Sara Warren drove home the game-winner with a single up the middle as Milaca tipped Zimmerman 8-7 on Tuesday in Milaca.
“It was a battle,” noted Thunder coach Emily Zahn.
Ashley Johnson pitched the distance for Milaca, giving up seven hits and seven walks, but striking out 11.
Ashley Pool went the distance for Zimmerman and struck out 10 while giving up 13 hits and 10 walks.
The Thunder got home runs by Gabby Antolak and Ashley Ryding. Antolak was 3-for-4 and had a double, too. Ryding scored two runs. Cathy Lage was 2-for-3 with a triple.
Milaca’s Sadie Hunt was 3-for-5 with a triple, two runs and two RBI. Kymee Nelsen was 3-for-5 and scored the winning run. Warren was 2-for-2 ad Natalie Bernard 3-for-4 with two doubles.
Zimmerman will host Mora on Thursday.