Illinois Shockwave has kept busy the past two weeks, only stopping this Independence Day weekend for a little R&R before getting back to business. The team participated in the 25th Annual Trevian Father’s Day Classic tournament the weekend of June 19-21, taking 1st place in the silver bracket (bottom picture below). The following weekend took Shockwave to Rockford, Illinois where the team split in pool play, lost the first round in double elimination, but won the next two rounds before ultimately falling to Windy City Thunder. There was some excellent softball being played at that NSA Illinois North B State Tournament!
On Tuesday, June 30 Shockwave headed over to the Ballpark in Rosemont, home of the Chicago Bandits, to play an exhibition doubleheader against McHenry County Heatwave (team photos above and left). Although Shockwave dropped both games to the Heatwave, the players did enjoy playing the stadium. One highlight was an in-the-park homer hit by lefty-slapper Grace M (photo series below). Several of the girls returned to the park that same evening to watch our Chicago Bandits take on USSSA Pride–unfortunately, the Bandits didn’t do much better than the Shockwave (they lost 3-2).
Next weekend will find Illinois Shockwave in Woodstock, Illinois for the McHenry County Heatwave tournament, but first the team will face Barrington Fillies in a NSFPL league game on Thursday, July 9 at Harrer Park in Morton Grove. Wishing everyone a Happy 4th in the mean time!