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Hotshotz show hot hitting -- Local under-12 club brings home three trophies

Posted: Friday, Jun 27th, 2014

The Hotshotz under-12 softball club takes fielding practice at Toledo Elementary School on Tuesday, June 24. The Hotshotz, drawing players from throughout east Lincoln County, have placed in the top three in three consecutive tournaments. -- Maddy Metcalf takes a ball at second during a Hotshotz practice on Tuesday, June 24 at Toledo Elementary School.

TOLEDO ó In the waning hours of the evening, the sounds of bats and balls and giggling can he heard on the softball diamond behind Toledo Elementary School, but the source of those sounds look much smaller than the Boomers varsity squad that occupy the field in the spring.

Itís the Hotshotz, an under-12 traveling club team thatís been bringing home the hardware and building the next generation of high school players.

Howard Richards, their skipper, said that his 11 players this year are drawn from all over east Lincoln County.

For the complete article see the 06-27-2014 issue.

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