The Winona Winstars 12U tournament team strung together enough wins at the Winona Stars and Strikes Tournament, held on June 1 and 2, to earn themselves an invitation to the Mall of America National Tournament in July. The Winstars opened Saturday’s play with a 5-0 win over the Eau Claire Fury. They went on to outscore New Prague 10-5 and Becker 18-6. ON Sunday the second-seeded Stars continued winning 14-3 over the Manly Heat. The championship game handed Winona its first loss of the season, 7-1, against Plover.
The Winstars season record to date is nine wins, one loss. Team members are Kaitlyn Bremmer, Jillian Fitzgerald, Maddy Hazelton, Gracyn Hamernik, Lauren Kreckow, Ethne Lorenz, Claire Miller, Milana Shira, Mackenzi Simmons, Delaney Vaughn and Kaitlyn Ubl. The team is coached by Matt Hazelton, Ron Simmons and head coach Casey Miller.