Lady Jeffs softball team places second at Crete Invite

By: Paige Livingston.

For the second time in Lady Jeffs history, the team placed at the Crete Tournament.The Class C Lady Jeffs softball team placed 2nd overall at the Crete Invitational on September 23. Along with Fairbury, Bishop-Neumann was the only other Class C team 

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The Lady Jeffs pose for a team photo after winning second at the tournament. Photo by Lori Ohlde

amongst Class B teams. On Saturday, The Lady Jeffs played Grand Island Northwest, Seward, and Hastings.

On Saturday, the Lady Jeffs played Grand Island Northwest, Seward, and Hastings.

In their first game against Grand Island Northwest, Fairbury sealed the deal against The Vikings ending it 10-0 in the fourth inning by a 3 run homerun by Destini Warnke ’18.

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Seniors Marah Shumard, Sarah McCown, Macy Ohlde, Sydney Miller, Caitlin Nimmich, and Destini Warnke smile proudly over their win. Photo by Lori Ohlde.

Going into their second game against Class B state ranked Seward, The Bluejays offense was no match for The Jeffs defense ending the game with a 2-1 score.

 

After both wins, The Jeffs made way for the championship game facing an overall state-ranked team. Hastings now ranked 2 in Class B defeated The Lady Jeffs in the fifth inning 8-0.

“We knew going in that it was going to be a tough tournament since five of the eight teams that were there were all rated, but overall I felt pretty good coming out with 2-1 and getting second at that tournament,” head softball coach Taylor Biehl said.