Girls softball: Ithaca falls 4-1 in state semifinal

Madison, WIS. - The Ithaca girls softball team falls 4-1 to Cochrane Fountain City Friday morning in the W.I.A.A Division 4 state semifinal.

Not only was this the bulldogs first trip to state softball, it was the schools first trip to state in any sport.

The game was scoreless until the third inning, when the pirates had five hits and scored three runs.

Ithaca's senior pitcher, Jordan Cockroft, struck out 12 in the loss.

The bulldog's trailed 4-0 in the 6th inning, but they did not give up.

Lacy Olson's triple scored Kerrigan Hoffine, but they could not get any close.

Cochrane-Fountain City hung on for the 4-1 win.

Ithaca finished its season with a 20-2 record and lots to be proud of.

"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 everyone's dream to end a season down here and this is where we happen to be when we ended ours," said head coach Todd Cockroft.

"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 don't care if we win or lose they are going to love us anyway," said Jordan Cockroft.

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