Upset-Minded: South Milwaukee Girls’ Softball Team One Win From State

The South Milwaukee girls softball team is one step from the WIAA Division I State Tournament after pulling a couple of huge upsets in the past week.

On Thursday, it was eighth-seeded South Milwaukee with a 5-3 win over top-seeded Oak Creek in the regional final.

Then, on Tuesday, it was a 1-0 extra-inning victory over fourth-seeded Franklin in the sectional semifinal, thanks to a two-out home run from Mia Johnson in the 10th inning and some stellar pitching by Megan Traxel, who threw all 10 inning and had 13 strikeouts.

Next up: the sectional final at Kenosha Bradford/Reuther at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. The winner of that game advances to the state quarterfinals June 6 in Madison.

South Milwaukee is seeking its seventh trip to state and its third state title, after winning championships in 1988 and 1998. Why not 2019?

Go Rockets!

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