Spartans drop Regional Championship game to Warhawks
Monday night, the Exira-EHK varsity softball team went on the road to play the Southeast Warren Warhawks in the Class 1A-Region 3 Championship, but got shutout, 3-0.
“I told them they had a great season and they should be proud of what they accomplished,” said Exira-EHK Head Softball Coach Andrea Nulle. “We met up with a great team, competed, but unfortunately it didn’t end in our favor.”
During the season, the Spartans accomplished a lot, winning 22 games, finishing atop the Rolling Valley Standings, beating the Sidney Cowgirls and winning over the Fremont-Mills Knights before running up against the Warhawks.
“I am proud of the girls for sacrificing some of their summer to be a part of something bigger than themselves,” Coach Nulle said. “It isn’t easy coming to the ball field every day when there are a million other things they could be doing instead. They worked hard, played for each other and made it fun to come to the field everyday.”
While every team is special, Nulle highlighted what stands out the most about this group of girls.
“This group was resilient,” Nulle said. “They never gave up in any game. Every single player contributed and stayed ready. No one complained about their role, instead they chose to excel in it. That’s what makes a great team.”
Nulle is grateful for the contributions and devotion to the program from seniors Macy Emgarten, Alisa Partridge and Mollie Rasmussen stating they were hard workers, great leaders and dedicated to the program.
“Alisa always brought a competitive spirit, Mollie always put the team first and Macy led by example,” she added. “They left the program in a better place. I thoroughly enjoyed coaching them and wish them the best as they have grown into some incredible young women.”