Softball team defeated at state semifinals 

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The softball team faced a heartbreaking defeat in the Class 4A state semifinals against the Baker County Wildcats May 22. Despite the team’s impressive record with five state championships under their belt, the Patriots couldn’t overcome the Wildcats this year, resulting in a 10-0 loss. 

The Lady Patriots’ season had an overall win percentage of 62, finishing with an 18-11 season. 

Over the years the Patriots have put up a good fight against the Wildcats. In 2015, the semifinal win by Baker County against Heritage was only 1-0. This year they hoped for redemption.

This year, the Patriots entered the semifinal matchup hoping to secure another shot at a state title; however, Baker County’s relentless offense and great pitching proved superior. Junior Koda Travers, the starting pitcher, held the Wildcats in check for three innings, but the game took a turn in the fourth. 

During the fourth inning, Baker County came through with two-run singles followed by more hits and a home run. Although the Patriots won’t compete for the state championship this year, they will continue to practice hard to prepare themselves for next season. 

The girls varsity softball team’s bus as they head to the state semifinal game exited to play and to show off their hard work. (Photos/Michele Armiento)

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