Clarksville softball team shares blood and close bond

The Clarksville softball team poses with its state runner-up trophy and medals after falling in a 4-3 thriller in the Class 1A state title game on Thursday, July 25. (Kristi Nixon photo)

CLARKSVILLE – Usually when a team reached the state title game, there has to be a certain amount of closeness.

The Indians this season took that to another level with not one or two, but four sets of sisters involved in the program as they finished state runner-ups for the second time in three years.

Among them were coach and starting pitcher Katie and Kori Wedeking; senior player and sophomore manager, Allyson Essink and Katelyn Essink; as well as player siblings Janet and Rachel Borchardt and Bailey and Jenna Myers.

The group, minus senior Bailey Myers, who was out-of-state during the welcome home celebration on Friday, July 26 talked about the bond that united this team.

“I think as far as the blood sister thing goes, I think it so cool how many different sisters we had out this year because it shows that we are continuing the legacy that we started,” outfielder Janet Borchardt said...

The full story appears in the Aug. 1 print edition of the Clarksville Star.