After rallying from behind, one of the Green Hornets 12U rec softball teams beat Crofton, 19-18, on June 9 to capture the team’s first-ever championship.
The Green Hornets got off to a hot start with five runs after their first at-bat. Crofton matched that offensive outburst and took the lead, setting the stage for Adrianna Bell’s clutch home run, one of two she hit during the game.
“From then on, our girls had a new fire in them, and it was neck and neck till our shortstop caught a ground ball and threw to first, making the game-winning out,” said one of the Green Hornets coaches, Kristin Tufo. “We played this team in the regular season and lost 15-10, so winning the championship against them was so incredible for our team.”
Lacy Nelson closed out the game, which ended with a catch by Lucy Losh. Isabella Chittum pitched one inning to keep her team in the match.
The Green Hornets team included Adrianna Bell, Aubrey Longmore, Audrey Stroud, Caroline Stroud, Hayden Griffith, Isabella Chittum, Karly Tufo, Lacy Nelson, Lucy Losh, Sadie Kellenberger, Sophia Lebowitz and Violet Fowkes.
Paul Losh and Brian Tufo coached the team alongside Kristin Tufo.