The Watertown-Mayer softball team bounced back from a low-scoring game at Litchfield with an explosive third inning against Mound Westonka Saturday, scoring six runs on six hits.
Amanda Derner and Paige Winter both singled to start the inning, then Rosie Unglaub singled on a bunt that scored Derner. Jada Kosmatka then belted a ball to left fielf for a two-RBI double that scored both Winter and Unglaub.
After a pair of outs, Damei Motzko kept the rally alive with an RBI single that plated Kosmatka and Isabelle Neaton singled to put runners on the corners. Ella Guetzkow then put the ball in play, scoring both runners to put the Royals up 6-0.
Unfortunately for Watertown-Mayer, the bats fell silent after the big inning, while Mound Westonka found their offense, as the Whitehawks went on to win 11-6.
Unglaub had two hits in the loss, while Kosmatka, Motzko, Neaton, Derner, Winter and Gabby Dulas each had one. Kosmatka led the team in RBIs with two, while Unglaub and Motzko each had one. Ella Guetzkow struck out six batters in six innings.
Earlier in the week, the Royals lost 11-1 to Rockford. Abby Otterness scored the lone run after a lead off double. Otterness then stole third before crossing the plate on a wild pitch.
Otterness and Unglaub each had a hit in the loss, while Unglaub drew two walks and Kosmatka drew one. Otterness and Guetzkow combined for seven strikeouts in five innings.
The Royals move to 1-2 on the season, with a 13-5 win over Norwood Young America that started the season.