Class 5A state tournament team capsules
2016 record: 15-7
Regional performance: Lost 11-0 to Broomfield in regional championship but beat Castle View twice (14-3 and 17-10) to qualify.
Outlook: The Lightning have occupied a place at state quite frequently over the past 15 years or so but have not been there since 2013 when they won the 5A title. They’ll begin this go round as the 15th seed and a potential Cinderella story leading off against No. 2 Cherokee Trail. … Legacy plated 31 runs in two regional wins and for the season averaged 10 runs a contest. … Emily Taggart’s numbers certainly suggest her place among the best ever for Legacy, as the senior hit .596 with 21 extra-base hits and a team-most 30 RBI. … Lauren Strathearn had a mind boggling 42 hits and 24 steals prior to regional play. … Legacy has relied on a freshman-sophomore pitching combo with Isabella Kelly and Hannah Farley, two pitchers with good control and who will let their defense work for them.