WHS Spring Sports Recap: Baseball and Softball Win, Soccer Ties


Photos by Bob Mischka

Whippet Softball Downs East Troy

Article by Coach Ron Sdano

The Whippet Softball Team defeated East Troy Thursday night by a score of 12-6. Whitewater took the lead with one run in the first inning but East Troy scored 2 runs in the second and 1 in the third to take a 3-1 lead. The Whippets had 2 errors that led to all 3 runs. The Lady Whippets broke things open with 6 runs in the bottom of the third inning. East Troy would not go down without a fight as they came back with 3 runs in the fifth inning to close the gap at 7-6. Whitewater put the game out of reach scoring 2 runs in the fifth and 3 in the sixth to get the win.

Morgan Gransee led the Whippets in hitting going 4 for 5 with 2 runs and 2 runs batted in. Alyssa Schumacher went 2 for 4 with 2 runs, Catherine Yang went 1 for 3 with 1 run and 2 runs batted in, while Kailey Ruhl went 1 for 3 with 2 runs.

Jacee Johnson pitched 3 innings for the win while Morgan Gransee pitched the final 2 innings for the save.

The Whippets are 3-5 overall and 3-2 in conference play. Next game is today (Friday) at home against Clinton. Whitewater travels to McFarland tomorrow (Saturday) for a doubleheader against McFarland. Start time on Saturday is 10:00 am.

Whippet Baseball Downs East Troy

Article by Nate Parrish

Whitewater Whippet High School baseball team improved to 6-0 on the season with a 5-1 victory over East Troy. The Whippet bats came out swinging in the top of the 1st as James Dedrick led the game off with a single and stole second to get in scoring position. Bryce Parrish sent a line drive single to left giving them the early 1-0 lead. Parrish would steal second and Jordan Curtis would knock him in for a 2-0 lead going into the bottom of the 1st. East Troy would get one back in the bottom of the frame but the Whippets would strike again in the 4th inning. With one out Danny Harnack doubled to right, Chris Dedrick was hit by a pitch and James Dedrick would double to score both runners for a 4-1 lead. The Whippets would add one more in the 7th inning when James Dedrick led off the inning with a double, Dylan Pease moved him to 3rd and Bryce Parrish lined to center to make the final score of 5-1. James Dedrick paced the hitting attack going 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s. Bryce Parrish added 3 hits and 2 RBI’s as Danny Harnack and Chris Dedrick also had doubles.

Dylan Pease picked up the win on the mound in first outing of the season going 6.1 innings giving up 4 hits, 1 unearned run while striking out 6 and walking none. Bryce Parrish finished off the last two hitters to end the game. Coach Pease felt the Whippets put on a number of good swings on the evening as they collected 11 hits, unfortunately, they stranded 7 runners, but there were also a number of line drives right at East Troy players, if those snuck through it could have led to a big inning. Dylan and Bryce did a great job of throwing strikes and the defense made plays behind them.

Next up is Milton on Friday evening at Whitewater High School with 1st pitch at 4:45. Saturday they travel to D1 State ranked Oconomowoc.

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Whippet Soccer Ties Cambridge-Deerfield

Article by Coach Dan McCrea

This week in Whitewater Girls’ Soccer. On Tuesday, April 24, the Whippets traveled to Cambridge for a non-conference game against Cambridge-Deerfield. The Whippets tied United 2-2. The Whippets scored first on a goal by Jaden Henneman, assisted by Kacie Carollo. United then responded to tie the game going into halftime. Cambridge-Deerfield scored early in the second half to take the advantage. The Whippets Carmen Kraayvanger then scored on a penalty to tie the game. Both teams battled for the next thirty with neither able to take the lead.

On Thursday, April 26 the Whippets were again on the road traveling to Williams Bay for a conference game against the co-op team of Big Foot and Williams Bay. The Bay Chiefs and McFarland Spartans are the top two teams in the RVC, earlier in the year the Bay Chiefs lost to the Spartans 2-0. The Whippets passing game was missing against Cambridge-Deerfield, thus the focus of Wednesday’s practice was on passing, structure, and spacing. The Bay Chiefs found the back of the net twice in the first half and two more times in the second half to secure a 4-0 win over the Whippets. While the Whippets passing game improved, the Bay Chiefs proved to be too much.

The 2-1-2 overall and 2-1-0 RVC Whippets are off until Thursday, May 3 when they host conference-leading McFarland.