Ban­shees Red cap­tures Win­ter Chal­lenge

The Advance of Bucks County - - SPORTS -

The Ban­shees Red U12 fast-pitch travel soft­ball team re­cently cap­tured the USSSA Win­ter Chal­lenge cham­pi­onship, go­ing un­de­feated for the day.

The Win­ter Chal­lenge was held in­doors Dec. 1 at In the Net, lo­cated in Palmyra, Pa., near Her­shey. The Ban­shees de­feated Cen­tral Penn­syl­va­nia teams in­clud­ing the PA Ball Hawks, PA Ga­tors and the Dauphin Dy­na­mite en route to a show­down in the “de facto” cham­pi­onship game later in the day ver­sus the Spring-Ford Sting.

Both the Ban­shees Red and Spring-Ford were a per­fect 3-0 head­ing into the game. Af­ter sev­eral score­less in­nings, the Ban­shees took a 1-0 lead and never re­lin­quished it. The Ban­shees de­feated the Sting, 5-1, and Ln GRLnJ VR, TuDOL­fiHG IRU WKH USSSA World Se­ries (A) to be held in Florida next sum­mer.

Play­ers for the Ban­shees hail from Chal­font, War­ring­ton, Langhorne, Southamp­ton, Hat­boro and Am­bler.

The Ban­shees Red is still look­ing to com­plete its ros­ter for the spring. If you think you have what it takes to help the team win, con­tact head coach gim Tay­lor at tay­lor­madein­sure@aol.com.

The Ban­shees Red U12 fast-pitch travel soft­ball team won the USSSA Win­ter Chal­lenge held Dec. 1 in Palmyra. Pic­tured in the first row, from left: Elayna Tsiou­plis, Kate­lyn Clark, Casey Tay­lor, Brittany Hubler and Kyleigh Din­nien. Stand­ing: Shan­non...

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