Lawrence softball to host Friends of Jaclyn Day on Sunday

The Lawrence University softball team has shown its skill this season, but the Vikings’ heart will be on display Sunday.

Emma Broeniman was adopted by the Lawrence University softball team last fall.
Emma Broeniman was adopted by the Lawrence University softball team last fall.

Lawrence is staging a Friends of Jaclyn Day for Sunday’s doubleheader against the University of Chicago at Whiting Field. The first pitch is set for 11 a.m.

The Vikings have “adopted” Emma Broeniman, an eight-year-old from Appleton who suffers from neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1). The softball squad got connected with Broeniman through Friends of Jaclyn, an organization that matches children in need of love, support and friendship with a college or high school sports team.

“I do believe that our participation in this program could be our single greatest accomplishment this season,” Lawrence head coach Kim Tatro said. “It’s that special and has that much of an impact.”

The Friends of Jaclyn Day is intended to be a celebration and a fundraiser, Tatro said. Fans attending the doubleheader will be able to make donations to Friends of Jaclyn, participate in a 50-50 raffle and bid on silent auction items.

Broeniman is currently going through her third round of chemotherapy at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison for an optic chiasm glimoa, which is a tumor that affects the optic chiasm. Broeniman has lost all the vision in her left eye.

Broeniman also suffers from pseudoarthrosis, a side effect of NF-1 that causes tibia to break and not heal.

A unique aspect to Sunday’s doubleheader will be the meeting between Broeniman and Jenna Rose Jongsma. She is an eight-year-old with NF-1 and has been adopted by the Chicago squad. Jongsma, who is being treated at the University of Chicago Medical Center, and her family will join the Maroons for the trip to Appleton.

Because of the unique and rare nature of the medical condition of the two girls, the two families have known and supported each other for years but have never met.

“We are very excited to have the chance to celebrate the Friends of Jaclyn program and our relationships with Emma and Jenna,” Tatro said. “What makes this weekend especially unique is the fact that both teams are participating and benefitting from this program.”

Vikings rally for doubleheader split with Ripon

The Lawrence University softball team put together a rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to post a 5-4 victory in game two and split a Midwest Conference doubleheader with Ripon College on Wednesday at Whiting Field.

Lawrence (12-6, 4-3 MWC) led 3-2 heading into the top of the seventh before giving up a pair of unearned runs to trail 4-3.

The Vikings got the winning rally started when Emily Perish led off the inning with a walk. After a sacrifice bunt moved her to second, Ellen French singled up the middle to score Perish and tie the game at 4-4.

Pinch-runner Lara Wasserman moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. The Red Hawks then intentionally walked Cathy Kaye and both runners moved up on a wild pitch. Katie Simonson then hit a ball deep in the hole and all Ripon shortstop Stephanie Rieuwpassa could do was knock it down. Wasserman scored on the play to lift Lawrence to the victory.

Alex Goodson paced the Lawrence offense in the nightcap by going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a run batted in. Shannon Murray went the distance and got the win for Lawrence. She struck out five and walked one.

The top three hitters in Ripon’s lineup, Rieuwpassa, Megan Sockness and Alli Jensen, combined for six hits in the opener, and Jensen drove in three runs.

Ripon (12-11, 6-4) scored three times in the top of the first, and pitcher Britnee Peotter was stellar for the first six innings. She carried a no-hitter into the sixth before Simonson doubled to drive in Perish to break up the no-hitter.

Peotter gave up two more runs in the seventh before finishing with 10 strikeouts and a pair of walks. Perish went the distance and took the loss for the Vikings.

