The Bloomer Blackhawks softball team scored 72 runs, while allowing only two runs, in five games against three Heart O’ North opponents last week winning all five games. The Blackhawk girls, 13–0 in the conference, are scheduled to play Northwestern at Northwestern in their last conference game of the season on Tuesday, May 14. If they win they will be the outright undefeated Heart O’ North conference champions, if they lose Northwestern would tie them and they would be conference co-champions. Either way it will be the fourth consecutive Heart O’ North championship for the Bloomer Blackhawks softball team.

On Tuesday, May 7, playing Barron in Bloomer, the Blackhawks shut out the Bears 13–0 in five innings in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game Bloomer defeated Barron 18–0 in three innings.

Bloomer got things going right away in the first inning scoring three runs. The Blackhawks added six more runs in the second inning and two runs each in the third and the fourth. Barron was unable to score any runs on only three hits and the game ended in the fifth on the 10 run rule.

Calley Olson pitched all five innings of the first game against Barron. She didn’t allow a single run and only three hits. She struck out eight batters and walked zero.

At the plate, Olson went 2x3 with a home run, three RBIs, two runs, a walk and a stolen base; Emily Kuehl 3x4 lead the day with three RBIs and two runs; Annabelle Wittrock 2x2 with two doubles and a walk; Trinity Grey 0x1; Shantelle Ruf 0x1 with a walk; Kylee Sedlacek 0x1; Ashley Poirier 1x2 with two RBIs and a sacrifice; Kenadi Poirier 1x2 with a run, walked twice and stole two bases; Sammy Buccholtz 0x3 with one run and a walk; Rilee Luzinski 2x4 with a double and four runs; Isabella Jenneman 2x4 with a double, an RBI and three runs.

In the second game against Barron, Bloomer jumped out to a six run lead in the top of the first. Barron was unable to score in the bottom of the first and the Blackhawks added 11 more runs in the top of the second inning and one more in the top of the third. The game was called after Barron was unable to get any runs through the bottom of the third inning.

Kuehl pitched all three innings for the Blackhawks, allowed only one hit and struckout six batters.

At the plate Kuehl went 2x2 with one RBI, one run and one walk; Wittrock 1x2 with a home run, four RBIs, two runs and was hit by a pitch; Nicole Breu 0x2 with an RBI, two runs and a walk; A. Poirier 0x2 with an RBI, a run and a walk; K. Poirier 0x1 with two RBIs, two runs, a stolen base, hit by a pitch and a walk; Buchholtz 2x2 with an RBI, three runs, three stolen bases and a walk; Sedlacek 0x0 with a run; Luzinski 2x4 with two RBIs and two runs; Jenneman 2x3 with two RBIs and two runs; Olson 1x1 with an RBI, two runs and was hit by a pitch twice.

On Thursday, May 9, the Bloomer Blackhawks took on the Hayward Hurricanes again at home winning 18–1 in five innings.

After retiring the first three Hayward batters the Blackhawks stepped up to the plate. Lead off batter Buccholtz grounded out but K. Poirier reached first on a bunt. Next up, Luzinski hit a triple and Poirier ran home to put Bloomer on the board first. Jenneman then doubled and courtesy runner Sedlacek (in for Luzinski) scored. Olson then doubled and Jenneman came home to make it 3–0. The Hurricanes were again unable to score in the second inning. But, the bats were hot for the Blackhawks as they put 11 runs on the board, with two singles, two doubles, two triples and two home runs all in the same inning. Hayward was able to score one run in the top of the third inning but Bloomer answered back with four more runs in the bottom of the third. The fourth inning was scoreless for both teams and when the Hurricanes weren’t able to score in the top of the fifth the game ended on the ten run rule.

Kuehl pitched three innings for Bloomer allowing only one hit, one run, striking out five and walking zero batters. Olson pitched two innings allowed only one hit, zero runs, walked one batter and struck out five.

At the plate, Jenneman, Olson, Wittrock, Ruf, A. Poirier and K. Poirier all hit doubles; Buchholtz and Luzinski each hit a triple; and Jenneman and Olson each hit a home run. Jenneman lead in RBIs with four; Buchholtz, K. Poirier and Olson each had three RBIs; Luzinski had two RBIs; and Wittrock and A. Poirier each had one.

On Saturday, May 10, the Blackhawks traveled to Spooner for a double header against the Rails where they won both games, 10–0 and 13–1.

In the first game on Saturday, Bloomer scored one run in the bottom of the second inning, five in the third, two in the fourth, and one each in the fifth and sixth to win the game in six innings.

Kuehl pitched all six innings for the Blackhawks, allowed only one hit and struck out eight batters.

At the plate, Olson led Bloomer going 3x3 with two RBIs, two runs, a double and a walk. K. Poirier went 2x2 with one run and two walks; Jenneman 2x4 with one run, one double and a stolen base; Buchholtz 1x3 with one RBI, one run, one walk and one stolen base; Kuehl 1x3 with two RBIs; Ruf 1x2 with a home run, three RBIs, one run and one walk; Luzinski 0x4 with one RBI and two runs; Wittrock 0x1 with two runs and two walks.

In game two, Bloomer got on the board right away with one run in the top of the first inning, then added four more in the second, five more in the fourth and three more in the fifth. The Rails scored one run in the fourth to make the final score 13–1 in the Blackhawks favor.

Olson pitched all five innings allowing two hits and one run and striking out six.

At the plate Buccholtz lead the team going 4x4 with one home run, one double, two RBIs, four runs and a stolen base; Luzinski went 3x4 with three RBIs and one run; A. Poirier 3x3 with two doubles, one RBI and three runs; K. Poirier 2x3 with four RBIs, two runs and a stolen base; Kuehl 2x3 with one RBI and one run; Jenneman 1x4 with a double; Ruf 1x3 with a run; Wittrock 0x2 with a run, a stolen base and a walk; and Olson 0x0 was hit by a pitch.

