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Monett All-Stars win games at regional tourney

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The 10-and-under girls All-Star softball team from Monett won a couple of games at the regional tourney this past week, going up against the top teams in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri.

After three games in pool play, Monett was seeded fifth, successfully making the top six teams that moved on to double elimination bracket play.
On Thursday, the Monett squad won against the Independence (Kan.) All Star "Lady Vipers." On Friday Monett lost to the Mineral Area "Fusion" and the Sikeston "Lady Dogs."
In bracket play, Monett won against a top Kansas team, the "Rose Hill Strikers," then fell to the number one-seeded team from Mineral Area, the "Fusion" and then to another top Kansas team, the "Lady Vipers."
"We are extremely proud of the girls and are happy the girls had a great time," said Coaches Barbara Abramovitz, Dave Kurima and Travis Allcock. "We hope this experience has happy lifetime memories for the girls."
Players on the Monett 10-and-under All-Star team include: Aleah Palmer, Ashley Bryand, Brenna Southern, Cassidy Abramovitz, Emma Hammond, Josie Allcock, Katie Kurima, Kelli McCallister, Kristen Abramovitz, Myra Dierker and Sydney Sebastian.

The squad advanced to the regional tournament in Sikeston by placing third at the Missouri Babe Ruth State Tournament, which was held July 9, 10 and 11 in Cape Girardeau.



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