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Softball team ties for 7th in national tourney

4 members from Marion County

Kansas Elite fast-pitch softball team, including four players from Marion County, tied for seventh place out of 21 teams from eight states in the 16 and younger “B” division in the Amateur Softball Association Northern National Championship.

In pool play July 29 through Aug. 1 at Wichita, Kansas Elite defeated Omaha Lightning, 7-4 and Glenview (Ill.) Titans, 11-5.

In bracket play, Kansas Elite lost to New Ulm (Minn.) Red Lobsters, 5-0, but defeated Valley Center Hornets, 8-4; Sign Pro Storm (South Dakota), 10-1; and the Titans, 4-3.

The Elites lost its final game to Mid-State Magic (Illinois), 11-1, tying for seventh place.

Local players included Stephanie Sanders and Sammy Koons, both of Hillsboro, and Alex Cain and Shelby Percell, both of Marion.

Coaches were Stacey Sanders and Rod Koons, both of Hillsboro, and Russ Cain of Marion.

Last modified Aug. 6, 2009

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