Yotes softball earns bid to NAIA National Championships in Missouri

Posted at 11:21 AM, May 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-14 23:10:32-04

CALDWELL, Idaho — The College of Idaho earned a bid to the NAIA Softball National Championship tournament in Missouri.

The Yotes picked up the No. 2 seed, and will play the No. 3 seed, Freed Hardeman, in the opening round on May 17.

"To see our name pop up on that screen I just lost it," Haley Loffer, Yotes softball player said. "I jumped up and my chair flew back and I knocked it over. I was just ecstatic."

"When our name was called just everyone’s pure emotions it was the coolest thing ever just to have this experience," Sydney Zachry, Yotes catcher said.

This is the sixth time in program history the team has earned a spot at the tournament. The team is asking for help in covering travel costs including meals, hotels, and transportation. To donate, click here.

Their game starts 1:30 MT on May 17 and you can stream it live for free.