12U Ohio Stingrays win Queen City Qualifier
Thursday, June 20th
The 12U Ohio Stingrays earned their fourth tournament victory of the season in the Queen City Ultimate Qualifier held in Cincinnati last weekend. The Stingrays began Friday’s action by beating the Mason Thunder, 6-3, then downed the Cincy Static, 12-4. The Stingrays began Saturday with a 13-0 shutout of the Queen City Ultimates, which gave them the No. 1 seed in bracket play. The team began bracket play with a 10-1 win over the Miami Valley Express, then blanked the Cincy Doom, 11-0, to reach the championship game. Facing the Doom once again, the Stingrays won, 9-1, to win the tournament title and a berth in thne SAS/USA tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn. Team members are, front row from left, coach Mike Marcum, Paige Vilvens, Hallie Bennett, Sophie Pressler, Kaitlynn Briggs and Lauren Barclay; Second row, Emily Poling, Macee Marcum, Ashley Compston, Breezy Pizzarro, Taylor Duncan, McKenna Saunders and coach Smiley Bennett; Back row, coach Charlie Duncan.
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