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Strong inning sparks Hauser

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The Hauser softball team handed visiting Triton Central its first loss of the season and stretched its own winning streak to six games Monday with an 11-5 decision.

Hauser raised its record to 7-3 with the victory, which comes on the heels of a Brown County Invitational championship Saturday.

Triton scored three runs off Jets starting pitcher Sidney Giles in the top of the first inning, and it appeared it might be a long day for Hauser.

However, the Jets kept chipping away on offense, eventually tying the game 3-3 by the bottom of the fourth.

Kali Schumacher relieved Giles and kept putting zeroes on the board to help the Jets’ comeback.

The Jets’ offense finally exploded in the bottom half of the fifth with seven runs.

Solid Jets defense dropped Triton Central to 4-1.

“We had trouble early in the game getting the timing on (Tigers starting pitcher) Lucy Straber,” said Hauser coach Craig Sims. “She kept the ball away and did a nice job. We finally made the adjustments we needed to and went with the pitches she gave us.”

Ellie Trotter tripled and scored the tying run in the fourth inning for Hauser, and she added a single to Hauser’s rally in the fifth that included the seven runs off six hits.

“I’ve struggled at the plate the last couple of games, but I made some adjustments today,” said Trotter. “In the fourth inning I was finally able to adjust to her (Straber’s) speed and time her pitch.”

Triton Central added two meaningless runs late.

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