Box score (NCAA)

                       2010 Lawrence University Softball
                 Ripon College at Lawrence University (Game 1)
                  4/14/2010 at Appleton, Wis. (Whiting Field)

Ripon College 8 (12-10,6-3 MWC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Stephanie Rieuwpassa ss..  3  2  2  0   1  0  1  2   0
Megan Sockness rf........  4  2  2  1   0  0  2  0   1
Alli Jensen c............  3  1  2  3   1  0 10  0   0
Abby Richeson 3b.........  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   3
Jackie Reichhart 1b......  4  1  1  0   0  1  3  0   0
 Amanda Virtue pr........  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Maeghan Boswell 2b.......  3  0  1  1   0  0  1  0   0
Jessica Goudreau dh......  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
Brittnee Peotter p.......  4  1  2  0   0  0  1  2   0
 Briana Draeger pr.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Kylie Ainslie lf.........  3  0  0  0   0  3  0  0   1
 Mayna Muenchow ph.......  0  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Ashley Kirst cf/ph.......  1  0  0  0   0  0  3  0   0
Totals................... 31  8 10  5   3  4 21  4   7

Lawrence University 3 (11-6,3-3 MWC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Cathy Kaye cf............  4  0  0  0   0  2  3  0   0
Emily Perish p...........  2  1  1  1   1  0  2  1   0
Katie Simonson ss........  3  0  1  1   0  2  0  1   0
Alex Goodson 1b..........  3  0  0  0   0  0  4  0   2
Shannon Murray 2b........  2  1  0  0   1  1  3  1   0
Gaelen Lombard-Knapp c...  3  1  1  0   0  1  4  0   0
Ellen French rf..........  3  0  0  0   0  3  0  0   0
Courtney Steile 3b.......  3  0  1  0   0  0  5  1   1
Britni Totzke dh.........  3  0  1  1   0  1  0  0   0
Meredith Foshag lf.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 26  3  5  3   2 10 21  5   5

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Ripon College....... 301 102 1 -  8 10  0
Lawrence University. 000 001 2 -  3  5  3
-----------------------------------------

E - Simonson; LombardKnapp; Steile. DP - Lawrence 1. LOB - Ripon 7; Lawrence
5. 2B - Rieuwpassa; Sockness; Peotter; Simonson. 3B - Jensen; Boswell. HBP -
Perish. SH - Richeson; Boswell. SB - Rieuwpassa; Sockness.

Ripon College          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Brittnee Peotter....  7.0  5  3  3  2 10 26 29

Lawrence University    IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Emily Perish........  7.0 10  8  6  3  4 31 36

Win - Peotter (8-8).  Loss - Perish (5-5).  Save - None.
WP - Peotter; Perish 2. HBP - by Peotter (Perish). PB - Jensen.
Umpires - HP: Tom Uebberoth  1B: Bernie Mach
Start: 3:00 pm   Time: 1:46   Attendance: 167
Game: 10-17

Play-by-Play

                       2010 Lawrence University Softball
          Ripon College at Lawrence University (Game 1) - Play-by-Play
                  4/14/2010 at Appleton, Wis. (Whiting Field)

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Ripon College....... 301 102 1 -  8 10  0
Lawrence University. 000 001 2 -  3  5  3
-----------------------------------------

Ripon College starters: 10/ss Rieuwpassa; 9/rf Sockness; 12/c Jensen; 11/3b
Richeson; 15/1b Reichhart; 22/2b Boswell; 23/dh Goudreau; 6/p Peotter; 4/lf Ainslie;
1/cf Kirst;
Lawrence University starters: 8/cf Kaye; 10/p Perish; 16/ss Simonson; 15/1b Goodson;
9/2b Murray; 13/c LombardKnapp; 11/rf French; 17/3b Steile; 4/dh Totzke; 5/lf
Foshag;

