The Sensations, from left: KayLynn Lantis, Jenny Keck, Monique Ochoa, Aspen Smith, Zandra Carlini, Hannah Hays, Sally Hengen, Marissa Ramos, Tracy Blake, Mikenzi Wiseman and Kaley Stokey.
The North Platte Sensations softball team, ages 16 and under, finished 3-2 in the Stazio Fast-pitch Tournament May 26-27 in Boulder, Colo.
The team had some big hits along with strong pitching by Marissa Ramos, propelling them to a 3-1 record in the opening round of games.
In the first game, the Sensations held a 5-4 lead over the Colorado Stars through four innings. In the top of the fourth inning, Sensation's catcher Mikenzi Wiseman belted a two-run home run over the Centerfield fence. The Sensations won 9-4.
In the second game, against the Colorado Coyotes, Sensations’ shortstop Sally Hengen's home run put an exclamation point on a 14-0 Sensations win by the "run-rule."
The Sensations dropped game three to the Colorado Crew 4-0, but came back to play a strong game against the Western Slope Insanity. Sensation's first baseman Zandra Carlini dealt the final home run to end the game as the Sensations "run-ruled" the Insanity, 8-0.
After those games, the Sensations In single-elimination tournament action, the Sensations lost their first game to the Triple Crown All-Stars, 10-0, to finish 3-2 in the tournament.
The Triple Crown All-Stars showed plenty of offensive power throughout the tournament and won the championship, eliminating their final opponent by the "run-rule."
The Sensations return to action June 8-11 in Steamboat Springs, Colo. at the Triple Crown Mountain Magic Tournament.