The Bloomer Blackhawks softball team got in five games last week, adding three conference wins, a non-conference win and a loss to their record.

On Tuesday, April 30 at home the Blackhawks shut out Chetek–Weyerhaeuser in both games of a doubleheader 7–0 and 12–0. Bloomer went on to beat Ladysmith 17–3 on Thursday at home in a game originally scheduled to be played in Ladysmith. Then on Saturday the Blackhawks hosted a tournament that saw them beat Menomonie 16–0 before they fell to Onalaska 7–1.

Emily Kuehl threw a gem on Tuesday, April 30, for the Bloomer Blackhawks, allowing zero runs and besting Chetek-Weyerhaeuser by a score of 7-0

The Blackhawks secured the victory thanks to six runs in the sixth inning. Bloomer big bats were led by Annabelle Wittrock, Shantelle Ruf, Ashley Poirier, and Sammy Buchholtz, all knocking in runs in the inning.

Kuehl led the Bloomer Blackhawks to victory on the rubber. She went seven innings, allowing zero runs on four hits, striking out 11 and walking zero.

Kenadi Poirier went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead the Blackhawks in hits. Bloomer didn’t commit a single error in the field.

Calley Olson also threw a shutout to lead the Bloomer Blackhawks past Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 12-0 in the second game on Tuesday.

The Blackhawks scored five runs in the third inning. Bloomer offense in the inning was led by Kenadi Poirier and Sammy Buchholtz, who both drove in runs.

Olson led the Bloomer Blackhawks to victory in the circle. She lasted all five innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out nine.

The Blackhawks tallied one home run on the day. Ashley Poirier had a dinger in the second inning.

Bloomer tallied 13 hits in total. Annabelle Wittrock, Poirier, Buchholtz, and Rilee Luzinski all managed multiple hits for the Blackhawks. Wittrock led the team with three hits in three at bats.

Buchholtz Batting against Ladysmith

Sammy Buchholtz Batting against Ladysmith

Kenadi Poirier would not be denied at the plate on Thursday, May 2, picking up four hits and leading the Bloomer Blackhawks to a 17-3 win over the Ladysmith Lumberjacks. Poirier singled in the first, singled in the fourth, homered in the sixth, and singled in the seventh.

The Blackhawks started out the day with two runs in the first but Ladysmith answered back to tie the score at 2–2. Bloomer added another run in the second inning when they scored one run when Shantelle Ruf doubled, but the Lumberjacks also scored a run in the second to make it 3–3 going into the third inning. The Blackhawks took the lead for good with one run in the third inning when Isabella Jenneman singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

The Blackhawks added four more runs in the fourth inning and three more in the sixth before they went on to score six runs in the seventh inning. The offensive firepower by Bloomer Blackhawks was led by Ruf, Poirier, and Emily Kuehl, all driving in runs in the seventh.

Kuehl earned the victory in the circle for the Bloomer Blackhawks. She surrendered three runs on five hits over three innings, striking out five and walking zero. Calley Olson and Trinity Grey entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Olson Pitch

Calley Olson throws a pitch late in the game against Ladysmith on Thursday, May 2. Olson threw two shutouts last week.

The Blackhawks launched two home runs on the day when both K. Poirier and Jenneman went for the long ball in the sixth inning.

Jenneman home run

Isabella Jenneman hits a home run against Ladysmith on Thursday, May 2. Jenneman was one of two Boomer players to hit home runs in the Blackhawks 17–3 win over Ladysmith. Kenadi Poirier hit the other homer.

Bloomer scattered 14 hits in the game. Poirier, Sammy Buchholtz, Jenneman, and Ruf all collected multiple hits for the Bloomer Blackhawks. Poirier went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead the team in hits.

Calley Olson had all the right stuff again on Saturday for the Bloomer Blackhawks, allowing zero runs and besting Menomonie by a score of 16-0.

Olson also led the Blackhawks to victory by driving in five runs. She went 3-for-4 at the plate. Olson drove in runs on a double in the first, a home run in the third, and a double in the fourth.

The Blackhawks fired up the offense in the first inning when Olson doubled on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs. They added another two in the second and one more in the third and in the fourth the Blackhawks tallied 11 runs. Sammy Buchholtz, Olson, Annabelle Wittrock, Shantelle Ruf, and Isabella Jenneman powered the big inning with RBIs.

Olson was the winning pitcher for Bloomer. She lasted all five innings, allowing three hits and zero runs while striking out six and walking zero.

Bloomer Blackhawks socked three home runs on the day. Olson went yard in the third inning. Ruf and Buchholtz went for the long ball in the fourth inning.

The Blackhawks racked up 15 hits. Olson, Buchholtz, Jenneman, Ruf, and Kenadi Poirier each collected multiple hits with Buchholtz and Olson each managing three hits to lead the team. The Bloomer Blackhawks didn’t commit a single error in the field.

The Bloomer Blackhawks fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 7-1 loss to Onalaska on Saturday. Onalaska took the lead on a double in the first inning.

The Bloomer Blackhawks struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Onalaska, giving up seven runs.

Calley Olson took the loss for Bloomer Blackhawks. She surrendered seven runs on nine hits over five and two-thirds innings, striking out nine.

The Blackhawks smacked one home run in the game. Kenadi Poirier went for the long ball in the sixth inning.

Rilee Luzinski went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Bloomer Blackhawks in hits.

