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Stories You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

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Stories You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

Tiger Times

May 22, 2024

Softball Sliding Into State

An in Depth Look at Erie High Softball

ERIE, Colorado – The Erie High School softball team is spearheading their way towards the state championships, and they’re not doing it alone. While senior infielder Addie Osborne continues to dazzle with a national-leading 13 home runs, the collective power of the Erie Tigers is propelling them towards their ultimate goal: winning the state title.

Addie Osborne’s awe-inspiring performance this season has set the softball world ablaze, while leaving opposing pitchers shaking in their cleats. Her 13 home runs not only leads the state of Colorado, but the entire nation as well, which stands as a beacon of her unrivaled determination and skill. Yet, Addie is the first to emphasize the collective effort that drives the Erie Tigers forward. “We have so much talent on this team all around,” she admitted, acknowledging the crucial role her fellow players play in their shared quest to victory.

Coach Tobin Echohawk, a guiding force behind the Tigers’ success, echoed this sentiment. “Our pitchers, Matix and Gracie, have the ball in their hands the most, and they’ve been doing a great job of leading us to wins,” Coach Echohawk praised, highlighting the crucial role of the pitching performance in the team’s success. With a 0.20 earned run average, Matix Hull leads the entire state in this impressive category. These pitchers have been instrumental in securing crucial victories for the Erie Tigers.

As the regular season draws to a close, the Tigers find themselves in prime form, poised to charge into the playoffs with bad intentions. Erin Young, an exceptional outfielder, stands as a testament to the depth of talent throughout the Erie roster. This season, Young has attained an incredible 1.000 fielding percentage. Her remarkable defensive mastery has provided a perfect complement to Addie Osborne’s offensive onslaught.

“Hopefully at the end, we’re the ones holding the trophy, and I think everyone would be pretty disappointed if we’re not,” Coach Echohawk declared. The belief in her team’s potential to clinch the state title is certain, serving as a rallying cry for players and fans alike.

The community support for the Erie Tigers has been nothing short of spectacular. Local fans and devoted parents have turned out to rally behind their beloved team, giving the players an extra surge of motivation as they embark into the postseason. 

With Addie Osborne’s prodigious talent, Erin Young’s expert fielding, incredible depth at pitcher, and the expert guidance of Coach Tobin Echohawk, the Erie High School softball team is a force to be reckoned with. Their path to the state title is paved with hard work, unity, and an unrelenting pursuit of excellence, which serves as the standard for Erie softball.

As the playoffs loom, all eyes are fixed on the Erie Tigers, a team on a mission to seize the state championship. The state watches in anticipation, but for these young athletes, their focus remains crystal clear: bring home the trophy, not just for themselves, but for coach Echohawk, and the entire Erie community that stood by them every step of the way.


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Ian McGuire
Ian McGuire, Sports Director
SportIan McGuire is a sophomore at Erie. He is on the Varsity tennis team, and sings in CR5. He also has multiple AP and Honors classes.

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