LAKIN, KS — The Colby High School softball team is headed to the state tournament. Lady Eagles captured the 3A regional title at Lakin on Wednesday night over rival Goodland 12-2 in six innings.
Both teams endured a 90 minute rain & field work delay after a storm popped up on an overall beautiful afternoon in Lakin. Goodland grabbed the lead early thanks to Jessi Duell but Colby would answer after the delay in the bottom of the second to tie it at one a piece.
Goodland would regain the lead in the top of the fourth after Kate Frazier hit a double and drove in a run but that lead would not last long as in the bottom half of the frame Colby would take their first lead of the night thanks in part to two home runs. One being a solo shot from Paige Schroer and the other a two-run dinger from Kamrie Miller.
Colby would just continue to ad to their lead without Goodland able to answer in the fifth and sixth innings. CHS would score seven more runs, five in the bottom of the sixth, which activated the run rule at ten after five sealing the win.
The trip to Emporia for state will be the first for Colby (17-4 overall) since 2016. Tournament is set to start on Thursday the 23rd.
Both teams earned a spot in the title game after winning earlier in the day in the semifinals. Colby topped Lakin 11-1 in just five innings and Goodland came from behind against Holcomb scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth to overcome a three run deficit to get the win.
Goodland ends their season winning eight of their last nine games and finish with a 10-9 overall record.