Sun Prairie girls’ softball heads for state

Cardinals score winning run in bottom of the 7th
Sun Prairie girls’ softball heads for state

Sun Prairie’s girls’ softball team is heading to state following a 4-3 victory over La Crosse Central in a sectional final Thursday in Sun Prairie.

Kristin Hoppman hit a game winning triple in the bottom of the seventh to bring in Briana Peterson from first to give the Cardinals the victory.

“I was looking for something and I was– all game I was struggling on hitting her changeups and drop balls.,” said Hoppmann. “I was really anxious for it and yeah, I guess it couldn’t have happened better.”

Both teams traded leads all game. Central had a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth, but Sun Prairie tied it when Briana peterson hit a shot to left and it rolled all the way to the wall. Katelyn Huemmer scored and it’s 2-2.

That was the score going into the bottom of the sixth. Hanna Running got another solid hit. Nicole Hoffman scored and Sun Prairie has the lead at 3-2. But La Crosse Central rallied to tie the game in the top of the 7th at 3- 3.

But that’s when Hoppmann came up big. Sun Prairie will go to the state tournament for just the second time in school history.