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State softball tournament comes to Mt. Pleasant

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A major softball tournament is underway in Mt. Pleasant.

Some of the best players from around the state have come to Mid-Michigan for the Girl's State Fast Pitch Tournament this weekend.

"My favorite pitch is the change up," Haley Buckley said.

She used that change up successfully on Thursday as she led her 16-and-under team, the Line Drive Gold, from Midland to victory.  

There were 177 teams comprised of girls from 18 years old to younger than 10 in Mt. Pleasant.

They're competing in the Michigan Amateur Softball Association's Girl's State Fast Pitch Tournament.

Some of the players and their families don't even live in Michigan. Some of them are from Ohio and they are with the Generals from the southern part of Michigan. They love traveling with the Generals.

How well some girls do in the tournament could impact their future in softball.

Eveylyn Huntoon coaches the Line Drive Gold. She said the best players around the region are under the microscope.

"There's a lot of college scouts around this weekend looking, trying to find girls," Huntoon said.

Whether the teams win or lose the competitors practice good sportsmanship, lining up for high fives following a game.

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