OSWEGO — After defeating Northeast in the first round of the KSHSAA 2-1A Regional at Oswego, the host Oswego Indians softball team saw its season end at the hands of the St. Mary’s Colgan Panthers in Thursday’s semifinals by a score of 14-2.
Oswego scored two runs in the top of the first frame to take an early lead. But Colgan responded with six runs in the bottom half of the frame to take a 6-2 lead it never relinquished.
The Indians’ offensive was limited to just three hits.
“I was really proud of the girls for our approach early,” Oswego head coach Matt Vail said. “We just couldn’t keep that momentum throughout the game. Colgan had some very key hits and they’re a great team. It was just one of those games.”
Colgan scored four more runs in the third and fourth innings to take a 12-run lead and end the game in the fifth inning.
“I had the confidence in our defense,” Vail said. “We had a couple of errors that cost us a run here and there. Then Colgan gets a couple of big hits and we’re down 6-2 in the first inning. We held them the next inning, but we just could not get our bats on the ball like we wanted to.”
Shanler McNickle had two RBI for the Indians, while Rileigh Vail and Ryann Sheddrick accounted for the two runs scored.
Oswego pitcher Lindsy Dinnsen was charged with the loss, giving up 12 hits and four walks with one strikeout.
Oswego finished the season with a 9-10 overall record.
“There was a lot of rain so practices were diverse for sure,” Vail said. “I would’ve like to see a few underclassmen step up a little more. But we’re a young team. There’s plenty of room for improvement and a lot of life lessons. These girls have learned a lot and I’m very proud of them.”
Thursday’s loss for Oswego also marked the final game for Oswego seniors Rileigh Vail, Sheddrick and Cairra Wolf.
“I’m looking forward to the next group of seniors,” Vail said. “Who will take the reins that these seniors have had for the last two years? Who is going to step up? I was fortunate to coach this class. They all three had their spots on this team. I was honored to coach them.”
KSHSAA 2-1A REGIONAL
St. Mary’s Colgan 14,
Oswego: 200 00 — 2
Colgan: 604 4X — 14
Oswego: Rileigh Vail 1 R; Shailan Phillips 1 H; Ryann Sheddrick 1 H, 1 R; Shanler McNickle 1 H, 2 RBI; Lindsy Dinnsen (L) 4 IP, 14 R, 12 H, 4 BB; 1 K
St. Mary’s Colgan: Sophia Piccini 2 H, 3 R, 2 RBI; Ashley Marietta 3 H, 1 R, 3 RBI; Kaitlin Crossland 2 H, 1 R, 3 RBI; Olivia Brynds 3 H, 2 R, 2 RBI; Katelyn Radell 2 H, 1 R, 3 RBI; Ella Batitori 1 R; Taylor Wixson 1 H, 1 R, 1 RBI; Allison Marietta 1 R
Chetopa shut out by Southeast
OSWEGO — The Chetopa Green Hornets softball team’s season ended on Thursday in the semifinals of the KSHSAA 2-1A Regional as Southeast downed Chetopa in five innings, 10-0.
Chetopa was limited to just one hit from Ashley Johnson in the season-ending loss. Southeast tallied 10 hits and as many runs over just four innings of offense.
With the loss, Chetopa finished its season with a 11-11 overall record. The Green Hornets defeated Sedan 11-6 in the first round of the regional tournament to advance to the semifinals.
KSHSAA 2-1A REGIONAL
Southeast 10, Chetopa 0
Chetopa: 000 00 — 0
Southeast: 162 1X — 10
Chetopa: Ashley Johnson 1 H
Southeast: Megan Colvin 2 H, 2 R, 1 RBI; McKenna Renn 2 H, 2 R, 2 RBI; Katie Bitter 1 H, 1 R; Railey Robertson 2 H, 2 R, 3 RBI; Jaiden Gregory 1 H, 1 RBI; Madison Kester 1 R; Liberty Gregory 2 H, 1 R; Skylar Zortz 1 R