Thirteen young softball players and their coaches were honored by the Groton Town Council Tuesday, for winning the 2012 state championship.
The Mystic Little League Junior Softball All-Stars won the district 10 championship, the state sectional tournament for section II and the state championship. The team then advanced to the New England championship.
The team fought hard, but was defeated by West Shore and declared runner up.
Says the resolution by the town council: "...the Town of Groton hereby congratulates the 2012 Mystic Little League Junior Softball All-Stars and commends the players, coaches and manager for the hard work and spirit of cooperation that contributed to the team's success."
The Mystic team, led by manager Tom Taber and coaches Peter Georgetti, Ed Szczsney, Paul Georgetti and Ed Amar, includes these players:
Nalissa "Clutch" Amar
Jackie "The Rocket Launcher" Lewis
Caroline "Lights Out" Taber
Katherine "Georgia Brett" Georgetti
MacKenzie "Put Me Anywhere" Aldridge
Olivia "Nails" Knotts
Kathrine "The Perfect Line Drive" Grant
Olivia "Light it Up" Watts
Haley "The Rock and Roll" Flax
Taylor "Last One" Kenyon
Katie "Can I Play Two Innings Today" Hodgkinson
Amber "Choke Up a Little and Get Two Hits" Salazar
Lauren "The Only Position I Didn't Play was Catcher" Szczsney