Skylar Hensen-Drumm is one of a handful of transfers on Nile C. Kinnick's softball team, which is chasing its second Division I title in three years. JACK HIGBEE/SPECIAL TO STRIPES
Skylar Hensen-Drumm is one of a handful of transfers on Nile C. Kinnick's softball team, which is chasing its second Division I title in three years. JACK HIGBEE/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Softball: Last year's losing finalists look for redemption

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

Things looked mighty good for Nile C. Kinnick, opening up a 3-0 lead right off the bat in the Far East Division I Softball Tournament final last May 23 against Kubasaki.

But from there, it was a disaster for the Red Devils, as the Dragons scored 13 unanswered runs in on-and-off rain to rout Kinnick 13-3 and claim their first Division I title.

“We talk about it a lot,” said Kinnick’s losing pitcher that day, Tori Osterbrink. “It hurt pretty bad. We could have done better.”

“It was a little disappointing that we didn’t win,” said Kim Nelson, another of Kinnick’s players who felt the sting of that loss.

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