Xplosion Fastpitch off to impressive start

Thursday, March 20, 2008
Members of the Xplosion are (front) Cheyenne Riley, Emily Scheidt, Jessica Mathieu, Abby Manley, Jenny Thompson, (back) Kaitlin Bell, Kara Knapp, Paige Gutierrez, Rachel Hasty, Emily Dabkowski and Brianna Hoff.

The Xplosion Fastpitch 14U softball team continued its 2008 season by taking first place in the NSA World Series Qualifier in Fort Wayne Jan. 18-20.

The team took second place in the ASA A Northern National Qualifier Feb. 8-10 at the Sportszone in Indianapolis, and another first place victory at the NSA World Series Qualifier in Pekin, Ill. Feb. 29-March 2.

Xplosion boasts a 34-8 record to date. Xplosion is ranked No. 2 in the NSA North/Central Zone which includes Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Missouri.

The Xplosion is comprised of athletes from multiple school throughout Indiana.

Kaitlin Bell, Abby Manley and Jessica Mathieu attend Avon Middle School; Rachel Hasty attends Covenant Christian, Kara Knapp, Paige Gutierrez and Brianna Hoff attend Cloverdale Middle School.

Players Emily Dabkowski and Jenny Thompson attend South Putnam High School. Emily Scheidt attends St. Peter's Lutheran School in Columbus and Cheyenne Riley attends Seymour High School.

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