Stillman Valley's softball season came to an end in East Peoria at the 2-A Super-Sectional as Rockridge's Daria Parchert's three-run walkoff home run powered a 9-8 Lady Rockets victory to advance to state.
After the Lady Cardinals tied the game 1-1 in the third, Courtney Fernette's three-run home run put Stillman up 4-1. Rockridge answered with five unanswered runs to take a 6-4 lead. RBI doubles from Lexi Morrison and Macy Weaver tied the game at 6-6 going into the seventh inning.
Stillman Valley seized a two-run lead in the top of the last inning of the game with another clutch hit from Courtney Fernette, and an infield single from Macy Weaver for an 8-6 score. Rockridge put its first two runners on before Parchert's walkoff home run ended a thriller at Illinois Central College.