In their return to Madison, the defending champion Lady Macks (19-1, 13-0 Western Cloverbelt Conference) jumped in front early and overcame a few miscues to knock off a talented Assumption squad. Sophomore Olivia Mlsna and seniors Megan Baier and Liz Rietschel led the way at the plate.
The Royals (16-5) threatened late, but with the help of strong play in the field from Shanen Rice, Mlsna, and Jessica Eisenreich, Baier (4 Ks) once again slammed the door late to help send McDonell back to the state title game.
Location: Goodman Softball Complex. Madison, WI
WOGO Announcers: Caleb Svendsen and Sydney Schemenauer