Lone Oak softball ready for state tournament
Lone Oak gets the last laugh.
These players say they have surprised everyone but themselves with their success this season.
"Lone Oak hasn't been to state in forever and some people didn't think we'd make it this far," senior pitcher Whitney Aspery said. "We proved them wrong and it's such a great feeling just to make them feel that way."
"When the state rankings came out first, we weren't even mentioned," head coach David Scheer said. "I think now we're fifteenth so we've climbed up as we went."
"Teams are starting to notice us," senior outfielder Nicole Walker said. "Now that we're going to state, not everyone knows who we are but I think they will soon."
Senior Alex Sohl says work ethic is a big reason why her team is still playing.
"None of us are saying, 'I don't want to go to practice today. I don't want to be here,'" Sohl said. "All of us are saying, 'Let's do this. Let's get this done.'"
"Coaches will tell you they do this for kids," Scheer said. "To see the kids being successful, it's the best feeling a coach can have.
"I could not have asked for a better season being a senior," Sohl said. "It's absolutely phenomenal."
A deep run in the state tournament would make it even better for this team.
Lone Oak will play Green County on Thursday in Owensboro.