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Members of the Beverage Barn, this year’s coed softball tournament champs, include, front from left, Megan Wisnieski, Ally Jablonski, Kelsey Heinen, Jennifer Stafford, Lora Villarreal, back, Derek Stafford, Andrew Haveman, Armando Villarreal, Jeff Lempke, Lucas Jablonski and Ryan Wisnieski. Not pictured—Chelsea Losey. (Johnson Publications photo)

Members of the Son of Pitches, this year’s coed softball tournament runners-up, include, front from left, Troy Hoskovec, Jodi Koellner, Katie Flaig, Jacque Rhoades, Jordan Ostermiller, Larissa Gerhartz, back, Shane Gerhartz, Tom Lewis, Jeremy Mathews, Daniel Morales and Josiah Stroup. (Johnson Publications photo)

Beverage Barn wins this year’s coed softball title

Two of the top three teams from last year’s coed softball tournament found themselves vying off again for this year’s honors.

Imperial’s three Pony League baseball teams completed their 2017 seasons in the Tri-County Tournament played June 28 through July 2 in Paxton. All three of Imperial’s teams lost their opening games so were eliminated from further tournament play. Sutherland defeated Grant in the tournament finals to win the championship. Above, the Imperial 3 team included, front from left, Tate Teply, Zak Anderson, Lukas Fries, Kolt Majors, Conner Einspahr, back from left, Evan O’Neil, Lleyton McDaniel, Destry Oxford, Braxton Chubb, Conner Stromberger, Tyce Hammerlun and Coach Eric McDaniel. (Photo courtesy of Heidi Anderson Photography)

The Imperial 2 Pony team included, front from left, Jackson Cyborn, Kye Terryberry, Miles Hanes, Cole Pankonin, middle row from left, Carter Kuenning, Destry Russell, Noah Rau, Harrison Foote, Trace Terryberry, back from left, Coaches Lance Kuenning, Brad Foote and Philip Pankonin. (Photo courtesy of Heidi Anderson Photography)

Pony baseball teams finish ‘17 season

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