It had all the makings of a competitive game when the Colfax softball team, seeded number five in the regional tournament traveled to Bloomer to take on the number four seeded Blackhawks Thursday, May 22.
Bloomer had just come off a 7-0 loss to Northwestern, while the Vikings were still feeling the results of their 11-1 loss to Elk Mound just 24 hours earlier. But the hard hitting offense which had kept Colfax in most of their games this season failed them for the second straight time as they ended their season with a first round loss to Bloomer 5-0.
Colfax had only one baserunner get as far as second base as Courtney Ottinger singled in the third and moved up when Kori Buchanan walked. A strikeout ended the threat however. Bloomer scored twice in the first, twice in the third and added another run in the fourth and their pitcher Aliya Seibel kept the Vikings off balance for most of the game.
“We never really threatened or felt like we were going to get much going,” coach Joe Doucette said. “Their pitcher just dominated us, as we hit only two balls hard all game and we struck out 10 times. I really thought we were playing our best ball lately but we cooled off and our season ended in a hurry,” he added.
Lakken Meredith and Ottinger had the only hits for Colfax while Meredith took the loss from the mound, giving up six hits with four walks and one strikeout. She also hit four batters but her defense didn’t help her any as they committed several errors. Colfax ended their season with a 12-7 record and were 12-4 in conference, finishing third.
COLFAX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0
BLOOMER 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 – 5