Bandits U14 Gold Win Midwest Firecracker Showcase In Walk-Off Fashion!

The Wisconsin Bandits U14 Gold travel fastpitch softball team based out of Horicon went 9-0 and won the 55 team Midwest Firecracker Softball Showcase in Westfield, Indiana over the 4th of July weekend.  After going 5-0 in pool play, the Bandits swept four games on Sunday to win the championship.  In the title game on Sunday night, the Bandits’ Gabby Fakes hit a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 6th to defeat the Michiana (MI) Lady Scrappers 6-5.  The walk-off dinger was Fakes’ second of the game.

The Bandits are now 45-8-3 on the season and are next in action July 13th to the 18th when they head to Kansas City, Missouri for the World Fastpitch Championship USA Elite Select Tournament.


Members of the Bandits include

#2  Quinn Marnocha

#3 Addie Blomberg

#11  Riley Grudzielanek

#12  Gabrielle Fakes

#15  Olivia DiStefano

#19  Karly Meredith

#22  Hillary Blomberg

#23  Saveea Freeland

#25  Mara Babak

#27  Sierra Thomas

#32  Danielle Lucey

#33  Maddie Zaves

#00  Taryn Christopher


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Photo Credit: Deb Meredith


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