SOFTBALL: Penn, New Prairie, Caston punch tickets to state finals

Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 8:30 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 4, 2023 at 6:40 PM EDT
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(WNDU) - 32 high school softball teams across the state of Indiana took part in semi-states on Saturday.

That number is now down to eight for the state finals, and three of them are from our local area!

Penn, New Prairie, and Caston entered Saturday as our only local representatives remaining in the state tournament, and they all punched their tickets to the state championships next weekend in West Lafayette.

State final games will take place at Purdue’s Bittinger Stadium. Penn and Caston will play on Saturday, while New Prairie plays on Friday night.

Here’s a look at how their semi-states played out. For a full look at the statewide brackets for each class, you can find the links at the bottom of this story!


Harrison (West Lafayette) Semi-State

Game 1: Penn 4, Harrison (West Lafayette) 3

Game 2: Lake Central 6, Carroll (Fort Wayne) 0

Championship: Penn 5, Lake Central 1

Penn advances to Class 4A State Final vs. Indianapolis Roncalli next Saturday, June 10, at 7 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. CDT


Twin Lakes Semi-State

Game 1: Leo 4, Yorktown 1

Game 2: New Prairie 12, Hanover Central 2 (5 Innings)

Championship: New Prairie 1, Leo 0

New Prairie advances to Class 3A State Final vs. Tri-West Hendricks next Friday, June 9, at 8 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. CDT


Frankfort Semi-State

Game 1: Caston 9, Kouts 0

Game 2: Cowan 3, Rossville 2

Championship: Caston 5, Cowan 3

Caston advances to Class 1A State Final vs. Tecumseh next Saturday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. EDT/3:30 p.m. CDT

Statewide Regional/Semi-State/State Final brackets:





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