The Savannah High Softball Team once again made their way through school history to the State Tournament, this year going all the way to the Championships. The team consists of 24 players who have worked hard to accomplish this big feat. On Friday, Oct. 30, the students of Savannah High lined the hallways of the schools and crowded outside to give the team a grand exit. 

The girls were very excited to be the first ones in school history to make it to the State Championship. The team is full of heart and willpower, putting everything out on the field and leaving nothing behind. The team has grown up together and faced so many obstacles together. 

Their D1 athlete, senior pitcher, Kenzie Schopfer, has a huge impact on the team. She has been playing on the high school team for four years and was signed to play at Wichita State, and she said she is very excited to play college softball and that she knows she's going to love it.  

“I am really grateful that the team has done so well the last three years; we have all worked so hard not just during high school season but our club seasons also. We have even had a new coach all three years and that was really hard transitioning but we all have played softball together since we were little so I think our team chemistry has helped us a lot,” Schopfer said. 

The team played in the State Championship game Friday, Oct. 30 against Sullivan in Springfield at Killian Sports Complex.  The Savannah girls played really well and came up just short of the title, losing 2-1. 

“I feel like we gave it our all and just fell short, the game could’ve gone to either team. You play the game 10 times and I think each team would’ve had five wins. Although it was an amazing season, I’m very sad to see it end. Knowing we’d never play with the seniors again was really hard on all of us. I personally cried like there were onions in my pockets. I am hopeful for next year and what it has to bring,” junior Maya Burnsides said.

We are very proud of our Savage Lady Softball team, they made their season  remarkable and once again showed what they were made of.