HARWOOD HEIGHTS — The Norridge-Harwood Heights 16U softball team begins play in the Central Regional in South Bend, Indiana, on Friday.
It’ll be the squad’s first time at regionals, which is one step away from the Senior League World Series in Delaware. The team’s core consists primarily of Ridgewood players — all but Colleen Gale (Guerin) and Aaliyah Gonzalez (Trinity) play for the Rebels — and its dynamic offense carried over from the high school season to this summer.
Ridgewood pounded many of the opposing pitchers it faced during the spring, and Norridge-Harwood Heights won all three of its games at the Illinois Senior League state tournament by at least 10 runs. The team’s most significant improvement in the last calendar year has been at the plate.softball