MadVille hosts softball tourney


Madisonville Little League played host to a softball tournament at Lake Madison Park last week and the ‘Madisonville Magic,’ the 10U Special Softball team, came away victorious to claim the district championship in their division.

The ‘Madisonville Magic’ softball team was coached by Jose Nacianceno and Kinsey Johnson and consisted of Jayci Morris, Emily Butts, Kaylee Chiles, Kynleigh Long, Elliot McCreary, Arianna Nacianceno, Addie Allen, Ava Johnson, Kelsey Heidler and Macyn Totten.

Two Madisonville softball teams competed in the tournament. The other competed in the Minors Division and were coached by Polo Aldva and Billy Newton. The team was comprised of Caitlyn Patin, Rylee Wallace, Zoe Tedder, Katherine Newton, Sophia Bloomfield, Jocelyn Aldava, Destiny Parker, Harmony Garrett and Juniper Akins.

The 10U tournament also featured teams from Brazos County and was broken into 10U Girls and 10U Special Divisions. The Special teams cannot advance further than the district round.

The event was the first tournament hosted by the Madisonville Little League since they installed a new board in April.

“It went great,” said Heather Lowery, the board’s president. “The board stepped up and we were able to have wonderful food and benefit from those concession sales. We had a lot of people from the community come out and support us. For the first tournament we hosted as a new board, it went amazing. I had district representatives reach out to me and tell us that they were extremely happy and look forward to us hosting more events in the future.”

The board is planning a get-together for later in the summer with some of their partners to celebrate a successful first season together. The tables will turn and they will be the ones with the opportunity to suit up and take the field for a game of baseball against each other.

“It will just be us coming together to play a sport that we love and have worked tirelessly on this year,” said Lowery. “Instead of letting the kids play, it is time for the adults to play.”