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October 21, 2020

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Ada area u-12 fastpitch softball team headed to Orlando, Florida

An Ada-area u-12 fastpitch softball team with members from Ada, Bluffton, Allen East and several other area communities, has qualified for the USSSA series of softball in Orlando, Fla. The series starts July 20.

The team is ranked second in USSSA power rankings in the Ohio North u12B division. The team has had success in tournaments in Kenton, Van Wert, Toledo Tune up, Beavercreek and the Ohio State Fast Pitch tournament.

For example, the team was runner up in Beavercreek and Kenton, champions in Van Wert, 10th in the Toledo Tune up (22 teams) and fifth at the Ohio State event.

Team members are: Teyah Sautter and Madisyn Gossard of Ada; Alivia Koenig, Averey Rumer, Katie Prater and Libby Shaadt of Bluffton; Olivia Lawrence, Allen East; Katie Goodman, Elida; Madison Pugh, Kara May and Kendra Johnston, Spencerville; Madison Howell, St. Marys and Carlee Hosterman, Wapakoneta.

Coaches are Brad Prater, head coach; Chris Sautter, assistant coach; Erinn Prater, team manager.

Persons interested in supporting the team in its Florida trip may contact Erinn Prater, 750 E. College Ave., Bluffton, Ohio 45817.