Traverse City Waves Softball

Softball Spectacular
 2018 Softball Spectacular
All-Tournament Team

Coaches:  If you'd like to nominate two players from your team for the All-Tournament Team, please send an email with their names and we'll add them to the list.  Thank you!

10U Division  
Audrey Williams TC Waves
Alyssa Hagerman TC Waves
Brooke DePeel Krash 10U
Austynn Arellano Krash 10U
Gretchen Weiland Moran Iron Works Vulcans
Savannah Tulgestka
Moran Iron Works Vulcans
Avery Bourlier
South Lyon Stealth
Olivia McPherson
South Lyon Stealth
Brynn O'Neill
South Lyon Stealth
Hope Warthman
South Lyon Stealth
12U Division
Delana Kirt Northwest Wild
Emily Sirmeyer Northwest Wild
Parker Withers Bair's Softball Academy
Kirsten Kushion Bair's Softball Academy
Addison Balentine Traverse City Waves 11U
Jaden Sinkes Traverse City Waves 11U
Kaylin Goodman Cadillac Express
Madisyn Lundquist Cadillac Express
Izzy Covert Traverse City Waves 12U
Rylea Beamish Traverse City Waves 12U
Sophie Hardy Traverse City Waves 12U
Kate Gaylord Traverse City Waves 12U
Sarah Ream TC Thunder
Lucy Uy TC Thunder
Taylor Phillips TC Thunder
Katie Patton Kalamazoo Kings Black
Jordan Wesaw Kalamazoo Kings Black
14U Division  
Taylor Covington Dublin Revolution
Jamie Hamed Dublin Revolution
Dianna Bishop Dublin Revolution
Caroline Piatt Dublin Revolution
Mattie Akom TC Thunder 13U
Leslie Hamilton TC Thunder 13U
Halle Richardson Cadillac Express
Alana Hoffert Cadillac Express
Mackenzie Monier Algonac Storm
Jaden French Algonac Storm
Lauren DeVol Moran Iron Works Vulcans Black
Lauren Juco Moran Iron Works Vulcans Black
Mallory Baibos Linden Warriors
Olivia Burke Linden Warriors
Sydney Bryant 231 Fusion
Brooke Meekre 231 Fusion
Kaci Sowers 231 Fusion
Stephanie Schichtel 231 Fusion
16U Division  
Zoe Harmon Petoskey Blaze
Gillian Howard Petoskey Blaze
Katie Buerkel Petoskey Blaze
Jackie Demeuse Petoskey Blaze
Avery Smitz Roscommon Royals
Jocelyn Brown Roscommon Royals
Reagan Middleton Northwest Wild
Angie Warsecke Northwest Wild
 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.

Traverse City
Softball Spectacular

Tournament Champions

10U South Lyon Stealth
12U Traverse City Waves 12U
14U Dublin Revolution
16U Petoskey Blaze
10U TC Thunder 
12U Michigan Expos
14U South Farmington Wildcards
16U Michigan Rage - Orange
 Inter-Lakes Pride
 Michigan Outlaws
 Moran Iron Works Vulcans
 Moran Iron Works Vulcans
 Batbusters 10U
 Saginaw Bay RiverDawgs
 Moran Iron Works Vulcans Black
 Petoskey Blaze
10U Eagles Fastpitch
12U Motor City Madness Red
14U Moran Iron Works Vulcans Red
16U Grand Rapids Diamonds
12U South Lyon Stealth
14U Imlay City Sparks
16U Moran Iron Works Vulcans
12U Jags Fastpitch
14U South Lyon Stealth
16U Moran Iron Works Vulcans
12U Michigan Warriors
14U Macomb Explosion
16U Petoskey Blaze
12U Fenton Fastpitch
14U Grand Rapids Diamonds Black
12U MBS Jets Black
14U Macomb Shock
12U  Dearborn Heights Wild 12
14U  Traverse City Waves 14
12U  Shoreline Devils 12
14U  Tri-City Attack
12U  Traverse City Waves 12
14U  USA Fastball 14
2018 Softball Spectacular Recap

Return To Glory

Stealth Mows Through 10U Field!!!  12U Waves Prevail In Championship Thriller!!!  Ohio-Based Revolution Champs At 14U!!!  Blaze Edges Backyard Neighbors For 16U Title!!!

