Madison 8u Softball Earns Runner-up In DistrictJun 28th, 2013 | By Jacob | Category: Sports
By Jessica Webb Madison County
The Madison County 8u Softball All-Stars traveled to Live Oak to participate in the District 3 playoff games beginning Friday, June 21st. The team, coached by DJ Thompson, Shawn Webb, and Katie Knight, won their first game against Starke with a 16-3 score. Their second game against Santa Fe was a hard-fought battle, but put them into the loser’s bracket after the Cowgirls fell short 12-5. The Cowgirls battled their way through the losers bracket to play for the Championship title on Sunday, June 23rd against Santa Fe once again in a David versus Goliath match-up. Santa Fe proved the victor, putting the Cowgirls in second place for District. Though the elements were tough, the Madison County 8u played with big hearts and strong determination. Their second-place finish earns them a spot to play at the State level in Ocala, beginning July 3rd. The team is currently raising money to help offset expenses. Their only fundraiser is a “Roll on the Hill” where golf balls are being sold for $20.00 each for a chance to win $1,000.00. Only 300 golf balls will be sold, so be sure to purchase yours today! Golf balls are available for purchase at We Insure, Busy Bee, Lee Jiffy, Madison County Community Bank, or from any 8u player. The team is also accepting donations, and player sponsorships are available. Please contact Coach DJ Thompson at 973-7274 for more information.