The Cherry Capital Showdown is set to go for the weekend of June 21-23, 2019. The summer fun season in Traverse City is kicking into high gear on this weekend. The weather is usually warm and there is a LOT to do and see in Traverse City and the surrounding area. Scroll down the page for the schedule and rules.
If you're going to be out on the town, what better to be seen in than a spiffy Cherry Capital Showdown shirt? The pre-ordering window is open until Monday, June 10th at 5 p.m. Pre-order your apparel items now so that you can be assured of getting what you want and that it will be ready for you to pick up at your daughter's first tournament game. Click here to visit the Threads store....
It's Fusion Times Three As 14U Breaks Through! Elite 10U Edges The Pride In Thriller!!
"Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time." -- Brazilian novelist and lyricist Paulo Coelho.
...Not in the case of the 231 Fusion Fastpitch 14U team! The Fusion, runners up in two--TWO!--Traverse City Summer Series tournaments this year, broke through and proved Mr. Coelho wrong. What happened twice definitely did not happen a third time. The Fusion captured the Cherry Capital Showdown 14U crown with a 5-1 victory over an excellent Intruders 14U team. The Intruders, a 5-seed going into bracket play, and the Fusion, a 4-seed, both caught fire and mowed through the 14U championship bracket before meeting up in a well-played title game. Congratulations to both teams!
Although fields that were underwater and unplayable forced cancellation of the 12U and 16U Sunday games, Mike Garver's 12U Fusion team earned a tournament title based on their #1 ranking following pool play. John Haddix's Fusion squad and Angie Behling's Lady Lakers team captured a co-championship based on their 3-and-0 pool play record while allowing only five runs each.
In the 10U division, Elite 10U held off a hard-charging Inter-Lakes Pride team, 6-5, to capture a tournament title for the second week in a row for the Elite organization. The 15U Elite squad earned a Northern Classic title the week before. Great job, 10U ladies, on your work this weekend!
Congratulations to all of the players who made the Cherry Capital Showdown All Tournament Team!
Bella Richey-TC Waves
Audrey Williams-TC Waves
Claire Galatis-Livonia Wild Green
Skylar Brodie-Livonia Wild Green
Gretchen Weiland-Moran Iron Works Vulcans
Riley Tracy-Moran Iron Works Vulcans
Hannah White-Ogemaw Outlaws 10U
Somer Sappington-Ogemaw Outlaws 10U
Alli Wright-Elite 10U
Madi Ludema-Elite 10U
Izzy Rogers-Inter-Lakes Pride
Audrey Kippola-Inter-Lakes Pride
Ava Domzalski-Inter-Lakes Pride
Charlie Lambert-Inter-Lakes Pride
Janie Sulecki-231 Fusion
Reagann Merchant-231 Fusion
Taylor Noble-231 Fusion
Jorja Fox-Ogemaw Outlaws
Maleah Rachow-Ogemaw Outlaws
McKenna Moore-Livonia Wild White
Claire Rogan-Livonia Wild White
Kaitlyn Ratich-Venom 12U
Madelyn Armstead-Venom 12U
Karlee Sanor-Venom 12U
Maddie Findlay-Ogemaw Outlaws
Tatum Neubecker-Ogemaw Outlaws
Karly Roelofs-TC Thunder 13U
Catelyn Heethuis-TC Thunder 13U
Renae Young-Freedom Fastpitch
Emma Weiss-Freedom Fastpitch
Paige Postma-Petoskey Blaze White
Rhyen Olson-Petoskey Blaze White
Allison Urlaub-Alpena Thundercats
Ashlynn Bloom-Alpena Thundercats
Madelyn Sandison-Petoskey Blaze Blue
Brooke Bixby-Petoskey Blaze Blue
Alana Hoffert-Cadillac Express
Autumn Sackett-Cadillac Express
Alexis Cain-231 Fusion
Kaci Sowers-231 Fusion
Addy Witkowski-231 Fusion
Sophie Wisniski-231 Fusion
Kaitlyn Rutter-Lady Lightning
Ella Corson-Lady Lightning
Kendi Richardson-Hangtuf 16U
Jessica Eva-Hangtuf 16U
Elle Conlen-NFWB Impact
Sydney Gordon-NFWB Impact
Lexi Hamstra-231 Fusion
Jaime Potter-231 Fusion
Ally Pohlad-231 Fusion
Six years of champions....will your team be the next to hoist the Cherry Capital Showdown hardware?
10U - Elite 10U
12U - 231 Fusion Fastpitch
14U - 231 Fusion Fastpitch
16U - Lady Lakers and 231 Fusion Fastpitch (co-champs)
10U - Michigan Expos
12U - Garden City Gators
14U - Michigan Nationals Stars
16U - Grand Rapids Blaze Red
10U - Turnin' 2
12U - Diamonds
14U - 231 Fusion
16U - Morgan's Fastpitch
10U - Eagles Fastpitch
12U - Eagles Fastpitch
12U - Eagles Fastpitch - ue
16U - Great Lakes UNITED
12U - TC Cherry Bombs
14U - Traverse City Thunder Red
16U - Traverse City Waves
12U - Moran Iron Works Vulcans
14U - Sabercats Royal
16U - Oakland Edge
Thank you to the Great Wolf Lodge for sponsoring the 2018 Waves Summer Softball Series! Visiting teams: Call 231-534-9074 to reserve rooms for the tournament weekends.