Kane County Xplosion 16U Red wins tourney

By on June 24, 2010

County—The 16U-Red Kane County Xplosion team was in action over the weekend at the 25th Annual Oak Lawn Senior ASA/USSSA qualifying tournament. The Xplosion went 5-1 overall and captured the tournament title by defeating the Lisle Slammers 10-8 in the championship game. The Slammers came out playing small ball and held a commanding 8-0 lead early in the contest. Keeping in step with the wet weather, the Xplosion opened the flood gates and plated 6 runs in their half of the 5th inning. The Xplosion tightened their defense and plated another 4 runs in their half of the 6th inning.

Leah Valesh went 3-0 and Alexa Caputo went 2-0 in the circle for the Xplosion, with Valesh getting the complete game championship victory. For the weekend, Valesh had 8 hits, including 2 triples, Alysha Guy, Taylor Velazquez and Lauren Rhodes each had 7 hits, with Rhodes getting 3 doubles and 7 RBIs. Devin Turner lead the team with 3 stolen bases.

The tournament victory now qualifies the Xplosion 16U-Red team for the ASA Nationals in August.

The Xplosion are in action this weekend at the Elgin Sports Complex for the Northern Illinois Lightning Summer Bash Friday through Sunday.

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