By Barrie Scheivert
Zero Tolerance 12U Girls Softball Team, based in Crozet, with over half of the girls from the Western school feeder pattern, along with a few girls representing Green County and Fluvanna County, spent the weekend of July 23 – 24 competing in the Commonwealth Games in Lynchburg.
The sweltering 92 degree temperatures and the 105 degree heat index did not hold them back. They played three games Saturday and five on Sunday back to back to finish second out of 20 teams from all over Virginia, earning them the silver medal.
Team highlights include: 52 total runs scored; 11 RBIs; 25 singles; 11 doubles; seven triples (two by Emma Shifflett, two by Katie Scheivert); and one home run, by Jade Herring, along with a walk-off two-run single in the seventh inning for the win over the Virginia Scrappers in the semi finals on double elimination day.
The Commonwealth Games hosted 9,900 athletes competing in 60 different Olympic and Pan American Sports in over 60 different venues in Lynchburg and Roanoke.