Mercer County (25-7) defeated Farmington (12-13) 4-0 Tuesday to advance to the regional championship game at the IHSA 2A Brimfield Regional in softball.
Freshman pitcher Elsie Cook (16-4) earned the win, throwing a complete game shutout and allowing just two hits. Another freshman, Natalie Thomson drove in two runs with a two-out double in the second inning.
The Golden Eagles will play the winner of Brimfield-Elmwood vs IVC Friday in the regional championship game at 4:30 p.m., in Brimfield.
IHSA Class 2A Brimfield Regional
Mercer County 4 Farmington 0
IHSA Class 2A Prophetstown Regional
Sherrard 22 Orion 2
Riverdale 3 Erie-Prophetstown 1
IHSA Class 2A Princeton Regional
Rockridge 13 Princeton 0
IHSA Class 2A Fieldcrest Regional
Tremont 10 El Paso-Gridley 0
Knoxville 10 Fieldcrest 6
IHSA 1A West Prairie Regional
A-Town 2 West Prairie 0
IHSA 1A Wethersfield Regional
St. Bede 15 Midland 0
IHSA Williamsfield Regional
West Central 6 Peoria Christian 0
Spoon River Valley 8 ROWVA-Williamsfield 5