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Mishicot can't keep up with Horicon in state title game

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Mishicot lost 13-4 to Horicon in the Division 4 state title game Saturday at Goodman Softball Complex. (WLUK)

MADISON (WLUK) -- After winning its first game at the state tournament in program history on Thursday, Mishicot was looking for win No. 2 on Saturday and with that the Indians would claim a state title.

However, Horicon had other ideas.

The defending Division 4 state softball champs flexed their muscle with an 8-run third inning and cruised to a repeat, beating Mishicot 13-4 at Goodman Softball Complex.

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Despite the loss, Mishicot was upbeat about winning its first trophy in three trips at the state tournament.

"I'm very proud of how we played all year.," coach Dawn Krueger said. "(We were) 25-1. Horicon's a great team. I think we have to give them credit as well, but i am most proud of we didn't fall over, we battled back."

No. 1-seeded Horicon led 3-0 after two innings, but the third inning proved fatal. The Marshladies (25-1) bumped the lead to 11-0 by scoring eight runs on just four hits and two errors.

A 13-0 lead was not going to be relinquished, but No. 2 Mishicot still battled. The Indians played four runs in the fifth inning with Kourtney LeRoy delivering a 2-run single.

"This is our first (trophy) in school history so it means the world to all of us," LeRoy said. "Even just being here all this work is paying off. Losses are tough and being a senior it's my last game, but it's hard to take.

"We battled hard. It's our first one and we know we have more to come."

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