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MADISON – Iola-Scandinavia’s first-ever trip to the WIAA State Softball Tournament ended with a 10-0 loss to Horicon in a Division 4 semifinal Thursday night at Goodman Diamond.

The Thunderbirds were limited to five hits in the loss, all singles.

Lizzie Gibbs struck out two and did not walk a batter in the six-inning complete-game effort for Horicon (22-6), which moves into a D-4 championship game against Grantsburg (21-2) on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The Marshmen are looking for their third state title in the past four seasons the tournament has been held, having won Division 4 championships in 2018 and 2019.

Maddie Much suffered the loss for Iola-Scandinavia (19-7), giving up nine runs, all earned, and 12 hits while walking three.

Makayla Much, Alexa Christoph, Maddie Much, Myah Heschke and Jaydn Krusa picked up hits for Iola-Scandinavia.

Marshmen 10, Thunderbirds 0

Iola-Scandinavia 000 000 - 0 5 2

Horicon 101 215 - 10 14 0

WP: Lizzie Gibbs. LP: Maddie Much.

SO: Mad. Much (5 1/3 inn.) 0, Julia Munoz (0 inn.) 0; Gibbs 2. BB: Mad. Much 3, Munoz 0; Gibbs 0.

Top hitters: IS, Makayla Much 1x3; Alexa Christoph 1x3; Mad. Much 1x2; Myah Heschke 1x2; Jadyn Krusa 1x2. H, Paige Boeck 2B, 2 runs; Emma Miller 2x2, 3 runs; Angelica Bushkie 2x4, 3B, 4 RBI; Cyri Reinwald 1x3, 2 RBI; Gibbs 3x4, 2 RBI; Mercedez Heller 2x3; Jamie Anderson 2B, RBI.

Records: Iola-Scandinavia 19-7; Horicon 22-6.

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