Traverse City Waves Softball

Spring Splash
2018 Spring Splash

Mid-Michigan Heat Stages Epic Comeback In 14U!!!  12U  Lady Riverdawgs 12U Slug Their Way To Victory!!!  Michigan Expos Make It Back-To-Back Titles At 10U!!!

The Traverse City Waves Summer Softball Series got off to a rollicking start as teams from around the state showed their skills at sites all around the city.  

There were five--FIVE!!!--over the fence home runs belted in 12U division games over the weekend.  Shaun Gray's Michigan Expos repeated as 10U champions by edging an excellent Lakeshore Storm team, 3-2.  But the most jaw-dropping result was in the 14U division...

The fact that one team or the other won was not surprising at all.  Two tournament heavyweights--the 231 Fusion Fastpitch squad and the Mid-Michigan Heat met in LAST year's final, won by the Fusion.  Both squads have a history of making long tournament runs here in Traverse City, and once again they mowed through bracket play on another collision course toward the title game.

In the championship match, the Fusion ambushed the Heat with four runs in the first inning and six more in the second.  Down 10-0, Tim Robinson's squad mounted the greatest championship game comeback in Traverse City tournament history, dating back to 2006.  The Heat chipped away with a single run in the third, added more runs in the fourth and fifth, but found themselves down 11-6 with two outs in the sixth inning.  Three times the Heat was down to its final STRIKE! Amazingly, Heat batters strung together two-out hit after two-out hit, helped along by a few Fusion miscues.  Finally, the comeback was completed with a single that drove home two runs, sending the Heat bench and their fans into a frenzy!  It was a terrific game between two exceptional teams that will win a lot of games this summer.  Congratulations to both teams on a super-exciting game!!!

In addition to the Expos victory in 10U--the organization's second in a row at that age group--the Saginaw Bay Lady Riverdawgs 12U squad was too much for a good, young Elite 11U team, 12-3, in the championship final in the 12U division.

In the consolation brackets, Juan Rolon's Outlaws 13U team edged Rich Steenstra's Grandville Dawgs, 7-6, in ANOTHER exciting 14U division game at SEAS.  In the 12U division, the West Michigan Outlaws Blue defeated the Northville Broncos 11U, 8-0.

A big THANK YOU to all the teams, players, families and fans that attended and helped to make the Spring Splash a success!  We hope to see you again next year...

2017 Results (Archive)

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 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.
 Spring Splash 
All-Tournament Team

Thank you to all of the teams that participated in the opening weekend of the Traverse City Waves Summer Softball Series!  Here are the All-Tournament selections as nominated by the coaching staffs.  Coaches:  If your team and players are missing and you would like to nominate up to two of your players to be added to the All-Tournament Team, please send a note and we will add your player(s) to the list.  Visit the Spring Splash page for a recap of tournament highlights.

   Player Team
10U Division     

Addison Spicer Michigan Blasters

Kennedi Ryan Michigan Blasters
  Audrey Williams TC Waves
  Hayden Boonstra TC Waves
  Zoey Jetter TC Waves
  Macy Pohlad 231 Fusion
  Piper Cavanaugh 231 Fusion
  Madison Wyckoff Lakeshore Storm
  Ella Showers Lakeshore Storm
12U Division
  Courtney Witten W. Mich. Outlaws
  Avery Matthysse W. Mich. Outlaws
  Lauren Berghorst W. Mich. Outlaws
  Livia Bisonet W. Mich. Outlaws
  Maggie Napont TC Waves 12U
  Hannah Grahn TC Waves 12U
  Allee Shepherd TC Waves 12U
  Leah Simetz 231 Fusion
  Taylor Noble 231 Fusion
  Olivia Mikowski 231 Fusion
  Lilly Stidham Batbusters
  Audrey Pearsall Batbusters
  Anna Weber Northville Broncos
  Anna Wilds Northville Broncos
  Emma Case Riverdawgs 12U
  Bitsy Shea Riverdawgs 12U
  Raina Bonus Riverdawgs 12U
  Jacquie Peters Riverdawgs 12U
14U Division     
  Madison Travis Mid-Michigan Heat
  Sawyer Gerow Mid-Michigan Heat
  Kate Pnacek Mid-Michigan Heat
  Alexis Grove Mid-Michigan Heat
  Lexi Hamstra 231 Fusion
  Brooke Meeker 231 Fusion
  Sophie Wisniski 231 Fusion
  Kaci Sowers 231 Fusion
  Allison Urlaub Alpena Thundercats
  Lindsay Donajkowski Alpena Thundercats
  Riley Brigham Expos 14U Brigham
  Skylar Baumgardner Expos 14U Brigham
  Ashley Veldheer Diamonds
  Annika Talsma Diamonds
  Emma Torres Outlaws 13U
  Patricia Misiak Outlaws 13U
  Leslie Hamilton TC Thunder 13U
  Lauren Steenstra Grandville Dawgs
  Marissa Menard Grandville Dawgs
  McKenzie Reed TC Thunder 13U
  Catelyn Heethuis TC Thunder 13U


Spring Splash Tournament Winners
 2018  Division Champion Runner-Up
   10U  Michigan Expos Lakeshore Storm 
   12U  Riverdawgs 12U Elite 11U 
   14U  Mid-Michigan Heat 231 Fusion 

 2017 Division  Champion  Runner-Up 
  10U   Michigan Expos TC Thunder 
  12U Diamonds  Michigan Expos 
  14U 231 Fusion   Mid-Michigan Heat

 2016 Division  Champion Runner-Up 
   10U Batbusters  Northville Broncos 
   12U Port Huron Predators  MSA Renegades 
   14U Michigan Sabercats  231 Fusion 

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