The New London softball team beat Adams-Friendship and then topped Luxemburg-Casco in a sectional final to earn a trip to the WIAA State Softball Tournament in Madison.
New London 2, Adams-Friendship 0
The Lady Bulldog varsity softball team advanced to the Sectional finals with a 2-0 win over Adams-Friendship on Tuesday, May 28.
New London scored one run in the first inning and added another in the third inning.
Shelby Sommer pitched a complete game no-hitter, allowing one walk and striking out 10.
Alanna Beyer was 1×2, Molly O’Connell was 2×3, Sommer was 2×3 with a double and 1 RBI, Emily Wilfuer had 1 RBI, and Morgan Gorges was 1×3.
New London left five runners on base, while Adams-Friendship stranded one.
Emma Roenneburg took the loss for Adams-Friendship, allowing six hits and two runs with two walks and four strikeouts.
New London 3, Luxemburg-Casco 1
At Shawano, New London scored two runs in the second inning to stake the Lady Bulldogs to an early lead.
Luxemburg-Casco scored one run in the fifth inning, but their offense failed to generate any more runs over the final two innings.
Shelby Sommer pitched and earned the win for New London.
The 38th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Softball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, June 6-8, at the Goodman Diamond on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison. Ticket prices for the tourney are $8 per session for quarterfinals and semifinals, $4 for each championship game and $14 for an all-day ticket on each day. Tickets are only available at the stadium.
The Division 2 Field
Defending champion Baldwin-Woodville returns to State to defend its title. The Blackhawks are making their third straight State Tournament appearance, which also accounts for their overall number of appearances. They finished runner-up in their first experience at State in 2011. They are the champions of the Middle Border Conference, and they earned a chance to continue their quest for a second straight title by beating Rice Lake 3-1 in the St. Croix Central Sectional final.
The 2012 runner-up Monroe makes its second consecutive appearance at State and its fifth in the last six years. The Cheesemakers have now qualified seven times overall. They won the Division 2 title in 2003 and have finished runner-up four times since then in 2004, 2008, 2009 and again last season. They are the champions of the Badger Conference’s South Division this spring and downed McFarland 4-1 to win the Evansville Sectional title.
New London will make its second State appearance after its 3-1 win over Luxemburg-Casco in the Shawano Sectional final. The Bulldogs’ only other experience in the State Tournament resulted in a runner-up finish in 2005. They placed third in the Bay Conference standings this spring.
New Berlin West will play in the State Tournament for the first time after its 5-4 victory over Waupun in the Waupun Sectional final. The Vikings placed third in the West Division standings of the Woodland Conference this season.
Baldwin-Woodville captured the Division 2 title with a 7-0 blanking of Monroe in the title tilt.