Yuma County Softball in good shape for regional berth

The regular season came to an end, October 5, for the Yuma County Softball team, but the squad likely will play at least one more week.

YCS hosted Limon in a doubleheader in Wray, and swept the Badgers 9-5 and 12-8. YCS finished the regular season 11-11 overall, and 4-2 in league play. Limon was unbeaten in league play.
YCS had been on a good roll before suffering a doubleheader sweep at Holyoke, last Saturday, 3-15 and 2-17.
However, Thursday’s wins over Limon likely has secured YCS a regional berth. The Yuma County girls are No. 26 in the CHSAA Selection & Seeding Index, which is used to determine postseason qualifiers. The top 32 teams qualify for regional, with two teams from each regional advancing to the state tournament. The state fields will be announced Monday.
YCS beat Holyoke in a tournament game in August. However, the Dragons completely dominated last Saturday.
YCS scored twice in the top of the first in the opener, but the Dragons answered with four in the home half and plated nine more in the second. The game was called after three innings with Holyoke leading by 12.
Faith Ridnour had one hit and one run for YCS, Jordan Glanz one RBI, and Makynna DeLand one hit and one run. (The third run is unaccounted for.) Danyelle Davis and Ellie Oestman both pitched for YCS.
The second game did not go any better for YCS as Holyoke again scored nine runs in the second, in another game that was called after three innings.