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West Central Softball Ends Perfect Season with Championship

The West Central Trojans captured the first ever 2023 South Dakota High School State A Softball title with a 4-0 win over the Tea Area Titans on Saturday, June 3rd in Aberdeen.  The win ended a perfect season for West Central, finishing with a 22-0 record.

The Trojans broke a scoreless tie in the top of the second inning.  Kaylee Olson had an RBI sacrifice bunt for a 1-0 lead.  Jocelyn Nilson brought home another run with a double in the top of the fourth to make the score 2-0.  The score remained 2-0 until the top of the sixth inning.  Emillee Stofferahn hit a two-run home run to left field to put West Central ahead 4-0.

Caitlyn Hoff pitched a complete game allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out nine batters.  Nilson had two hits, a double and triple, with an RBI.  Stofferahn had a home run and two RBIs.  Olson finished with a single and an RBI.  Hoff added two doubles offensively.  Izzi Parsons and Hanna Raethz both had a hit each.


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