A Big Weekend of Action at the “Spirit of the Sandhills” Softball Tournament

36 girls softball teams battled against one another over the weekend at the 2nd annual “Spirit of the Sandhills” tournament.

The teams competed in three different divisions.

The 12 & under champions were the Panhandle Pride.  The Bow Spirit 12 & under team had a good tournament picking up wins Saturday against Edge White (7-6) and the Midnight Prowlers (7-0).  On Sunday, the Spirit fell to the Northwest Voyagers (6-2) but then rebounded to defeat the Titans 11-8.  Bow then saw their tournament run end by falling to the Edge Red 9-5.

The 14 & under champions were the Columbus Bullets.  The Bow Spirit 14 & under team went 2-1 on Saturday beginning with a win over the Hastings Bombers 4-2 then fell to the Cozad Classics White 5-1.  Bow finished Saturday’s play on a winning note by defeating the Bandits (3-2).  On Sunday, Broken Bow was knocked off by the Nebraska Shockwave 6-3 and then fell to the Gothenburg Angels 9-2.

In the combined 16/18 & under, the champion was Kelly’s Fastpitch of Norfolk.  Broken Bow had two teams compete in the division.  The Bow Spirit Blue suffered losses on Saturday to Polk County Slammers (10-1), Cozad Classics (8-2) and Chadron Slammers (5-2).  On Sunday the Spirit Blue fell to the Titans 7-0.  The Spirit white team opened Saturday’s action with a 7-1 win over the Flames of Nebraska but then fell to the Sandhills Sharks 6-1.  The Spirit White would rebound to end the day with an 11-1 win over the Mid Plains Prowlers.  On Sunday, the Spirit dropped two low scoring affairs falling to the Cozad Classics 2-1 and then lost to the Polk County Slammers 2-0.