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10U Irish take tourney title

The Illinois Irish 10U travel softball team won the March Madness Tournament at Pekin's Avanti Dome last weekend to improve to 12-2 on the season. Following a 16-3 win over the Mid-Illini Bandits (Ella Sterling and Alyssa Zellars with home runs and two RBIs, Tessa Krull pitching win), a 10-2 topping of the Pekin Power (Taylor Heath homer, Zellars 12 Ks in the win), an 11-1 triumph over the Mattoon Cobras (Camryn Stecken three RBIs, Sterling two RBIs, Zellars the win) and a 9-1 besting of Top Tier (Stecken three RBIs, Zellars and Sterling two RBIs, Zellars the win), the Irish won 5-2 in the title game over Villa Grove Elite. Stecken and Krull provided two hits each, Zellars 15 Ks in the pitching win.

The 10U Irish are (left to right, in front) Alyssa Zellers, Gwyneth Cato, Camryn Stecken, Emma Mino, Taylor Heath and Layken Callahan; (in back) Aubrie Jackson, Landrie Callahan, Taylor Duvall, Ella Sterling, Tessa Krull, Lexi Buis and Makenna Ondrey.

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