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Xplosion softball team, ranked No. 1 in the state, goes 5-2 in tourney

Friday, August 20, 2004

The Greencastle Xplosion softball team recently finished its season by going 5-2 at the United States Specialty Sports Association World Series. The 12-and-under team is ranked first in the state of Indiana and is comprised of players from Clay, Putnam and Hendricks Counties.

The Greencastle Xplosion finished its 2004 season on a high note.

The local 12-under fastpitch softball team, made up of players from Putnam, Clay and Hendricks counties, was 6-2 at the United States Speciality Sports Association World Series, which took place in Canton, Mich., on July 26-Aug. 1.

The squad qualified for the USSSA World Series by competing in various tournaments throughout the state during the summer.

The Xplosion are currently the No. 1-ranked 12-under fastpitch softball team in Indiana.

Fifty-six teams from the United States and Canada competed in the World Series.

The Xplosion played eight games while there and their only losses came to the first and second teams in the tournament, by one run each. The tourney was double eliminiation.

Ten players make up the Xplosion and everyone contributed during the tourney run.

Samantha Tomasino led the team offensively, sporting a .636 batting average. She also pitched for the Xplosion, tallying a 5-2 record in the tourney while averaging nine strikeouts per game.

Mallory Miller hit .552 and was 1-0 on the mound while Misty Rissler hit .519. Emily Phillips also hit .481 while Allysia Lollar batted .462.

Other members of the team included Krystal Welch, Emily Baker, Shelby Gray, Kelsey Morefield and Cheyenne Sagarsee.

The team was coached by Greg Tomasino, Tim Phillips and Chuck Morefield.

The local team also competes in tourneys through the American Softball Assocation and National Softball Association.

The Xplosion has 20 total sponsors.

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