By Tug Olson
Kayhi softball (8-11, 6-6) needed to win both of its conference games this weekend and were one out away from doing just that, but Sitka scored four runs in the top of the 7th inning Saturday, ending Kayhi’s bid for a state berth.
Kayhi beat Sitka 6-5 Friday, setting up Saturday’s drama.
Up 4-2 in the top of the 7th the Lady Kings gave up four runs and couldn’t muster a comeback. The game ended with a 6-4 Sitka victory and so did the Lady Kings’ hopes for a trip to state. Kayhi found a way to end their season on a high note, winning their non-conference game 23-15.
That game marked the last high school softball game for seniors Leesa Murphy, Kayla Schaffer, Lexi Biggerstaff, Cassee Rassler, Kaileigh Krosse, and Kaylee Smith.