Thorp advances to state baseball final in 1st appearance

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APPLETON, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Thorp baseball team is heading to the Div. 4 state championship as they came back to beat the Johnson Creek Blue Jays in the semifinal 6-5.

The Cardinals got down 4-0 in the third inning but fought their way all the way back. They took advantage of 4 Johnson Creek errors and scored 4 unanswered to tie it at 4. The Blue Jays took the lead in the bottom of the 5th. Thorp was down to their final 3 outs and manufactured 2 runs to take a 6-5 lead. Reece Drost closes the deal with 3 strikeouts to end it.

The Cardinals will face the defending D4 champion Athens Blue Jays tomorrow at 9am in the state final.