Orange Crush gains World Series berth

from staff reports

   The Orange Crush Tri-Cities Girls 16-under traveling softball teamwon the National Qualifier Tournament on Saturday, June 19 in Summerville, S.C.
   The Crush, by defeating the Palmetto Foxes 17-0 in the championship game, has won a berth in the World Series of Softball, July 19-23, in Panama City, Fla.
   The team will be representing Tennessee in the national tournament. Teams have been invited from all 50 states.
    Coach Wes Holly Jr. was very pleased with the performance of his team and will prepare the Crush for the Tennessee State Tournament July 9-11 in Crossville before traveling to Florida.
   In the Saturday action in Summerville, the Crush had to fight back from an earlier loss to the Georgetown Dixie G.R.I.T., winning three games to secure the trip to Florida.