The age 16 and under North Platte Express fast pitch softball team competed in the Rock Mountain Showdown in Boulder, Colo. May 31-June 2. The Express finished third with a 5-2 record.
The Express defeated the Colorado Invasion 5-4, Colorado Panthers 15-1, Colorado Psyclones-Black 2-0 and the Parker Thunderhawks 9-1 before losing a heartbreaker in the bottom of the seventh 7-8 to the Boulder Stars.
The Express dropped game six 5-13 to the Colorado Stars before bouncing back to defeat the RC Rebels 10-2.
The Express were led at the plate by Christina Yoshida, Reanna Crane, Kaite Franzen, Sally Hengen and Mikenzi Wiseman. Franzen, Hengen and Wiseman were also named individual tournament most valuable players.
The Express are coached by Mark Franzen and Lonnie Parsons. They will be in action in North Platte in the Buffalo Bill Tournament June 7-9.