About this time last year, Lincoln softball team was left to watch as Roosevelt celebrated its fourth title in the last five years with a 7-6 victory over the Patriots.
The Pats returned the favor Saturday night, completing their 2019 rampage with a 10-2 win (5 inn.) over Roosevelt in the Class A state championship game.
South Dakota State-bound senior Emma Osmundson and Olivia Jensen both drove in a pair of runs for the Patriots, who padded their 4-2 lead with five runs in the bottom of the third and another in the bottom of the fourth.
Osmundson accounted for three hits for the Patriots, while Abbie Klatt allowed two runs on seven hits with six strikeouts over five innings of work.
Osmundson and Klatt are two of six LHS seniors (Taylor Raak, Jada Mindt, Annie Klatt and Millie Mueller).
Lincoln finishes the season at 27-1 with its lone loss of the season coming to O'Gorman in the second-to-last game of the regular season. The Pats outscored their opponents 267-46 on the year.
Opening round playin games
Yankton 9 Brookings 6 Rapid City Central 13 Mitchell 0 Harisburg 13 Sioux Falls Washington 5 Rapid City Stevens 11 Watertown 0
Sf Lincoln 8 Yankton 0 Rapid City Central 11 Brandon 22 Sioux Falls Roosevelt 7 Harrisburg 2 SF O'Gorman 15 Rapid City Stevens 4
Sioux Falls Lincoln 5 RapidCity Central 4 Sioux Falls Roosevelt 3 Sioux Falls O'Gorman 1
Sioux Falls Lincoln 11 Sioux Falls Roosevelt 3
Brandon 8 Washington 0 Yankton 10 Watertown 4 Rapid City Stevens 8 Brookings 0 Mitchell 10 Harrisburg 9
Brandon Valley 8 Yankton 0 Rapid City Stevens 11 Mitchell 3
Rapid City Central 15 RC Stevens 0 Sioux Falls O'Gorman 9 Brandon Valley 8
Rapid City Central 9 Sioux Falls O'Gorman 1
Sioux Falls Roosevelt 10 Rapid City Central 4
Sioux Falls Lincoln 10 Sioux Falls Roosevelt 2
Champions Sioux Falls Lincoln Runner-up Sioux Falls Roosevelt 3rd place Rapid City Central 4th place Sioux Falls O'Gorman