Play like a kid, that's the phrase that the Mosinee softball team has been using ever since they saw it written on a whiteboard inside of the Badgers locker room, but they play so much better than that, they actually played like veterans. In their first trip ever to the state tournament, the Mosinee Indians come out as state champions, winning the Division 2 state title over defending champion New London 2-0.
The catalyst behind the Indians success? Pitcher Rochelle Koshalek. In 40 innings of playoff softball, the Indians' ace allowed just a single run.
"It feels awesome, i actually didn't think about it until now, now that you said that. I can't thank my team enough for being behind me and helping me with that, without them that wouldn't have been possible at all," said Koshalek.
"Yeah we have a really good defense but it really helps having her. We know that we can really rely on her," added Autumn Michlig.
Head coach Todd Felch added, "We gave up 1 run in the entire playoff series, I mean you can't say anything more about that. We always talk that defense wins championship, offense wins games and the defense was just so incredibly solid with Roch on the mound and everyone behind her you couldn't ask for more.
After their sectional title win a few weeks back i asked head coach Todd Felch how he planned on getting his team ready for the state tournament and he said I'm not even thinking about that at this point, we're just concentrating on this victory. I asked on how he planned on celebrating the state championship win and he said i still have no clue, I'll let you know once we get the title back to Mosinee.
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