KENNETT, Mo. (KAIT) - Kennett softball is Springfield bound once again. The Lady Indians were sent off in style Thursday morning in front of faculty and students.
A chance to capture their third state title in the last six years has KHS ready to prove the doubters wrong.
“We’re just excited to be there. You know where we started out the season, a lot of people probably didn’t think we could get to this point,” said head coach Kevin McCaig. “But we just kept believing in each other and now we’re going to go have a little bit of fun and try to come back with a trophy.”
Anelle Harris hit a walkoff home run last week in the quarterfinal round. She thinks a mix of youth and state veterans will help. “I think it helps that half of them have been there and half of them haven’t, so they know a little bit. But we don’t know what we’re getting into, but I think we’re ready for it.”
Sydni McAtee is one of the seniors on the squad. She described some of the keys to Springfield success. “We just got to be tough you know. We just have to play together as a team. But I think we can do it. We’ve been wanting to win a state championship since the beginning of the year and now’s our time.”
Kennett will face Mount Vernon Friday at 5:00pm in the Class 1 State Semifinals. A victory sends the Lady Indians to Saturday’s championship game (1:00pm), a loss sends them to the consolation matchup (11:00am).