When it comes to successful softball teams in the area, there haven’t been many teams as consistent as Zaneis Middle School.

When it comes to successful softball teams in the area, there haven’t been many teams as consistent as Zaneis Middle School. 

During the month of September, the Lady Wildcats traveled to Seminole and managed to come away with a state title, after going 6-0 through the Regionals/State tournament, giving them their sixth state title overall. 

The victories gave Zaneis an overall record of 23-4 for the season.

In the opening game of the tournament, the Lady Wildcats defeated Middleburg by a score of 8-6. 

A seven-run first inning sent the Lady Wildcats on their way to the victory in the first game of the tournament.

Game two of the tournament was another offensive showcase by the Lady Wildcats against Moffett, as they scored eight runs in the first inning, which led to an 8-0 victory.

With the victory, the Lady Wildcats earned a number one seed out of their regional bracket and a first round matchup in the state tournament bracket against Holly Creek.

Zaneis made it 3-for-3 in the win column as the Lady Wildcats defeated Holly Creek by a score of 4-0 to advance to the second round.

Emma Skinner helped lead the way for the Lady Wildcats in their fourth game of the day against Hodgen.

Skinner finished with four RBI’s as Zaneis won 6-0, putting them in the state semifinals.

In the fifth game of the day for the Lady Wildcats, Peggs was the opponent.

Just as they had done throughout the tournament, Zaneis was able to answer the challenge as Jessi Lester threw a gem on the mound, finishing with eight strikeouts and one walk in the contest.

Zaneis eventually won the game by a score of 6-0, which would set up a rematch in the state championship against Peggs, who would fight back through the losers bracket to earn an opportunity in the finals. 

The Lady Wildcats eventually won the game by a score of 5-2 to claim the state title.