Bloomer (12-5 8-0) is scheduled to play Hayward at home on Thursday, May 9, a doubleheader at home against Spooner on Saturday, May 11, and at Northwestern on Tuesday, May 14.

Bloomer 7, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 0

@ Home

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

C-W 000 000 0 – 0 4 1

Bloomer 000 016 X – 7 8 0

WP: Emily Kuehl (7IP, 4H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 11K).

Hitting: Kenadi Poirer 2x2 (Run, RBI, BB, 2 TBs, Sac, SB), Sammy Buchholtz 1x4 (2 RBIs, 2B, 2 TBs), Rilee Luzinski 1x3 (Run, BB, TB), Isabella Jenneman 0x2 (Sac), Emily Kuehl 0x2 (HBP), Calley Olson 1x2 (Run, TB, Sac), Annebelle Wittrock 1x3 (Run, RBI, TB), Shantelle Ruf 1x3 (Run, 2 RBIs, K, 2B, 2 TBs), Ashley Poirer 1x1 (2 Runs, BB, TB, HBP, 4 SBs), CR: Nicole Breu 0x0 (CS).

Bloomer 12, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 0

@ Home

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Bloomer 055 02X X – 12 13 0

C-W 000 00X X – 0 1 1

WP: Calley Olson (5IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 6BB, 9K).

Hitting: Kenadi Poirer 2x4 (2 Runs, 2 RBIs, 2 TBs, SB), Sammy Buchholtz 2x3 (2 Runs, RBI, BB, K, 2 TBs, SB, K), Rilee Luzinski 2x3 (RBI, BB, 2B, 3 TBs, SB), Isabella Jenneman 1x4 (Run, RBI, TB), Emily Kuehl 0x3, Nicole Breu 0x1, Calley Olson 1x2 (Run, RBI, BB, TB), Annebelle Wittrock 3x3 (RBI, 3 TBs), Shantelle Ruf 1x3 (Run, TB, SB), Ashley Poirer 1x2 (2 Runs, 3 RBIs, HR, 4 TBs, HBP), CR: Trinity Grey (Run), CR: Lizzy Anderson (2 Runs).

Bloomer 17, Ladysmith 3

away game played in Bloomer

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Bloomer 211 403 6 –17 14 1

Ladysmith 210 000 0 – 3 6 3

WP: Emily Kuehl (3IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 5K).

Pitching: Calley Olson (3IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 6K), Trinity Grey (1IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K).

Hitting: Kenadi Poirer 4x5 (4 Runs, 5 RBIs, K, HR, 7 TBs, 2 SBs), Sammy Buchholtz 3x5 (4 Runs, 2 RBIs, 2B, 4 TBs), Rilee Luzinski 1x4 (Run, RBI, TB, Sac), Isabella Jenneman 2x5 (Run, 3 RBIs, K, HR, 5 TBs), Emily Kuehl 1x5 (3 RBIs, 2B, 2 TBs), Calley Olson 1x4 (2 Runs, BB, 2B, 2 TBs), Annebelle Wittrock 0x3 (2 Runs, BB, SB), Shantelle Ruf 2x3 (2 Runs, 2 RBIs, BB, 2B, 3 TBs), Ashley Poirer 0x2 (Run, BB, K, Sac).

Bloomer 16, Menomonie 0

@ Home

10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019

Menomonie 000 00X X – 0 3 2

Bloomer 221 11XX X – 16 15 0

WP: Calley Olson (5IP, 3H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 6K).

Hitting: Kenadi Poirer 2x3 (2 Runs, 2B, 3 TBs, Sac), Sammy Buchholtz 3x4 (3 Runs, 3 RBIs, HR, 6 TBs, ROE, SB), Rilee Luzinski 1x4 (Run, TB), Isabella Jenneman 2x4 (2 Runs, 2B, 3 TBs, ROE), Lizzy Anderson 0x0, Calley Olson 3x4 (2 Runs, 5 RBIs, 2 2Bs, HR, 8 TBs), Annebelle Wittrock 0x2 (Run, BB), Kylee Sedlacek 1x2 (Run, BB, TB), Shantelle Ruf 2x3 (2 Runs, 3 RBIs, HR, 5 TBs, SB), Ashley Poirer 1x2 (2 Runs, BB, TB).

Onalaska 7, Bloomer 1

@ Home

12 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019

Bloomer 000 001 0 – 1 4 0

Onalaska 200 014 X – 7 9 0

LP: Calley Olson (5.2IP, 9H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 9K).

Pitching: Emily Kuehl (0.1IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K).

Hitting: Kenadi Poirer 1x3 (Run, RBI, HR, 4 TBs, K), Sammy Buchholtz 0x3 (K), Rilee Luzinski 2x3 (2 TBs), Isabella Jenneman 0x3 (3K), Calley Olson 0x3 (2K), Annebelle Wittrock 1x3 (TB, K), Kylee Sedlacek 0x1 (K), Emily Kuehl 0x2 (2K), Shantelle Ruf 0x2 (2K), Ashley Poirer 0x2 (2K).

We inadvertently left out two games from last week’s paper. A condensed box score appears below for Bloomer’s two wins over Cumberland at Cumberland on Friday, April 26.

Bloomer 12, Cumberland 2

@ Cumberland

Friday, April 26, 2019

Cumberland 002 000 – 2 7 5

Bloomer 144 003 – 12 11 1

Bloomer 7, Cumberland 4

@ Cumberland

Friday, April 26, 2019

Bloomer 034 000 0 – 7 9 0

Cumberland 002 020 0 – 4 7 0

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