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Home of the Capital City Crush in the Jefferson City, Missouri area. The Crush is fastpitch softball organization that works with ladies 10u- 18u teaching fundamentals and leadership for themselves, their teams, and their communities.

Monday, January 27
Capital City Crush Tournaments for 2015


2015 Tournament Listings

Tournament Director
Larry Hammond


The September Showdown:  will be held on September 12th and 13th in Jeffefson City at Riverside Park.  This is for 10u and 12u and it is open to all levels in this age group.  This is a 2 pool into a single elimination tournament.  Cost is $295.  This tournament information will be held on this website.  To register for this tournament please call Larry Hammond at (573) 645-1141 or email




All Capital City Crush Tournaments are ASA Sactioned events and will follow ASA rules.  For special rules and other information please look on our rules page at


Monday, July 6
Tryouts for the 2015-2016 Season


Tryouts for the 2015-2016 season will be held as follows:


 Capital City Crush will have an organizational tryout for next season on August 1st at Riverside Park in Jefferson City.  These tryouts will be done per age group.  Your age class will be your age as of January 1 of 2016. Players may play with older age groups.

8u will be held on Eve Optimist Field at 12 pm

10u Lux and 12u Shaw will be held at Binder Park on Byrd Field at 6pm on July 16 and also on July 26th at 1:30pm.  

12u will be held on Cosmo Field at 9 am

14u will be held on Cosmo Field at 11 am

16u will be held on Cosmo Field at 1 pm

18u will be hald on Cosmo Field at 3 pm 


For questions or for private tryouts please contact the coaches below or email

Coaches for the 2015-2016 Capital City Crush 

8u Doug and Tanya Kleithermes (573) 680-1809

10u Josh Lux ( 573) 291-3589

12u '04 Doug Kliethermes (573) 680-1809

12u '03 Byron Shaw (573) 291-3314

12u Mark Baxter (573) 694-6995

14u Travis Vanhooser (573) 746-0382 

16u '00 Amanda Keeth (573) 552-6493

16u '99 Mark Baxter (573) 694-6995

18u Jeff Young (573) 301-7365


Please show up 1/2 hour before start time to warm up and fill out paperwork for tryouts. 




Tuesday, September 8
September Showdown Schedule

September Showdown Schedule



Games will be played on Cosmo Field at Riverside Park


Pool A                                                                                Pool B

Capital City Crush                                                              Show Me Crossfire 05

Show Me Crossfire 06                                                       Callaway Prodigy

Mexico Luna Chix                                                               Como Galaxy

                                                                                          Stealth Stafford


9am Crush vs Luna Chix   15 - 2

10:30am Crush vs Crossfire 06  5 - 2

12 Crossfire 06 vs Luna Chix 13 - 6

1:30pm Prodigy vs Galaxy 0 - 15

3pm Prodigy vs Stealth 3 - 10

4:30 Galaxy vs  Crossfire 05 1 - 14

6 pm Crossfire 05 vs Stealth  10 - 1



Games will be played on Optimist Field at Riverside Park

9am Crush Shaw vs Pink Panthers    3 - 5

10:30 Crush Shaw vs Stealth  7 - 5

12 Pink Panthers vs Outbreak 13 - 1

1:30 pm Crush 04 vs Stealth Schupp 12 - 0

3 pm Crush 04 vs Outbreak 19 - 3


Brackets will be seeded with head to head first, runs allowed, runs scored, coin flip.  Brackets to be added on bracket page.  Bracket games will start at 9 am 




Sunday, April 5
The Avery Propst Benefit Tournament


 A special thanks to all of those who came and played at the Avery Propst Benefit Tournament in March.  A special thanks to all of the coaches, players, and parents that helped make this tournament great.  The money raised from this tournament was donated to the Propst family this past week.  The tournament was able to raise over $1500 for the family.  The money came from donations from teams, tournament money, shirt money, and 50/50 drawings.  The money will be used for medical treatment for Avery after a lawnmower accident that severed his leg just above the ankle.  For those who met him at the tournament found he is a very active boy that loves showing off his "Magic Foot".  The family was very greatful and thanks all those who helped. 

