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Southern Plains Softball 10U Team Competes in Large Hutchison Tournament

This year the Southern Plains All-Star season looks a little different as all SP teams have elected to play in open tournaments rather than in the usual Babe Ruth Tournament Trail.  The youngest softball players for Southern Plains, the 10U group, ended up in a very big tournament way over in Hutchinson, Kansas over the weekend where they learned that 10-year-olds really can pitch very well and that there are certainly a few levels of improvement to get to.  They went 0-4 in the tournament, but by the time they were done on Sunday they had learned how to compete against tough competition, how to play like a team unit, and how much work it takes to get to the next level.

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Southern Plains Softball Names 10U and 12U All-Star Teams

Wilson, Trosper and Arnold 2019 12U All Stars

Southern Plains softball wound up the regular season over the past week as they dodged various storms that rumbled their way across the area for a number of days. The Majors division (ages 11-12) managed to get their tournament played on Friday with Cheyenne Wells coming out as champions. The Minors tournament was played on Monday after numerous weather delays, but results were not available at press time. Details of that tournament will be included in next week’s edition.

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Eads Majors Win a Stunner in the League Championship Tournament Game

The 2019 Eads Majors Team won the league tournament over the weekend.  Pictured are (l to r) Eric Murdock, Alexx Egley, Jaden Self, Aydn Hose, Shaine Winder, Gabe Hadley, Gaige Arnold.  Back (l to r) Case Nelson, Stockton Mitchek, Johnny Vasquez, Spencer Uhland, Weston Mitchek, Adyn Hough, Kadan Dunlap, Nathan Miller.  Coaches:  AJ Bolin, Billy Koehler.  Not pictured:  Jayson Bletzacker

It was the close of the regular summer season as the Eads Majors traveled to Holly to the venue of the 2019 League Tournament. There are five teams in the Majors division that features players from 10 to 12 years of age. Eads, Holly (Red & Black), Cheyenne Wells, and Kit Carson are the league teams.

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Eads Minors Baseball Finish Up the Season in League Tournament

2019 Eads Minor Boys

It was a building season for the Eads Minors team consisting of players from 7 to 9 years of age. The Eads group is a large team with 16 rostered players that is full of energetic seven-year-olds, for the most part, who have just entered organized ball from the tee ball ranks last year. There are two 9-year-olds on the team and the rest of the team consists of first year players. Teaching the game of baseball to such raw little athletes has been the job of Kyle Barnett, Brian Bohlander, and Kevin Davis.

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Young Eads Team Finishes Campaign in Opening Round of Regional Tournament in Haxtun

Eads Eagles Baseball Team 2019

The very young Eads Eagles managed to qualify for the regional playoffs due to their RPI rankings as they have played well against stiff competition throughout the season. With their RPI putting them in the 13 seed of 16 teams who qualified, they ended up playing in a four-way tournament at Haxtun with the Bulldogs as the top-seeded host.

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