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Indiana School for the Deaf Softball Wins Hoy Tournament
April 30, 2012By Rich Torres of VYPE MAGAZINE - Central Indiana
The Indiana School for the Deaf varsity softball team won the Hoy Tournament this weekend in Riverside, Calif.
Held at the California School for the Deaf, the Hoy Tournament is a national Deaf fastpitch event.
The Lady Deaf Hoosiers outscored their opponents 54-2 in four games to win the tournament. Kate Fetzer pitched a no-hitter for the Deaf Hoosiers in the semifinal against Model Secondary School for the Deaf (Washington, D.C.).
Four Indiana Deaf players were named to the all-tournament team: Jasmine Jeter (Fishers), LeShae Smith (Elkhart), Parrish Tuttle (Avilla) and Sierra McCammon (Bloomington).
Fetzer was awarded as the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
The Indiana Deaf softball team is in its fourth year of IHSAA competition and owns a record of 9-3.
The Hoy Tournament is an annual event held at various Schools for the Deaf across the country and is named in honor of William E. "Dummy" Hoy (1862-1961), a former Deaf player for the Cincinnati Reds.
The tournament is for both high school softball and baseball teams.
The Indiana School for the Deaf baseball team competed in the Hoy Tournament and placed fourth with a record of 1-2-1. The Deaf Hoosiers are 3-7-1 on the season.