Softball picks up first win at Little Chute

Mallary Nissen pitches against Laconia Monday.

The Tiger softball team picked up its first win of the season in its conference opener Tuesday, defeating Little Chute 10-5.

Ripon recorded 12 hits in the game, and coach Jeff Krentz was pleased with the offensive production after a dismal opener the night before in a loss to Laconia.

“We really hit the ball as a team — the bats came to life,” he said. “It was a good start. I told them if they be aggressive and confident, anything can happen.”

Ripon heeded the advice, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning. But Little Chute came storming back with five in the bottom of the inning to take a 5-3 lead.

From there, Tiger starter Mallary Nissen calmed down and took control of the game, shutting down the Mustangs as she threw a complete game, recording 16 strikeouts.

To read the entire article, see the April 15 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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