There have been 13 Softball Spectaculars held in Traverse City.  This one might have been the best.  It was certainly one of the most interesting.

Perfect weather, spirited competition and thrilling comebacks marked the softball landscape at game sites around Traverse City as the National Cherry Festival drew to a close.  Teams with rich histories of winning local tournament titles--the South Lyon Stealth, Petoskey Blaze and Traverse City Waves--hoisted Home Plate Championship Trophies again and reminded opponents that they shouldn't be overlooked as tournament contenders.  For the first time, an Ohio-based team--the Dublin Revolution--earned a tournament championship by playing solid defense and wearing down opposing pitchers with their potent offense.  And "up north" teams like the Cadillac Express and 231 Fusion threw in solid tournament runs and thrilling comebacks just to spice up the joint.

First, the Waves.  The tournament's namesake team has been working hard and improving noticeably from week-to-week throughout the winter, spring and the summer tournament season.  The New Waves breakthrough came in the final weekend of the Traverse City Softball Summer Series in the most thrilling of ways.  After riding rock-solid pitching and defense through pool play--Waves pitchers allowed only one run in four games--the Waves 12U team found themselves trailing an excellent Edge Fastpitch squad, 7-6, in the bottom of the fifth inning of the six-inning contest.  It was at that point that Abby Lindstrom and Rylea Beamish took it upon themselves to belt back-to-back home runs that cleared the left field fence headed in the direction of Lake Michigan to give the 12U girls the lead. Pitcher Kate Gaylord, who has shown remarkable improvement through incessant hard work, came on to close out the game in the sixth and give the Waves their first tournament title as a new organization and the first Waves title overall since the 16U squad captured the Cherry Capital Showdown in 2014.  Congratulations to all of the 12U teams!

In the 10U division, Ted Warthman's South Lyon Stealth team went undefeated on their way to capturing a tournament championship.  It was the Stealth organization's third Softball Spectacular tournament title (2012, 2013), though many Stealth teams have made deep tourney runs that underscore the overall quality of this metro Detroit area group.  The Stealth defeated Traverse City's 231 Fusion Fastpitch, 10-6, in the title game.

In the 14U group, the Revolution traveled from the Columbus, Ohio suburb of Dublin to play in the Softball Spectacular.  They made sure with their play that they didn't return empty-handed.  However, their path to the title was far from easy thanks to Ben Lundquist's Cadillac Express squad.  The Express, winners of last weekend's Bayside Bash, sported a win streak that grew to nine games during the Softball Spectacular weekend.  The Cardiac Cadillacs needed a miraculous last-inning comeback from three runs down just to reach the final four of the 14U division.  In the semifinals against Dublin, the Express trailed 6-3 with two out and no one on in the last inning.  The much-improved Express squad strung together enough hits to score two runs and had the bases loaded before a fly ball to right ended their winning streak and sent the Revolution on to the championship game.  In the title contest, the Revolution ambushed Traverse City's 231 Fusion squad early and went on to finish off an impressive title run, 13-2.  Congratulations to the Revolution--it was a pleasure to host your team in Traverse City! Great job, 14U teams!!!

The 16U division final was an all-Northern Michigan affair featuring neighboring teams familiar with each other.  Six players from Angie Behling's high-performing Antrim County-based Lady Lakers squad had been members of the Emmet County-based Petoskey Blaze team in past years.  Dave Serafini's Blaze team, winners of Softball Spectacular titles in 2011 and 2015, is always a tough tournament "out".  This time, the Blaze prevailed 5-4 in the final to capture a third Softball Spectacular title.  Great teams, great game....congratulations, girls!

We hope our tournament teams and their families enjoyed their weekend in Traverse City.  Thank you, players, for providing so many thrills on the softball fields this weekend!!



The Dublin Revolution and 231 Fusion Fastpitch teams pose for the cameras following the 14U championship contest won by the Revolution.


The Traverse City Waves' 12U home-run slugging champs show off their first-ever over-the-fence home run balls and their championship medals from the 2018 Softball Spectacular tourney.


Softball Spectacular Fans mill about under bluebird skies in Traverse City.

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