Warthog softball sweeps Linn

Thursday night in Linn, the Vienna Warthog softball team had revenge on their minds against the host Lady Wildcats.

Suffering a 9-7 loss earlier this summer to Linn, Vienna’s varsity Warthogs posted a convincing 9-2 victory in Osage County.

Marsie Messersmith recorded a multi-hit game for Vienna with a single, a triple and a run batted in (RBI).

Jada Kleffner joined her in the mutli-hit department with a pair of them to go along with two stolen bases.

Molly Otto added a hit and paced the team with two RBI’s.

Karissa Feeler added a hit, a RBI and a stolen base to go along with Kadence George’s hit and stolen base.

Alexi Struemph chipped in a base hit while Rhea Helton scored a pair of runs.

Messersmith earned the win for the Warthogs allowing just one earned run on two hits and eight walks to go with six strikeouts.

For Vienna’s junior varsity Warthogs, they needed a late-inning rally to complete the doubleheader sweep in Linn.

Down 6-5 in the last inning, Jillian Fick led it off with a triple before scoring the game-tying run on a Tori Schulte RBI single to right field.

Schulte then stole second and scored the go-ahead run at the time on a Terra Huffman RBI double for a 7-6 Warthog lead.

Huffman then stole third base before scoring on a Jenna Wiles RBI single giving Vienna an 8-6 lead before Linn took their turn to bat in the bottom half of the inning.

With the tying run at the plate, the Warthogs flashed some leather on defense.

With a runner on first base, Vienna second baseman Emily Thompson fielded a sharply-hit ground ball tagging the runner going from first to second before firing to first base completing the game-ending double play.

Alia Terwilliger, Sadie Novak, Andrea Novak and Huffman each swiped two bases for the JV Warthogs.

Adding a hit and a stolen base to her cause, Abrea Simmons picked up the win for Vienna in JV action allowing six earned runs and five hits and five walks to go along with five strikeouts.

Following the doubleheader sweep in Linn, the varsity Warthogs now sit at 5-2 on the summer while their JV counterparts are 6-1.