AURORA — Berthoud was trailing its first round game to Pueblo West 9-1 at one point on Friday.
The Spartans will take the field at 10 a.m. to play in the Class 4A softball semifinals. They scored 10 unanswered runs to beat West, then jumped out to a lead against the bracket's top-seeded Pueblo County and held on to win 4-2.
Natalie Fischer doubled in the fourth and later scored to up 1-0. Sarah Jorissen and Addison Spears added runs in the fifth and and Sophie Supernor blasted a solo home run in the sixth to go up 4-0.
The Hornets scored one in the sixth and got another in the bottom of the seventh. Morgan McCabe reached base on a single, moving Samantha McCord to second. McCabe represented the tying run, but Kaylin Mares grounded out to end the game.
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The Hornets will meet Mountain View Saturday morning with the winner advancing to the 4A state title game.
(5) Mountain View 9, (4) Golden 5
Nya Chacon blasted a 2-run home run to put Mountain View up 9-5 going into the bottom of the seventh.
Golden got runners on first second and third with no outs in their half of the inning. Two Molly Hord and Elena Goodspeed stuck out and then Kayla Middleton flew out to right field to end the game.
(2) Silver Creek 2, (7) Pueblo South 0
In the lowest scoring 4A game of the day, Silver Creek advanced to the semifinals where they'll face area foe Holy Family.
Kayla Harper went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and scored both runs in the win. Jetta Nannen struck out seven hitters and allowed just five base runners.
(3) Holy Family 5, (6) Erie 1
Up 2-0 in the the fourth inning, Kaitlyn McKenzie drove in a run on a single and Anna Martinez ripped up a double to push the Tigers' lead to 4-0.
Erie got on the board in the fifth with a home run, but couldn't sustain a rally to come back and tie the game.