The 16U Illinois Esprit select fastpitch softball team, featuring Highland High School incoming senior Addison Rinderer, reeled off eight straight victories to capture the championship of the Firecracker Bash Tournament June 23-25 in Kirkwood, Mo. The Illinios Esprit, which boasts an impressive 16-4 record this summer, consists of, front row from left (with the name of their high school in parenthesis), Margaret Palen (Roxana), Katie Schaake (Hillsboro), AJ Hallemann (a Highland native who attends Mater Dei), Addison Rinderer (Highland), Jenna Harris (Nashville); back row, Coach Mike Moxey, Ellie Wessel (Wesclin), Allison Beckmann (Mater Dei), Coach George Kasandra, Caitlyn Rodriguez (St. Louis), Morgan Moxey (East Alton-Wood River), Grace Nichols (Staunton), Mackenzie Kasarda (Gillespie), Coach Beau McCormick, Head coach Jim Corby and Coach Eric Nichols.
The 16U Illinois Esprit select fastpitch softball team, featuring Highland High School incoming senior Addison Rinderer, reeled off eight straight victories to capture the championship of the Firecracker Bash Tournament June 23-25 in Kirkwood, Mo. The Illinios Esprit, which boasts an impressive 16-4 record this summer, consists of, front row from left (with the name of their high school in parenthesis), Margaret Palen (Roxana), Katie Schaake (Hillsboro), AJ Hallemann (a Highland native who attends Mater Dei), Addison Rinderer (Highland), Jenna Harris (Nashville); back row, Coach Mike Moxey, Ellie Wessel (Wesclin), Allison Beckmann (Mater Dei), Coach George Kasandra, Caitlyn Rodriguez (St. Louis), Morgan Moxey (East Alton-Wood River), Grace Nichols (Staunton), Mackenzie Kasarda (Gillespie), Coach Beau McCormick, Head coach Jim Corby and Coach Eric Nichols. Courtesy photo
The 16U Illinois Esprit select fastpitch softball team, featuring Highland High School incoming senior Addison Rinderer, reeled off eight straight victories to capture the championship of the Firecracker Bash Tournament June 23-25 in Kirkwood, Mo. The Illinios Esprit, which boasts an impressive 16-4 record this summer, consists of, front row from left (with the name of their high school in parenthesis), Margaret Palen (Roxana), Katie Schaake (Hillsboro), AJ Hallemann (a Highland native who attends Mater Dei), Addison Rinderer (Highland), Jenna Harris (Nashville); back row, Coach Mike Moxey, Ellie Wessel (Wesclin), Allison Beckmann (Mater Dei), Coach George Kasandra, Caitlyn Rodriguez (St. Louis), Morgan Moxey (East Alton-Wood River), Grace Nichols (Staunton), Mackenzie Kasarda (Gillespie), Coach Beau McCormick, Head coach Jim Corby and Coach Eric Nichols. Courtesy photo