Tisdale was picked off a pitch to drop the first half to make it 7-3 before a couple of races later scored on a two-out foul, making it 9-3.
Tisdale and Sota each had their RBI single at the top of the seventh to stretch the lead to 13-4, and put an exclamation mark on the score.
“They stuck to it,” Klug said of all the insurance races. “They did not close after the second half, so it was a great outing.”
The same could be said about Tisdale on the mound.
The right-hander started the competition and allowed four races – three of them earned – while he spread four rounds and three hits over five plus rounds of work, knocking out seven.
Three of the four runs he gave up came through the first two innings, but he squeezed down after that and handed the ball over to Bradon Franke to get the final six outs.
Franke was dominant, gave up two hits, but knocked out five and none went.
“Nate did a good job with a good mix,” Klug said, “and then Bradon came in with a little speed change and shut them down at the end.”
Franke may have slammed the door on Lomira / Theresa, but in that way he opened the door to the state tournament – which will begin for Beaver Dam with a competition against host Antigo on Friday night.