalla each had a pair of hits and junior Elizabeth Tomala singled and scored a run in the opener.
In the second game, Hopkins limited HLWW to two runs on six hits while striking out five to earn the win.
Tomala drilled a pair of doubles and scored two of Pierz’ runs.
Sophomore Lynn Funk added a pair of hits and junior Brook Brausen doubled.
Pierz 2 5 5
HLWW 9 8 3
Pierz—Michaela Rocheleau: 2-3, 2B; Miranda Woitalla: 2-3, R; Elizabeth Tomala: 1-3, R.
Pierz 4 6 2
HLWW 2 6 3
Pierz—Elizabeth Tomala: 2-3, 2-2B, 2-R; Lynn Funk: 2-3; Brook Brausen: 2B; WP-Tiara Hopkins: 7-IP, 2-R, 6-H, 2-BB, 5-K.