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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Local softball teams win big at weekend tournaments

The Montgomery Twisters 16U fastpitch softball team has qualified for the USSSA World Series in Ocean City, Md. by winning the USSSA Memorial Day World Series Qualifier held in Quakertown last weekend. The Twisters went 5-1 scoring 38 runs and only allowing 19 runs to be scored against them in six games. The Twisters are ranked #2 out of 30 in the PA East Division.
In photo, left: top row, L-R: Head Coach Rick Shoulberg, Megan Roynan, Krista Goepfrich, Alyssa Shoulberg, Rachel Kulp, Asst. Coach Mike Sheehan, Emily Smith, Lexi Mayo, Caroline Hentzen, Megan Gallagher, Danya Briefer, Asst. Coach Rick Smith, Sarah Keller (DL). Bottom row, L-R: Hannah Sofield, Taylor Kane, Hannah Sheehan, Laura Kane, Becca Dougherty, Asst. Coach Megan Halberstadt. Submitted photo.

The girls of X-treme 14U Red played in the USSSA 16U “B” Fastpitch Fire tournament recently in Limerick. This tournament was to introduce them to what they will see next year and prepared them for the Memorial Day Tournament. What they left with was a first Place finish capped off by the 8-6 victory over the Southampton Blazers in the Championship. For the weekend the girls went 5-0-1, scoring 30 runs and allowing just 11. Jess Hagan, Vicki Schlott and Sarah Rambo pitched outstanding in their respective games and really showed everyone what they are made of. The team also finished in sixth place out of 56 teams at the Memorial Day tournament this weekend in all that heat.
Players pictured left are: standing, from left, Rachel Rodden, Sarah Rambo, Brenna Sermarini, Jess Hagan, Alex Fortebuono; Bottom row, from left: Taylor Brennan, Sammy Burns, Rachel Hamm, Vicki Schlott, Amanda Violante. The team is coached by Drew Brennan, Meagan Squartino and Jim Hagan. Submitted photo.


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