GREEN BAY (WQOW) - Abby Smith drove in 3 runs, including a pair in the seventh inning, and the Catholic Memorial softball team won the WIAA Division 2 state title with a 5-4 victory over Baldwin-Woodville on Wednesday.
The Blackhawks (22-1) rallied for a 4-3 lead in the sixth inning at King Park with a pair of runs. Morgan Smetana's groundout gave Baldwin-Woodville the lead.
But Catholic Memorial (21-9) responded with four hits and two runs in the seventh to re-gain the lead for good.
"We knew it wasn't going to be easy in the seventh. Catholic Memorial is a great hitting team 1-9" Baldwin-Woodville head coach Tim Klatt said. "We battled all game. Couldn't be more pleased with the girls and their effort."
Baldwin-Woodville scored the first two runs of the game, but trailed 3-2 after five innings.
In the semifinals, Smetana struck out 18 batters and Marney Roemhild drove in two runs as Baldwin-Woodville beat Marinette High School 4-1.
Marinette scored first, but Baldwin-Woodville took control with three runs in the bottom of the second inning. Ashley Fuffer singled to score Jordyn Letter. Roemhild later singled and Smetana doubled with two outs.
In the fourth inning, Roemhild drove in Fuffer with a sacrifice fly.
Smetana recorded 15 of her 18 strikeouts in the first five innings.