2014 heartland hall of fame inductees
This year we are proud to make our 7th induction into the Heartland Hall of Fame. The 2014 Inductees into the Heartland Hall of Fame is the Original Heartland Hearts team featuring all the players who played on that team throughout the teams existence.
In 1988 the Heartland “Heart’s” and lil’ “Heart’s” were the two charter members of what was to become America’s Heartland Girl’s Fastpitch Softball Organization. As you can see by the crowd assembled today, they were a team who had a special bond. They set a standard of excellence for the many Heartland teams to follow. Many of them have gone on to continue to give back to the game by coaching, mentoring and supporting the game and its players, or daughters. We have in attendance today one man who was a parent on this team who has deeply impacted Quad City Softball. Ladies and Gentlemen can we have a round of applause for a Quad City Softball Gem – Mr. Martin Rhome.
Today’s honorees had an impressive run…. just listen to this…
Overall 7 year record 334 wins -87 losses
First Place in 18 Invitational Tournaments 1988-1994
Illinois ASA 12-U State Champions 1988 with a 56-10 record
Illinois ASA 14-U State Champions 1990 with a 53-8 record
Illinois ASA 16-U State Champions 1992 with a 54-7 record
First Place ASA 18-U Midwest National Qualifier 1994 with a 51-10 record
Qualified for 5 ASA Midwest Regional Tournaments
Qualified for 6 ASA National Tournaments
By invitation only, played at the NSA International Friendship Games in Anaheim, CA 1994. Played New Zealand’s National 18-U Team – Played in two of Japan’s 18-U National Youth Teams, as well as, playing some of the best 18-U teams from across the United States.