The 12 and under Torque Fastpitch softball team went 5-2 at the World Series in Kansas City to finish 5th overall out of 60 teams from seven states. After winning the MO/KAN state title and amassing a record of 42-21 this summer (39-11 in class), the Warsaw-based team finished 43rd in the USSSA rankings in the country out of 990 teams. Torque beat state-ranked teams from Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri including the state’s number one ranked team in this tournament. Torque was also the last Missouri team left in the World Series. This team batted .480 overall and hit over 100 extra base hits in 63 games this season. Pictured, from left, Rayni Simons, Jazlynn Gillespie, Kya Schepker, Aspen Whitaker, Kiersten Grobe, Erica Schweer, Hannah Rader, Kylee Fajen, Regan Shelby, and Maris Ollison. Coaches were Shane Simons, Ron Strader, Bobby Gillespie, Brent Whitaker, and David Fajen.