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Sunday, February 1
12u-Shaw Team Sponsors Food Drive


The Capital City Crush 12u-Shaw team sponsored a food drive to help those in need. A large grocery cart full of food was donated to the local Samaritan Center.  Thanks to all who helped.  A special thanks to the coaches, parents, and players who worked to help those in need.

Monday, November 10
Congratulations Haley Kempker


Congratulation to 16u Haley Kempker on being awarded newcomer of the year for Helias Crusaders softball this past fall.  Way to go Haley!!!!!

Monday, October 20
Congratulations Kate Baxter


Congratulations to Kate Baxter for her selection on Class 2 district 10 All-District Honorable Mention for the New Bloomfield Wilcats.  Kate was also recognized with the varsity Hustle award.  Congratulations Kate!!! GO CRUSH!!!!

Monday, October 20
Pumpkin Ball 2014


Congratulations to the 12u Shaw team on the 3rd place finish at the Pumkin Ball in Columbia this past weekend.  The Crush had some great wins this weekend over teams like the Rockers and the Hotshots 12u.  Congratulations and keep up the good work.  Go CRUSH!!!!

Monday, October 20
2014 Socktober Fest


Another great finish for the Captial City Crush 10u this weekend at the Socktober Fest in Columbia this past weekend.  The ladies battled to a 2nd place finish.  The Crush defeated Missouri Stealth Schupp and Missouri Stealth Settles to get to the championship game.  The Crush fell one run short in losing to Missouri Fury 5 to 4.  Great job ladies and keep it up.  GO CRUSH!!!!

Wednesday, October 8
3rd Place for the 14u Crush


Congratulations to the 14u Capital City Crush on their 3rd place finish at the VIP Series Spooky Weekend tournament in Olatha, Kansas this past weekend.   The Crush started the day with a 6 to 5 win against Kansas Explosion II 14u Fire.  Next they defeated Groove 9 to 8.  The last pool game the Crush lost to Franklin County Adrenaline leaving them 2 and 1 in pool play.  The Crush made it to the quater finals and lost to Groove 4 to 3 earning a third place finish.  Way to go ladies.  Way to start your season off.  GO CRUSH!!!

Wednesday, September 24
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Champions

Congratulations to the 10u Capital City Crush on their championship of the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun tournament in Kansas City.  The Crush started the day with a victory over the Rock Angels 12 to 0.  Next the Crush defeated the Smithville Sting 14 to 0.  They then defeated the Rock Angels 15 to 5 to go to the championship against Smithvill Sting.  Crush got the victory 6 to 4 to go undefeated on the day and win the championship.  Congratulations ladies and coaches on a great day.  The Crush will play next on September 27th in Strafford, MO in the Fall Bat Blast.  Good luck ladies.  GO CRUSH!!!

Monday, September 8
10u Champions at The Firestorm Fall Shootout


Congratulations to the 10u Capital City Crush on their championship of The Firestorm Fall Shootout in Centralia.  The first tournament of the year and they went 3-0!!! Way to go coaches and ladies.  Great way to start the year.  Also the 12u Crush also had a strong showing at The Firestorm Fall Shootout beating the eventual champs Missouri Revolution but coming up just short.  GO CRUSH!!!!

Wednesday, July 2
Tryouts for 2014-2015 Season

Capital City Crush Fastpitch
The Capital City Crush are still looking for players for 10u thru 16u.  All positions are available. 
            For more information or to schedule a private tryout please email at or call Mark Baxter at (573) 694-6995.  You can also visit our website at

Monday, July 21
Strong Showing for the Capital City Crush at the 2014 Show-Me Games


Congratulations to the Capital City Crush on Great games at the Show-Me State Games this past weekend.  The 12u Crush went 2 and 2 and got a 5th place finish.  The 10u team went 2 and 2 and got a bronze metal.  The 14u finished with a record of 3 and 2 and finished with the silver metal.  The girls played hard and finished the 2014 season on a strong note.  Special thanks to all of the sponsors, coaches, and parents that played with us this past season.  The girls made such great progress this season and we all made friends that we will never forget.  Without you this couldn't have been such a successful season.  GO CRUSH!!!!!!!


