Thunder Ridge Softball At Districts

Emily Jones, Staff Writer

Thunder Ridge’s varsity softball went to districts as the second seed and competed on May 10th and the 12th. The tournament was hosted by the number one seed, Highland. Thunder ended up playing 5 games overall and worked their way back to the championship game, but they came up short and lost to Highland. Though they did qualify for state and will be heading to Coeur d’Alene to compete on May 20th and 21st. 

Thunder had a great first game, winning 6-4 against Madison on Tuesday. After that, they played Rigby and lost 17-16. The Titans and Trojans were back and forth during the game, and Rigby pulled through in the end and won. The loss ended the first day of districts for Thunder.

On the second day of districts, Thunder came fighting. They played Madison again and won 5-3. The next game was an important game for the Thunder. They needed to win to get into the championship and qualify for state, and they had to play Rigby. The game was a nail-biting 2-hour-long game where both teams were putting in their all. Thunder came out victorious winning the game 12-11. Kalian Scorsebey pitched the entire game and struck out the last batter of the game, securing her team a spot in the state tournament and district championship game. “It was super nerve-racking, but I couldn’t have done it without my team,” said Scorsebey. 

The championship game against Highland didn’t go as planned for Thunder. Though they put up a fight Highland won it all. The team was disappointed but still excited for the upcoming state tournament. Thunder had a great season ending it 15-7, and they are going in strong for state.