EAST PEORIA, Ill. - Teutopolis found itself running out of outs, trailing Beecher 5-3 when Allison Apke stepped to the plate in the fifth inning and sent a three-run blast over the wall in left center. The home run capped the Shoes rally that saw them come back from four-run deficit to win 6-5. The victory sends the Wooden Shoes to their first ever state softball title game. Kadi Borries pitched through some early trouble, scattering 11 hits over seven strong innings. Teutopolis (28-3) will play Rock Island (Alleman) (31-6) in the Class 2A state championship game Saturday at 5:30 pm.
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