• Makenzie Sais, of Frederick, goes high to make the catch and save a homer by Ponderosa during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • Maddox Boston, right, of Mead, is safe at second before the tag of Ashley Silvernale, of Conifer, during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • Emma Osborne, of Erie, pitches against Wheat Ridge during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

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    Holy Family celebrates the win over Palmer Ridge during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora.

  • Haley Howell, of Frederick, pitches against Ponderosa during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • Tea Whitlock, of Broomfield, is safe at second against Legacy during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • Breanna Fiala, of Broomfield, pitches against Legacy during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • Isabella Arroyo, of Holy Family, pitches against Palmer Ridge during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • Breanna Fiala, of Broomfield, is celebrated by her teammates after her pitching performance in the first inning during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • Haley Howell, of Frederick, pitches against Ponderosa during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • Kaitlyn Meyer, of Frederick, catches the ball to get the out at first against Ponderosa during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • Janessa Esquibel, of Legacy, pitches against Broomfield during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • Isabella Arroyo, of Holy Family, pitches against Palmer Ridge during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • Joslynn Veltien, of Mead, pitches against Conifer during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

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    Claire Adams, of Mead, makes contact with the ball in the Conifer game during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora.

  • Maddox Boston, right, of Mead, is safe at second before the tag of Ashley Silvernale, of Conifer, during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • Emmie Meeks, of Broomfield, comes in to score against Legacy during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • Adisyn Rademacher, right, of Mead, is out at second from the tag of Ashley Silvernale, of Conifer, during the first day of 4A and 5A state softball in Aurora. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)