New London scored in every inning but the first on their way to a 9-3 win over Southern Door in a WIAA Division 2 softball sectional final at Little Chute on Thursday. Down 3-0 after two innings, the Eagles closed to within 3-2 on a two out, two run single from Hannah Mallien that scored Gabby Atkins and Erin Tadych. But the Bulldogs would score single runs in the next three innings before a three run home run by McCoy Mix in the sixth to make it 9-2. Meghan LaCrosse hit a solo home run in the seventh inning for Southern Door. Gabby Atkins had two hits for the Eagles (18-9) while Ellen Steckbauer, Faith Carothers, Leah Porath and Abby Elsholtz had two hits each for New London (25-4). The Bulldogs will open the State Tournament next Thursday against New Berlin West.
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