Isabella Simons (left) of Granger and Karagyn Whelchel (right) of Perry pose for a picture after playing in the 2017 10u A/B USSSA All Star Games in Ankeny on July 29.

Both girls played and pitched for Team Green. Simons plays for the MSC Cremators and Whelchel for Iowa Elite Force. Whelchel also plays for Johnston Girls Softball Association. Both girls also play on their hometown league teams at the 12u level.

Players are nominated for the All Star Games based on level of play, hustle and sportsmanship. This was Whelchel’s second year in the event.