Assumption softball claims Division 5 state title

Assumption wins their third state title in school history with a 3-1 win over Barneveld
The win gives the Royals their third state title.
The win gives the Royals their third state title.(WSAW)
Published: Jun. 11, 2022 at 9:41 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WSAW) - Assumption softball has won a state title with a 3-1 win over Barneveld in the Division 5 state championship. The title is the third in school history, and first since 2005.

The Royals got a big boost with two outs in the first inning, when Ava Schill hit a solo home run to push them up 1-0. They pushed across a run on a wild pitch later in the inning.

From there, Schill was dominant in the circle. She pitched seven one-run innings, striking out six batters while allowing just three hits. She also drove in the third run of the game on an RBI single in the fifth inning.

“A lot of hard work to get here and very rewarding. A lot of these girls started to play together when they were ten years old, nine years old. To work their butt off to get here is really cool, but to finish it off with a gold ball is amazing,” co-head coach Rob Schill said.

“I’m so glad that our team could come together and win this game because we worked very hard and it’s well-deserved,” added freshman Anna Schooley.

Despite the early 8 am start time, the Royals were able to settle in early.

“We were puckered a little, but I think that first inning, getting those two runs. Ava’s home run kind of like was, alright, let’s play some softball,” co-head coach Charles Nelson said.

“I think everyone was definitely nervous. We didn’t know what was going to happen, but when we had a few innings in, we were definitely ready,” added Schill.

In a special year for the Assumption girls, this helps them cement a lasting legacy.

”Coming after basketball, when we got silver it was just like, I want to get gold,” Schooley said.

”This is forever. They get to go back and see the trophy and see the banner anytime they walk into school. When they’re young, I don’t think they realize yet, but they will someday,” Rob Schill said.

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