Iola-Scandinavia beat Coleman, 4-2, in a sectional semi-final game at Coleman. The Thunderbirds will advance and play Mishicot in a sectional championship game at Random Lake on Wednesday, June 23 starting at 5:00pm.
Coleman scored the first run of the game in the fourth inning. After Cameron Compe singled, Courtney Dennyter doubled to score Compe to take a 1-0 lead.
The T-Birds responded with three runs in the fifth inning. Taylor Kielblock, Anna Rustad and Makayla Much each singled to load the bases. Jaelyn Sivertson's sacrifice fly to center field scored Kielblock. An error and a wild pitch scored the other two runs to give I-S a 3-1 lead.
After the Cougars scored a run in the fifth inning on an error and a groundout, the Thunderbirds scored their final run with help of a walk and two errors for the final 4-2 score.
Each team had six hits. The Thunderbirds only had one earned run.
Marin Hoyord had two hits for the T-Birds. Michele Zeither had two hits for Coleman. Christina Ermis and Courtney Dennyter each had a double for the Cougars.
Pitcher Lizzie Jones went the distance to earn the win for I-S. Jones allowed six hits, no walk and had two strikeouts.