East Peoria – Lauren Ohnesorge and Lauren White led off the second inning with back-to-back home runs off West Prairie starter Koutney Campbell to provide all the offense that Altamont would need in a 3-1 win in a 1A state semifinal Friday at EastSide Centre.
Altamont (28-4) advances to play Trico (33-3) in the championship game at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Altamont pitcher Deidre Ledbetter (25-3) allowed five hits, one earned run, and she had 15 strikeouts and no walks.
Ledbetter also doubled to score Madison Ohnesorge in the third inning to complete the Indians' scoring.
Campbell (26-9) allowed six hits, three runs (all earned) with six strikeouts and a walk for the Cyclones (26-10).
Jen Reedy's RBI double scored Jennifer Schwerer in the sixth for the Cyclones lone run.
Alleman 7, Monticello 5: Mackenzie Sanchez's grand slam in the fifth inning helped the Pioneers rally from a 4-2 deficit to advance to the 2A title game.
Alleman (31-6) will face Teutopolis in the championship at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Emily Hoffman (12-1) pitched three innings of relief, allowing one run with two strikeouts and no walks, to pick up the win. Dakota Stout started the game for Alleman. She allowed eight hits and four earned runs, with two strikeouts and a walk.
Molly Ethington had three hits and two RBIs for Alleman.
Chrissy Gadbury (25-5) took the loss, allowing 11 hits, seven earned runs with two strikeouts and a walk for Monticello (30-5). Gadbury also had two hits and four RBIs.
Teutopolis 6, Beecher 5: Allison Apke's three-run home run was the big blow in a four-run fifth inning for the Wooden Shoes in a 2A semifinal win over Beecher.
Teutopolis (28-3) trailed 5-2 going into the fifth, before finally getting to Beecher pitcher Sarah Crews (23-4)
Crews allowed six earned runs on six hits, and had four strikeouts and one walk. Pinch hitter Sarah Garza had a two-run single for Beecher (33-8).
Kadi Borries (18-1) allowed 11 hits and five runs, only three earned, in seven innings. She had two strikeouts and a walk.