In a sloppy and exciting game, Pacelli outlasts Grantsburg 8-7 in the WIAA Division 3 Softball Semifinals.
The game featured 5 lead changes and two ties. Thanks in large part to a combined 10 errors, 6 for Pacelli and 4 for Grantsburg.
Callyn Hauper and Lauren Jurgella each had 2 RBI's for the Cardinals.
The Pirates held a 4-3 lead after 5 innings. But the Cardinals were able to score 4 runs on just 3 hits but 2 Pirate errors to take a 7-4 lead. 2 more Pacelli errors led to another 3 runs for Grantsburg in the bottom of the 6th, tying the game at 7 going into the 7th.
In the 7th, Danielle Hoover led off with a double, and later scored on a sacrifice fly for an 8-7 lead. And the Cardinals made it hold up in the bottom of the inning.
They advance to Saturday's championship game between the winner of Algoma and Poynette. Poynette shut out the Cardinals 4-0 in last year's championship game.