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The Earthquakes (pictured) are West University Softball Association (WUSA) 7U champions, after a 16-14 win over the Whirlwind. Both teams had excellent batting lineups, and the Earthquakes also relied on good defensive plays. The Earthquakes are a true neighborhood team, with girls from multiple elementary schools: Condit, Horn, West U, Twain, Lovett, and Presbyterian School. This year’s softball champs are (top row, from left) assistant coaches Seth Borland, Marko Hirvensalo, and Nick Palaskas, manager Garth Beinart, (bottom row, from left) Olivia Palaskas, Scarlett Formidoni, Savannah Beinart, Emily Dabney, Lexi Cohen, Cate Pieper, Grace Hirvensalo, Caroline Borland, Louise Veit, and Katelyn Stein.
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