Wawasee, which won its first three games of the tournament including both in Pool K play, were up 1-0 after two innings Thursday, but left the bases loaded in the top of the fourth inning and came apart defensively in the bottom half of the inning. Four errors by Wawasee led to four Cyclone runs and a 4-1 deficit. Another three errors in the fifth inning by the local girls allowed Silver Creek to plate five more runs and put the game out of reach as time ran out.
“They were the talk of the tournament by being girls from the same small school district, yet talented enough to compete with the big name travel teams,” said coach Larry Flannery.
Wawasee (3-2) will lose four players to the 14U level next season, but should return most of the remaining roster.
“This group of girls speaks well for the health of fastpitch softball in the Wawasee school district for many years to come,” Flannery said. “I love each one of these young ladies for the unique talent and personality they bring to this team on and off the field. I can’t wait to watch them play in high school and college.”