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U10 Jr. Chargers bring the “BOOM” to the Kaboom in June Tourney

By Justin Konkol, 06/21/21, 12:15PM CDT


It was another successful weekend for the U10 Jr. Chargers as they brought their own fireworks to the Kaboom in June Tourney lighting up the competition on their way to their first ever tournament win. It was a scorching weekend up in West Bend and the Jr. Chargers kicked off the three-day tournament splitting a pair of games between the Merton Fillies and Muskego Storm Black. Syd York got the weekend started throwing a 75-pitch no-hitter, striking out 14 of the 17 batters faced, against the Fillies as the girls cruised to an 8-0 win. In the nightcap, the Jr. Chargers hung strong but were stymied by the Storm who only allowed two hits and no runs on their way to a 0-4 loss.

Saturday pool play continued with the Jr. Chargers facing tournament host West Bend Lightning, needing a win to ensure an opportunity to play in the championship bracket. And boy did they not disappoint, as the Jr. Chargers collected seven hits on a way to a 13-1 victory over the Lightning. The Jr. Chargers were paced by a huge day at the plate by Ava Serembiczky who knocked in 3 runs collecting a triple and an in-the- park home-run in the victory. The win guaranteed the Jr. Chargers a shot in the title bracket where they met their old foes the Elkhorn Express in the semi-final matchup. This could be considered a rubber match from the previous tournament where the Jr. Chargers split their first 2 match-ups against a talented Express squad. The game did not disappoint as the Jr. Chargers took the early lead only to see the Express crawl back into it late. But with a strong pitching performance by Makenna Best and York along with timely hitting by Kaylin (KK) Stendler and York, the girls escaped with a hard-fought 6-4 win, guaranteeing a shot in the Sunday title game.

Sunday’s title game was a repeat match-up with Muskego Storm Black. And unfortunately for the Black, the Jr. Charger’s girls never waste second opportunities against opponents. The Jr. Charger girls exploded at the plate for nine runs on nine hits, including two in-the-park homeruns by Ava Serembiczky and Isabella Ott. Syd York continued her spectacular season on the bump, pitching a complete game six-hitter, as the Jr. Chargers girls brought home the hardware being crowned tournament champions of the 2021 Kaboom in June. Paced by strong weekend pitching performances, timely hitting, and spectacular play in the field, the lady Jr. Chargers saw contributions from the entire team on their way to a hard fought tournament championship. The lady Jr. Chargers will take the field again this upcoming Monday June 21st against the Falls Angel’s as they continue their WFL season.