The temperature was hot, but the pitcher was hotter. Macy Sabish hurled a 13-strikeout no hitter in the semifinal game of the Richfield Father’s Day U10 Fastpitch Softball Tournament. The Tribe won that game 5-0 over the Oconomowoc Five- O’s. “Man, was she dialed in,” said coach Andrew Rettler.
“We knew we had a chance to do something special in this tournament, and Macy’s performance in that game blew us all away.” This was the U10 Girls Tribe’s second tournament of the year and the team played well enough to be in the championship, but ran out of gas in the final to finish in second place.
“The girls battled bigtime out there this weekend,” coach Chris Sabish said. “We went up against some pretty good teams and showed that we can compete with anyone,” Sabish added. Rettler went on to say that the competition gave a good indicator of where the first year Tribe program is at.
He noted that the goal of getting these girls going against some really good talent and learning some advanced concepts is working. “A few coaches from the other teams in the tournament came up to us and were shocked that this was the second tournament in the program’s history. This is a real compliment to the kids on this team who work their tails off to be this competitive,” Rettler said. Maya Beistle was an outstanding catcher all tournament long in the scorching heat, and paced the Tribe offensively by getting on base eight times in five games. Julia Prochnow, Katie Singer, and Tru Weseman also contributed by getting on base seven times each. Lauren Rettler paced the Tribe in the tourney with five RBIs, followed by Weseman and Oliva Beck with four RBIs each.