Ripon College 1st - Rieuwpassa singled through the left side. Sockness
doubled to right center, RBI; Rieuwpassa scored. Sockness advanced to third on a
wild pitch. Jensen singled to left field, RBI; Sockness scored. Richeson flied out
to cf. Reichhart reached on a fielder's choice; Jensen out at second p to 2b.
Boswell tripled to right center, RBI; Reichhart scored. Goudreau grounded out to 1b
unassisted. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Lawrence University 1st - Kaye struck out looking. Perish lined out to p.
Simonson struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ripon College 2nd - Peotter flied out to 1b. Ainslie struck out swinging.
Rieuwpassa doubled to left field. Sockness popped up to p to first base. 0 runs,
1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Lawrence University 2nd - Goodson flied out to rf. Murray struck out looking.
LombardKnapp struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ripon College 3rd - Jensen walked. Richeson reached on a throwing error by c,
bunt, SAC; Jensen advanced to third. Richeson advanced to second on a wild pitch;
Jensen scored on a wild pitch. Reichhart flied out to cf. Boswell flied out to 2b.
Goudreau popped up to p. 1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Lawrence University 3rd - French struck out swinging. Steile grounded out to
ss. Totzke grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ripon College 4th - Peotter singled to left field. Ainslie struck out
swinging. Rieuwpassa walked; Peotter advanced to second. Sockness singled;
Rieuwpassa advanced to second; Peotter advanced to third. Jensen reached on a
fielding error by ss; Sockness advanced to second; Rieuwpassa advanced to third;
Peotter scored, unearned. Richeson lined into double play 3b unassisted; Rieuwpassa
out on the play. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Lawrence University 4th - Kaye struck out swinging. Perish walked. Simonson
struck out swinging. Goodson flied out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Ripon College 5th - Reichhart struck out swinging. Boswell fouled out to 3b.
Kirst pinch hit for Goudreau. /  for Kirst. Kirst grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0
hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Lawrence University 5th - Kirst to cf. Murray flied out to cf. LombardKnapp
flied out to cf. French struck out swinging, reached first on a wild pitch. Steile
reached on a fielder's choice; French out at second ss unassisted. 0 runs, 0
hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Ripon College 6th - Peotter doubled to left field. Muenchow pinch hit for
Ainslie. Draeger pinch ran for Peotter. Muenchow walked. Rieuwpassa reached on a
fielder's choice; Muenchow advanced to second; Draeger out at third lf to 3b.
Sockness reached on a fielder's choice; Rieuwpassa advanced to second; Muenchow out
at third ss to 3b. Sockness stole second; Rieuwpassa stole third. Jensen tripled to
left field, 2 RBI; Sockness scored; Rieuwpassa scored. Richeson flied out to cf.
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Lawrence University 6th - Peotter to p for Draeger. Ainslie to lf for
Muenchow. Totzke struck out looking. Kaye grounded out to p, bunt. Perish hit by
pitch. Perish advanced to second on a passed ball. Simonson doubled to right center,
RBI; Perish scored. Goodson flied out to rf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Ripon College 7th - Reichhart singled to left field. Virtue pinch ran for
Reichhart. Boswell out at first 3b to 2b, bunt, SAC; Virtue advanced to second.
Goudreau to dh for Kirst. Kirst to cf. Goudreau grounded out to 1b unassisted;
Virtue advanced to third. Peotter reached on a fielding error by 3b; Virtue scored,
unearned. Ainslie struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Lawrence University 7th - Reichhart to 1b for Virtue. Murray walked.
LombardKnapp singled to left field; Murray advanced to second. French struck out
looking. Steile singled to center field; LombardKnapp advanced to second; Murray
advanced to third. Totzke singled to second base, RBI; Steile advanced to second;
LombardKnapp advanced to third; Murray scored. Kaye flied out to cf. Perish singled
to left field, RBI; Totzke advanced to second; Steile advanced to third, out at home
ss to c; LombardKnapp scored. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.


Box score (NCAA)

                       2010 Lawrence University Softball
                 Ripon College at Lawrence University (Game 2)
                  4/14/2010 at Appleton, Wis. (Whiting Field)

Ripon College 4 (12-11,6-4 MWC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Stephanie Rieuwpassa p/ss  3  1  2  0   0  0  0  2   0
Megan Sockness rf........  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Alli Jensen c............  4  0  0  1   0  1  3  1   1
Abby Richeson 3b.........  4  1  2  2   0  0  0  6   1
Jackie Reichhart 1b......  3  0  1  0   0  0 10  0   0
Maeghan Boswell 2b.......  2  1  1  0   1  0  5  3   0
Jessica Goudreau ss......  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  3   0
 Mayna Muenchow ph.......  1  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Brittnee Peotter dh/p....  3  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   2
Ashley Kirst cf..........  3  1  1  0   0  0  2  0   2
Kylie Ainslie lf.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 28  4  8  3   1  5 20 15   6

