(WFRV) Green Bay, Wisconsin – Both the Hortonville and Green Bay Preble softball teams survived some angry bids to advance to the section semi-finals. Meanwhile, Coleman crossed conference rivals Crivitz for a regional title on the baseball diamond.

Ashwaubenon took the lead 2-0 against top-placed Preble, but the Hornets fought their way back in third place. Eleanor Hoge drove one on the right field line to bring Ava DeBaker home to tie the game at two.

An RBI base hit by Korinn VanLaanen brought the Jaguars into the lead a little later. Then Preble responded with another big hit from Hoge as Preble rallied for a 4-3 win.

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The match-up between FVA rivals Hortonville and Kimberly required additional innings. The second seeded polar bears took a 2-0 lead before the papermakers recovered in the fifth inning. A hot shot at Hortonville’s shortstop from Megan McGinnis helped tie the game to two.

At some point they would go to extra innings. Kimberly beat first in eighth place. With a runner in third place, Molly De La Hunt hit a grounder for a short stop, but Hortonville decided to trade the out for a run. Put Kimberly in front 3-2 in the upper half of the frame. The polar bears responded with a productive excerpt when Emma Labeck drove Tavia Schmidt home with a sacrificial fly to tie the game at three.

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The decisive run would come in the eleventh inning. Hannah Meshnick took the punt after a squeeze play, and Kamy Peppler was able to beat the game on the plate to give Hortonville an extra 4-3 innings win.

There was less tension in the Northwoods. Coleman and Crivitz played a pair of one-run games during the regular season, but the top-ranked Cougars were too many in the postseason.

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An RBI base hit by Tyler Blanchard brought Coleman to the top early. Then, in the third inning, Will Bieber extended the lead of the Cougars to 3-0 with an RBI base goal of their own. The hits also came when Karson Casper tackled another RBI hit to open the floodgates while Coleman Crivitz took on and won a regional championship.