With the merge of Fridley and Columbia Heights summer programs, two communities came together to go out and make a name for themselves and the programs they represented. On Sunday, the girls of Fridley-Heights 16U did just that at Sunrise Park. Fridley-Heights entered the 20 team, double elimination tournament with their heads high and knowing it was going to be a battle to survive until Sunday.
Falling to Hudson in their first game, the team was motivated to not give up. Their next game against Brainerd showed resiliency and determination and the girls moved on with a win. Their next match was Cooper Armstrong. Fridley-Heights came out on top and went on to play North Lakes. Odds against them, the “bad girls of softball” left it all on the field and took the win: pushing them into the final six teams and a chance to play again on Sunday.
Sunday’s first match proved to be in Fridley-Heights’ favor as they demolished the Andover Huskies in a shut out.
However, Fridley reaches their peak on their 7th game and fell to the well hitting team from Litchfield.
Out of 20 teams, Fridley-Heights placed 4th in the tournament sending a message to family, friends, surrounding teams and most importantly to themselves that these girls are here and out to compete.
A huge huge congratulations to the 12 girls and their coaches: Tarek Morey and Victoria Martinson. Change is coming.
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