Wednesday, July 2
ASA State Tournament


Congratulations to the 14u Capital City Crush on their 2nd place finish at the ASA State tournament.  The Crush went 5 and 2 this weekend beating teams like Express, Glory, Orange Juice, Blue Flames and Venom.  Congratulations to Missouri Stealth 99 on their Championship of the Missouri ASA State Tournament.  Also a strong showing for all of the 12u and 16u Capital City Crush.  GO CRUSH!!!!!

Wednesday, June 11

What a great weekend for Crush softball.  The Capital City Crush softball teams participated in The Summer Crush Invitational this past weekend and played great softball all weekend.  The 10u went 4-2-1 and finished 4th in the tournament.  The 12u went 4-2 and won 4 games in a row!  The 14u went 7-2 and finished 3rd.  Way to go ladies!!!  The tournament this weekend was a success and it could not have happend without the hard work of Larry Hammond.  A special thanks to him and to all parents that help put the tournament on.  Even with the rain early on Saturday the tournament was a success.  GO CRUSH!!!!!

Tuesday, June 17
Calvary Lutheran Champions


Congratulations to the 10u Capital City Crush on another championship this past weekend.  The girls played hard and won the first annual Calvary Lutheran Tournament.  The first game of the day the Crush defeated Wolfpack White 14-5.  Next the Crush defeated Missouri Revolution 9-1 with a strong outing by Courtney Shaw.  She threw a one hitter with 11 strikouts.  WAY TO GO COURTNEY.  The last game of the day saw the Crush defeat Ricochet 10-4 to earn their second championship of the year!  WAY TO GO CRUSH!!!!

Monday, May 19
Palmyra Runners Up


Congratulations to the 14u Capital City Crush for their runners up finish this weekend in Palmyra.  The Crush started the day with an 8 to 6 victory over the Palmyra Express.  Next they defeated the host team Silver Streaks 12 to 7 and getting seeded first in their pool.  They then played for the championship ultimately losing a hard fought game to Midwest Magic out of Illinois 6 to 3.  The 14u Crush will play this weekend in Kansas City at the annual ASA Memorial Day tournament along with the 12u and 16u teams.  Good luck this weekend and GO CRUSH!!!

Thursday, May 8
Spring Bat Buster Champions


Congratulations to the 10u Capital City Crush on their championship weekend at the Spring Bat Buster in Osage Beach.  The Crush went undefeated beating teams like the Diamond Thieves and Tanel 360 black for their first USSSA Qualifying tournament championship.  The Crush rattled bats and score 28 runs while only allowing 7 runs behind great defense and pitching.  Congrats ladies on the Championship.  GO CRUSH!!!!

Thursday, May 8
Battle at the 'Ville Champions


Congratulations to the 14u Capital City Crush on their undefeated weekend at the Battle at the 'Ville softball tournament.  Even though it was rain shortend the Crush came through and won the championship over the Southern Boone Strikers with a 5-2 victory earlier in the tournament.  The next tournament for the 14u will be May 18th in Palmyra.  WAY TO GO CRUSH!!!

Monday, April 14


Congratulations to the 14u Capital City Crush on the second place finish at the Jeffeson City Spring Showdown.  Way to play hard at the first tournament of the year.  GO CRUSH!!!!

Monday, April 14
Congratulations 10u Crush


Congradulations on a 4th place finish in the USSSA Early Bird Tournament in Columbia.  The Crush had wins over teams like Wolfpack and Diamond Queens among others.  The Crush had great effort from all of their players and are looking to build from the experience they learned this weekend for the rest of the season.  GO CRUSH!!!