Wildcats 10-U softball team wins OGSA league title
The Louisburg Wildcats, a 10-and-under softball team, recently finished first in the ‘C’ division of the Olathe Girls Softball Association with a 12-2 record and the players were awarded their trophy on July 18. Members of the team are (front row, from left) Ashley Bell, Brooklyn Harmon, Jenna Cauthon, Katie McKain, Ashley Moreau, Ally Brown; (back row) Sami Lane, Rylee Hickey, Addy Stohs, Ava Halbert, Izzy Moreland and Kate Frederick.
A group of 10-and-under softball players from Louisburg recently took the Olathe Girls Softball Association (OGSA) by storm.
The Wildcats, who competed in the 10-and-under ‘C’ division, won the league title with a 12-2 record as they wrapped up their OGSA campaign. Louisburg picked up its first-place trophy during the OGSA awards ceremony on July 18 in Olathe.
It was a culmination of what was a busy season for the Wildcat girls.
“When we decided to take these girls two years ago, we promised a couple things – they would have fun and they would get better,” head coach Dustin Harmon said. “This year I expected a lot out of them because we started practice in February and didn’t let up. Our goal was to win league which we dominated the league, and to win tournaments. We played against some great teams in Kansas City and these girls would not back down from a fight.
“They always gave the effort and hustle that we wanted out of them. I’ve coached a lot of teams in different sports, but this team was on top of the list. The friendships and dedication these girls are developing is special. I’m looking forward to watching them to keep growing and being successful.”
Members of the Wildcat team are Ashley Bell, Ally Brown, Jenna Cauthon, Kate Frederick, Ava Halbert, Brooklyn Harmon, Rylee Hickey, Sami Lane, Katie McKain, Ashley Moreau, Izzy Moreland and Addy Stohs.
The Wildcats were coached by Dustin Harmon, Brandi Hickey, Adrianne Lane, Amber Moreau and Scott Cauthon.
The team, which is made up of upcoming fifth and sixth-graders in Louisburg, also played in three tournaments throughout the season. Louisburg posted a 10-4 mark in those tournaments and had a total record of 21-6 on the season.
In the spring, the Wildcats competed in the ASA Spring Fling tournament in Lee’s Summit, Mo., where they finished third in their bracket.
Louisburg fared well in their final two tournaments of the year. In the ASA Summer Kickoff tournament in Lee’s Summit in May, the Wildcats advanced to the top bracket and finished second overall.
The Wildcats did the same in the ASA Summer Sizzler tournament, which was held at the OGSA Complex in Olathe. Louisburg finished undefeated in pool play and advanced as the No. 2 seed in bracket play, before falling in the championship game and took second.
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