MOREAU — Eighth-grader Madison Gould struck out 19 batters as she pitched a two-hit shutout, leading Whitehall to a 11-0 win and into the Class D sectional final for the second straight year.
The Railroaders, 14-0 and ranked second in the state, rattled off 11 hits, including a two-run home run and an RBI triple by senior Jessica Moore.
Top-seeded Whitehall is scheduled to face defending state champion Fort Ann (12-6), the third seed, in the Section II final on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Moreau Rec.
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Gould helped her own cause by going 4 for 4 at the plate with a triple and three runs scored. Her classmate, Vinna Jensen, added a double and single with three RBIs and three runs scored, and Kennedy O'Dell had two hits, three runs and an RBI.