Oak Park Windmills 9U team wins Lincoln-Way Storm Summer Smash

Metzger earns win, strikes out 15 in title game

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The Oak Park Windmills 9U softball team won the Lincoln-Way Storm Summer Smash 10U Tournament in Chicago Heights on the weekend of June 14-16. The team captured its second consective tournment championship.

Cassie Metzger pitched a no-hitter in the team's first bracket game at the Lincoln-Way Storm Summer Smash 10U Tournament. She also struck out 15 batters to defeat the Wasco Diamonds in the championship game. Strong defense from first baseman Meagan Murphy and catchers Lucy Goodwin and Maddi Grant coupled with timely hits from Brinkley Kita and Bailey Nicholoff, along with Goodwin, Grant, Metzger, and Murphy, propelled the team through its final two victories over the Orland A's and Wasco Diamonds.

The Windmills 9U team will play in the USSSA 9U World Series in Branson, MO in July.  Tryouts for the 2013-2014 season will be held on August 5-11.

 

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Peter Saltzman  

Posted: June 25th, 2013 11:09 AM

Not mentioned is Natalie Saltzman who propelled her team with timely hitting and base running (and a .500 batting average for the series.)

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