St. Elizabeth celebrates Class 1 softball title

Members of the St. Elizabeth Hornets hold up the state softball championship trophy after defeating the Jefferson Eagles to become the Class 1 State Champions.

Members of the St. Elizabeth Hornets hold up the state softball championship trophy after defeating the Jefferson Eagles to become the Class 1 State Champions.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Erin Struemph threw her glove in the air and raced to hug first baseman Morgan Wilde. The rest of the team soon joined the celebration.

St. Elizabeth won the Class 1 state softball championship with a 5-2 victory over Jefferson on Saturday afternoon at the Killian Sports Complex.

“It feels really surreal,” Struemph said. “I’m probably going to wake up tomorrow and think it was all a dream. We’ve been talking about this since we were in elementary school. It’s just crazy it actually happened. I’m proud of my entire team. It feels awesome.”

St. Elizabeth (23-5) won its fourth state softball championship in program history as Jefferson (27-4) lost in the championship game for the third year in a row.

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