Holmen upsets LaFollette 2-1 in WIAA girls' softball

Newman strikes out 19 in loss

MADISON, Wis. - Madison LaFollette High School girls' softball team almost made history on Thursday.

Instead, the team will be watching the rest of the tournament from the sidelines after losing to Holmen.

LaFollette pitcher Nicole Newman came within one strike of throwing a no-hitter Thursday, but gave up two late runs to lose to Holmen 2-1 in extra innings.

Newman struck out 19 Holmen batters before giving up a hit to Briana Homberg in the top of the seventh. Homberg drove in the tying run to lock the game up at 1.


In the top of the ninth, Jordan Messling hit a basehit down the line to give Holmen a 2-1 lead and the victory.

Holmen will play La Crosse Central in the WIAA sectionals.

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