Lawrence University 5 (12-6,4-3 MWC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Cathy Kaye lf............  3  0  1  0   1  0  2  1   0
Katie Simonson cf........  4  0  1  1   0  1  4  0   0
Gaelen Lombard-Knapp c...  2  1  0  0   1  0  5  0   0
Alex Goodson 1b..........  3  2  2  1   0  0  4  0   0
Shannon Murray p.........  2  0  1  1   0  0  1  0   1
Emily Perish ss..........  2  1  0  1   1  0  1  2   1
Courtney Steile 3b.......  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  3   0
Ellen French rf..........  3  0  1  1   0  1  0  0   0
 Lara Wasserman pr.......  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Britni Totzke dh.........  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Meredith Foshag 2b.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  3  0   0
Totals................... 23  5  6  5   3  4 21  6   4

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Ripon College....... 000 101 2 -  4  8  0
Lawrence University. 200 100 2 -  5  6  3
-----------------------------------------

Note: 2 outs, 2 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - Perish; Steile; Foshag. LOB - Ripon 6; Lawrence 4. 2B - Rieuwpassa;
Reichhart; Boswell. 3B - Goodson. HR - Richeson. SH - Rieuwpassa; Sockness;
Murray; Steile; Totzke. SB - Rieuwpassa.

Ripon College          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Stephanie Rieuwpassa  5.0  4  3  2  0  3 18 19
Brittnee Peotter....  1.2  2  2  2  3  1  5 10

Lawrence University    IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Shannon Murray......  7.0  8  4  1  1  5 28 31

Win - Murray (7-1).  Loss - Peotter (8-9).  Save - None.
WP - Peotter. PB - Jensen.
Umpires - HP: Bernie Mach  1B: Tom Uebberoth
Start: 5:15 pm   Time: 1:29   Attendance: 167
Game: 10-18

Play-by-Play

                       2010 Lawrence University Softball
          Ripon College at Lawrence University (Game 2) - Play-by-Play
                  4/14/2010 at Appleton, Wis. (Whiting Field)

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Ripon College....... 000 101 2 -  4  8  0
Lawrence University. 200 100 2 -  5  6  3
-----------------------------------------

Ripon College starters: 10/p Rieuwpassa; 9/rf Sockness; 12/c Jensen; 11/3b Richeson;
15/1b Reichhart; 22/2b Boswell; 23/ss Goudreau; 6/dh Peotter; 1/cf Kirst; 4/lf
Ainslie;
Lawrence University starters: 8/lf Kaye; 16/cf Simonson; 13/c LombardKnapp; 15/1b
Goodson; 9/p Murray; 10/ss Perish; 17/3b Steile; 11/rf French; 4/dh Totzke; 5/2b
Foshag;

Ripon College 1st - Rieuwpassa singled down the lf line. Sockness out at
first 3b to 2b, bunt, SAC; Rieuwpassa advanced to second. Jensen flied out to lf.
Richeson grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Lawrence University 1st - Kaye singled through the left side. Simonson
reached on a fielder's choice; Kaye out at second ss to 2b. LombardKnapp reached on
a fielder's choice; Simonson out at second ss to 2b. Goodson tripled to right
center, RBI; LombardKnapp scored. Murray singled to center field, RBI; Goodson
scored. Perish grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Ripon College 2nd - Reichhart doubled to center field. Boswell walked.
Goudreau struck out swinging. Peotter struck out looking. Kirst popped up to p. 0
runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Lawrence University 2nd - Steile flied out to cf. French struck out swinging.
Totzke struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ripon College 3rd - Rieuwpassa flied out to cf. Sockness lined out to ss.
Jensen struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Lawrence University 3rd - Kaye grounded out to 3b. Simonson grounded out to
3b. LombardKnapp grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ripon College 4th - Richeson flied out to cf. Reichhart flied out to lf.
Boswell doubled to left center. Goudreau reached on a fielding error by ss, advanced
to second; Boswell scored, unearned. Peotter lined out to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 1
error, 1 LOB.

