Chipola took St. George by storm when they landed with every intention of bringing the World Series trophy to Chipola. They dominated from the first game to the final game, outscoring their opponents 69 runs to 10 runs, including a sweet 15-2 revenge win over Central Florida who defeated the Lady Indians at the state tournament. Their last three games were nothing short of domination in the truest sense of the word, winning 15-2, 18-1 and 19-2 with the championship game forced to go the full seven innings.
Amy Woodham proved to be all Chipola’s opponents wanted and then some in all five games, giving up a measly six earned runs in 24 innings of work. Brianna Bailey came on in relief in three games and was equally as impressive, giving up one run in five and one-third innings of work, including recording the final out in the championship game.
Angelina scored two unearned runs in the first inning and never threatened after that. Chipola put up 19 unanswered runs in the next six innings, including homeruns by Haley Sandridge, Mikayla Lewin and Ally Clegg. Chipola out hit Angelina 22 to 3.
Haley Sandridge was the catalyst leading the Lady Indians in the championship with three hits, two runs scored and five RBIs, followed by Eila Infante with four hits and two RBIs. On board with three hits, two runs scored and two RBIs was Mikayla Lewin, followed by Ally Clegg with two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs, with Sydney Mclain two hits, two runs scored and an RBI. Candela Figueroa recorded two hits, three runs scored and two RBIs, followed by Thais Uyema with two hits, two runs scored and one RBI. On board with one hit and one RBI was Yoshie Omori, with Lauren Finch and Madison Kent both recording one hit and one run scored. Jadia Jones had a run scored and an RBI, with Tammie Lijbers recording a pair of runs scored, and Christine Marsland scoring a run.
The Chipola softball team returned to where it started Sunday around noon and were greeted by well-wishers, family and fans who made sure they knew how proud they made Jackson County with their third World Series Championship. There was a meet and greet cookout scheduled for Tuesday evening at 4:30.
Congratulations to the Chipola softball team, including players, coaches, Chipola College administration and parents on a well-deserved National Championship from the publisher and staff of the Jackson County Times.