Shawano’s Red 12U softball team was bullish about winning its Shawano Youth League tournament Sunday.
Shawano defeated the New London Bulldogs, 13-4, in the title game.
Shawano also defeated the Bulldogs, 3-1, in the opening round Friday and sandwiched victories over Plover, Peshtigo and Green Bay Southwest between the New London encounters.
“The girls had a great weekend,” SYL president Dustin Beyer said. “There are a lot of talented girls there … and a lot of solid pitching.”
Shawano Red was coached by Brian Johnson, varsity softball coach at Shawano Community High School for 20 years until stepping down five years ago.
“You can’t find a better coach in town than Johnson,” Beyer said.
Johnson said his young team played like a more experienced squad.
“They are doing things my varsity team used to do. They are making pickoff plays,” Johnson said. “That is impressive when you got kids that young that understand the game.