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Local softball team qualifies for World Series

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BY KYLE OCKER
Sports Editor

With a third place finish at the USSSA Eastern Iowa State Championship tournament in Ottumwa the last weekend of June a local traveling softball team has qualified for the USSSA World Series in Kansas City. The tournament started yesterday and will end Saturday.

The Southern Iowa Slammers is made up of girls that come from the immediate area including Moulton, Seymour, Moravia and Centerville. The core group has played together since they were eight or nine years old.

The team roster consists of Madeline McDonald, Abby Sweet, Carmyn Moorman, Meghan Clark, Chasity Cowan, Emma McDanel, Jaiden Rogers, Ali Enright, Shayla Martsching, Autumn McDanel and Jocey Parham.

The Slammers participated in the opening ceremonies yesterday, which included a day at Worlds of Fun and an opening parade to kick off the series.

First on the Slammers’ plate are games against Arkansas and Missouri. They will play in the finals tomorrow and Saturday to be placed in the national rankings.

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