Monarchs, Bison Both Ousted From State Softball Tourney

The first-ever trip to state softball for Aquinas Catholic ended yesterday. 

The fifth-seeded Monarchs were edged by No. 8 seed Gothenburg 7-6 in the Class C state tourney.  Aquinas went 0-2 in Hastings and ended with an overall record of 22-8. 

No. 2 seed Central City beat Gothenburg 7-2 in an elimination game Thursday afternoon.  But, the Bison were outslugged and ousted by Ashland-Greenwood 17-13 last night.  Central City finished 2-2 at state and 33-5 overall. 

Ashland-Greenwood and Bishop Neumann, both 3-0 in the tourney, will meet for the Class C title next Monday at UNO.