Cashton softball has a lot of new faces in the lineup this season, but still one goal: win a sectional title.
The Eagles came close in 2015, falling in the sectional championship to Juda/Albany.
This season, Cashton has a chance to finish what it started last season. They are two wins away from reaching the state tournament for the first time in school history.
Led by senior pitcher Lindsey Kramer, the Eagles won their second-straight Scenic Bluffs Conference title and are 20-3 this season. They beat Ithaca on Friday to earn the regional title, setting up a showdown with De Soto on Tuesday in the sectional semifinals.
Kramer, the only senior on the team, said the Eagles have to work even harder in order to reach Madison.
"We're already doing as much as we can do, but we're going to have to got that extra mile just to get that extra push to go," she said. "I think maybe work on more batting, just continue to work on things."
Head coach Clint Kramer said having new players in the starting lineup hasn't hindered his team this year.
"These girls are no-nonsense, work hard, come every day to practice, and just work as hard as they possibly can," said Clint, who is Lindsey's father. "Right now we are at our peak and we are going on. We've just worked so hard."
Tuesday's Division 4 sectional semifinal game will be held at Stoddard Elementary School at 5 p.m. The Eagles beat the Pirates 11-10 earlier this season in Cashton, and beat them 8-5 in this round of the playoffs last season.