FF 18U softball wins natl. qualifier [UPDATED]Published 10:44am Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Updated 10:44am Tuesday, June 26, 2012
HUTCHINSON – The Fergus Falls 18U softball team was able to best 11 other teams at the Northern National Qualifying tournament to take home the tournament title and to punch their ticket to the national tournament.
The Fergus girls were able to sweep through pool play, defeating Eveleth, Norwood/Young America and Crystal. This earned them a first round bye in championship play.
The 18U girls were able to pick up a big semi-finals win as they defeated Agassiz Valley 8-7 in nine innings.
This setup a championship showdown with previously defeated Crystal. The Fergus girls did not disappoint as they picked up a 5-3 win.
Devonie Smith led the Fergus hitters at the tournament combining for a 9 for 19 tournament display with six runs scored, three RBI, four stolen bases and a homerun. Teammate Amber Boese was also lethal from the plate as she knocked in nine runs, scored seven times and finished the tournament going 7 for 15.
The 18U girls will now travel to Bowling Green, Kentucky to take part in the National tournament July 25-29.