The Northwood softball team saw its season come to an end Tuesday night with a 13-0 loss to Shell Lake in five innings.
The Evergreens advanced to Tuesday’s sectional semifinal game with a 5-2 victory over No. 1-seeded Drummond on Thursday.
TeLaura Harings was the winning pitcher, giving up four hits and two runs while striking out six, walking one and hitting one batter.
Evergreens coach Beth Block said Harings gave a gutsy performance for Northwood. The sophomore had cleat mark on her leg from where a Drummond player slid into her in the second inning, but Block said she put the pain aside to finish the game.
“It was our night,” Block said. “They’re top four batters went 2-for-14.”
The No. 3-seeded Evergreens threatened right away when they loaded the bases in the first inning with no outs. Drummond, however, worked out of the jam without surrendering a run.
“That was painful,” Block said.
Drummond then took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when a runner reached base on an error and then scored on a wild pitch.
Morgan Block scored the tying run in the fourth inning when she led off with a double, advanced to third on a grounder to first base and scored on a sacrifice fly by Sarah Olson.
Drummond reclaimed the lead in the top of the seventh, but Northwood answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning to claim the 5-2 victory.
One run scored on a passed ball, and freshman Carley Stone brought in the winning runs with a two-RBI single.
Molly Linden brought in the final run on a grounder.