GCMS softball defeats Eureka 1-0 in IHSA Class 2A El Paso-Gridley Regional semifinals

EL PASO -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball team won 1-0 over Eureka in the semifinals of the IHSA Class 2A El Paso-Gridley Regional.
 
With the win, the third-seeded Falcons (17-6) will face No. 2 seed Stanford Olympia in the regional championship game at 11 a.m. Saturday.
 
Madi Eberle pitched a four-hit shutout for GCMS against fifth-seeded Eureka, striking out 10 batters and walking one.
 
The Falcons scored the game's lone run in the bottom of the fourth inning as Hailey Rutledge singled on a line drive and advanced to second base on a Dani Eckerty sacrifice bunt before crossing home plate on a Makenzi Bielfeldt base hit to center field.
 
Makenzi Bielfeldt (3-for-3) finished the game producing three of GCMS's five hits.
 
GCMS 1, Eureka 0
EUR 000   000   0   -- 0   4   1
GCMS 000   100   x   -- 1   5   1
W -- Madi Eberle, 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 10 K, BB. L -- Boschulte, 6 IP, 5 H, ER, 6 K, 0 BB.
Eureka -- Leman 1-3. Greene 1-3. Boschulte 1-3. A. Nohl 1-3. 
GCMS (17-6) -- Eberle 1-3. Hailey Rutledge 1-2, R. Makenzi Bielfeldt 3-3, RBI.  
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