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Longest-ever softball win streak in reach for a Wisconsin HS
Credit: Tim Roehrig

Longest-ever softball win streak in reach for a Wisconsin HS

KAUKAUNA, Wis. (BVM) – Vandebilt Catholic in Louisiana set the longest high school softball win streak in U.S. history with 112 wins in the early 1980s.

More than 40 years later, the Kaukauna High School softball team in Wisconsin is in reach of breaking the all-time consecutive wins record. The Galloping Ghosts secured their milestone 100th straight victory on Friday by defeating Kimberly 11-1. 

Just four high school softball teams in history nationwide have achieved 100 consecutive victories, per MaxPreps:  

    1. 112 wins: Vandebilt Catholic (LA) | 1980-83
    2. 108 wins: Barbe (LA) | 1988-91
    3. 105 wins: Sherwood (MD) | 2012-17  
    4. 100 wins: Kaukauna (WI) | 2021-24

Kaukauna softball hasn’t lost a game since May 18, 2021. In that time, the Galloping Ghosts have won three straight D-I state championships. They won 20 straight games to finish the 2021 season, tallied two perfect seasons (31-0 in 2022; 30-0 in 2023) and are currently 19-0 in hopes of their third straight perfect season. 

Karly Meredith, a standout pitcher from the Class of 2025, has been there since day one for Kaukauna’s 100-game winning streak. She is Wisconsin’s reigning softball Gatorade Player of the Year and is committed to playing for the Virginia Cavaliers. 

“The expectation is high and taught me how to persevere through hardships and strive to get better each and every day,” Meredith said about Kaukauna’s winning streak. “Both Virginia and Kaukauna want to be successful, and Kaukauna softball has taught me what it means to be a part of a winning team.” 

Karly Meredith softball
Courtesy: Karly Meredith/Instagram

Kaukauna is just 12 wins away from tying the all-time high school softball consecutive wins record – and 13 from breaking it. So long as the program keeps winning, it is expected to break the record early next season.  

“I think that would be cool to achieve (the record), but not our main goal or focus,” Meredith said. “If we keep staying within ourselves, I think we could achieve that.”

Kaukauna’s softball coach, Tim Roehrig, noted, “I guess we really do not think about that (breaking the all-time record) since we are too focused on the next game. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t.”  

Kaukauna must win its fourth consecutive state title later this season to keep the winning streak alive. 

“We focus on the next game, and eventually our goal is to win the state title,” Roehrig said. 

Up next, Kaukauna is going for win No. 101 against Appleton East on Tuesday. 

“The kids have been dedicated to the game since they were 6 years old,” Roehrig said. “Their work ethic and desire to win has been unbelievable.”

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