Algoma beat Wausau Newman Catholic 5-4 to win the WIAA Division 4 Softball State Championship at Goodman Diamond in Madison on Saturday. The Fighting Cardinals had a 2-0 lead after 4 innings but the Wolves answered with 4 runs in the top of the 5th inning to take the lead for good. In the postgame, coach Amber Schubert talked about the win and how her squad played like a team all year…. Carmen Haack started the 5th inning rally with a single to right field and Tanika Jorgenson followed with a single to left. After an infield single by Taylor Schmidt to load the bases, Baleigh Delorit smashed a 2-run base hit to right field to tie the game….With the scored tied at 2-2, Meg Ryan- who had three hits in the game- followed with a sharp single to centerfield as the Wolves took the lead for the first time….Algoma would add another run in the 6th inning as Tanika Jorgenson drove in Kathy Bluett in what would prove to be the winning run as Newman Catholic would score two unearned runs in the bottom of the 6th. Tanika Jorgenson retired the side in order in the bottom of the 7th inning as Algoma claimed the State Championship. For Jorgenson, it wrapped up a career that saw her battle injuries the last couple of seasons but also had her in the circle for the final out of the game….Jorgenson picked up the win on Friday as Algoma beat Shell Lake 5-1 in 8 innings and gets the save on Saturday while Sophmore Jordan Demmin started both games for Algoma and was credited with the win in the Championship game. Demmin pitched a total of 9 innings and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits and started the winning rally on Friday with a walk against Shell Lake….Algoma wins their first softball State Championship less than three month after winning the girls basketball State Title in March.
Westosha Central 12
Kenosha Bradford 1
*First State Title for Falcons.
New London 2
*Bulldogs rally for 2 runs with 2 out in the bottom of 7th for first State Title.
Mineral Point 7
Kenosha St. Joseph 2
*First State Title for Pointers.