Strong Showing for Softball at States

Photo by Klehua Sproat-Augustiro

The Lady Farmer Softball team’s season came to a close after a series of close games and a strong showing at the state tournament on Maui last week.

On Wednesday, Molokai fell to Radford 18-17 in a wild night at the Patsy Mink Field in Kahului. Thirty-five runs were scored, with 18 of them unearned, 14 errors, 23 walks and 12 wild pitches. On Friday, Molokai came out swinging to sweep Nanakuli 11-0 in four innings, allowing the Lady Farmers to advance to the consolation championship on Saturday. McKinley harrowingly won the Saturday time limit game 7-6 in six innings.

The Softball team finished their season, playing with only nine girls, under first year Head Coach Lacey Santiago with a 10-5 record.

“It was a tough week for us! But overall, I’m super proud of our team,” said Santiago. “It was a little frustrating, because I don’t think there was any other team in this tournament or the D1 softball tournament that had come to war with only nine girls! Molokai had that this year. That’s what we had to work with! And to be honest, I think we put on some of the best games this week. It all came down to who had the least amount of errors and who could outhit the other.”

Santiago closes the season feeling victorious.

“It was a win for us overall. We finished this season better than we started, and that’s what matters,” she said. “Wins are more than just W’s. I hope we were able to instill life lessons in them, and they never forget this season. I look forward to working with this young squad and the upcoming girls for the next season.”


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