Illinois Chill 18 Morris: Welcome

Chill Team 2013


Welcome to the 2012-13 Chill 18 (Morris) Website


Chill Reno Mountains
Sunday, July 21
Chill 2d Place at Triple Crown/USA National Championship

The Chill battled record 100 heat in Reno and a tremendous field

and ultimately came up a one game short in the bronze

bracket championship against the Nevada Lil Rebels Gold

Congratulations on a great season girls!

Keep working hard on the field and in the classroom. Thanks for the memories!

Tuesday, October 1
Karlie Mellott verbals to Cornell University!

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Illinois Chill SS, Karlie Mellott, Sterling HS Class of 2014, verbally committed to play for Coach Dick Blood and Cornell University of the Ivy League today. Coach Blood commented that "Karlie's left-handed bat and her style of play fit in very well for us, we look for big things from her, continuing the Illinois Chill/Cornell University connection that our current MIF, Jennifer Edwards has filled so well."

"We could not be happier for Karlie and her family, " commented Illinois Chill coach, Pat Morris, "her dedication, commitment, perseverance and attitude will fit in well in the country's toughest academic conference. I have no doubt we will be hearing from Karlie for the next four years on the field and for a long time thereafter once she graduates!"

Chill Rebels
Sunday, July 21
Colorado Fireworks Tournament

Chill takes 13th Place at Prestigious Colorado Fireworks Tournament

Battling injuries throughout the tournament, the Illinois Chill (Morris) goes 8-2-1 and takes 13th place out of over 100 teams at the annual 4th of July Tournament.

PGF Indy-1
Sunday, June 30
PGF National Qualifier (Indianapolis)

It's a game of inches. Or in this case, a game of 2 minutes 47 seconds, rain and travel schedules.

Chill in Winners' Bracket of PGF National Qualifier, up 4-2 against Rockers "Mo" after four lead changes in the Championship game of the Winners' Bracket, with 2 minutes 47 seconds left and two outs and Rockers batting when the rains came, suspending the tournament for the day.

Unfortunately, due to travel schedules, the Chill had to hit the road to Colorado, leaving satisfied (but not completely) in another great weekend's performance.

Congratulations Rockers "Mo" on your bid to the Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championship.

Tuesday, August 21
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Sunday, June 16
Chill Obtains Berth to PGF Nationals!

Illinois Chill (Morris) finishes 2d at PGF National Qualifier!

In an exciting tournament, the Chill obtained a berth to the PGF National  Championship (Platinum) in Huntington Beach California. The Championship game culminated in a shoot-out with the Beverly Bandits Team Premier-18 U Gold that ended 13-11, and was marked by a sixth inning Chill-surge to take a 2-run lead, followed by a go-ahead response from the Bandits in the top of the 7th, who then fended off a bottom-of-the-7th charge from the never-say-die-Chill who scored and then put the tying run on 2nd and the winning run on 1st before the Bandits came up with excellent defensive plays to end the threat.

Congratulations on another excellent tournament, girls!


Sunday, June 16
PGF National Qualifier


Sunday, June 9
Illinois Chill Goes Undefeated Takes 2013 ASA National Qualifier

Illinois Chill 18 (Morris) goes 7-0 on the weekend. Earns Bid to ASA National Championship!

Gives up only 6 runs in tournament!

Superior Defense and excellent pitching lead Chill to ASA National Qualifier Victory, culminating in championship against excellent Homer Hawks Perryman team. Along the way, the Chill found its groove with an even mixture of solid fundamentals, excellent team speed, and powerful hitting that allowed the team to outscore its opponents 39-6.

Keep it up girls!


Illinois Chill wins Hall of Fame Qualifier

The Illinois Chill (Morris) 18 U team won the first tournament of the year, the ASA 18 U Hall of Fame Qualifier.

The Chill went undefeated 6-0, outscoring their opponents 32-14. Congratulations girls, keep working hard!


Both Ilinois Chill 18 Teams earn bids to ASA 18 U National Championship!


Friday, December 14
Alena Marovitz to Amherst!

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Tuesday, January 22
Grace Schmeiser to University of Detroit!

Wednesday, November 14
Mimi Morris signs National Letter of Intent with James Madison University

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Wednesday, November 14
Nicole Evans signs National Letter of Intent with the University of Illinois!

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Tuesday, November 15
Molly Morrison signs NLI to Georgetown

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Tuesday, January 17
Bridget Boyle to University of Illinois at Chicago (click here)

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Lappin 2012
Saturday, January 14

See video links on my site news page for specific discussions of skill sets with NPF Pros Lauren Lappin and Tammy Williams from practice

Saturday, August 16
Link to Chill Organization website

Click above for more information on Chill Organization,  and our approach to college exposure and recruiting tips.