UW-W Warhawks win softball opener against Finlandia Lions
WHITEWATER UW-Whitewater’s softball team started the Division III regional tournament in impressive fashion Thursday.
Samie Seamon hit a two-run homer and Katie Boyle and Bekka Houda combined on a five-hitter as the Warhawks cruised past Finlandia, 6-1, at van Steenderen Field. Whitewater (32-5) plays Luther (29-9) at 3 p.m. today in a winner’s bracket game.
Whitewater trailed 1-0 in the third before Morgan Krisch’s two-run single gave the Warhawks the lead for good at 2-1. Seamon belted her seventh home run of the season in fifth as the Warhawks pushed the lead to five.
Boyle went the first six innings to pick up the win, improving to 17-2 on the season. Houda pitched a scoreless seventh.
WHITEWATER 6, FINLANDIA 1
Finlandia 100 000 0—1 5 1
UW-Whitewater 002 130 x—6 9 0
Herman, Brewer (5) and Lawley; Boyle, Houda (7) and Epifanio.
Leading hitters—Rose (F) 2x3, Krisch (W) 2x3, Evangelista (W) 2x3, Seamon (W) 2x3. 2B—Jewett (F). HR—Seamon (W).
SO—Boyle (W) 4, Houda (W) 1. BB—Herman 1, Boyle 2.
W—Boyle (17-2). L—Herman (15-5).
Division III Regional
Game 1—UW-Whitewater 6, Finlandia 1
Game 2—Luther 6, Carthage 4
Game 3—North Central 12, UW-Eau Claire 10
Game 4—Illinois Wesleyan vs. Benedictine, ppd.
Game 4—Illinois Wesleyan vs. Benedictine, 9 a.m.
Game 5—Finlandia (25-7) vs. Carthage (30-11), 11 a.m.
Game 6—UW-Eau Claire vs. Illinois Wesleyan/Benedictine loser, 1 p.m.
Game 7—UW-Whitewater (32-5) vs. Luther (29-9), 3 p.m.
Game 8—Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 5 p.m.
Game 9—Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 loser, 10 a.m.
Game 10—Game 5 winner vs. Game 8 loser, noon.
Game 11—Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 2 p.m.
Game 12—Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 4 p.m.
Game 13—Game 12 winner vs. Game 11 loser, noon.
Game 14—Game 11 winner vs. Game 13 winner, 2 p.m.
Game 15—if necessary, 10 a.m.