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Newell Fonda Falls Short in State Semis

July 24, 2019 9:53pm

Mikayla Houge fired a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts in top-seed Collins Maxwell's 9-1 win over Newell Fonda in the 1A state softball semifinals on Wednesday.  

Houge had a no-hitter going until Olivia Larsen reached on a bunt single with one out in the 6th.  Collins Maxwell had 11 hits, and scored at least one run in the first five innings.  

Ella Larsen provided the Mustangs only run with a leadoff homerun in the 7th.  

The Spartans improved to 27-1, and will try and defend their title at 6pm Thursday against Clarksville.  

Newell Fonda is now 38-6.  The Mustangs will play Lisbon for 3rd place at 5pm Thursday, which will be broadcast on 92.9FM KKIA.