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Oshkosh North one win from perfect season; Pulaski falls in semifinal

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Oshkosh North beat Kenosha Bradford in a Division 1 state semifinal Friday at Goodman Softball Complex. (Doug Ritchay/WLUK)

MADISON (WLUK) -- From the first game of the season the Oshkosh North softball team has had one goal -- play in the final game of the season.

Friday night, the Spartans made that a reality.

Behind the dominating pitching of Sydney Supple and timely hitting, top-seeded North clinched a state title berth with a 4-0 over No. 4 Kenosha Bradford in a Division 1 state semifinal at Goodman Softball Complex Friday.

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"This one means so much to us," said shortstop Brooke Ellestad, who had two hits and drove in two runs. "Just to wear this jersey on more time for the seniors; just leave it all out there, knowing that we have one more game left for the championship. Words can't even describe how proud I am of this team."

Supple struck out 13 and allowed just two hits. In two state games, Supple has 25 strikeouts and has allowed just three hits, while shutting out two opponents.

"Oh my goodness," said Supple, who had two hits. "There is really no words to describe it. I'm just so proud of this team. We worked hard for it. After everything these last four years, just to be able to put on this jersey one more time and play with these girls means the world to me."

North (30-0) plays defending state champ and No. 2-seeded Sun Prairie on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

PULASKI FALLS

Pulaski was trying to join Oshkosh North in the Division 1 state semifinal but the Red Raiders' season ended as Sun Prairie beat Pulaski 5-2 in the second semifinal Saturday.

No. 3 Pulaski (24-6) led 1-0 after the top of the third, but the Cardinals responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning and held on from there.

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Kamryn Brockman had one hit and one RBI for the Red Raiders as did Taylor Williquette.

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