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The Northern Calvert Little League’s Roar, a 9- to 10-year-old minors softball team, won the Calvert County Shootout with a 3-0 win over the Wave on June 16 at Dunkirk District Park.

In the process, Roar head coach John Greever bested brother and Wave coach Frank. The Roar had 12 players on its roster, including five who had never played before with Northern Calvert Little League.

The win completed the triple crown for the Roar, who took first place in the regular season and also won the Northern Calvert Little League Championship Tournament. The Roar outscored their playoff opponents 21-1. Emily Reading struck out 15 in the title game to outduel Wave hurler Alexis Commodore.

The Shootout pits Northern Calvert against the top teams from the Calvert American Little League and Calvert National Little League. Other shootout winners were the Northern Calvert Pride (11-12 majors) and Calvert American Lightning (13-16 seniors).

Members of the Roar, in the front row from left, are Jaedyn Greever, Catherine Bubser, Mackenzie Detoto, Elizabeth Cullens and Taylor Beach. In the middle row are Melissa Donnelly, left, Brooke Karis, Emily Reading, Olivia Owen, Kayla Stevens, Kaila Pruitt and Brooke Koerner. In the back row are coaches Chris Reading, left, John Greever and Tommy Beach.

Members of the Wave, in the front row from left, are Sarah Mauser, Taylor Hastings, Alyssa Elliot, Amanda Anderson and Natalie Greever. In the middle row are Colleen Breen, left, R’Mari Baxter, Kayliann Peake, Alexis Commodore, Samantha Fowler and Elizabeth Poissant. In the back row are coaches Mark Poissant, left, Arvel Burke, Frank Greever and Paul Hastings.