Shockers coed softball earns NSA Winter World Series berth
PLYMOUTH — Brian Hamann founded the Plymouth Shockers coed softball team back in 2008 just to have a little fun.
Three years later, the Shockers are headed to the World Series.
The team followed up its Warsaw City-County Athletic Complex league championship with the title at the complex’s end-of-season “Halloween Havov” tournament Oct. 27. After that tourney championship, Northern Indiana Slowpitch Softball Umpire in Chief and CCAC Director Karl Swihart approached Shockers head coach Michael Brown to ask if his team would be interested in a berth to the NSA’s 2012 Adult Winter World Series in Tampa Bay, Florida Feb. 24-26.
It was an opportunity the Shockers couldn’t pass up.
“After it was all said and done, a fellow came up to us and said ‘I’ve got a bid for you guys if you’d like to take it. It’s up to you, you’ve got to sit down as a team and discuss it.’ We all discussed it, and we’re headed down to Florida,” said Brown.