Local 9-10 softball All-Stars wipe out Woodstock
By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Region - posted Tue., Jun. 28, 2011
It didn’t take the Lebanon/Columbia/SFC (Scotland, Sprague, Franklin, Canterbury) 9-10 softball girls long to dispatch the team from Woodstock. The conglomerate All-Star team representing three different local leagues met the Woodstock 9-10 softball All-Stars on Saturday, June 25, at the Columbia Recreation Complex. The game ended after just three and a half innings due to the mercy rule, with a final score of 15-0. This was the first game in the playoffs for the Lebanon/Columbia/SFC team, which was scheduled to take on Brooklyn/MSP/Plainfield on Tuesday, June 28.
“The players are chosen by their coaches,” said Joshua Hoyt, the coach for the SFC team. Leagues that don’t have enough All-Star players on their own are combined with other smaller leagues. Hoyt was assisted at the playoff game by Lauren Verboven, the coach from Columbia.
While there were plenty of hits produced by the girls, and some nice plays in the field, the star of the show was pitcher Katie Meese. “Katie was pretty much unhittable,” said Hoyt. “She was pretty much the athlete of the day.”
The Lebanon/Columbia/SFC 9-10 softball team is: Shealynn Barrett, Taylor Verboven, Katie Meese, Casidhe Hoyt, Natalie Curtis, Leah Vichas, Morgan Crawford, Hayler Pitcher, Keira Francis, Stevie Coleman and Natalie Roy.