The Southern Maine Flame U-18 softball team won the Barbara Hamilton Memorial tournament in Hudson, New Hampshire on the July 30-31. The squad outscored their opponents 31-1 in three pool play games and then won three one-run victories on elimination day to win the championship. The Flame defeated the Hudson Heat Gold of New Hampshire, 4-3, in the finals.
Back row (left to right): Coaches: Alan Peoples, David Field, Hal Dursema (head coach) and Sam Pennington.
Middle row: Erin Bogdanovich (South Portland), Jen Field (Catherine McAuley), Alexis Bogdanovich (South Portland), Connie Grovo (St. Joseph’s College), Kayla Daigle (Catherine McAuley).
Front row: Alana Peoples (Scarborough), Amelia Pennington (Lincoln Academy), Sam Schildroth (Catherine McAuley), Heather Fecteau (Biddeford), Julie Dursema (Yarmouth).
Not pictured: Katlin Norton (South Portland), Sarah Gilblair (Biddeford).