A young and eager Raider softball team takes to the diamond this spring under head coach Pam Erickson. Look for continued improvement in this program as Kiel aims upwards in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference.
The Raider softball preview:
Head Coach: Pam Erickson
2019 REVIEW: Kiel posted a 3-18 overall record and took seventh in the conference at 2-12. Senior shortstop Emily Suchan received honorable mention All-EWC, the only Raider to get a post season honor. Other seniors were Olivia Klein, Grace Swanson and Jess Lemke. Kellie Walsdorf would have been a senior last year.
2021 PREVIEW: A fairly young rosters as nine of the 15 players are undercalssmen. Seniors are Erin Swanson, Emily Swanson, Elizabeth Suchan, Kasey Schaefer, Analiese Olig and Andrea Meyer. Carleen Meyer is the lone junior. Sophomores are Emma Adleman and Emily Endries. The frosh include Paige Wilkens, Addison Karls, Jaidyn Spencer, Lauren Olig, Chloe Meyer and Addison Kautzer.
Coach Erickson believes her team can make a move up in the standings, but defending champ Chilton remains the team to beat.
FIRST GAMES: Kiel won its EWC and season opener in impressive fashion downing visiting Sheboygan Falls, 15-2. Addison Karls, Elizabeth Suchan, Kasey Schaefer and Analiese Olig all had two hits. Erin Swanson was the winning pitcher.
The Raiders lost in the EWC Jamboree in Manitowoc to Two Rivers, 13-2, and New Holstein, 12-4. They also lost a rematch to the Huskies and a home contest to Winnebago Lutheran.
Kiel Softball Schedule
(Games at 4:30 pm unless otherwise indicated)
April 27- Home vs. Sheboygan Falls
April 28- EWC Jamboree at Manitowoc
vs. Two Rivers, 12 pm
vs. New Holstein, 2 pm
April 29- Home vs. Winnebago Lutheran, 5 pm
May 1- at Kewaskum Tournament, 10 am
May 3- Home vs. Hilbert/Stockbridge
May 4- Home vs. Manitowoc Roncalli
May 6- Home vs. Brillion
May 7- at Valders
May 8- at New Holstein Invitational, 10 am
May 10- at Chilton
May 13- at Brillion
May 15- at Manitowoc Roncalli Tournament, 9 am
May 17- at Sheboygan Falls
May 20- at Ozaukee
May 21- at Two Rivers
May 24- at Manitowoc Roncalli
May 27- Home vs. Valders
June 1- Home vs. Chilton
June 7- Home vs. Reedsville
June 9- WIAA Division 3 Regional First Round, TBA
June 14- WIAA Division 3 Regional Semifinals, TBA
June 16- WIAA Division 3 Regional Championship, TBA
June 21- WIAA Division 3 Sectional Semifinal, TBA
June 23- WIAA Division 3 Sectional Final at Chilton
June 28-30- WIAA State Tournament, site is TBA