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WWIB/WOGO Podcasts

Thursday, June 1, 2023

6/1/23 WIAA Division 5 Softball Sectional Final: (1) McDonell Lady Macks 8, (2) Northwood/Solon Springs 0

Back in a Sectional Final after a one year hiatus, the Lady Macks (19-6, 11-3 Western Cloverbelt Conference) stranded two early baserunners for the Fusion (14-4, 8-0 East Lakeland Conference), then once again gave their pitcher some early support, plating a run in the bottom of the first.

That run would prove to be all they needed, as McDonell rode another dominant pitching performance and backed it up with three additional runs in the second, another in the third, and three more in the bottom of the sixth to put the game thoroughly out of reach and punch their ticket back to the State Tournament in Madison.

Sophomore leadoff hitter Kendall Hepfler was 3-4 with a pair of doubles, two stolen bases, an RBI, and three runs scored, while senior Becca Baier drove in two and multiple Lady Macks (Josie Witkowski, Katie Ruf, Keagan Winger, and Abby Bresina) all recorded doubles.

In the circle, junior pitcher Katie Ruf allowed just one hit and struck out 10 as she recorded her third consecutive shutout. 

THANK YOU to our incredible local sponsors:

Cook Chiropractic Center!
The Chippewa Manor!
Chippewa Valley Financial Services!
Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine!
Chippewa Yellow Bus Co.!
Grace Home Respiratory!
Your Eau Claire Hy-Vee!
Lakeland University!
McDonell Area Catholic Schools!
Northwestern Bank!
Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel!
Prevea Health!
Quality Propane and Quality Fuels!
Royal Credit Union!
Stelter, Inc.!
Toycen Ford of Chippewa Falls!
Wiersgalla Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning! 

6/1/23 Morning Show Highlights!


  • Best 5: Welcome to June; Brushes w/ Fame; Galatians 1:18-24
  • June Special Events
  • Pictures You Should Keep on Your Phone
  • Brushes with Fame
  • Big Announcement: Jason Gray is coming to Chippewa Falls for WWIB's 50th Anniversary Celebration August 26th
  • Listener Brushes with Fame: PCD John(Steve Miller) & Steve in Black River Falls(Freddy Fender)