The softball team kicked off their postseason in a home game against Waterloo West on July 16. The team took control of the Wahawks 10-2 to advance to the regional semifinals along with five strikeouts from Eva Burbidge ’20 and three RBIs from Rylee Goodfellow ’21.
The Women of Troy started the regional quarterfinal game with fire. Burbidge held the Wahawks to one hit and zero runs in the top of the first. West scored three runs in the first with hits by Burbidge, Liv Williams ’21 and Kiahna Hill ’20 and a RBI from senior Kate Sehr and Goodfellow.
West scored two runs in the second, behind a triple from Burbidge. Both the Women of Troy and the Wahawks were scoreless in the third inning, keeping the score at 5-0 West. The Women of Troy scored two runs in the fourth, taking a lead of 7-0. The top of the sixth was when Waterloo West started hitting and scored two runs. The Women of Troy came back with three additional runs in the sixth, making the score 10-2. The team held Waterloo West scoreless in the seventh and took a win over the Wahawks with a final score of 10-2.
West moves on to play the Little Hawks on July 18 for a spot in the regional championship.