Solon Springs scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally past the Northwood Evergreren 3-2 in a WIAA Division 5 regional championship game Thursday, May 23, in Solon Springs.
The Eagles took a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning and the Evergreens took a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth.
"I’m so proud of the way we battled today," SHS coach Dale Rajala said. "Kylli (Rajala) and Cassidy (Coons) both pitched great games, but we were able to get runners on and force them to make plays in the sixth inning.
"These girls have so much heart. They’ve worked so hard for moments like this and made everyone in our school and community very proud."
Rajala picked up the win, tossing a four hitter with 11 strikeouts and two walks. Coons allowed just two hits with eight strikeouts and five walks in a losing effort.
The Eagles' hits were doubles by Muree Ahlberg and Rajala. Lily Nordskog knocked in two of Solon Springs' runs and Morgan Anderson had the other RBI.
Nona Thompson doubled and Kayla Schultz, Emme Golembiewski and Zoey Vaara singled for the Evergreens, whose season ends at 12-6.
Solon Springs (17-1) plays at No. 1 Hurley on Tuesday, May 28. The winner advanced to the sectional final at Gilman on Thursday, May 30.