Playing just five of eight scheduled games due to weather problems this summer, the Colfax high school level softball team finished 3-2 for the season which included an exciting 4-3 win over Mondovi in the season finale July 28.
Colfax took an early 1-0 lead when Mikaela Leibfried singled to lead off the bottom of the first inning, stole second, moved to third on a passed ball and came home on Lakken Meredith’s ground ball. Mondovi went up 3-1 in the third inning but the Colfax girls took advantage of some erratic pitching by a pair of Mondovi girls and drew five walks to knot the score at 3-3 in the bottom of the fourth inning. Tamara Huffman took over the pitching duties for Meredith in the fourth inning and put Mondovi down in order in the fourth and fifth with five of the outs coming via the strikeout route. She got herself into a jam in the sixth when she walked a pair of batters and allowed them to move to second and third with no outs on a wild pitch, but she proceeded to put the hammer down and whiffed the next three batters to get out of the mess unscathed.
After facing just three batters in the top of the seventh, Huffman led off the bottom of the inning by reaching first on a slap bunt. She moved to third on a couple of wild pitches, then a walk and a ball hit back to the pitcher by Leibfried was held too long to make a play, loading the bases. And just like she did most of the school season, Meredith came up with a clutch hit, a walk off shot to the fence to bring Huffman home with the winning run.
“We had a fairly good season with about 14 players at each of our games,” coach Rich Meredith said. “In the summer it’s hard to get kids together but I was happy with the group we had. We played some good competition that should help us next spring,” he added.