Genoa City Xplosion softball season wrap-up

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The Genoa City Xplosion 12u softball team recently completed their season going 44 -2 with a State Championship to add to their collection of Accomplishments on the season, following last year’s season, comprised of an all 11u team, that included 75 wins and 7 tournament championships in the 12u division and going 13-0 in league play.

The Genoa City Xplosion started off the 2012 season winning 4 of their first 5 touraments before capping off the season with a 5th tournament win going undefeated at state. The Xplosion went undefeated in league play for the second consecutive year concluding the season with a streak of 35 straight wins. Genoa City would defeat top contenders including:

  • 4 wins over the Wisconsin Lightning.
  • 3 wins over the 2012 Battle of the Borders Champion Richmond Rockets.
  • Wins over the Wisconsin Bandits Red and Black teams.

The Genoa City Xplosion would move up to play 14u for the Majority of the season winning 56 of their 71 games. The team won World Series Qualifiers in Asa, Usssa and Nsa, defeating top teams including the Wisconsin Bandits Black 14u, Crystal Lake Tidal Waves, Cary Crush, Elk Grove Heat Black, Antioch Bandits, Illinois Gold and the Watertown Thunder.

The team would like to recognize these future Wilmot High School hopefuls:

  • Kira Mickelson for her defensive performance vs the Wisconsin Bandits.
  • Sarah Hutchinson for her offensive performance vs the Queen of Diamonds which included a 3 run triple.
  • Kalyssa Koehn’s pitching performance against the Number 1 seed Kimberly Cardinals in which she went 7 innings giving up no walks 9 strikeouts and no earned runs. The Cardinals had just come off of big wins over the Wisconsin Bandits Black and Wisconsin Bandits Red teams.
  • Marina Anderson for her offensive performance vs the Cardinals in which she went two for three with 2 rbi in a game that saw only 5 hits combined.
  • Heather Mortensen for her defensive performance in the State Championship game vs the Queen of Diamonds.

The team also would like to thank their very supportive sponsors for an unbelievable season.

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