The Erie Community College softball team returned to playoff action after nearly two decades and gave an effort that deserved better. The Kats out-hit the Cougars 8-6, but fell on the short side of a 5-0 contest.
Not only did the Kats strand eight runners, but all were in scoring position. Erie left at least one runner on the bags in every inning except the sixth. The Kats did still manage to end the season with a winning record as the playoff loss left the Kats at 15-14. The 15 wins tripled last season's total and represent the tremendous improvement the team has made in just one year.
Anzivine went almost five innings from the mound in allowing four hits with two strikeouts. Nicole Woodward pitched just over an inning's worth of work in surrendering the other two hits.
Julia Swanson ended up as the team's leader in hits (43) and batting average at .438 for the season and did not disappoint during post-season action with three hits against the Cougars.
Chelsea Davis, Gianna Zarcone, Sarah Bagley, Olivia Anzivine and Mercedes Garlow all registered hits with the latter blasting a double.