Mint Hill Athletic Association Softball has successful season

Mint Hill 13 year old Charlotte/Mecklenburg Softball League Champions. (MHAA)
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Kendall Knight 13 year old team hurler. (Ed Berti)

The local Mint Hill Athletic Association enjoyed a very successful girls youth softball season this spring.  According to MHAA Softball Commissioner Terry Adkins, this season being his last as Commissioner, it was possibly the most satisfying based on the kids, coaches, and their overall success.

This past Tuesday night Mint Hill played MARA the #1 seed in the 13 year old tournament, the home grown girls defeated their rival 10-8 on their home turf to win the coveted Championship.  The girls previously beat MARA placing them in the losers bracket, then the girls lost Monday night at home 5-3, so it set up a winner take all game at MARA.  “Head Coach Lewis Raker had the team prepared and brought home the championship, said Adkins.”

Overall, Mint Hill was the only softball organization with multiple teams qualifying and earning spots in the championship games in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Softball League with three teams playing in the tournament.  The three teams competed in the 10 year old age bracket who won their championship at home this past Tuesday.  While the 16 year old age bracket team finished runner-up in their tournament in a rain shortened game.

Commissioner Adkins continued to mention how proud he is of this years teams  accomplishments.  “This is my last season as commissioner of softball, and cannot be more proud of how our organization has grown on and off the field, said Adkins.”

Mint Hill softball has expanded from only fielding two recreation teams to nine this season ranging from age groups starting at 6 years of age through 16.

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Ed Berti
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