The Shenandoah Recreation League’s 8U softball all-star team is making history. For the first time ever, an 8U softball team from Shenandoah will represent their town and their state at the Babe Ruth World Series in Jensen Beach, Fla. July 27 through Aug. 4.
The 8U all-stars only allowed two runs during three games in the state tournament, outscoring their opponents 37-2. The closest game was 10-0.
Macie Moubray was named the state tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
Once they get to Florida, Shenandoah will enter “pool play” for about four games before teams are ranked and broken into two brackets — the World Series bracket and the Diamond bracket (consolation). Games become single elimination — win or go home — during bracket play.
Although Shenandoah has sent several teams to Florida in recent years — including two in 2017 — the local rec league has only brought home one World Series title in 2016 (12-U softball).
The trip to Florida is expensive. Check out multiple ways you or your business can contribute.
Donations may be made via Venmo to @ShenandoahRecLeague. Checks may be made payable to Shenandoah Recreation League, and sent to: c/o Regina Hilliard, Shenandoah Rec League, 512 Hughes Lane, Shenandoah, VA 22849. Raffles are also taking place on the Shenandoah Rec League Facebook page.
Donations need to be collected by Friday, July 23.