10 U Reds Win Spartan Softball Classic
Deerfield team downs Vernon Hills Gold for crown.
Winning all five games in the weekend Spartan Classic Softball Tournament, Deerfield’s 10U Reds took home the championship trophy with a 9-2 victory in the finals against Vernon Hills Gold.
The Reds started their road to the title with a 15-3 win over Vernon Hills Black followed by a 3-2 triumph over Bartlett to move into the championship quarter finals round.
In the quarter finals, Deerfield bested Trevian Blue, 14-4 before eliminating Evanston Express, 15-1, in the semifinals to earn the title shot against Vernon Hills Gold. There were 16 teams in the tourney.
Team members are Sophie Bricker, Madi Zuckerman, Mimi Bushala, Halle Mangurten, Callie Saric, Olivia Fish, Rachel Grabow, Mallory Sawyer, Shayna wood, Maggie Gierut and Tyler Schreiber.
The squad is coached by Lew Bricker, Brad Mangurten, Suzanne Saric, Scott Zuckerman and Nikki Chamberlain-Simon. The Reds are part of the Deerfield Youth Baseball and Softball Association traveling program.