Rice Lake Warrior softball

Lexy Smith of the Rice Lake Warriors connects for an RBI single in the Warriors' four-run fifth inning Tuesday. Rice Lake blanked Osceola, 6-0, in a Division 2 regional opener.

Rice Lake scored four runs in the fifth inning, including one on a Lexi Orr home run, to break open a close game in a 6-0 win over visiting Osceola in a Division 2 regional softball opener Thursday.

The Warriors (8-13) advance to the regional semifinal to face No. 1 seed Ellsworth (19-2) on Tuesday, May 21, in Ellsworth.

Tuesday's winning pitcher Emma VandeVoort allowed five hits and struck out 12 in the shutout against Osceola (4-12).

The Warriors had 13 hits, including two each by Orr, VandeVoort, Zoe Stenseth, Adrianna Young and Paige Diercks. Orr's solo home run to lead off the bottom of the fifth inning cleared the center field fence.

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