The Fever 10-U fast pitch softball team posted a sparkling 11-1 record and brought home the first place trophy from the Heartland World Series at the Hidden Valley Sports Complex in Kansas City July 10-14.
The team's two pitchers—Macy Loe (Maryville) and Carly Rinhehart (Eagleville)—were dominant throughout the tournament.
Loe pitched 7.5 of the 12 games and recorded 57 strikeouts. She fanned nearly two-thirds of the batters she faced. Rinehart worked the other 4.5 games and totaled 32 strikeouts.
Both threw no-hitters during the tournament.
Offensively, six of the team's 10 players hit over .400.
Briley Watkins (Maryville) led the Fever with a .750 average. Carly Rinehart batted .667.
Serena Sundell (Maryville) drove in the game-tying and game-winning runs in the semifinals with a hard hit ball past shortstop.
The Fever are a competitive traveling softball team that plays most of its games in the Kansas City area. The team is made of up girls 10 and under from across northwest Missouri. Loe, Sundell and Watkins are the team's three players from Maryville. All are going into fifth grade.