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PLOVER – The Edgar softball team is heading to the state tournament for the first time in program history after the Wildcats blasted Sevastopol 11-0 in a WIAA Division 5 sectional final Thursday at Woyak Park behind another perfect game from pitcher Makayla Wirkus.

Edgar (16-6) will join Marawood Conference South Division rival Wisconsin Rapids Assumption, Thorp and Barneveld in the Division 5 field.

Seedings for the 2022 WIAA State Softball Tournament will be announced Friday. Division 5 semifinals at Goodman Diamond in Madison are scheduled for Thursday, June 9, at 8:30 p.m. and Friday, June 10, at 8 a.m. The D-5 championship game is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, June 11.

Wirkus tossed her second consecutive perfect game in the sectionals as she struck out eight and didn’t allow a baserunner to the Pioneers. She also had two hits and two RBI in the win.

Morgan Streveler, Reagan Borchardt and Leah Davis all added two hits each, Karlin Lipinski had a single and three RBI, and Ashley Erickson and Jessica Mucha both had two RBI for the Wildcats.

Wildcats 11, Pioneers 0

Edgar 303 000 5 - 11 11 0

Sevastopol 000 000 0 - 0 0 5

WP: Makayla Wirkus. LP: Libby Ash.

SO: Wirkus 8; Ash (5 inn.) 6, Addison Schauske (2 inn.) 4. BB: Wirkus 0; Ash 2, Schauske 0.

Top hitters: E, Wirkus 2x5, 2 RBI; Morgan Streveler 2x4; Reagan Borchardt 2x4, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Leah Davis 2x4, 3 runs; Ashley Erickson 1x4, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Jessica Mucha 1x3, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Karlin Lipinski 1x3, 3 RBI; Carly Feltz 2 runs.

Records: Sevastopol 16-6; Edgar 16-6.

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