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Wittenberg-Birnamwood takes conference title

06/10/2021, 8:45am CDT
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Final score was Witt-Birn 9, Iola-Scandinavia 5

Wittenberg-Birnamwood won the conference championship of the Central Wisconsin Conference - Eastern Division with a 9-5 win over Iola-Scandinavia.  The Chargers finished with an 11-1 conference record (14-1 overall) - one game ahead of Amherst with a 10-2 record.  The Thunderbirds finished in third place with a 7-5 conference record and a 16-9 overall record.

Trailing 1-0, Wittenberg-Birnamwood scored three runs in the third inning and put the game away with six runs in the fifth inning.  The T-Birds scored four runs in the sixth and seventh innings to cut into the lead, but the rally stalled.


Mckenna Foster had two hits for the Chargers including a first inning double.  Jaelyn Sivertson and Katie Cherek had three and two hits for Iola-Scandinavia respectively. Sivertson also had a first inning double.

Pitcher Jasmin Duranceau went the distance to earn the win for W-B.  Duranceau allowed no walks and had three strikeouts.

Both teams start WIAA tournament play next week Monday, June 14.  Wittenberg-Birnamwood will host Nekoosa in Division 3 action while Iola-Scandinavia will host Sevastopol in Division 4 action.

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