The clouds are starting to part for the Shawano Community High School softball team.
Due to injuries, the Hawks have yet to see the expected preseason lineup in action this season. After winning four of five to end April and open May, the Hawks’ struggles were exemplified in a winless streak that lasted nearly two weeks.
However, the roster is getting healthier and Shawano returned to the win column by defeating Clintonville 15-0 at home Friday. Saige Henning hit two home runs for the Hawks, while Courtney Ainsworth and Brianna Zook added one each.
Sydney Schreiber pitched the win, allowing only one hit and striking out four.
Shawano coach Kevin Isaacson said key players have returned and more are expected in coming weeks.
“We’ve had a season riddled with injuries, and we’re finally starting to get some of our kids back,” he said. “It’s just nice to be getting our lineup back together.”