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Chincoteague’s Emma Jackson and Nandua’s Reghan Hintz recently went to Westfield, Ind., to play in the Alliance Fastpitch Championships. Jackson played with the 18u Williamsburg Starz Gold squad and Hintz played with 16u Delaware Tribe team.
The two former high school rivals got a chance to catch up for the photo pictured above and watch each other battle it out against the best teams in the country and in front of coaches from the top division 1 programs. Softball legends Lisa Fernandez and Cat Osterman were also in attendance.
Jackson’s team made it to the Elite 8 in the upper tier, losing to the eventual National Champion OC Batbusters. Hintz’s team battled in the toughest bracket, knocking off the ranked Starz Gold 16u team and then eventually bowing out in the Tier 2 Super Regional round.
This was Jackson’s last travel tournament before she heads off to play at Virginia Tech and a great experience for Hintz as she improves her game moving into her junior year at Nandua.