A season long battle came to an exciting conclusion in Girls Softball, while an undefeated streak came to a halt in the A-Division’s title game.
Girls Softball Finals: Kirk Freeport 6 Coldwell Banker 2
After Kirk Freeport relented the regular season title to Coldwell Banker in last week’s 13-3 loss, the team rallied to win the 2018 Girls Softball Championship 6-2 Wednesday (6 June). Players from both teams agreed the season long battle yielded strong competition.
“I thought it was really exciting and both teams worked really hard but eventually we were able to pull out the win. It’s been really nice because all the girls are really nice, and the games are competition and really fun” said Kirk Freeport’s Shay Windsor.
“I think that our team played good as a whole, but we didn’t practice as much on our batting. They just really trained hard and wanted it more. As a whole we all got to get together, we worked hard. We were able to see each other excel at the sport, and I hope we can continue with this type of determination” said Coldwell Banker’s Kacie Ramos.
A Division Finals: Butterfield 11 Harneys 8
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth, Butterfield’s Aiden van Rensburg struck out the side to clinch the A-Division title, snapped Harneys season long undefeated streak in a 11-8 championship victory Wednesday (6 June) at the Field of Dreams.
For Butterfield, Gianluca Tognazzo provided middle relief pitching while smacking two homeruns and 7 RBI’s on the night.
Butterfield finished the regular season in 3rd place, and beat the number two seeded Crighton team to reach the finals.
“The kids have been working off a mantra of focus, effort and fun. It really came together in the championship game” said Coach Greg Smith.