LEIPSIC — Pandora-Gilboa scored twice in the third inning and made those runs stand up in a 3-2 sectional semi-final win over Leipsic Tuesday evening.
The win sends the Rockets to the Division IV sectional finals Thursday at Continental against the Pirates at 5 p.m.
Both teams scored a run in the opening inning before the Rockets pushed across two runs in the third inning for the lead. Leipsic scored a run in the bottom of the seventh for the final score.
Megan Maag picked up the win for P-G as she allowed two runs on four hits with nine strikeouts and four walks.
Jenna Sigler had a double for the Rockets and Vivian Nofziger had a single.
Jada Lopez took the loss for Leipsic as she allowed three unearned runs on four hits with five strikeouts and three walks.
Chloe Kaufman and Alexis Escamilla both had two singles for the Vikings.
The game was delayed a half hour because of thunder and the first inning was played in a heavy rain.
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Pandora-Gilboa 102 000 0 - 3 4 1
Leipsic 100 000 1 - 2 4 5
WP-Maag. LP-Lopez.