The Foster Oilers 16U softball team took second at their tourney. They are front (L to R) Bella Volkman, Kara Miller, Meghan Winston, Emma Curtis and Olivia Theut; and back Jaya Forti, Piper Clark, Brooklynn Evans, Lauren Creon, Jaelyn Amhdar, Olivia Schmaus and Alexis Miller.


IMLAY CITY — The Foster Oilers 16U softball team, which counts Imlay City’s Jaya Forti among their ranks, registered a second-place finish at the In the Net July Jamboree Tournament this past weekend.

Palmrya, Pennsylvania is where the action unfolded.

The squad started things off Saturday with an 8-0 win against Juniata Jaguars.

Later that day, the team picked up a 17-4 victory over Jersey Bombers and notched a 5-1 triumph against Caruso Krush 16U.

The following day saw Foster Oilers begin bracket play with a 9-1 win over Caruso Krush 16U and obtain a 10-5 semifinal victory over Juniata Jaguars (after spotting their foes a 5-0 lead).

They then challenged Central PA Havoc for the title next.

When the final out was registered, Central PA Havoc prevailed 3-0.

Piper Clark (Richmond), Brooklynn Evans (Marysville), Lauren Creon (Richmond), Jaelyn Amdhar (Richmond), Olivia Schmaus (Chesterfield), Alexis Miller (Marysville), Bella Volkman (Marine City), Kara Miller (Marysville), Meghan Winston (Marysville), Emma Curtis (Marysville) and Olivia Theut (Richmond) joined Forti on the squad.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.