WWIB/WOGO Podcasts

WWIB/WOGO Podcasts

Friday, June 9, 2023

6/8/23 WIAA Division 5 Softball State Semi-Final: (1) Stevens Point Pacelli 8, (4) McDonell Lady Macks 7

Back at State for the first time since 2018, the Lady Macks (19-7, 11-3 Western Cloverbelt Conference) came out on fire, tallying four runs in the top of the first against the top team in the state, the Cardinals (27-1-1, 12-0 Central Wisconsin South Conference).

Momentum shifted back and forth throughout, but McDonell entered the bottom of the seventh with that same four-run advantage. But in a fateful final half-inning that saw them down to their final strike on two occasions, Pacelli plated four runs to tie the game, then won it in walk-off fashion, ending the Lady Macks' season in heartbreak at Goodman Diamond.

Thank you to Coach Baier and McDonell for letting us enjoy this incredible playoff run along with them, you mean the world to us! 

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