Kubasaki primed for Far East softball run

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Olivia Witherow pitched Kubasaki to a 15-4 triumph Friday in Game 1 of the best-of-three Okinawa district softball finals. The Dragons swept the series 2-0, winning Game 2 15-11 and becoming the first Kubasaki team in school history to win both the regular season and district finals in the same year.  DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
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Olivia Witherow pitched Kubasaki to a 15-4 triumph Friday in Game 1 of the best-of-three Okinawa district softball finals. The Dragons swept the series 2-0, winning Game 2 15-11 and becoming the first Kubasaki team in school history to win both the regular season and district finals in the same year. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Kubasaki primed for Far East softball run

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published: May 14, 2018

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Call it a history-making softball season for Kubasaki: for the first time, the Dragons have won both the Okinawa regular-season and district finals best-of-three series in the same year.

Olivia Witherow, McKayla Major and the Dragons saw to that on Friday, when they swept the best-of-three finals at home against Kadena, beating the Panthers 15-4 in a one-sided Game 1 and 15-11 in a see-saw second game.

“This has been a long time coming, winning both the conference and districts in the same year,” first-year head coach Trevor Thibert said; he was an assistant on the Dragons when they won the district finals last season.

This is the third time Kubasaki has won the best-of-three, also pulling it off in 2012 as well as last season. But never in the 16-season history of high school softball on Okinawa had the Dragons ever pulled that double.

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