Keyed by some hard hit balls, the Poynette Pumas overwhelmed Cambridge today at Diamond of Champions in Poynette.
A 14-hit barrage coupled with seven Cambridge errors led to a 17-0 victory, the tenth of the season for Poynette against no defeats.
The Pumas scored five in the first highlighted by a two-run blast over the rightcenter fence by senior shortstop Haley Radewan. It was the second consecutive game that Radewan has hit a home run. Pitcher Mattie Bredeson helped herself out with a double and single by Allison Tomlinson plated two more and she made it to third on an error and scored on an infield roller back to the pitcher.
Six more runs crossed the plate in the bottom of the second when Maegan Brookins singled , stole second and scored on an error at shortstop off the bat of Brooke Dredske. That miscue was follwoed by another Cambridge error, this time at third base and when Allison Tomlinson later walked it loaded the bases. Mya Knuteson who had seven rbi on Tuesday at Lake Mills then cleaned the bricks with a line drive off the fence in rightcenter, scoring all three Pumas in front of her. She would ultimately drive in five runs tonight, giving a a dozen in two games. Makayla Sorge then singled to score Knuteson and give the Pumas an 11 run lead.
Meanwhile Bredeson was cruising through the Blue Jays’ lineup. She retired the side in the first and second one, two three and did the same in the top of the third.
The Poynette third inning saw them score two more when Radewan drew a base on balls, Dredske singled as did Ashley Hellenbrand. Bredeson drove in the first run with a sacrifice fly to center and after a walk to Tomlinson, Knuteson single din Dredske.
Bredeson worked the fourth, facing four batters including the game’s only single by Cambridge when Katie Korth reached her for a single up the middle. It would be the only hit of the game and the only base runner for the Blue Jays in the game.
Poynette got four more in the bottom of the fourth when Brookins reached on an error at third and Radewan singled. Both runners advanced on a passed ball and Brookins scooted home on an infield grounder by Dredske. With one runner aboard Poynette Head Coach Bob Tomlinson inserted freshman hitting phenom, Brianna Schulz into the batting order. The hard-hitting Schulz worked the count to 1-1 then laced a line drive over the fence just inside the foul pole in left field for a two-run shot. It was her sevent h home run of the season as she has hit six as a JV player. “Well that had to be pretty special for Brianna,” said Tomlinson. Her first-ever varsity at bat and she laces one, on the line over the fence.”
Hellenbrand worked the fifth for the Pumas and recorded a 1-2-3 inning thanks in part to a great play on a foul ball near the fence along the first base line where freshman Casey Fountain made the difficult play look easy.
“Cambridge is a better team than they displayed today,” said Tomlinson. Again, it was a cawe of they pitched and we hit it hard somewhere. They are a good hitting team but Mattie was pretty darn good today mixing thiings up and moving it around. Mya did a great job of calling the game and keeping things under control behind the plate. Not many high school or even collegiate coaches give the catcher the opportunity to call the game.”
The Pumas play next at home on Monday when they will host Wisconsin Dells. Both the varsity and JV play the Chiefs that day.
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Cambridge 000 00 0 1 7
Poynette 562 4x 17 14 0
WP – Mattie Bredeson (4-1-0-0-5); Ashley Hellenbrand (1-0-0-0-1)
LP – Sierra Freeland (4-14-4-3-3)
Leading Hitters: Poynette: Haley Radewan 2x3, Mattie Bredeson 2x3, May Knuteson 2x4, Makayla Sorge (2x4
Double by Mattie Bredeson
Triple by Mya Knuteson
Home Runs by Haley Radewan (2) and Brianna Schulz (1)