"Own the Zone" 14U Fastpitch Tournament was held Saturday, June 29, in Kimball with 12 teams competing. The Marty Mudcats earned the championship honors by defeating St. Cloud Rox, Zimmerman, Minnewaska, and Maple Lake twice each in the double-elimination tournament. Funds raised by the tournament will help send the Mudcats to the National NAFA tournament in Eden Prairie July 25-28. The team includes (back row, left to right) Emily Utecht, Amanda Roerick, Becky Holtz, Montana Tschida, Hedy Robben, Alexa Ruehle, Anna Donnay; (front) Lauren Libbesmeier, Madison Libbesmeier, Shay Krippner, Tashi Kunkel and Ariel Laabs. Staff photos by Marguerite Laabs.
Mudcats coach Mary Libbesmeier holds Madison Libbesmeier at third during the 14U Own the Zone Fastpitch Tournament Saturday