Varga is hoping Criswell, Hacaga and the rest of the program are ready for this weekend’s Storm Dayz Tournament at Sycamore Park District. He said the Kishwaukee Valley Storm is hosting Storm Dayz for the 18th consecutive year, and the tournament is the largest of its kind in the state.
Kishwaukee’s 18U team carries a 10-6 record into Storm Dayz, which is held from Friday to Sunday. However, games were rained out Friday. The team went 4-2 and finished in third place during the eight-team Germantown Invitational last weekend in Tennessee.
Varga has been been satisfied with his team’s performance considering the competition it’s been facing – the Storm narrowly lost to Germantown, which has two Southeastern Conference commits on the team, he said.
“We’ve been hitting the ball very well and have been adjusting to different pitching quickly,” Varga said. “We have a never-die attitude. We picked each other up last weekend. They played well together and communicated. We’re competing with some great teams.
“Teddi played shortstop and did a heck of a job. Anna made some great plays in the outfield running down some balls.”