Truman Wins First Ever Softball Title
INDEPENDENCE, Mo — For the first time in 31 years, Truman High School celebrates a teams sports state championship. The Lady Patriots defeated Ozark 7-0 to capture the schools first ever softball title. Paige Parker pitched a shutout, striking out 13 batters and going 3-4 from the plate.
“I don’t even know how to describe it,” said Parker. ” I was just so happy, so proud of our team and everything we have accomplished this year, it couldn’t be a better feeling.”
The school recognized its champions at an assembly where the school district unveiled the championship banner that will hang in the gym. Senior Emily Davis knew about the pep rally, but was blown away by how the team was received.
“The way they cheered, the presentations and all that stuff, it was way more than i expected,” said Davis.
Coach Amy Temples and the Truman program lost in the state finals two years ago, but this year the Patriots would not be denied.
” I couldn’t be happier,” said Temples. ” I’m from this school, I’m from this community, it makes me incredible proud to be a part of this.”