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July 23, 2013

Youth softball: Despite state loss, 10U area ASA team gets set for nationals

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Wagner's house has a pool building nearby with batting cages set up inside it. Since they started practicing in January, the Angels have used that building to practice not just batting, but pitching as well until the weather cooperated enough to practice outside.

The Angels have been traveling to various tournaments all spring long, playing anywhere from Lewistown to Reading before heading to Virginia. By Kremer's last guess, they haven't had a weekend off from softball since April. Thankfully for the Angels' coaching staff, though, the group of young players absolutely love to play softball.

"We got a good group of girls with dedicated parents and the girls love the game," Kremer said. "We can have two-, three-hour practices and they enjoy it, and they're a good group of girls that listen and enjoy the sport."

The girls of Amy's Angels are just 10-year-olds, but even though they're young, it's a safe assumption they'll remember the trip to Virginia and the memories with one another.

"We got a lot of support from the community. It's a great experience for the girls. Some of them played Little League and this is just a step up. To pull girls from the local area and make the trek down here, it's been a neat experience for them," Kremer said.

"They got to meet other girls from out of our area and it's neat to see how they gelled as a team. First couple of tournaments it was hit or miss, (but) they're becoming a team now and they're starting to stick together."

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