Illinois Shockwave took second place at the NSA Midwest Big B Bash softball tournament held at Centrue Bank River Road Sports Complex in Kankakee, Illinois on May 2 and 3. The team earned top seed status in their pool on Saturday, defeating Victory Fastpitch (14-0), Yorkville Fury (10-8), and Lady Playmakers (15-0). On Sunday morning the team returned to face Champaign Blue Ice in the first round of single elimination play and won 9-0. That win advanced Shockwave to the semi-finals, in which they topped Triple Crown Indiana Angels 6-4. The championship round pitted the top seeds in their respective pools against each other: Glenview’s Illinois Shockwave versus Chicago’s Windy City Thunder. Thunder took an early lead and, despite a rally in the fourth inning that garnered seven runs, Shockwave suffered its first and only defeat of the weekend (10-7). Coaches Dave Stark, Rocky Sapienza and Kc Liberty were pleased with their team’s performance in the first tournament of the 2015 season. Illinois Shockwave heads up to Beloit, Wisconsin this weekend to participate in Southern Wisconsin Fastpitch Mothers Day Bash.