MADISON, Wis. - It may not be gold, but Cochrane-Fountain City will have a permanent fixture in the school's trophy case showing the success of 2014.
State-power Oakfield captured their fourth WIAA state championship in six years with a 7-3 win over C-FC.
The Pirates in the program's first ever appearance at state win the Division 4 runner-up trophy. They finish the season with a 22-3 record.
"It's a big achievement, it's school history, it's never happened before so that feels good we can put something in that trophy case now," said sophomore Meghan Pacocha.
"We had a fantastic year. I'm not sad about anything," added C-FC head coach Steve Lyga.
"It was amazing," said senior Mikayla Hurlburg. "It was the best season by far I ever had through my high school career. It's just a great opportunity to be on a team with all these players because they just make your whole day, you could have the worst day and it's all better when you get out on that field."
The Pirates outhit the Oaks 12-11 in the title game. However C-FC couldn't get the timely hit when needed, leaving two runners on base in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings.
"We hit the heck out of the ball, we had more hits in this game than we had our entire tournament and all the games that we played," said Lyga.
"They just didn't fall where we needed to at times when we really needed a big hit. But that doesn't take away anything from the season we've had."