Inferno win Michigan ASA Class B state title

The NBGSA Inferno 12U softball team went 6-0 to win the Michigan ASA Class B state championship in Holland last weekend. In front from left are: Niah Zavitz, Bailey Bickel, Sophie Hover and Kelsey Barkman; second row: Sam Woolverton, Halie Ebersol, Rachel Moore, Delani Nelson, Kennedy Byrd and Ashleigh McIntyre; back row: coaches Joel Behm, Jim Nelson, Tim McIntyre and Chad Zavitz. (Submitted photo)

The NBGSA Inferno 12U softball team went 6-0 to win the Michigan ASA Class B state championship in Holland last weekend. In front from left are: Niah Zavitz, Bailey Bickel, Sophie Hover and Kelsey Barkman; second row: Sam Woolverton, Halie Ebersol, Rachel Moore, Delani Nelson, Kennedy Byrd and Ashleigh McIntyre; back row: coaches Joel Behm, Jim Nelson, Tim McIntyre and Chad Zavitz. (Submitted photo)

The Niles-Brandywine Girls Softball Association Inferno 12U captured the Michigan ASA Class B state title last weekend in Holland.

The Inferno defeated the Mid Michigan Heat 13-0 in the title game to become what is believed to be the first 12U Class B ASA championship from southwest Michigan.

The Inferno went 6-0 at the tournament in Holland and outscored their opponents 53-31.

In pool play, the Inferno defeated Mid Michigan Chaos 5-4 and the Lakeshore Storm 13-6.

In bracket play, the Inferno defeated the Mid Michigan FireStix 10-4 and Line Drive Maroon 6-4 in the semifinals.

Delani Nelson picked up the victory in all six games and hit .667 for the tournament. Other top hitters included Kennedy Byrd, who hit .500; Kelsey Barkman, who hit .476; and Samantha Woolverton, who hit .429 with a pair of inside-the-park home runs.

Ashleigh McIntyre hit .400 for the Inferno.

Every player on the Inferno attends either Niles or Brandywine and are all members of the NBGSA.

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