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Velocity Take Home a Trophy 


By Tom Elliott

The Willmar Velocity age 12-and-under fast-pitch softball team entered a Class A/B tournament June 9-11 in Bloomington. The Bloomington BASH turned out to be a good experience for the Velocity, who earned the consolation championship.

In pool play, Willmar lost to the Mankato Peppers A team, 12-3. The Velocity then fell to the Eden Prairie A team 10-5, The Edina Black A team 8-7 and the Chaska Gold A team, 9-1.

In the consolation bracket, Willmar beat the Bloomington Blast Blue B team 8-4 and then beat Eden Prairie on its second try, 12-2, to win the consolation title.

Team members are : Brynnlee Carroll, Hadlee Carroll, Rowan Glein-Erickson, Claire Guenningsmann, Malea Hansen, Amelia Kveene, Kylie Moran, Kensey Stern, Sydney Zuidema and Ava Zwagerman.

Kelly Zuidema is the head coach and the assistants are Matt Carroll and Anthony Stern.