Bloomer (17-5 13-0) is scheduled to play Northwestern away on Tuesday, May 14. Then, according to the WIAA website, regional tournament play will begin on Thursday, May 16. It continues on Tuesday, May 21, and again on Thursday, May 23. Sectionals will take place on Tuesday, May 28, and Thursday, May 30. The state tournament is slated for Thursday, June 6, through Saturday, June 8.

Bloomer 13, Barron 0

@ Home

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Barron 000 00X X – 0 3 7

Bloomer 362 2XX X – 13 13 1

WP: Calley Olson (5IP, 3H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 8K).

Hitting: Kenadi Poirer 1x2 (Run, 2BBs, TB, 2 SBs), Sammy Buchholtz 0x3 (Run, BB), Rilee Luzinski 2x4 (4 Runs, 2B, 3 TBs), Isabella Jenneman 2x4 (3 Runs, RBI, 2B, 3 TBs), Calley Olson 2x3 (2 Runs, 3 RBIs, BB, HR, 5 TBs, SB), Emily Kuehl 3x4 (2 Runs, 3 RBIs, 3 TBs), Annebelle Wittrock 2x2 (BB, 2 2Bs, 4 TBs), Trinity Grey 0x1, Shantelle Ruf 0x1 (BB), Kylee Sedlacek 0x1, Ashley Poirer 1x2 (2 RBIs, TB, SF).

Bloomer 18, Barron 0

@ Home

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Bloomer 6111 XXX X – 18 10 0

Barron 0 00 XXX X – 0 1 3

WP: Emily Kuehl (3IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 6K).

Hitting: Kenadi Poirer 0x1 (2 Runs, 2 RBIs, BB, SF, HBP, SB), Sammy Buchholtz 2x2 (3 Runs, RBI, BB, 2 TBs, 3 SBs), Kylee Sedlacek 0x0 (Run), Rilee Luzinski 2x4 (2 Runs, 2 RBIs, 2 TBs), Isabella Jenneman 2x3 (2 Runs, 2 RBIs, 2 TBs, SF), Calley Olson 1x1 (2 Runs, RBI, TB, 2 HBPs), Trinity Grey 0x0, Emily Kuehl 2x2 (Run, RBI, BB, 2 TBs), Annebelle Wittrock 1x2 (2 Runs, 4 RBIs, HR, 4 TBs, HBP), Nicole Breu 0x2 (2 Runs, RBI, BB), Ashley Poirer 0x2 (Run, RBI, BB).

Bloomer 18, Hayward 1

@ Home

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Hayward 001 00X X – 1 2 3

Bloomer 3114 0XX X – 18 18 1

WP: Emily Kuehl (3IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 5K).

Pitching: Calley Olson (2IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 5K).

Hitting: Sammy Buchholtz 2x4 (2 Runs, 3 RBIs, 3B, 4 TBs), Kenadi Poirer 3x4 (2 Runs, 3 RBIs, 2B, 4 TBs), Rilee Luzinski 3x3 (2 Runs, 2 RBIs, 2 3Bs, 7 TBs, HBP), Isabella Jenneman 2x3 (2 Runs, 4 RBIs, BB, 2B, HR, 6 TBs), Calley Olson 3x4 (Run, 3 RBIs, 2B, HR, 7 TBs), Emily Kuehl 0x3 (Run, BB), Annebelle Wittrock 2x3 (2 Runs, RBI, 2B, 3 TBs), Kylee Sedlacek 0x1 (Run), Shantelle Ruf 1x1 (3 Runs, 2 BBs, 2B, 2 TBs), Nicole Breu 0x1, Ashley Poirer 2x3 (2 Runs, RBI, 2B, 3 TBs), Trinity Grey 0x1 (K).

Bloomer 10, Spooner 0

@ Spooner

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Spooner 000 000 X – 1 2 2

Bloomer 015 211 X – 10 10 1

WP: Emily Kuehl (6IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 8K).

Hitting: Sammy Buchholtz 1x3 (Run, RBI, BB, K, TB, CS, SB), Kenadi Poirer 2x2 (Run, 2 BBs, 2 TBs), Rilee Luzinski 0x4 (2 Runs, RBI), Isabella Jenneman 2x4 (Run, 2B, 3 TBs, SB), Calley Olson 3x3 (2 Runs, 2 RBIs, BB, 2B, 4 TBs), Emily Kuehl 1x3 (2 RBIs, TB, Sac), Annebelle Wittrock 0x1 (2 Runs, 2 BBs), Shantelle Ruf 1x2 (Run, 3 RBIs, BB, HR, 4 TBs), Ashley Poirer 0x3 (K).

Bloomer 13, Spooner 1

@ Spooner

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Bloomer 140 53X X – 13 16 1

Spooner 000 10X X – 1 2 2

WP: Calley Olson (5IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 6K).

Hitting: Sammy Buchholtz 4x4 (4 Runs, 2 RBIs, 2B, HR, 8 TBs, SB), Kenadi Poirer 2x3 (2 Runs, 4 RBIs, 2 TBs, Sac, SB), Rilee Luzinski 3x4 (Run, 3 RBIs, 3 TBs), Isabella Jenneman 1x4 (2B, 2 TBs), Calley Olson 0x3 (HBP), Emily Kuehl 2x3 (Run, RBI, 2 TBs), Nicole Breu 0x1, Annebelle Wittrock 0x2 (Run, BB, SB), Shantelle Ruf 1x3 (Run, TB, K), Trinity Grey 0x0, Ashley Poirer 3x3 (3 Runs, RBI, 2 2Bs, 5 TBs).