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Behind the fleet feet of Tyler Nelson and the timely hitting and steady arm of Mack Blashka, the Neenah St. Mary Catholic baseball team rolled to a 5-1 victory over Prairie du Chien in the WIAA Division 3 spring baseball championship game on Thursday.The Zephyrs were able to complete an undefeated season and win their first-ever state championship while handing coach Mark Pedretti's Blackhawks (26-1) their second loss of the year in their fourth state trip.Nelson, a senior, set a Division 3 record with four stolen bases, giving him an all-divisions record of seven for the two-day tournament. He went 3-for-4 and scored two of the Zephyrs' runs.In the fifth inning, Nelson reached on a bloop single to right field, stole second and scored (along with sophomore teammate Christian Jack) after two Prairie du Chien errors on the play.Blashka, a senior left-hander, pitched a complete game, holding the potent Prairie du Chien offense to three hits. The Blackhawks entered the state tournament with a team batting average of .415. Blashka struck out seven and walked six.Blashka also drilled a two-run single to cap a three-run first inning that put the Zephyrs in control of the game.Two of Prairie du Chien's hits were doubles, off the bats of seniors Peyton Hall and Casey Hogenson. Hogenson scored in the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly by senior Brogan Potter.Hogenson took the pitching loss despite allowing only five hits. He struck out two and walked two. Prairie du Chien committed four errors, allowing Neenah St. Mary to score four unearned runs.Neenah St. Mary: 300 020 0 -- 5 5 0Prairie du Chien: 000 001 0 -- 1 3 4PRAIRIE DU CHIEN (ab-r-h-bi) -- Yeomans 3-0-0-0; C. Hogenson 3-1-1-0; Hall 3-0-1-0; Potter 2-0-0-1; Wasechek 3-0-0-0; Sagedahl 2-0-0-0; Dyer 3-0-1-0; Sheckler 2-0-0-0; Check 0-0-0-0; Mara 2-0-0-0; Scott 0-0-0-0. Totals 23-1-3-1.NEENAH ST. MARY -- Nelson 4-2-3-0; Jack 2-1-0-0; Seveska 2-0-1-1; Uhlenbrauck 0-1-0-0; T. Hogenson 2-0-0-0; Zimmer 0-1-0-0; Davidson 3-0-0-0; Blashka 3-0-1-2; Van De Yey 0-0-0-0; Conn 3-0-0-0; Neuman 3-0-0-0; Jack 3-0-0-0; Gagne 0-0-0-0. Totals 25-5-5-3.2B -- C. Hogenson, Hall; Seveska. Stolen bases -- Nelson 4, Jack, Seveska. Sacrifices -- Potter; Jack.Errors -- Mara 2, Dyer, Sheckler. Left on base -- PDC 4; NSM 3.Pitchers (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- C. Hogenson (L, 7-5-5-1-2-2); Blashka (W, 7-3-1-1-3-6). Hit by pitch -- Jack (by C. Hogenson). Wild pitch -- C. Hogenson.