Windy City Ice – Blue Captures ASA / USA 18 U “A” Bid By Taking 1st Place In their first Tournament of the 2016 season

14u takes 1st place at the USSSA NIT in East Peoria-6/28/15

10U Brings home the Gold in the first place finish for a ASA National Qualifer

10U Brings home the Gold in the first place finish for a ASA National Qualifer

Windy City Ice 10U Captures First Place in Great American Blast World Series Qualifer

Windy City Ice – 16U Blue Captures Chicago Metros 2014 Championship

Windy City Ice –16U  Black Captures PGF Summer Heatwave 2014 Championship

Windy City Ice –16U  Blue Captures NSA State 2014 Championship

12U ICE Captures 1st place in NSA Qualifier -Munster, IN

Windy City Ice – Blue Captures Miami University Team Camp 2014 Championship coach by Tiyona Marshall and  Jenna Jones Miami Players

Windy City Ice – Blue Captures ASA / USA 16 U “A” Bid By Taking 1st Place In Rise of the Neons Tournament they will be heading to Salem Virgina July 27th

Windy City Ice – Blue Takes 1st place in PGF Bash Summer Classic Right off the BAT in first touney of the summer!!

UK & Bradley Welcomes Ice

 

Windy City Ice takes a  road trip to University of Kentucky to participate in their Prospect Camp. Two  freshman, six sophomores and three juniors attack the new softball complex at  UK. All the girls were at their best through the entire camp. They were at the top of their game, which allowed them to shine on the field. This put  their efforts at the top of 89 girls that were there. As a matter fact  they did so well that Coach Lawson invited them to come to the next camp which  will have a 30 girl limit. The UK Lady Wildcats took a liking to the Ice  players and made them feel right at home. The players and coaches gave the  girls great advice which allowed them to perform even better throughout the two sessions. All this allowed them to give their best at the plate and in the  field while doing all the different drills. After the camp was over, we drove  around the big and beautiful UK campus. We finished up at the bookstore  and then we headed to the hotel took showers. We went out and had a  great Mexican meal and a lot of fun conversation. We finally decided we had  enough for one day, so we went back to our rooms and crashed for the  evening. 

 

We then got up early the next morning had  breakfast and took road trip to Bradley University. There we met Coach Chris  Malveaux who took us around campus. I think the girls were very impressed with  everything at Bradley from the alumni Hall down to the quad. The athletic  building was something to see with all its bells and whistles. We ended the tour  at the softball field where Coach Malveaux gave his little talk about the love of the game. He told the girls he will be coming to see our teams at the St.  Louis showcase II the first week of November. He also plans on doing a camp for  the Ice organization in October. All in all I think these 11 girls had a great  weekend and put 960 miles under their belt along with the belly buster  burgers from the Burger Barge in Peoria.

 

The girls and I want to give a big thanks to  Laura Graffeo and Patrick Haase for chaperoning this Ice event.

Windy City Ice 16U Rocks ASA Northern National

Windy City Ice 16U Invades Rochester, Minnesota for the ASA "A" NORTHERN NATIONALS. They compiled an 8 - 2 record and finished in fifth place out of 67 teams. This was a great team effort in all aspects of the game. The pitching was outstanding lead by Courtney Schwenkel, Annalisse Scott and Lauren Stoch. The girls gave up 22 runs, 18 were earned runs giving them a team ERA of 1.8 while throwing 4... shutouts. One of the most memorable games of the weekend was thrown by Annalisse Scott. She pitched a gem of a game for our third win Saturday night against the Milwaukee Bats 3 to 1. This propelled us to one of the final 8 teams left in the tournament. The defense played stellar behind these pitchers. Jenna Haase caught all 10 games.  She did a remarkable job behind the plate, framing pitches and blocking balls and the icing on the cake was throwing out would be base stealers.  The outfield consisting of Samantha Berghoff, Keagan Helson, Erin Schaffrath, and Kayla Izzo made the spacious green outfield look like a tiny playpen. Any ball hit into the air had little or no chance of finding any open green space. These girls were on the top of their game with communication and superior effort.  I can't recall a tournament where a group of outfielders played so well the entire weekend.  The left side of the infield had two Shepard Astros who took charge of the infield, lead by Skylor Hilger and her ESPN moments in every game. The hot corner was patrolled by Breanna Graffeo. She made mincemeat out of would be bunters and slap hitters all weekend long, not to mention picking off hot shots to her left and right. The right side of the infield was a pair of Oak Forest Bengal girls, Alyssa Kolecki, and Taylor Sterkwitz. They formed a brick wall that nothing could get threw! They made all their plays seem routine because of their silky smooth efforts.  A final note for the weekend was the girls offensive production. You may recall the girls giving up 22 runs in the tournament, while the ICE bats produced a mere 60 runs over the 10 games. I could go on and on about each player and their solid at bats.  Each girl had moments at the plate throughout the entire tournament with their monstrous, big time, come through hits. The girls seem to thrive when there were two outs and the chips were down coming up with big time RBIS. Well that's the best I can paint the picture for this weekend and how this team brought HOME the hardware!
I want to personally thank all you young ladies for all your efforts, hard work and outstanding attitude throughout the whole weekend! You have made the Windy City Ice organization very very proud!!

Ice Fastpitch goes to the Carrie Underwood concert-Thank you Coach Bill!  The girls had a blast!!

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