/Grand Slam: Softball Team is runner-up at state

Grand Slam: Softball Team is runner-up at state

By Lindsay Baumgartner

The Legend High School girls’ softball team took second place at the state tournament held at Aurora Sports Park.

The Lady Titans faced Grandview in the first round of the tournament Saturday, Oct. 19, winning 13-8. Wet, snowy weather delayed the tournament’s start from Friday to Saturday.

With only a few minutes in between games, the team then took on their co-league champions, Rock Canyon. They won that game 6-1.

The following day, the girls were up bright and early, back at Aurora Sports Park to compete in the semi-finals, and soon after, the championship game. The Lady Titans first played Fossil Ridge and with some teamwork, wound up winning 9-4.

Their championship game had finally come. The Titans fought hard, but ended up losing to Legacy High School, 4-6.

“There were feelings of sadness when we lost the game, but also feeling of being so proud,” Coach Shelly Boyd said. “The team chemistry of this group of girls is indescribable. They worked hard all season, supported and encouraged each other, and showed the state of Colorado they are for real. The sadness comes from knowing that we have the talent to win that ball game and for my seniors they will not get that opportunity to show that again.”

Coach Boyd not only has feelings of sadness and pride for her team as a whole, but also in knowing that her seniors will be leaving next year.

“You never know what a year can bring, but speaking of the team I have right now, we are going to be losing five amazing seniors who brought leadership and passion to our team and that will be hard to replace,” Boyd said. “We had a season in which everyone liked each other and we were able to put all of our focus on our goals as individuals and as a team.”