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Local Standouts Help All-Star Team to Cap City Title

2013 Grainfield Blue AcesThree area standouts helped lead their summer traveling 18-and-under USSSA B fast-pitch softball team to a tournament title in Topeka May 31-June 2.

The Blue Aces, based out of Grainfield, went 5-0 and won the Capital City Showdown.

The Blue Aces outscored their opponents 31-7.  They beat Manhattan Optimist Moxie 4-2, Alliance 9-3, Topeka Thunder-Storm 4-0, Manhattan Optimist Sting 4-1 and Lawrence Phenix-Fyler 10-1.

With the tournament title, the Blue Aces earn a qualifier spot in a USSSA World Series event later this summer.

The Blue Aces roster includes 13 players from central and western Kansas, including Russell's Anna Plante and Chantal Prester and Natoma's Tatum Pfortmiller.

The Blue Aces play this weekend in Derby.

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