SOFTBALL: Minster a game away from state

TIPP CITY — The Minster offense has a way of wearing down an opponent and taking over a game.

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Hanna Floyd started the attack with a solo home run early.

Stephanie Albers’ soaring shot to left field pounded against the plastic sign above the scoreboard to give Minster some breathing room in the sixth inning.

“I got up there and I was ready to kill the ball,” the sophomore Albers said.

A few batters later, Sara Hosey tripled with a laser over the head of the Southeastern centerfielder for two more runs.

Minster scored six runs in the final three innings with a ceaseless offense and the Wildcats kept their dream season going by advancing to the Division IV regional final with a 7-3 win over South Charlston Southeastern on Wednesday at Tipp City Tippecanoe Middle School.

 “I’m truly excited because we have never been this far before,” said Floyd, who finished the game 3-for-3. “It was definitely a lot of teamwork for us tonight.”

Minster’s deepest run into the tournament goes on and the Wildcats continued their run of scoring seven or more runs in every tournament game.

The Wildcats (24-6) will face the winner of the winner of the Covington-Triad game on Saturday at noon in the regional finals. The winner of that game will advance to the state tournament.