Carney-Nadeau softball bests Rapid River

Carney-Nadeau senior Izzy Novak delivers a pitch against Rapid River on May 23, 2024 at Rapid River High School. (Adam Hinch/Daily Press)

RAPID RIVER — A combined 54 walks in two games made for a tough day for Rapid River and Carney-Nadeau softball teams. However, the Wolves picked up a pair of mercy rule victories winning 28-9 in game one and 21-1 in game two.

Game One

The Wolves scored seven runs in the first inning on one hit by Bristal Castle and six walks and three batters hit by pitch,

The Rockets answered back in the bottom of first inning, scoring eight runs thanks to a RBI single by freshman Liveah Wills, nine walks and one batter hit by pitch.

Maedeo Walcher blasted a two-RBI single for the Wolves in the second inning, but was thrown out at second base trying to extend for a double.

The Wolves, who were walked 10 times in the third inning, added 10 runs in the frame, highlighted by a two-run double from Mariska Laurila.

“It’s only our second year as a team and it feels good when you can work hard and get some wins,” Laurila said.

The Rockets added one in the bottom of the third, highlighted by a RBI double by freshman Saylor Carlson and the Wolves led 19-9 after three.

The Wolves added nine runs in the fourth inning, highlighted by a RBI single by Castle. Walcher and Laurila also had singles in the inning as well as singles by Grace Maule and Elodie Lenca. The Wolves also drew seven walks in the inning.

Game Two

The Wolves scored six runs in the first inning off one hit, six walks and two batters hit by pitch.

The Wolves extended their lead to 16-0 in the second inning, scoring 10 runs on two hits and nine walks.

The Wolves added five runs in the third inning, highlighted by a three-run inside the park home run by Castle and back-to-back doubles by Laurilla and Lenca.

“That was my fifth inside the park home run this season,” Castle said. “It’s always fun when you get one.”


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