JEFFERSONVILLE — The Floyds Knobs 12U and 10U softball teams are Zionsville bound, looking to begin quests for state championships following dominant performances in the District 5 Little League Tournament.
The 10U squad topped New Albany 12-5 in the first championship game and the 12U team defended its crown with a 17-0 win against Charlestown. Elliott Nance pitched two shutout innings and Emmy Miller tossed the third, combining to hold Charlestown without a hit.
"This group is going for the fourth state title in Little League," 12U coach J.R. Drummond said. "I put our three pitchers against anybody in the state. We might have the three best pitchers in the state on one team."
Alyssa Murphy collected three hits from the lead-off spot for Floyds Knobs 12U. Carson Hildreth and Taylor Middleton had two hits apiece and Lily Douce had a single.
The 12U team begins play Saturday in Zionsville, while the 10U squad will play Friday at the same site.
Kendall Christie threw a complete game for the 10U squad. New Albany's Frankie Weber had a single and a stolen base and Kendra White also singled.
For New Albany's offense, Jada Kempf had a double and Jenna Davidson a single during a four-run first inning.
For Floyds Knobs, Paige Middleton had a single and double. Adeline Shultz and Sophie Douce each added two singles.
"We've got a strong team. We've got four solid pitchers who have worked their butts off to get where we are," coach Kelly Shultz said. "It's all 12 of these girls working hard. They're friends on and off the field. They have confidence."