Kylie Disterhaft catches a ball to record an out against the Cougars
Kylie Disterhaft catches a ball to record an out against the Cougars

   The Ripon High School softball team couldn’t build off its first win of the season Tuesday as it lost to Campbellsport in five innings 12-0.

   It fell behind the Cougars 5-0 after one inning and 7-0 after two, before allowing five more runs in the fourth to fall via the mercy rule.

   “It was a rough start,” Ripon head coach Rachel Minch said. “The girls again kind of came out flat, lacking the energy that they needed. Campbellsport is another big-hitting team and they came out just ready to hit.”

   Ripon (0-5 conference, 1-6 overall) also was at less than full strength in the pitching department as Becca Lammers was dealing with arm and shoulder soreness.

   “Becca’s arm was not feeling well tonight ... so that made it hard to hit her spots. When that happens, they can jump on all those missed pitches,” Minch said.

   Lammers and the defense settled in a bit after the Cougars (3-1 conference, 4-2 overall) took the 7-0 advantage in the second inning as they retired six of the next seven batters to keep the score there.

Read the full story, which includes information on a 12-11 win over WLA, in the April 11, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.