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Mosinee tops Rhinelander in GNC softball tiltSubmitted: 04/18/2017
Mark Spillane
Mark Spillane
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mspillane@wjfw.com

Mosinee tops Rhinelander in GNC softball tilt
RHINELANDER - Mosinee softball battled Rhinelander and the elements on the way to another win Tuesday.

"Doesn't matter what the situation, what inning, doesn't matter. They have a confidence and a belief that they're going to be successful," said Mosinee head coach Todd Felch.

Mosinee used that belief in the Great Northern Conference victory over Rhinelander.

Every time the Hodags cut into the lead or generated baserunners, the Indians answered.


"That's the amazing part with this group: It seems like they always believe no matter what the situation is that they're going to come back and score some runs and they're going to win," said Felch.

The Indians fourth conference win of the year was also the Hodags' first loss.

Which means Mosinee is now in complete control early in the GNC season.

"These games are always important, the early wins against Rhinelander in the conference, because it gets the tone set for the rest of the season," said Mosinee first baseman Sydni Gburek.

"This was definitely one that was circled on the schedule--for both teams, I would think," said Felch.

The game also featured two of the best pitchers in the conference.

Indians pitcher Megan Soukup battled the wet weather to earn a complete game win.

"Sometimes it's hard to pitch in the rain, but you deal with it, you get new balls. It happens," said Soukup.

That focused approach worked at the plate too.

The Indians put the ball in play often against the Hodags' Ali Schickert.

Then they cashed in on Rhinelander mistakes to score their runs.

"We shortened up our swings," said Felch. "[We] made sure to slide up in the box and hit it before it moved. They [Mosinee] were very disciplined too."

Mosinee moves to 4-0 with the win while Rhinelander drops to 2-1.

Rhinelander's next game is against Antigo while Mosinee will face Wausau West.

Both of those games are scheduled for Thursday afternoon.


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