Audrey Eades fired a two-hit shutout and struck out 12 to pitch Mt. Zion past Rochester 3-0 in the 3A Sectional semifinals at Millikin University Thursday.
Mt. Zion was the first non-CS8 school to defeat the Rockets, who concluded a great season with a 28-4 record. The Braves (30-4-1) went on to win the Sectional with a 5-2 victory over Charleston, then defeated Centralia 8-1 in the Super-Sectional to advance to the State Finals.
The game was started Wednesday but suspended in the bottom of the first inning by rain and lightning with Mt. Zion leading 1-0, and completed on Thursday. The Sectional games, originally scheduled to be held in Clinton, were all moved to Millikin University because of wet grounds.
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