The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk softball team opens up the playoffs tonight when they host the Williamsburg Raiders. Mid-Prairie finds themselves ranked #4 in the final softball poll for class 3A. The Golden Hawks are fresh off a big weekend at their own tournament rolling to a 3-0 record in the event with wins over Dubuque Hempstead, Newton and Tipton. Mid-Prairie won the tourney without allowing a single run and have taken 17 of the last 20 they have played. They enter tonight’s game at 27-11. Williamsburg is 15-23 entering play tonight, the raiders went 6-16 in the competitive WAMAC West. Mid-Prairie Head Coach Justin Lutjen pointed out the key to tonight’s game with the Raiders.
“We’ve been playing very well all the way around, and I think defensively we have to stay solid,” Lutjen said. “I’ve been preaching these last few days don’t take a pitch off, and that has been our focus and I think if we do that we’ll be fine.”
You can hear all of the action live on AM and FM KCII with pregame at 6:45 and first pitch at 7 live from Kalona. Listen online at KCIIradio.com under radio plus. The one to count on for today’s local sports coverage is AM and FM KCII.