Indians advance to 1A regional final

Clarksville head softball coach Katie Wedeking, center, calls a meeting in the circle with her infield after a series of illegal pitch calls resulted in the first walk of the game during the Indians' 14-2, three-inning win over Janesville. (Kristi Nixon photo)

CLARKSVILLE – One wouldn’t think that what looked like an easy 14-2, three-inning Class 1A regional semifinal win for Clarksville should have any controversy, but there was a little.

What marred a cruise for the Indians came with coach Katie Wedeking’s team already holding an 8-0 lead after the top of the first inning against Janesville.

The very first pitch out of Clarksville ace Kori Wedeking’s hand was called a strike by the home plate umpire. However, the first base umpire ruled it an illegal pitch.

That same umpire called at least a dozen illegal pitches against the younger Wedeking.

This is something that coach Wedeking said she was expecting.

“He called re-planting,” coach Wedeking explained....

The full story appears in the July 13 print edition of the Clarksville Star.