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04-16-14 06:20 PM
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Black Widows 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U, 23U
Edwardsville, Illinois

Black Widows Fastpitch 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U, 23U
Black Widows Fastpitch 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U, 23U

Black Widows Spring Slammer Tournament

April 25 - 27, 2014 

Details -  Link on Left Nav panel


++ Attention BW Parents  -  Black Widows Board Meeting  ++

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 7:00pm

Location: 7737 North Rt. 159, Moro, IL 62067



** 2000 14U BW team is looking for a Pitcher **

Please contact Coach Larry Strope 618-210-2199 if interested.

Please keep Torrie Kruse and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Torrie is an amazing young lady on the '97 - 16U Black Widows who has been recently diagnosed with Wilson's Disease, a rare inherited disorder of copper metabolism.

Please visit Team TK...a page of support & love for Torrie Kruse.

Shirts are available to order & all proceeds will go to supporting Torrie & her fight against Wilson's Disease!
Thank you for your support!!

Friends don't let friends fight alone!


2013 - 2014 BW Head Coaches





Email Address


 BW '05


 Bryan Kresak 


 BW '04



 Drew Hamilton


 BW '03 10U  2003

    Mike Hayes


BW '02 



Missi Sanders


BW '01



Ryan  Bussmann  


BW '00



Larry Strope  


BW '99



 Jeff Brown


BW '98



Will Law


BW '97



Greg Exton

   Manager: Alex Radae

 618-972-4988 (Alex Radae)

BW '96



Glenn Nicholls


BW '95



   Matt Samuels


BW 23U



 Ryan Schulte


Our teams have WON four ASA National Championships!!!
Our organization has grown from one team in 2003, two in 2004,
five in 2005, six in 2006, seven in 2007, eight in 2009, 2010, 2011, ten in 2012, eleven in 2013, and twelve in 2014.

We play league games in Belleville, IL, Collinsville, IL and/or Kirkwood, MO. We also play in local tournaments and travel to several tournaments during the season.

The older teams participate in many college exposure tournaments as well.

The amount of travel is dependent on the team you are on.
We participate in IL State tournaments and Nationals.

The Black Widows teams include girls from Edwardsville,
Glen Carbon, Maryville, Collinsville, Troy, Granite City, Bethalto, Mascoutah, Highland, O'Fallon, Breese, Alton, Freeburg, Sparta, New Berlin, Girard, Litchfield, Springfield, Chatham, Illinois and MORE.  We also have Missouri players! 

16U 18U Widows win in Pekin

Black Widows Fastpitch 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U, 23U
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