Shockers back to back NEA fastpitch preseason tournament Champs.
The Shockers 14 and under softball team from Manila captured its second consecutive pre-season tournament championship at Monette on April 6. This team started the week on Monday with a 20-0 win over Marked Tree and defeated Monette Thursday 11-4.
Saturday morning they won a hard fought game over Weiner by a score of 4-0 sending them to the finals which also was against Weiner as the Cardinals won their way back through the losers' bracket.
The Shockers defeated Weiner in the finals by a score of 9-1.
Members of the team are Jordyn Wheeler, Ashley Rothwell, Jealynn Cates, Sasha Pannells, Tessa Pannells, Hannah Teague, Micah Lancaster, Jill Helton, Shae Kulin, Madison Mullen, Madison Barnett and Hannah McQueen. Coaches are Craig Wheeler and Katherine Pannells.
The girls and coaches are looking forward to a great year as they participate in the NEA fastpitch league as well as area tournaments.