Making the connection

Jordan Krentz takes a cut at a pitch.

Coach Jeff Krentz didn’t think it would happen this early, but he isn’t going to argue with the results.

The Tiger softball team won for the third time in its last four tries Tuesday, dismissing Omro 14-4 at Murray Park. The win moved Ripon up to 3-2 in conference and 4-3 overall.

“This team is getting better every game,” Krentz said. “They are really coming together now. I thought it might take longer.”

Ripon got the bats going early as it jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning.

The Foxes tried to get back in the game two runs in the third inning. Having seen this happen before with his young team, Krentz kept the girls’ heads in the game.

“We had to settle down and play enthusiastic,” he said. “Teams have a tendency with a big lead to kind of coast. I told them to stay positive and be aggressive.”

The talk worked, as the Tigers put up eight more runs to put the game away.

To read the entire story, see the April 22 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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