Lawrence University 4th - Goodson singled to second base. Murray out at first
3b to 2b, bunt, SAC; Goodson advanced to second. Goodson advanced to third on a
passed ball. Perish grounded out to 2b, RBI; Goodson scored, unearned. Steile struck
out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ripon College 5th - Kirst popped up to 2b. Rieuwpassa doubled to left field.
Sockness grounded out to ss; Rieuwpassa advanced to third. Jensen flied out to cf.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Lawrence University 5th - French grounded out to 2b. Totzke grounded out to
p. Kaye grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ripon College 6th - Richeson homered to left field, RBI. Reichhart flied out
to cf. Boswell grounded out to 3b. Muenchow pinch hit for Goudreau. Muenchow singled
to left field. Peotter struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Lawrence University 6th - Rieuwpassa to ss. Peotter to p. Simonson struck out
swinging. LombardKnapp walked. Goodson flied out to cf. Murray grounded out to ss.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Ripon College 7th - Kirst singled to right field. Rieuwpassa reached on a
fielding error by 3b, bunt, SAC; Kirst advanced to second, advanced to third on a
fielding error by 2b. Rieuwpassa stole second. Sockness struck out swinging. Jensen
grounded out to ss, RBI; Rieuwpassa advanced to third; Kirst scored, unearned.
Richeson singled to left field, RBI, out at second lf to 2b; Rieuwpassa scored,
unearned. 2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB.

Lawrence University 7th - Perish walked. Steile out at first 3b to 2b, bunt,
SAC; Perish advanced to second. French singled up the middle, RBI; Perish scored.
Wasserman pinch ran for French. Totzke out at first 3b to 2b, bunt, SAC; Wasserman
advanced to second. Kaye intentionally walked. Kaye advanced to second on a wild
pitch; Wasserman advanced to third on a wild pitch. Simonson singled to shortstop,
RBI; Kaye advanced to third; Wasserman scored. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2
LOB.

Goodson powers her way to MWC Player of the Week award

Alex Goodson
Alex Goodson

Lawrence University softball star Alex Goodson put on a power-hitting display this past weekend and was named the Midwest Conference Player of the Week.

Goodson (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield), a senior first baseman, hit .706 in the five games of the Midwest Conference Classic this past weekend.

Goodson, a three-time all-conference and all-region selection, went 12-for-17 with seven of those hits going for extra bases. She hit five homers, smacked a pair of doubles and drove in 13 runs. Goodson compiled a 1.706 slugging percentage and a .737 on-base percentage for a staggering 2.443 OPS.

In a 9-6 win over Illinois College, Goodson went 4-for-4 with a double, two homers and three RBIs. In a 4-2 loss to Lake Forest, she was 2-for-3 and drove in a run. She finished the first day of the MWC Classic by going 3-for-4 with two homers and drove in all five of her team’s runs in 9-5 loss to Monmouth.

Goodson then went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and three RBIs in a 9-0 win over Grinnell. She finished the MWC Classic by going 1-for-3 with a RBI in a 13-3 win over Knox.

Goodson is now hitting .500 for the season with seven doubles, five homers and 20 RBIs.

The Vikings return to action on Wednesday when they host Ripon College in a conference doubleheader.

Kostreva’s big series earns him MWC Player of the Week honor

Luke Kostreva
Luke Kostreva

A big four-game series earned Lawrence University baseball standout Luke Kostreva the Midwest Conference Player of the Week honor.

Kostreva (Oconto Falls, Wis./Oconto Falls), a senior first baseman/pitcher, put up some impressive numbers in a four-game set with Carroll University this past weekend. Kostreva hit .647 by going 11-for-17 with three home runs, three doubles and 10 runs batted in. He compiled a 1.353 slugging percentage and .714 on-base percentage for a staggering 2.067 OPS.

In the opening game of the series this past Saturday, Kostreva went 3-for-5 with a double, a three-run homer and four RBIs. He followed that up in the nightcap of that doubleheader by going 4-for-5 with a double, a two-run homer and two RBIs.

In the opening game of the doubleheader on Sunday, Kostreva went 1-for-3 in Lawrence’s 10-6 victory. He capped the four-game series by going 3-for-4 with a two-run double, a two-run homer and four RBIs. Kostreva’s two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning rallied the Vikings to a 7-6 victory.

Kostreva is now batting .422 on the season with five doubles, four homers and 15 RBIs.

The Vikings return to action on Thursday when they travel to the Milwaukee School of Engineering.