2022 Adapted Softball State Tournament
The 2021-2022 adapted athletic seasons came to a close this weekend with the Robins taking home the third place trophy at the adapted softball state tournament. The Robins faced the eventual state champions, Dakota United, in the semifinals on Saturday morning. They managed to keep the game relatively close through the first few innings, despite not being able to muster much offense with their bats, trailiing just 3-1 when Dakota came to bat in the bottom of the third. The Hawks broke the game open with 5 runs and went on to defeat the Robins 12-2 in five innings.
In the third place game against Rochester, the Robins’ bats came back to life, generating enough offense to score at least one run in every inning. The Robins held a 6-5 lead heading into the fourth inning when the Raiders scored three times to take an 8-6 lead. The Robins scored one in the bottom of the fourth and one in the bottom of the fifth before they erupted for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 13-8 lead. The Raiders scored one in the top of the seventh, but the Robins solid fielding held off any further rally, taking home the third place trophy with a final score of 13-9. Marcus Brady, Nick Johnson, Lucas Harper, Jose Leon Estrada and Mark Cleveland all were a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate and combined to drive in 11 of the 13 runs. Jayda Johnson was incredible on the mound, striking out three batters and making many fantastic defensive plays. Jayda Johnson and Mark Cleveland were named to the All Tournament Team.
Congratulations on another amazing season Robins!!!