The Bruins’ victory especially puts multiple exclamation points on a 25-4 season for the six seniors — Heath, Settlemoir, Kari Sellers, Alyssa Clark and Taylor Baggett.
“Being my senior year, how better is it than to win state,” Heath said. “There is nothing else better than that.”
“Senior year, last game of my high school career, it’s the best to go out with a win and we did it,” Settlemoir said.
For Rogers, the title was payoff for a lifetime spent working towards this goal.
“I’ve worked since I was 7-years-old on this, my family has sacrificed like these kids have sacrificed,” she said. “Playing travel ball, giving up summer, money for hotels, softball is what my whole life is. When they ask me to write something fun and interesting people wouldn’t know about you, I’m softball, it’s what I do.”
Tri-West’s softball team debuted at the state finals and made the 22-minute drive back to Lizton with the trophy in hand.
“This cannot be real,” Miller said. “I would have never dreamed that we would get here and get this far. And we’re here and we made it… I’m just at a loss for words, I can’t describe the feeling that I’m having right now.”