Pictured is the Diamond Chix, a girls' 10/under fastpitch travel team, which has won three out of three tournament championships to give them a 16-2 record this season.
The Chix' first victory came at the Grand Slam Fast Pitch Invitational at Athens, Ohio, after battling back from losing the first two games. Hurler Ashley Tharp won the fast pitch contest, throwing at 52 m.p.h., while the team scored five out of 10 round trips in the home run derby.
In mid-July, the Diamond Chix won five straight games at a tourney in Shadyside and went on to win all six games in the Rumble on the River tournament in Moundsville. The team plays one more tournament this year over the second weekend in August.
Pictured, sitting from left, are Lydia Knutsen, Abby Blake, Anna Blake, Tricia Heinz, and Mandy Menendez. In the second row are Jordan Hughesa, Ashley Tharp, Makenzie Hall, Kyndra Pilant, Claire Palmer, and Ashley Kelley. Absent when the photo was taken was Taylor Sessums.
Standing in the rear are coaches Russ Hall, Rob Blake, Eric Knutsen, and Joe Menendez.