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Indians fall at state tourney

by Frank Tate


(May 30) SUMMERSVILLE -- Bridgeport's softball team lost 12-0 Saturday to Cabell Midland and was eliminated from the state tournament. But the Indians' program has arrived.

Bridgeport seniors Tracy Kemmerer, Alyssa Pasternak and Jennifer Rome have watched the program build steadily under coach Lois Pratt.

So despite getting one-hit by 1997 champ Cabell Midland, they were understandably proud of their team's accomplishments.

"We ended up third in the state and that's the best we've ever done," Kemmerer said.

"We've only had this program for four years and we've come such a long way and this is something I'll have fond memories of forever," Kemmerer said.

Pasternak also called the experience unforgettable.

"It was exciting and we've come so far in such a short time. ... We proved to ourselves that we belonged here," she said.

"You'll never forget your time at states because it is something you always dream of."