Eagles Stop Storm in D3 Regional Semifinals

After falling behind by five runs in the top of the first inning, the No. 4-seeded Southern Door softball team powered back to win Tuesday’s WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal at home against No. 5-seeded Kewaunee, 13-8.

The Storm scored its five runs in the opening frame with a leadoff home run by Breanna Riha and a grand slam by Lexie Hanrahan.

In the bottom of the first, Chloe Lustila hit a two-run homer for the Eagles.

Southern Door took the lead in the bottom of the fourth by scoring six runs highlighted by Callie Miller’s three-run homer.

The Eagles’ leading hitters also included Tori Marchant with two-run homer, Ashlyn Delfosse tallying two hits with a two-run homer, Sophia Counard with solo home run and Bella Price with two hits.

At the plate for Kewaunee, Riha had four hits, while Vivian Bootz, Emily Todd and Hanrahan tallied two hits apiece. 

Lustila recorded the pitching victory for Southern Door, allowing two runs in relief. The Storm’s Jenna Rohr struck out seven in a losing effort.

The Eagles advance to Thursday’s regional championship game at top-seeded New Holstein.

Southern Door’s Chloe Lustila (21) delivers a pitch during Tuesday’s WIAA Division 3 softball regional semifinal against Kewaunee. Photo by Rachel Lukas.