Effingham Heat Finishes Softball Season


Published on October 9 2013 1:12 pm
Last Updated on October 9 2013 1:12 pm
Written by Millie Lange

The Effingham Heat girls softball team finished its 2013 season by participating in the Miss America Fall League in Terre Haute, Ind.

The Heat started their season the first week of June, playing doubleheaders through the week and tournaments on weekends.

"With all of these girls playing high school softball, we wanted to play a little stronger schedule and I thought we did that," said Coach Jeff Tonn. "Our goal has always been getting the girls prepared to play the level of high school softball."

The Heat finished second in the USSSA State Tournament, second in the NSA World Series Qualifier and third in the ASA State Tournament. Other tournaments they played in were NSA State and NSA World Series in Peoria. Players who participated were Jenna Wright, Parker Corder, Hannah Dulany, Kaylee Tonn, Alexis Sullivan, Jenna Woltman, Raegan Drees, Hope Collier, Cameryn Heuerman, Shayna Phillips, Casey Jennings and Olivia Hickey.

"We would like to thank all our parents, grandparents and friends for support at games," said Coach Tonn. "Most importantly, we want to thank our sponsors, without the help of our local businesses we could not do what we do, Brown's Drug Store, Steffen Heating and A/C, Inc., JCCI, Jobo Laserwork, Andes Healthmart, REMAX Key Advantage, Washington Savings Bank, Schumaker Orthodontics, Bray Title Services, Effingham Truck Sales, W.E.T. Pools and Spas, Servpro, Agracel, Inc., Crossroads Bank, Sports Design and Graphics, First National Bank of Beecher City, Mid-Illinois Equipment, Webb's Rebuilders, Rhodes to Health Chiropractic, Northside Ford, Trigg Flooring, Center for Jaw & Facial Surgery, Linders Limited, LLC, Annie at Shear Designs, Colortyme, Probst Refrigeration & Heating, Dennis Berkbigler, Advanced Power Technology, Schuette Food and Fundraising, Omnicare and Koerner's Dist. We look forward to embarking on another successful season in 2014."