Clinton Girls Softball crowns champs

  • The 6-Under teams pose together after the championship game Saturday morning at the field next to Clinton Community Center. - Ken Leinart

  • Heaven Britt-Campbell takes a big swing at the pitch, while catcher Shandi Dice waits for a (hopefully) missed swing. - Ken Leinart

  • Gracie Clabough makes a play on the infield. - Ken Leinart

  • The smiles say it all: Members of the Shooting Stars enjoy the trophy presentation. - Ken Leinart

  • Addy Slaven prepares to toss the ball back to the pitcher. - Ken Leinart

It was a day meant for softball. The Clinton Youth Girls Softball League played its championship games last Saturday at the field next to Clinton Community Center.

The games were competitive. And fun.

The Lady Sluggers won the 6-Under championship.

The River Monsters proved just that — ‘Monsterous” in the 8-Under championship while taking a 13-5 win from the Sassy Sluggers. The game wasn’t decided until the final frame when the River Monsters exploded offensively.

In the 10-Under matchup the Lady Thunder squeaked by with a 10-6 win over the Shooting Stars.

The closest game of the day came in the 12-Under title when the Rampage pulled through for a 9-8 win over the Wild Thangs.

In the 14-Under title match the Lady Crushers cruised to a 9-1 win over the Lady Patriots — a team that had been dominating earlier in the tournament.