Traverse City Waves Softball

Cherry Capital Showdown

Clear skies, interested fans, skilled players and softball Hall of Famers dot the Traverse City Summer Tournament Series landscape.  Can you match the description to each person in this picture?

 Cherry Capital Showdown
All-Tournament Team

**Coaches:  If you missed turning in your All-Tournament Team nominations, please send an email with your 2 players' names and we will add them to the list.  Congratulations to the All-Tournament team selections!!

10U Division  
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
12U Division  
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
14U Division  
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
16U Division  
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
 Thank you to the Great Wolf Lodge for  sponsoring the 2018 Waves Summer Softball Series!  Visiting teams:  Contact Zac Malewitz at 231-534-9074 or to reserve rooms for the tournament weekends.


Cherry Capital Showdown 
Tournament Champions

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
 Turnin' 2
 231 Fusion
 Morgan's Fastpitch
 10U  Eagles Fastpitch
 12U  Eagles Fastpitch
 14U  Eagles Fastpitch Blue
 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
2018 Cherry Capital Showdown Recap

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!

The 231 Fusion Fastpitch and Intruders 14U teams pose with their Cherry Capital Showdown hardware following the title game.


Traverse City Waves Welcome 
Farmers Insurance - James Frizzell Agency As A Tournament Series Sponsor

Click on the Farmers Insurance logo to visit Jim's website and find out how he will work together with you to find the perfect plan for your insurance needs.  Offices in Cadillac, Traverse City and Kaleva.  Call Jim at 231-775-7778.


231 Fusion Fastpitch 12U Coach Mike Garver poses with his favorite 12U player and the Cherry Capital Showdown championship hardware!  Mike is the reason the Traverse City Summer Tournament Series staff is considering instituting the Mike Garver Rule:  No showing up at the game site for the first game of the day with your team chomping at the bit, raring to go, music blaring, smiles on the players faces, etc.....until the sun comes up.  You MUST wait for the sun to rise and the tournament staff to get there before all this other fun stuff happens!!  That's what we're considering's still under consideration....
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