DURAND – Orangeville and Eastland will meet in an all-NUIC showdown for the 1-A softball sectional championship after they each earned semifinal victories on Tuesday.
The Lady Broncos topped the Lady Sobos of South Beloit, 3-0 to advance. Tori Plowman fired a complete game shutout to lead Orangeville.
Eastland and Forreston played in a shootout in the other semifinal, with the Lady Cougars hanging on for a 12-10 victory over the Lady Cardinals.
Friday’s sectional championship in Durand gets underway at 4:30pm. The winner advances to Memorial Day’s 1-A Super-Sectional at Sterling.