Weyauwega-Fremont falls to Thorp; Oakfield advances to title game
MADISON (WLUK) -- Weyauwega-Fremont's quest for its first state softball title came to an end Thursday as Thorp's Hailey Kurakowski delivered a bases-loaded walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Cardinals beat the Indians. 5-4 at Goodman Diamond in a Division 4 state semifinal.
Weyauwega-Fremont, which left 11 runners on base, ends its season at 21-5.
"At this level you're going to get these games all the time," W-F coach Todd Breuer. "This is what you see day in and day out at this tournament and we just came up short. You can't feel bad about that, you can't feel bad about losing by one run to a very good team like Thorp. That's part of the game.
"I know the seniors especially took it hard and they should because they put so much time into it. We can't let one game define their career. This game is not going to define who they are or what the accomplished and the kind of kids they area."
Pitcher Cadyn Ehrenberg had two hits and two RBIs for the Indians, while Ashley Johnson also added two hits.
Meanwhile, Oakfield advanced to the Division 5 state title game with a 2-0 win over 2017 runner-up Blair Taylor. Oakfield will play the defending state champs McDonnell Catholic on Saturday morning the title game.
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