Delavan-Darien 1, Northwestern/South Shore 0 (9)
Delavan-Darien rode the arm of Jennah Speth to advance to the Division 2 final with a 1-0 triumph over Northwestern/South Shore in nine innings. The game was suspended in the eighth inning Thursday evening and completed Friday morning.
Speth recorded a State Tournament record 22 strikeouts in the game. She yielded just two hits and one walk in the game. Only two Tiger base runners advanced to second base.
The lone run scored in the game was unearned. With one out in the top of the ninth, Speth reached second on a two-base error in the outfield. Morgyn DeLara, who had both the Comets’ hits, followed with an RBI single through the left side of the infield to score the eventual winning run.
The shutout spoiled a quality pitching performance by the Tigers’ Cheyenne Johnson, who didn’t allow an earned run on two hits, striking out 15 batters. The Tigers’ two hits were singles off the bats of Cassidy Friend and Brooklyn Oswskey.
New Berlin West 4, New London 3
New Berlin West (25-5) advances to the Division 2 final following a 4-3 win over New London (25-5) in the semifinals Friday morning.
The Vikings scored in the first inning on a Charlotte Ropas RBI single. She drove in another run in the third inning to give West a 2-0 lead. In the fourth inning, the Vikings expanded their lead to 3-0 on an RBI single by Cheyenne Sowinski.
West added what proved to be an important insurance run in the sixth. Ropas drove in her third run of the game with single to the left side.
The Bulldogs got on the board in the sixth inning. McCoy Mix delivered a run-scoring single. After Abbey Elsholtz scored on a wild pitch, Erin O’Connell clubbed an RBI double to left center to narrow the deficit to 4-3. The next two hitters grounded out to end the New London rally.
Sowinski and Ropas each had two hits top pace the Vikings’ offense. Sowinski was also credited with the victory, tossing a complete game with eight strikeouts.
Molly O’Connell collected two hits to lead the eight-hit Bulldogs’ offense. O’Connell was charged with the loss, yielding seven hits and striking out 12.
Grantsburg 10, Poynette 0 (5)
Grantsburg (26-2) scored runs in four of the five innings in a 10-0 win over Poynette in the Division 3 semifinals Thursday afternoon.
Olivia Tucker fired a three-hit shutout for the Pirates. She struck out nine and allowed just one runner to reach second base in the game.
The only run Tucker needed came in the second inning when Rhiana Pochman was hit by a pitch to force in a run. The Pirates added two runs in both the third and fourth innings. Megan Miller drove in one of the runs in the third and Briena Jensen dr