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U10 Jr. Chargers – 2nd Place Clash of Diamonds Tournament

By Justin Konkol, 05/21/21, 10:30PM CDT


U10 Jr. Chargers come up short in in Elkhorn

The U10 Jr. Chargers Softball team came out of the gate hot in their first action of the year, battling through two crazy days of Wisconsin weather and taking the Palatine Stingrays into extras of the championship game before falling 5-4. Paced by the strong pitching duo of Makenna Best and Sydney York along with their trusted backstop Ava Serembiczky, the Chargers were able to ride a strong day one pool play performance into a third seed for the final day of the double-elimination tournament.

On day two, the Chargers had no problems with their first matchup, easily blowing by the Kenosha Fusion as the Charger hitters banged out 9 hits with their 18 at-bats on their way to a 9-3 victory. Game two was the rubber match between the Elkhorn Express, who had dealt the Chargers a close pool play loss on day one. Unfortunately for the Express, Sydney York came out of the gate throwing straight heat and never let the Express into the game, limiting the Elkhorn team to one run on one hit as the Chargers handled the Express 7-1. Bridget Konkol heated up from the plate going 2 for 3 with 4 runs batted in to pace the lady Jr. Chargers.

In the championship game, the Chargers matched up against the Palatine Stingrays from south of the border. Palatine got out to a quick 3-1 lead, before the lady Chargers recorded 15 consecutive outs and pushed across 3 additional runs in the sixth inning to take a 4-3 lead heading into the seventh. But the Platine Stingrays, with some aggressive base running, were able secure the victory when they pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning, securing the tournament championship.

The lady Jr. Chargers should hold their heads high as they saw contributions from the entire team with amazing plays in the field and timely hitting and base running by all. Congrats lady Jr. Chargers on a well-deserved second place finish. The lady Jr. Chargers will take the field again June 6th against the Oconomowoc Five O’s to kick off the start of the WFL season.