Pictured Front Row Sitting (L-R): Ella Kuenster, Natalie Saltzman, Caoimhe Chow, Alex Prouty, Ruby Olmos, Cassie Metzger, Martha Lipic Middle Row (L-R): Lucy Goodwin, Maddi Grant, Brinkley Kita, Bailey Nicholoff, Meagan Murphy Back Row (L-R): Asst Coach Brian Kita, Asst Coach Chris Prouty, Head Coach John Metzger, Asst Coach Larry Murphy

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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