BV Slammers 10U wins state title
July 30. 2013 10:26AM
The BV Slammers 10 and under fastpitch softball team won the South Dakota 10 and under East B Division state championship in Sioux Falls over the weekend of July 12-14.
In the tournament opener on Friday, the BV Slammers hammered a Madison team, Rage, 17-5. The Slammers then went on to hand Hartford Dynamite a 13-1 setback Saturday morning. That afternoon, the Brandon Valley girls plagued Fightin Fillies, a Sioux Falls team, with a 16-3 loss.
The three victories set the stage for a semifinal meeting with Fusion Crush from Sioux Falls on Sunday morning. Coming off a four-hour rain delay, BV Slammers beat Crush 5-2, advancing them to the championship.
The championship game turned out to be another meeting for the BV Slammers and Fusion Crush. In the first inning, the Slammers jumped to a 5-1 lead, which was highlighted by a homerun. With the lead in their hands, the Slammers never looked back and went on to win the 10U state title behind a 13-1 victory.
The BV Slammers also had similar success in various tournaments throughout the summer. The team took second place in the June 15-16 Interlakes Madison tourney, and followd that up with a third place ranking in the A Division of the Mitchell Lowell Rang tourney June 22 -23. BV Slammers earned second place in the SEFSA B Division League tourney, which was played June 29 and 30.
Members of the state champion BV Slammers 10U team are Emma Haas, Jenna Stengel, Brooke Larson, Tori Ebright, Abby Erkonen, Cassidy Helgeson, Ella Simonson, Emma Jarovski, Courtney Moeller, Elise Meyers and Aneesha Scott. The team is coached by Carolyn Ebright, Shannon Larson and Jeff Haas.