0813 6U wins
Hoover’s 6-year-old and under All Star team celebrates its state victory.
Hoover Softball Association’s 6-year-old and under All Star team finished the State Tournament undefeated with a 5-0 record.
It faced West Mobile twice in the tournament, first in the semifinals with a win of 16-10.
“This entire team is made up of All Stars inside and out,” Head Coach Chad Christian said. “They practiced hard and wanted to win state with a goal to go to the World Series.”
The 6U Hoover All-Star team currently has a record of 19-2. The team played in three other tournaments in the month of June. It won the Central Area Championship with a win over Alabaster 26-14.
“The girls had worked hard during practices, and every tournament they grew as a team. It was exciting to see them win the State Tournament,” Assistant Coach John Foran said.
Hoover 6U All-Stars was invited to play in the 2013 World Series in Alpharetta, Ga., in July.
Team members were Rachel Cooper, Lindsey Westhoven, McKenzie Stribling, Olivia Giddens, Alaysia Mason-Lawson, Hannah Giddens, Reagan Barnes, Jesse Givens, Isabella Foran, Olivia Guenster, Kate Connell and Sydney Shirley.
Coaches were John Foran, Amanda Christian, Skip Connell, Mark Westhoven and Chad Christian.
The Hoover Softball Organization is open to girls ages 4-18. Registration for the fall season opens Aug. 1. For more visit hooversoftball.com.
-Submitted by Amanda Christian