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Regional updates

The St. Bede Bruins rallied from a 5-0 deficit to beat Seneca 7-6 in 10 innings in regional semifinal play Monday at Ottawa Marquette. Austin Schwab reached on a throwing error before scoring the game-winning run on a short sacrifice fly on the right side in foul territory by Brandon Piotrowski.

Sam Lucas had a bases-loaded triple in the fifth. Schwab had a game-tying, two-run hit in the seventh.

The Bruins (19-2) advance to Saturday's championship game, against the host Crusaders, an 8-1 winner over Hall Thursday. Gametime Saturday is 11 a.m.

Oregon 6, Princeton 1: The Tigers (11-9) were top-seeded, but saw their season come to an end Wednesday with a regional semifinal loss to the host Hawks.

Softball

Mendota 5, Princeton 4: Catcher Mary Wackerlin had the game-winning hit for the Lady Trojans in the bottom of the ninth inning in a regional semifinal contest at St. Bede. Princeton built a 3-0 lead through 4 1/2 innings, but Mendota rallied for four runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Mendota advances to Saturday's championship game against the host Lady Bruins and ace pitcher Lainie Schweickert.

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