Hawks win softball tournament
The Southeast Iowa Hawks Gold 18U fastpitch softball team won the USSSA ISP 18UA Fall Nationals over Labor Day weekend in Ankeny after going undefeated with a record of 8-0.
The team — which includes players from New London, Fairfield and West Burlington — is pictured at left.
Front row, from left: Brandall Diaz, Sydney Burnett, Hailey Cox and Marisa Repp. Middle row, from left: Courtney Coffin, Morgan Christner, Kori Mesecher, Kelci Hill, Machaela Diaz and Riley Hale. Back row, from left: Coaches Rod Mesecher, Chad Christner, Greg Hale and Steve Coffin. Not pictured: Jorgi Krieger, Victoria Noel and Coach Mickey Diaz.
The team will next travel to play in the 18U Gold Bracket of the 16th Annual St. Louis Softball Showcase I on Oct. 25-27, featuring 144 traveling softball teams from across the country.