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Updated: Jun 2, 2022

Iola-Scandinavia knocked off Pittsville in a Regional Final on Wednesday night. Photo Courtesy: I-S Athletics Facebook Page

Zaleski Sports

PITTSVILLE – Iola-Scandinavia scored in each of its final six at-bats to top Pittsville 15-7 in a WIAA Division 4 baseball regional final Wednesday

The No. 5 seed Iola-Scandinavia (8-16) moves into a D-4 sectional at Rosholt on Tuesday. The Thunderbirds will play No. 1 seed Gibraltar/Washington Island at 11 a.m. in the first of two semifinals. Oakfield and Fall River will battle in the other, with the winners playing for a sectional championship and a state tournament berth at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Pittsville led 5-2 after three innings and 7-5 after four before the Thunderbirds ripped off a seven-run fifth inning to pull away. Iola-Scandinavia added three more runs over the final two innings to pad their lead.

Carter Melum picked up the win, allowing two runs in four innings of relief.

Isaiah Hoyord was 4-for-5 with three RBI, Melum added three hits and three RBI, and Alex Rogalla had three hits and scored three times for the Thunderbirds, who had 18 hits in all.

Pittsville had five doubles among its 11 hits. Brad Neve had two hits and four RBI and Evan Haley had two hits and scored twice for the Panthers, who finish the season 18-7.

Thunderbirds 15, Panthers 7

Iola-Scandinavia 011 371 2 - 15 18 2

Pittsville 311 200 0 - 7 11 3

WP: Carter Melum. LP: Logan Zickert.

SO: Jackson Fredy (3 inn.) 2, Melum (4 inn.) 2; Zickert (4 2/3 inn.) 5, Evan Haley (2/3 inn.) 1, Easton Dammann (1 2/3 inn.) 1. BB: Fredy 3, Melum 0; Zickert 1, Haley 3, Dammann 0.

Top hitters: IS, Isaiah Hoyord 4x5, 2 runs, 3 RBI; Melum 3x6, 3 RBI; Parker Gullixon 2 RBI; Fredy 2x4, 4 runs; Alex Rogalla 3x5, 3 runs, RBI; Gavin Hoyord 2x5, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Jayden Singh 2x4, 2 runs. P, Haley 2x3, 2B, 2 runs; Easton Dammann 2B; Waylon Grimm 2B, RBI; Dylan Luther 2B, run; Brad Neve 2x4, 2B, 4 RBI; Zickert 2x3, RBI.

Records: Iola-Scandinavia 8-16; Pittsville 18-7.

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