The 14U Baxter fastpitch team placed third at the 14-under Rec Junior girls fastpitch state championships in Hutchinson. Fallon Ryan was 9-14 for the tournament, Madi Hill struck out 19 batters in two games, Jenna Degen struck out nine in two games and batted .417 in four games, Madelaine Ellingson batted .429 in four games, Brandy Burnard batted .500 in three games and Hannah Munsch had a double and five RBIs. Team members include Gabie Haire (front), Madelaine Ellingson (second row, left), Kaylee Shaw, Hannah Spitzley, Jenna Degen, Hannah Munsch, Reilly Peterson, Tim Hill (back row, left), Brandy Burnard, Stephanie Peterson, Madi Hill, Erica Swanson, Fallon Ryan, David Ellingson and Jim Shaw. Not pictured: Erin Staples.
The Baxter Warriors Black team finished second in the ASA Junior Olympic 12U Rec Class state fastpitch tournament July 29-31 in Becker. Warriors Black advanced to the state championship title game, where they were defeated by Dilworth-Glyndon 1-0. According to head coach Karl Hadrits, Warriors Black is just the second girls fastpitch team from the Brainerd Lakes area to play in a state championship game. They finished the season 30-7 and went undefeated in the Northern Lights League. Team members are Madison Stall (front, left), Brooke Mimmack, Richelle Bjork, Maren Hadrits, Kylie Lange, Kelsey Stroot, Liberty Hansen (middle, left), Jordyn Sullivan, Kelsey Koupal, Avery Kvistad, Jenna Swenson, Sadie Jordan, Brooke Watland, coach Karl Hadrits (back, left), coach Steve Lange and coach Greg Swenson.
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