PERHAPS THE BEST STORYLINE OF THE WIAA STATE GIRLS
SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT IS ITHACA.
THE BULLDOGS SOFTBALL TEAM IS THE FIRST TEAM IN THE
SCHOOLS HISTORY TO MAKE IT TO A STATE TOURNAMENT.
REMARKABLY, THE BOYS BASEBALL TEAM IS ALSO GOING TO
STATE NEXT WEEK, BUT TODAY, IT'S THE GIRLS SOFTBALL
TEAM MAKING HISTORY AT GOODMAN DIAMOND.
EVERONE IN THE VILLAGE AND THEN SOME ARE THERE TO
WATCH THE BULLDOGS TAKE ON COCHRANE-FOUNTAIN CITY
IN THE DIVISION FOUR SEMIFINALS..
IT'S A SCORELESS GAME IN THE THIRD, BUT THE PIRATES
GET FIVE HITS AND SCORE THREE RUNS.
SIERRA RODGERS ROPES ONE DOWN THE LEFT FIELD LINE
AND C-F-C LEADS 3 NOTHING
THE BULLDOGS GOT A GREAT PITCHING PERFORMANCE FROM
SENIOR JORDAN COCKROFT WHO STRUCK OUT 12.
SHE GETS THE STRIKE OUT TO END THE 4TH
ITHACA HANGS IN THERE AND FINALLY GETS A RUN IN THE
IN THE 6TH.
LACY OLSON TRIPPLES TO DEEP RIGHT CENTER.
KERRIGAN HOFFINE SCORES .
BUT COCHRANE FOUNTAIN CITY BEATS ITHACA 4-1.
THE PIRATES WILL PLAY OAKFIELD FOR THE DIVISION FOUR
NO TEARS FOR ITHACA, JUST THE SATISFACTION OF A HISTORIC
Todd: You saw the sea of purple that was in the stands
and I think the girls felt a little bit of that pressure
we were a little tight in the batters box but what
a wonderful experience and what a way to end a season
this is everyones dream to end a season down here
and this is where we happen to be when we ended ours
jordan: we may have lost but to go off here knowing
we had the season that we did its nothing to hang
our heads about.
I love our town of Ithaca and I wouldn't trade it
for anything in the world.
They are all here for us no matter what and they dont
care if we win or lose they are going to love us anyway!