La Plata softball will play in the state semifinals for the second straight year. Greg Buescher’s Lady Bulldogs oppose St. Elizabeth Friday.
La Plata defeated Canton 1-0 in sectionals and scored its lone run in the seventh inning. The Lady Bulldogs beat Atlanta 3-1 in the quarterfinals and scored all three of their runs in the sixth.
La Plata fell to Platte Valley 18-0 in last year’s semi and pitcher Olivia Coy suffered a significant shoulder injury. Buescher describes the approach to her returning to form.
This will be La Plata’s first true Final Four experience as last year’s semis were not played in Springfield because of COVID regulations.
East Carter and Maysville meet in the other Class 1 semifinal. You can hear La Plata vs St. Elizabeth on 99.9 The Captain with first pitch at 2:30 and pregame coverage starting at 2:10.