Andover 10U softball team head to nationals

Andover 10U-A girls’ fastpitch softball team took first place in the Big Lake Hornet Ice Breaker tournament May 19-20, automatically winning a bid to compete in nationals July 26-29 in Bloomington.

Pictured here are players (front row, left-right) Morgan Deuschle, Madison Schaefer, Maddie Bottineau, Jenna Hoff, Trinity Saulsbury, (second row, left-right) Sophia Schultz, Mya Bredemus, Hadley Brigham, Cassidy Stumo, Alex Hondl and Anika Wallmow and (back row, left-right) assistant coach Scott Schaefer, coach Wayne Hoff and assistant coach Tom Schultz. Assistant coach Keven Bottineau is not pictured. A Beer Bust fund-raiser to help pay the girls’ expenses for nationals will be staged Saturday, June 9, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Beef O’Brady’s on Bluebird Street in Andover. Photo courtesy of Shannon Schultz