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My Granddaughter Michelle has started her high school softball career this fall,  She played 2 games for the JV and had several hits, including a home run.  She was moved up to the varsity the following week.  She had a great double header on Saturday April 11, 2009.  She went 2 for 3 with a stolen base.  She also walked 3 times.  They went on to beat Oswego 5-4, Michelle batted in the first run.  They finished the season with a double header win on May 23.  Their season ended on Memorial Day, when they lost to Plainfield South 1-0 in the State playoffs. 

Click here for pictures from:    Argo   Bradley   Oswego   Reavis  Awards Party  More Softball Pictures


Michelle's Picture and the following caption was in the Herald:  



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These Pictures are from our rain shortened 1-0 loss

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We had the tying run on 3rd when the rains came

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Michelle lined this pitch to right for a single.

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Elaina fires a strike

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This hit hurt us, as they scored 2 runs and we lost 4-3 in the opener.

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Michelle saves the sleeping Argo coach from a wide throw.

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This line drive is headed for right field

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There it goes (Upper Left)

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She is stealing second.

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The game ended when our pitcher hit a 3 run homerun.

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 They were all smiles after an 11-1 win!

The following pictures are from their Oswego 5-4 win

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Michelle drove in the first run with a shot to second

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She ducks under the high hard one

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Michelle was called up to the varsity after she hit a homerun for the Junior Varsity.  Her first Varsity game was in Bourbonnais, The 50 mile drive was worth the on a cold Thursday afternoon.

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Mom and Grandma were bundled up

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 Thanks to Karen (Jami's mom), for the following pictures.  Michelle had a single to center, a walk and a steal of second against Reavis. 

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Michelle scores on a base hit, Alaina pitched a 2 hit shut out!

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We swept the double header with a 13-3 win in the night cap.

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After the game, the seniors were honored.

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The underclasswomen can't wait for the barbeque to start.

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Coaches McKinney and Douglas are all smiles after 2 wins over Thorton Fractional North.

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Michelle and Jennifer have some kind words for their departing senior teammates.

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Michelle and Coach Douglas

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Michelle is presented with her Varsity Letter

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Michelle with Coach McKinney and her Mom.

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July 24, 2008 Under 14 Softball World Series 

Click here for Page 1 Skills Competition and Opening Ceremony

Click Here for Page 2 Our first games.

Click here to see Tuesday's Night life on Page 3  

Click here for Page 4 Our 3rd game and 4th games

Click Here for Page 5 First Win

Michelle's 13th birthday party

I posted some pictures on the Lopatka Photo Site that is hosted by my nephew Mark. Click here to go there: http://photos.lopatka.com/main.php?g2_itemId=7179 




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