Daviess Co. falls to Louisville Butler in KHSAA State Softball Finals

Published: Jun. 20, 2021 at 3:35 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2021 at 3:40 PM CDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WFIE) - The Daviess County Panthers played for the KHSAA State Championship Sunday.

The 3rd Region champs upset Louisville Ballard last week before beating Pendleton County and Lewis County this weekend.

Daviess County took on Louisville Butler Sunday. However, they lost 13-2, and the Lady Panthers finished the season as state-runner ups.

“Obviously, the end result is not what we hoped for, but that doesn’t take away the accomplishments and the great season we had,” said John Biggs, Daviess County’s head coach. “It’s something they’re gonna remember. It brought the community together; the support we had was just unbelievable. We had to fight through and come back in a couple of games to put ourselves in that position. Really, it’s what those kids are about. I had great leadership from my three seniors. The team really grew as the season came along and just loved being around each other. First-class, first-class, I mean they’re good softball players, but more importantly, they’re good people.”

“It’s very special. Sad moment but for what we accomplished this season, I’m glad for what we did,” said Abby Newman, a Daviess County senior. “This team is almost like family, became so close all season, worked well together, got really close and I love them all.”

It was a historical season for Daviess County as they finished as state runner-ups for the first time in school history and had a final season record of 34-7.

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